International Law - MRU

International Law

Field of study Law
National Code 6211KX016
Degree awarded Master of Law
Duration 1,5 years
Language English

Law Studies No. 1 in Lithuania.

MRU is #1 in the area of Law among all Lithuania’s universities according to “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022”.

A Master of Law programme delivered by leading practitioners and experts in the field of international law within an innovative and vibrant environment aimed at increasing the employability of those who want to work globally.

This 1.5-year programme of 90 ECTS, delivered in English, builds upon the University’s value of preparing students for the future. It provides students with the choice of specialising in either Public International Law or Private International Law and offers several subjects in both fields. It will assist students who wish to work for international institutions, state departments, diplomatic missions, international law firms, international businesses and non-governmental organisations:

  • Through practical teaching, including role playing and moot courts, students will get to learn how to use skills such as legal research, legal writing, legal reasoning and advocacy in different fields of international law;
  • They will learn how to use soft skills such as problem solving, strategic thinking and leadership;
  • These will be applied in experiential, case-study based scenarios, where students will get to see how these skills are used in real-life international law issues, developing a practical awareness of how international law works;
  • Students will explore contemporary issues of global concern;
  • These soft and other skills are globally desired.

The University provides strong student support and is a member of many local, regional and international networks. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an official partner of the program and experts from across the world are invited to deliver talks. Students are also provided with the opportunity to travel abroad under the institutional Erasmus+ and Nordplus mobility network.

The programme is delivered by leading practitioners and experts. This includes many country specialists and present and former international and constitutional judges, officials of international organisations and litigation specialists. All contributors are actively involved in international scholarship and research, including in international human rights law, cyber security, international humanitarian law, international family and succession law, and international dispute resolution, etc.

The Law School is recognised as the number 1 Law School in the country by the ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022’. It has a very strong research ethos and actively encourages interdisciplinary and innovative research in international law. 

To enrol on this program, you will need to have a Bachelors degree in law and have attained English at B2 level.  We offer attractive tuition fees are also available. Additional support is available for students from Ukraine.

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Study Content

STUDY PROGRAMME PLAN

Course units

ECTS credits

1st YEAR

60

1 SEMESTER

30

Compulsory course units

12

International Human Rights Litigation

6

Dispute Settlement in Private International Law

6

Alternatively elective course units 1

18

International Humanitarian Law

6

International Law of the Sea

6

Refugee Law

6

European and International Company Law

6

International Family and Succession Law

6

Litigation in International Consumer Cases

6

2 SEMESTER

30

Compulsory course units

30

International Law of Treaties

6

Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights

6

Privacy and Data Protection

6

International Aviation Law

6

International Dispute Settlement

6

2nd YEAR

30

3 SEMESTER

30

Compulsory course units

30

Master Thesis

6

Master Thesis

12

Master Thesis

12

Study Organization
Due to the delay in visa issuance and related procedures, the courses of the autumn semester will be delivered online in a hybrid mode starting from the 2nd of September following the published schedule until the end of October. When all students (100%) in the program arrive in Lithuania, the hybrid mode of course delivery will be switched to face-to-face or mixed study mode if this mode is envisaged in the program. If you are unable to arrive until the end of October, you are encouraged to contact a relevant academic department for a personal evaluation of your situation and permission to continue your studies online until you can arrive to Lithuania.
 
Full-time studies on Campus are organized on weekdays. 
Students who can not participate, have access to online lectures and video archive of all lectures. Online participation in seminars is only possible if the person is unable to attend due to self-isolation or illness.
Admission Steps
  1. Choose a study programme
  2. Fill in the application form at apply.mruni.eu
  3. Pay the non-refundable application fee of 100 euros
  4. Receive your application evaluation results
  5. Confirm your acceptance by paying the first-year tuition fee
  6. Sign the study contract and receive your admission letter
  7. Start visa application procedure
  8. Register to studies
Admission Requirements

Required documents:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent first university degree diploma in Law (3-year study duration minimum)
  • Academic transcripts of each study year
  • Document proving English language level
  • Motivational letter
  • Passport copy

Additional educational documents might be required depending on the country of residence.

By submitting the documents applicant agrees for one’s information to be shared with other institutions that the University might refer to while processing the academic verification.

Applicants might be asked to participate in additional knowledge evaluation.

