Erasmus+ and exchange studies (incoming)

Office responsible for Erasmus+ and International students exchange at Mykolas Romeris University:

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE (IO)
Mykolas Romeris University
Ateities str. 20, Vilnius LT-08303, Lithuania, Rooms No. I-302 and No I-317
Tel./Fax. +370 5 2714 603; Tel. +370 5 2714 695
Email: erasmus@mruni.eu; incoming@mruni.eu

FACT-SHEET ON EXCHANGE ORGANIZATION AT MRU (2020-2021)

FACT-SHEET ON EXCHANGE ORGANIZATION AT MRU (2021-2022)

(Academic Calendar; Contact persons at IO; Academic coordinators at the Faculties/Institutes; Application deadlines; Accommodation; Visas and immigration procedures; Health insurance; Introductory week; Student mentors, etc.)

INTRODUCTORY WEEK
We are planning to organize online Introductory week for new incoming students during the last week of January and another Welcome on Campus Week during the last week of March.

Online Introductory week of Spring semester 2020/2021 will take place between 25.01.2021-31.01.2021

PROGRAM OF INTRODUCTORY WEEK (Spring semester 2020/2021)

LIST OF COURSES AVAILABLE FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

COURSES OFFERED FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 you can find here (updated 2020.10.27).

  • List of courses in English language available for exchange students in Autumn and Spring semesters;
  • Students can choose courses from all faculties/institutes.
  • Students may take courses from both – bachelor and master cycles. Just keep in mind that master cycle courses may have pre-requisits which are outlined in the descriptions of the courses and if you do not meet these pre-requisits, it maybe too difficult to study the courses.
  • It happens that some courses which were originally offered to incoming students must be cancelled due to insufficient number of students choosing to take that particular course.
  • The description of the courses is available in the ECTS course catalogue.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Mykolas Romeris University recommends that incoming students have B1-B2 level of English proficiency for full advantages of mobility.

GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Practical information about the exchange in Lithuania.

INFORMATION FOR INCOMING EXCHANGE/ERASMUS STUDENTS:

BEFORE ARRIVAL

LIST OF COURSES AVAILABLE FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

COURSES OFFERED FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 you can find here (updated 2020.10.27).

  • List of courses in English language available for exchange students in Autumn and Spring semesters;
  • Students can choose courses from all faculties/institutes.
  • Students may take courses from both – bachelor and master cycles. Just keep in mind that master cycle courses may have pre-requisits which are outlined in the descriptions of the courses and if you do not meet these pre-requisits, it maybe too difficult to study the courses.
  • It happens that some courses which were originally offered to incoming students must be cancelled due to insufficient number of students choosing to take that particular course.
  • The description of the courses is available in the ECTS course catalogue.

INTRODUCTORY WEEK

The International Office strongly recommends for new international students to participate in the Introductory Week organised before beginning of Autumn and Spring
Semester. During this week, students are acquainted with the University, student life and services for students, with Vilnius and wider area, offered to join trips (possibly overnight). Participating students are asked to pay only for their accommodation during the overnight trips.

Introductory week of Autumn semester: from 24 August, 2020 to 1 September, 2020
Date of arrival: 24 August, 2020

Introductory week of Spring semester: from 25 January, 2021 to 31 January 2021
Date of arrival: 25 January, 2021

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2020/2021

Autumn semester (20 weeks): from 1 September, 2020 to 24 January, 2021
Introductory week: from 25 August, 2020 to 31 August, 2020
Date of arrival: 25 August, 2020
Lectures: from 1 September, 2020 to 20 December, 2020
Christmas holiday: from 21 December, 2020 to 27 December 2020
Examinations: from 30 December, 2019 to 24 January, 2021
Holidays/Resit of exams: from 25 January, 2021 to 31 January, 2021
Deadline for Applications: 31 May, 2020

Spring semester (20 weeks): from 1 February, 2021 to 27 June, 2021
Introductory week: from 25 January, 2021 to 31 January, 2021
Date of arrival: 25 January, 2021
Lectures: from 1 February, 2021 to 23 May, 2021
Examinations: from 24 May, 2021 to 20 June, 2021
Retake of Examinations: from 21 June, 2021 to 27 June, 2021
Summer holidays: from 28 June, 2021 to 31 August, 2021
Deadline for Applications: 30 November, 2020

Please visit VOCAL (Vocationally Orientated Culture and Language) project website to get better prepared for your studies in Lithuania.

