About the Faculty
As the attention to biology, biochemistry, environmental protection, ecology, alternative energy sources, climate change and other issues keeps growing worldwide, the popularity of study programmes at the Faculty of Natural Sciences has also grown substantially in the recent years. Currently, the faculty offers Bachelor’s degree study programmes of Biochemistry, Biology and Genetics, Environmental Sciences, Biotechnology.
The first-level studies prepare graduates who acquire knowledge not only in the specific study field of their choice, but also the basics of physics and biomedicine concerning origins and evolution of the universe, the genetic basics of life, the interplay between people and natural environment, the effect of various technologies on the development of society, trends of sustainable development, etc. In addition to this, the students also attend general education subjects of the humanities, social sciences, informatics and foreign languages.
The Faculty of Natural Sciences boasts modern and constantly renewed studying facilities which have been kept up-to-date by courtesy of the EU structural funds for the last couple of years. Students can undertake research not only in the modern labs at VMU, but in the research centres of other Lithuanian scientific and educational institutions as well. Postgraduate and doctoral students may contribute to the research projects carried out by the professors of their department.
The Bachelor’s and Master’s degree study programmes are frequently updated according to the experiences and research innovations of universities in Western Europe and the United States. All of the study programmes at the faculty have received high praise from foreign experts and satisfy the requirements of modern study programmes at European universities.
University ranking: 701+ according to QS world university ranking.
University funding: State-funded classical university.
Number of students: 6500, 10 percent of them are international students.
Living cost: 90 euros per month for dormitory; 300 euros per month for food and transportation.
Intake of foreign students: Main intake – 1st April – 30th June for all study programs; additional intake – 1st October – 30th November for few master level programs only.