English Language Requirements

Required level – B2

Assessments of English language proficiency certificates equivalent to level B2:

  • TOEFL Paper 513-547
  • TOEFL IBT 65-78
  • IELTS 5.5-6.0

If you do not have a certificate proving your English language proficiency level, you can take the University Online English language level test. You will be able to choose this option while filling in the application. The test is free of charge.

Certificate is not required if your native language is English or if your previous studies were conducted fully in English language.

Documents Legalization
  • If the original educational documents/transcripts are in English, Lithuanian or Russian with an apostille (if required) on the scanned original, no translation needed.
  • If original educational documents/transcripts are not in English, Lithuanian or Russian languages, then they have to be supplemented with an official translation.
  • The official translation has to be confirmed with the sworn translator’s signature or official notarization.
  • Accepted students shall present their original educational documents/transcripts to the International Office upon arrival to begin their studies.
Country Specific Requirements

Detailed information here.

Country Documentation requirements
Armenia Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat

 

  1. Mijnakarg Yndhanur Krtoutian Attestat
  2. Document of Unified State Examination Results (Единые госэкзамены) for admission to higher education institutions in Armenia
Azerbaijan                 Orta təhsil haqqżnda attestat

 

  1. Orta təhsil haqqżnda attestat
  2. Official results of the state examination for admission to higher education institutions in Azerbaijan organised by TQDK or DIM
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate

 

  1. Higher Secondary Certificate
  2. Academic Transcript of the Higher Secondary Certificate
  3. Secondary School Certificate
  4. Academic Transcript of the Secondary School Certificate
Belarus Atestat

 

  1. Atestat (атэстат аб агульнай сярэдняй адукацыi);
  2. a letter issued by the school providing information on the results of the passed school leaving examinations.
Cameroon General Certificate of Education

 

  1. original General Certificate of Education (ordinary and advanced levels)
  2. the official statement of General Certificate of Education (ordinary and advanced levels) posted directly to Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, A. Goštauto g. 12, LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania by Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board in a sealed and stamped envelope
  3. documents attesting to any periods of post-secondary education (if any)
China Senior Secondary School

 

  1. Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate issued jointly by the school and local department of education
  2. Academic transcript for the last three years issued by the school
  3. Verification report in English for the Huikao or the new Academic Proficiency Test (Xueye Shuiping Ceshi/Kaoshi) results issued by CHESICC (www.chsi.com.cn/en/)
  4. Verification report in  English for the Chinese National University Entrance Examination (GaoKao) issued by CHESICC (www.chsi.com.cn/en/)

 Please refer to General Documentation Requirements for more information.Please note that all documents issued in Chinese should be supplemented with an official translation into English, Russian, or Lithuanian. A translation is considered to be official when it is bound to a certified true copy of the document in the original language and is attested by the translator’s signature.
Higher Education

  1. Degree Certificate (original or certified true copy)
  2. Graduation Certificate (original or certified true copy)
  3. Academic Transcript (original or certified true copy)
  4. Verification reports in English for the degree certificate issued by the China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Centre (http://cqv.chinadegrees.cn/ )

Please refer to General Documentation Requirements for more information.Please note that all documents issued in Chinese should be supplemented with an official translation into English, Russian, or Lithuanian. A translation is considered to be official when it is bound to a certified true copy of the document in the original language and is attested by the translator’s signature.

Congo (Democratic Republic of) Secondary Education

 

  1. Diplome d’Etat (original)
  2. Bulletin for the last 3 years of schooling (original)
Denmark Secondary EducationBevis for Studentereksamen orBevis for Højere Teknisk Eksamen orBevis for Højere forberedelseseksamen orBevis for Højere handelseksamenPlease note that all documents issued in Danish should be supplemented with an official translation into English, Russian, or Lithuanian. A translation is considered to be official when it is bound to a certified true copy of the document in the original language and is attested by the translator’s signature.
Egypt Thanawiyya al-A’aamaI

 

  1. General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiyya al-A’aamaI) as issued in Arabic
  2. official General Secondary Education Certificate examination results completed after 12 years of education indicating all the subjects and grades earned issued in English and by the Ministry of Education and legalised by the Lithuanian Embassy in Egypt https://eg.mfa.lt/en (original)
Estonia Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus

 

  1. Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus
  2. Hinneteleht
  3. Riigieksamitunnistus

Please note that documents issued in Estonian should be supplemented with an official translation into English, Russian, or Lithuanian. A translation is considered to be official when it is bound to a certified true copy of the document in the original language and is attested by the translator’s signature.There is no need to apply for recognition of credentials issued starting from 2019 as they are recognised automatically.