ACADEMIC ERASMUS COORDINATORS:

  • Law School: assoc. prof. dr. Dovilė Gailiūtė-Janušonė, Vice-dean, dgailiute@mruni.eu, room V-344
  • Faculty of Public Governance and Business: dr. Lidija Kraujalienė, Vice-dean, lidija.kraujaliene@mruni.eu, room V-503
  • Faculty of Human and Social Studies: prof. dr. Linas Selmistraitis, Vice-dean, selmistraitis@mruni.eu, room V-241
  • Public Security Academy: prof. dr. Danguolė Seniutienė, Vice-dean, dseniutiene@mruni.eu

INFORMATION FOR NOMINATED ERASMUS STUDENT

The international student will be admitted without having to pay tuition fees if he/she intends to study at the University within the framework of an exchange programme (e.g. Erasmus+) or if he/she is taking part in any other officially recognized student exchange agreements between Mykolas Romeris University and his/her home university or mobility programme under State international agreements. Such student is called an EXCHANGE STUDENT.

INFORMATION FOR FREE MOVERS (VISITING STUDENTS)

The international student can also arrange his/her studies on his/her own initiative and in this case he/she has to pay for them. Such student is called a non-degree FREE MOVER (or Visiting student). Tuition fee is calculated according to the number of ECTS credits selected for studies at MRU by the Free- mover (visiting student). The charge for one ECTS credit depends on the cycle of studies (Bachelor or Master), the field of studies and it is different for EU citizens and non-EU citizens. For an academic year 2020-2021 tuition fee for 1 ECTS credit for EU citizens is from 22 Eur to 38 Eur; for non- EU citizens is from 36 Eur to 53 Eur. The required number of credits per semester for a free mover (visiting student) is between 25 to 30 ECTS credits.
More information available here.

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE TO LITHUANIA

Once you have decided to study at the Mykolas Romeris University, do not forget to do the following:
Inform Erasmus Co-ordinator about your choice at Home University (there might be deadlines for selection procedures). Free-movers need to inform their Home University as well.
Your Home University co-ordinator must NOMINATE you to study as an Erasmus+ or exchange student at MRU. (Not applicable for free-movers)
All applicants must complete the relevant applications:
On-line Application for Exchange (Erasmus) students 2020-2021 – please meet the deadlines
Application form for Free-Movers: On-line application for Free-Movers
Check if you need to obtain a visa at the Migration Department.
Check if your health insurance policy is valid in Lithuania (especially for non-EU citizens)
Confirm your date of arrival to the MRU International Office
All the documents should be carefully filled out and submitted to the International Office (IO) via the on-line application system before the deadlines May 31 for Autumn semester or academic year and November 30th for Spring semester.
As soon as IO receives the request for accommodation, reservation of required type of accommodation is made. If MRU housing facilities are overbooked, help in the search of alternative housing is offered (i. e. rooms and/or flats in a private sector). With the receipt of a student application and study plan, relevant faculty is informed and learning agreement is prepared for approval by the faculty responsible coordinator. Only when the faculty accepts the study plan requested in the learning agreement, International Office prepares acceptance documents and a student soon receives acceptance letter, learning agreement signed by relevant MRU faculty coordinator, notification concerning accommodation (if requested) and further details on arrival and studies.

ESN MRU Vilnius – Mentors’ system
Incoming students are already being contacted by mentors from ESN MRU Vilnius (local Erasmus Student Network section) one month before exchange studies and are invited to join Facebook Group for MRU exchange students.
Be connected with all exchange students for overarching multicultural experience, join social and cultural activities organized for you by ESN MRU Vilnius team!
You can contact ESN MRU Vilnius by an e-mail mru@esnlithuania.org

Make sure that you bring these documents:

  • Passport
  • Visa (non-EU students) (Special notice to non-EU students who can enter Lithuania without visa for up to 90 days – you need to bring all documents that shall be required to apply for long-term National (D-type) visa after arrival to Lithuania)
  • Letter of Acceptance from MRU
  • European health insurance card or health insurance policy (valid in Lithuania)
    Confirmation of accommodation (printed out message about confirmed accommodation at the Student house)
  • Two passport photographs
  • Learning Agreement signed by all three parties (needs to be uploaded in the on-line application form)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

“Relocation Guide“ will explain every step that you might face before and after coming to Vilnius – from basic information about the city, job offers and documentation to accommodation, gym or kindergarten search and joining various communities and organisations.

Migration information centre (MIC) “I Choose Lithuania” consults international students on questions related to legal stay in Lithuania, social guarantees, health care, work and employment free of charge. Consultations in the centre are in Lithuanian, English and German languages.

You can find more information on “I Choose Lithuania” website.

