|Nominal duration||1.5 years (90 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Social Sciences)|
|Tuition fee||€3,500.00 per year
Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, China, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan may apply for special scholarships.
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
• a university Bachelor’s degree(min. length – 180 ECTS) in any field (priority is given to those from social science) with a good average grade (min. CGPA>60%),
• motivation (skype interview),
• proficiency in English: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The documents must be legalised (Apostille)by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
The accepted student must bring all notary verified documents which were submitted during the application as well as their originals upon arrival or send before:
International Studies Office
You will also need Police Clearance Certificate (non-criminal record) from all countries you have lived before arriving to Lithuania for more than 6 months. We recommend to take Police Clearance Certificate not earlier than 1 month before departure.
If your previous studies have been fully in English and it is marked on your degree certificate or transcript, or noted in a confirmation from the school which confirms that your studies have been fully in English language, additional English test may not be required (the latter is not applied to those who graduated in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc.)
If an applicant does not have any official test, online examination may be organised by KTU.
Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies.
Top reasons to study at KTU:
1. Students can learn from the experts in the EU relations directly: lectures are given by former the EU-Lithuania negotiator V. Ušackas, ambassadors of Lithuania to foreign countries, members of the European Parliament, etc.
2. Institute of Europe at KTU coordinates the European Documentation Center, accredited by European Commission, which gathers official documentation from the EU institutions.
3. Outstanding links with the EU, national and international authorities, embassies, ministries for placement, short visits and research.
Understanding of the history of the EU international relations
Evolution of international relations after the World War II
European economic integration
Communication and work in the intercultural environment
Intercultural communication and negotiations
European Union international relations and diplomacy
Understanding of the EU international legal aspects
Legal challenges of the European Union external relations
Institutional aspects of the European Union international relations
Understanding of the EU international economic relations and EU policies
European Union external economic relations
European Union internal policies in the global context
Research project: European Union partnerships
Marketable speciality in the labour market
Graduates are welcome at student’s native country’s managing and local authorities, managing institutions of the EU Member States and third countries, EU institutions, offices and agencies, international organisations, state and EU diplomatic missions, NGO, associations and companies.
“European studies enable understanding of the procedure and specifics of the EU decision-making. This knowledge is particularly important if we want to understand the best way to use the unique possibilities of Lithuania’s EU membership and efficiently present Lithuanian interests”. – Vygaudas Ušackas, Head of the EU delegation in Russian Federation.
“Those, who plan their career in the rapidly developing area of private and public sectors of the EU external relations, must be able to analyse and apply EU international agreements and other resources of this law, understand the fundamentals of the EU activities in such significant areas of the EU external policy, as international trade and foreign policy. EU International Relations study programme provides theoretical knowledge and competences of this area; moreover, its students also learn their practical application.” – Head of programmes and advisor of the EU Delegation to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Dr. Manfredas Limantas.