France Baccalauréat 

 

  1. Diplôme du Baccalauréat
  2. Relevé de Notes

Please note that all documents issued in French should be supplemented with an official translation into English, Russian, or Lithuanian. A translation is considered to be official when it is bound to a certified true copy of the document in the original language and is attested by the translator’s signature.

Ghana Senior Secondary Certificate

 

  1. original WAEC Senior Secondary Certificate (please note that we do not accept certificates issued by third parties, such as schools)
  2. Result Checker Card’s serial number and pin code for us to be able to check your examination results online at ghana.waecdirect.org
India Senior Secondary Examination Certificate

 

  1. Secondary school (X) certificate with mark sheet
  2. Apostilled original senior secondary (XII) examination certificate with mark sheet

Higher Education Qualifications

  1. Apostilled original degree certificate
  2. Apostilled original consolidated mark sheet
International Baccalaureate International Baccalaureate

 

  1. Diploma of the International Baccalaureate
  2. International Baccalaureate programme results certificate
  3. The login details to enable SKVC to check the examination results online at http://www.ibo.org/
Ireland  Leaving Certificate 

 

  1. Leaving Certificate (Provisional certificates are accepted only for current graduates)  
Italy Diploma

 

  1. Diploma
  2. Certifica (Esame di Stato)
  3. A document issued by the school and providing information on the following:
  • detailed grades of final examination (grades by subjects)
  • marks obtained at the end of the last year of schooling (e.g.Pagella scolastica)
Kazakhstan Аттeстат жалпы орта білім туралы   

 

  1. Аттeстат жалпы орта білім туралы
  2. Жалпы орта білім туралыаттeстатка косымша
  3. Ұлттық бірыңғай тестілеу Сертификат (Unified National Testing Results Certificate) or Кешенді тестілеу Сертификат (Complex Testing of applicants Results Certificate)
Kyrgyzstan Жалпы орто билим женунде аттестат (аттестат о среднем общем образовании)

 

  1. Жалпы орто билим женунде аттестат (or other equivalent document)
  2. Appendix (жетишкен бааларынын жыйынтык) to the Жалпы oрто билим женунде аттестат
  3. Document on Results of National Test (Жалпы республикалык тестирлөө/Общее тестирование) rganized by Центр оценки в образовании и методов обучения
Latvia Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību 

 

  1. Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību
  2. Sekmju izraksts
  3. Vispārējās vidējās izglītības sertifikāts

There is no need to apply for recognition of credentials issued starting from 2019 as they are recognised automatically.

Nepal Higher Secondary Examination Certificate

 

  1. Original Higher Secondary Examination Certificate attested by the National Examinations Board (NEB) and legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal
  2. Original Higher Secondary Examination Academic Transcript attested by the National Examinations Board (NEB) and legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal
  3. School Leaving Certificate
  4. School Leaving education academic transcript
Nigeria Senior School Certificate

 

  1. WAEC or NECO Senior School Certificate; Please note that we do not accept certificates issued by third parties, such as schools;
  2. Scratch Card serial number and pin code for us to be able to check your examination results online. Your results have to be available at www.waecdirect.org or www.mynecoexams.com/results/

Higher Education Qualifications

  1. Diploma
  2. Official Academic Transcript (original or certified true copy) scanned and e-mailed from official university email address to enicnaric@skvc.lt and then posted directly to the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, A. Goštauto g. 12, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania in a sealed and stamped envelope
Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate:

 

  1. Higher Secondary School Examination Certificate attested by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (original)
  2. Higher Secondary School Examination Certificate Statement of Marks attested by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (original)
  3. Secondary School Examination Certificate attested by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC)
  4. Secondary School Examination Certificate Statement of Marks attested by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC)

Higher Education Qualifications:

  1. Diploma attested by the Higher Education Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. Full Academic Transcript attested by the Higher Education Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Poland Świadectwo Dojrzałości

 

  1. Świadectwo Dojrzałości
  2. Świadectwo ukończenia
Philippines Secondary Education

 