“I Choose Lithuania“:
Address: A. Jakšto 12, LT-01105 Vilnius
Ph.: +370 5 2 51 43 52
Email: mic@iom.lt
Skype: migracijos informacijos centras
Facebook

Find our more about MRU and life in Lithuania here: Guide for International Students

F.A.Q

I’ll arrive before official day of arrival. Can I stay in a Student House?
If you come to Lithuania earlier, please make sure that you book a place for your stay outside the campus in either hotels, hostels, or rented apartments. It is very simple to book a room for several days at booking.com. You may also check out section “Accommodation” or ask for advise from our local student mentors from ESN MRU Vilnius – just contact them by e-mail: mru@esnlithuania.org.

Can I choose which room (double or triple) to live in?
It will be decided by Student House Manager upon arrival.

I’ll arrive later than Introductory week. What should I do?
If you arrive later that Introductory week, you need to inform Coordinator of Incoming Students by email incoming@mruni.eu

I need documents to apply for VISA. When will I receive them?
MRU International Office will send you a number of Mediation letter by 1 August (Autumn semester or a year) or 15 December (Spring semester).

DURING MOBILITY

AFTER YOU ARRIVE TO LITHUANIA:

  • Go to the International Office for the registration (enrollment)
  • Check timetables for each course in your learning agreement with your programme co-ordinator, check if you have to make changes in your LA
  • Check if you need to obtain a temporary residence permit or long-stay National (D-type) visa (for non-EU students who have a right to enter Lithuania for a stay of up to 90 days)
  • Sign the contract with the Students House Administration, if you have been given a place in a room there.

ACADEMIC COORDINATORS AND STUDY MANAGERS AT THE FACULTIES:

  • Law School: assoc. prof. dr. Dovilė Gailiūtė-Janušonė, Vice-dean, dgailiute@mruni.eu, room V-344. Dominyka Šeputaitė, Study Manager, dom.sep@mruni.eu, room IV-301.
  • Faculty of Public Governance and Business: dr. Lidija Kraujalienė, Vice-dean, lidija.kraujaliene@mruni.eu, room V-503. Neringa Trimonytė, Study Manager, neringa.trimonyte@mruni.eu, room IV-310
  • Faculty of Human and Social Studies: prof. dr. Linas Selmistraitis, Vice-dean, selmistraitis@mruni.eu, room V-241.
  • Public Security Academy: prof. dr. Danguolė Seniutienė, Vice-dean, dseniutiene@mruni.eu.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Migration information centre (MIC) “I Choose Lithuania” consults international students on questions related to the legal stay in Lithuania, social guarantees, health care, work and employment free of charge. Consultations in the centre are in Lithuanian, English and German languages.

You can find more information on “I Choose Lithuania” website.

“I Choose Lithuania“:
Address: A. Jakšto 12, LT-01105 Vilnius
Ph.: +370 5 2 51 43 52
Email: mic@iom.lt
Skype: migracijos informacijos centras
Facebook

MRU LIBRARY

Find out more here.

MRU CULTURAL ACTIVITY CENTER

All incoming exchange students are invited to join Dance Studio, Theatre Studio, Sing Studio or Pop Vocal Group. More information available here.

MRU SPORT AND HEALTH CENTER

STUDY CALENDAR AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE WEEKS IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021

F.A.Q

How can I find the timetables of my courses and exams?

All timetables are available on the web-pages of MRU Academic Units (section: Study Calendar). Timetables of exams are being announced in the beginning of December (Winter exam session) or in the beginning of May (Summer exam session).

I do not see all courses in Moodle. What should I do?

If you can‘t log into your courses in Moodle, please contact your lecturer or Manager of Digital Studies Unit Mrs. Dalia Mišeikienė (daliam@mruni.eu, room I-403)

How can I make changes to my current Learning Agreement for studies?

All information is available here.

I am non-EU citizen and I need to obtain National D-type VISA. Which documents do I need to present to the Migration board?

List of documents is available here.

Students who are citizens of countries in the EU, EEA, EFTA do not need a visa to enter the Republic of Lithuania . Those students whose exchange (mobility) period is longer than for 3 months, will have to apply for the Certificate (of the form established by the Minister of the Interior) signifying their right to temporarily reside in Lithuania at the local migration office.

I want to pass exams earlier. What should I do?

On exceptional cases, students may ask the Dean of the Faculty for a permission to take earlier exam session (in early November (or early April) they must submit a request and provide the document which prove the reason of such request). In case an earlier exam session permission is granted, the student must pass all exam at earlier period (as set in the Dean‘s decree).

My lecturer can not add my grade to MY STUDIES. What should I do?

Please contact your Faculy’s/Institute’s Academic coordinator (please see contacts above).

I want to retake an exam. What should I do?

If you want to retake an exam, please consult with your lecturer. Registration in MY STUDIES for the retaking is mandatory. Students do not have to pay only for the first retake.

I want to prolong/shorten my studies at Mykolas Romeris University. What is the procedure?