  1. Diploma supplemented with an Authentication Certificate issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs
  2. Secondary Student’s Permanent Record (Form 137-A) supplemented with an Authentication Certificate issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs
Russia Attestat 

 

  1. Attestat (Аттестат о среднем (полном) образовании)
  2. Appendix to attestat
  3. Certificate Unified State Examination Results Certificate (Свидетельство о результатах единого государственного экзамена)
Georgia (Sakartvelo) Secondary education

 

  1. Secondary School diploma (Sashualo Skolis Atestati) or General Education Diploma (Sruli zogadi Ganatlebis Atestati)
  2. Results of the Unified National Examinations (Ertiani Erovnuli Gamocdebi)
South Korea Secondary Education

 

  1. Certificate of Graduation and Academic Transcript issued in English and sent directly to our office in a sealed and stamped envelope by the school;
  2. Results of the Korean College Scholastic Ability Test (if you have not taken the test, you should notify us).

Higher Education

  1. Certificate of Graduation and Transcript posted directly to our office by the higher education institution in a sealed and stamped envelope.
Spain Título de Bachiller

 

  1. Título de Bachiller
  2. An examination certificate (Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad) (if taken)
  3. Academic Certificate (Historial Académico de Bachillerato/Certificación official)

Please note that documents issued in Spanish should be supplemented with an official translation into English, Russian, or Lithuanian. A translation is considered to be official when it is bound to a certified true copy of the document in the original language and is attested by the translator’s signature.

Sri Lanka General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)

 

  1. Official statements of General Certificates of Education (Ordinary Level and Advanced Level) posted directly to Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, A. Goštauto g. 12, LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania by the Department of Examinations in a sealed and stamped envelope
Sweden Examensbevis

 

  1. Examensbevis
Tajikistan Шаходатнома дар бораи тахсилоти миёнаи умумй (свидетельство об общем среднем образовании)

 

  1. Шаходатнома дар бораи тахсилоти миёнаиумумй
  2. Appendix (табели чамъбасти бахохои азхудкунй) to the Шаходатнома дар бораи тахсилоти миёнаи умумй
  3. Official results of the centralized examination for admission to higher education institutions in Tajikistan organised by National Testing Centre (Маркази миллии тестӣ)
Turkey Lise Diplomasi

 

  1. Lise Diplomasi
  2. Transcript providing information on the last 4 years of study
  3. Results of taken YKS (from 2018), YGS and/or LYS examinations or previously organised centralised admission examinations
Turkmenistan            Şahadatnama orta blim hakynda (Аттестат о полном среднем общем образовании)

 

  1. Şahadatnama orta blim hakynda (or other equivalent document)
Ukraine Aтeстат прo повну загальну серeдню освiту

 

  1. Aтeстат прo повну загальну серeдню освiту
  2. Додаток до атестата
United Kingdom General Certificate of Education – Advanced Level (A level)

 

  1. General Certificate of Education (or another qualification comparable to at least 2 A levels)
United States High School Diploma

 

  1. Diploma;
  2. Official academic transcript submitted in a sealed and stamped envelope;
  3. ACT, SAT, or AP examination results submitted in a sealed envelope;
  4. Documents attesting to completion of any postsecondary education (if applicable)

Higher Education

  1. Diploma;
  2. Official academic transcript submitted in a sealed and stamped envelope;
Uzbekistan Ўрта маълумот тўгрисида Шаходатнома (Аттестат о полном среднем общем образовании)

 

  1. Ўрта маълумот тўгрисида Шаходатнома
  2. ўзлаштириш бўйича якуний бахолартабели to the Ўрта маълумот тўгрисида Шаходатнома
  3. Official results of the centralized examination for admission to higher education institutions in Uzbekistan organised by National Testing Centre  (Государственного центра тестирования (ГЦТ))
Qualification Recognition

Recognition of Foreign Qualifications

  • The evaluation and recognition of prior qualifications is a part of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) admissions process.
  • By submitting the online application you confirm that the documents are legitimate and that MRU can verify the authenticity of the documents by contacting its issuing authority and national ENIC/NARIC centre.
  • Documents uploaded must be in good condition and in full colour. Documents issued in languages other than English, Russian, or Lithuanian must be accompanied with an official translation into English or Lithuanian. 
  • Before you apply make sure that you have a complete documentation package and that your qualifications are giving access to higher education according to the study programme level you are applying for at the MRU.  