If you want to prolong/to shorten your studies at MRU for spring semester, please fill in your University’s or MRU extension form until November 20.

BEFORE DEPARTURE

PRE-DEPARTURE STEPS

You must attend a compulsory pre-departure meeting. Erasmus+ and exchange students attend a general pre-departure meeting in early December (Autumn) and in May (Spring semester, full year). You will receive an email from MRU International Office about the date and location of pre-departure meeting.

If you want to successfully finish your exchange studies at Mykolas Romeris University you have to do following things:

1. To pass all EXAMS
All exams must be passed according to the timetables (during the exam session). Only those who have the objective reasons to pass the exams earlier can do it but they have to provide special documents to the faculty. The decision is held by the Dean of the Faculty. Academic Affairs Center will check if the exams are on the time according the to timetables. Also, pay attention that the system in the University is created in the way that it is impossible to put the marks earlier. So the final documents can not be issued to a student earlier.
If you want to retake an exam, please consult with your lecturer. Registration in MY STUDIES for the retaking is mandatory. Students do not have to pay only for the first retake.
In the nearest future (after you pass your exams) while opening your e-book you will see the Questionnaire. We kindly ask you to fill it in because your opinion is very important to the University. The system is created in the way that if you do not answer the questions you will not be able to log-in to your e-book and see your final marks of exams.
Check if ALL of your courses are added to MY STUDIES.

2. To pick up the PRE-DEPARTURE FORM (2-3 days before departure day)
Each of you has to come to the International office (I-302) PERSONALLY to take a special paper (pre-departure form) where you will have to collect the signatures and sign yourself. This form must be signed by the International Office first.
This form has to be filled in by students and other responsible people.
Bring it back personally to the Coordinator of Incoming Students to the International Office. If you do not come and if you do not bring the paper back to the International Office (I-302) PERSONALLY, the final documents (Confirmation of studies and Transcript of Records) will not be issued to you.
Make sure you have returned all books to the library;
Make sure you don’t have any debt to the University or Student House.
If you are planning to leave on the weekend, please arrange everything on Friday.
CONFIRMATION OF STUDIES
It is a document for your university confirming the length of your stay at MRU (arrival date – departure date);
You will get all documents and certificates about the period of your stay when you bring back the pre-departure form with the signatures. Check with your home university if they need an extra document to confirm your studies at MRU (might be differently called: Certificate of attendance, Confirmation of departure, Letter of Confirmation);
Please note that on your certificate of the period of stay in Vilnius we will put exact day of your departure. If you do not bring the special paper or if you put the wrong date the final documents will not be issued to you at all.
The date of the departure is considered to be the last day of your stay at MRU.
TRANSCRIPT OF RECORDS (ToR)

It’s an official document replacing the so called AFTER MOBILITY section in the Learning Agreement for studies;
ToR will be used to transfer your grades from MRU to your home University (the list of your grades) and shows the dates of the semester (or academic year);
ToR is issued by the faculties, but sent out by the International Office;
ToR will be issued within 5 weeks of the end of semester;
ToR will be sent by an e-mail using the address which is indicated by the Student in the final paper – either to the Faculty international office or to the central International office. ToR can be sent by post on request of your home university only.

3. To fill in a request to return a DEPOSIT for a Student House
Please print out the form (attachment), fill it in and bring it to the Student House Manager (109). Accountancy department will check everything and you’ll receive your money back. Please pay attention that all parts have to be filled in.
Tidy up and clean your room.
When leaving the dormitory, please do not forget to return your key at the reception.
If you have any questions you are welcome to visit International office (I-302)!

Have a safe journey back home! 🙂

GRADING SYSTEM AT MYKOLAS ROMERIS UNIVERSITY
Mykolas Romeris University uses a criterial ten-point grading scale for assessment of the learning outcomes and a cumulative nature of assessment is applied in order to ensure active work of students during the students. Cumulative assessment shall assess learning outcomes by means of interim evaluations. The final grade is made of the grades of interim evaluations and grades of the examination. Usually, the assessment of the examination makes 40-50 percent of the final grade, whereas that of interim evaluations – 50-60 percent.

Table below provides a Grading scheme and grade distribution guidance:

Threshhold of passing

Grading system (ten-points)

Brief description of knowledge and abilities

Percent of achieved learning objectives

Percent of grade distribution for undergraduate students

Percent of grade distribution for master level students

Conversion into former ECTS grade

PASSED

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

FAILED

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Detailed description of the System of the assessment of learning outcomes

For more information on admission as a non-degree student:

International Office
Mykolas Romeris University
Ateities st. 20, LT 08303 Vilnius
Tel. +370 5 271 4603 or tel/fax: +370 5 271 4695
E-mail: incoming@mruni.eu, erasmus@mruni.eu


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