Recognition Criteria

  • The purpose of an assessment is to compare a foreign qualification with a similar level qualification awarded in Lithuania according to quality, profile, content, workloads and learning outcomes.
  • Your qualification will be assessed according to specific requirements for the programme you are applying for and whether your academic results are sufficient for studies at the MRU.

Right to Appeal

Recognition decisions can be appealed against to the Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Concerning Higher Education Appeal Committee under the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science.

All appeals with supporting documents must be submitted to:
Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
Ph.: +37052104778
Email: recognition@skvc.lt 
Address: SKVC, A. Goštauto st. 12, LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania

The procedure of evaluation and recognition of academic qualifications

Fees

Application fee (non-refundable):

  • for Non-EU citizens – €100
  • for EU citizens and MRU Alumni – €50

Tuition fee (EU/Non-EU citizens) per 1 academic year: €4096 (academic year 2022-2023)

Payment information will be provided in the invoices issued in your online application form.

Student continues to pay the same tuition fee which was implied at the time of the admission.

F.A.Q.

What qualification will I get at the end of this programme?

You will receive an internationally recognised Master in Law degree in International Law.

 

Where is this programme taught?

This programme is provided by the Law School at Mykolas Romeris University. The university is based in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. The country has a prominent position in the European Union. The university was voted the best university in Lithuania by students in 2020. It has a rich heritage in preparing students to be leaders. It carries the name of Mykolas Romeris, a patriarch and one of the pioneers of the Lithuanian constitutional law between World Wars and an ad hoc international judge The university has carried on this strong tradition with a focus on innovation. The University has a solid support structure. The Law School is recognised as the number 1 Law School in the country by the ‘QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022’. It has a very good research ethos and actively encourages interdisciplinary and innovative research in international law though student engagement in Labs work. 

 

How is the programme structured?

The programme is delivered in English. It is a full-time programme, over 1.5 years, and is 90 ECTS credits. In the first semester, all students study International Human Rights Litigation and Dispute Settlement in Private International Law. They also have a selection of Public International Law and Private International modules enabling them to specialise in one of these fields. In the second semester, there are further Public International Law and Private International modules for them to specialise, however, students are encouraged to go abroad under one of the university’s mobility programmes to our network of partner universities and organisations for international internships. In the first semester of the second year, students work on a thesis.

 

What is the purpose of the programme?

The purpose of the study programme is to prepare international law specialists. This includes representing and defending the rights and interests of states, international organizations, international companies, and private persons in the international arena. Students who successfully complete this programme will be able to demonstrate knowledge and legal and soft skills, such as conceptual thinking,  case analysis, legal research and teamwork. The program has been designed to respond to the challenges of globalization, particularly as they apply to national systems, organisations and private individuals.

 

What are the admission requirements?

Admission on the programme requires a Bachelor degree in the field of Law plus a good knowledge of professional English (at least B2 level).

 

How is the programme delivered?

The programme is delivered using experiential teaching methods. Many real-life scenarios are used in which students can apply the legal skills that they have learnt, including legal research, legal writing, legal reasoning and advocacy. Students receive lots of support and feedback during the programme. There is also a strong emphasis on soft skills, such as creative problem solving, strategic thinking, group work and leadership. This is because the Law School has a value to also prepare students for a quality life.

 

Who teaches the programme?

The programme is delivered by leading practitioners and experts, including former international and constitutional judges. They are all leaders in their field and have contributed to research across the world. They all support students with their career development and provide other forms of support.

 

What career can I go into with the programme?

The aim is to prepare students for the future, including for working at international institutions, state departments, diplomatic missions, international law firms, international businesses and non-governmental organisations. However, the skills on this course are transferable and globally desired.

 

How can I apply to the programme?

Applications are accepted at apply.mruni.eu.

Deadlines

January 1st, 2022 – July 1st, 2022 – for applicants from non-EU/EFTA countries

January 1st, 2022 – August 15th, 2022 – for applicants from EU/EFTA and countries that have a Lithuanian Embassy or who do not need visa for arrival to Lithuania

Contact Us
International Admissions Office
Ateities str. 20, LT-08303 Vilnius, Lithuania
 
E-mail: study@mruni.eu
Phone: +37052714674 
WhatsApp: +37065646682
Office: I-404
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