When you arrive to Vilnius, your buddy will meet you and pick you up from the station/airport (if you asked your buddy to do so).
- accommodate yourself in the dormitory or in your pre-booked private accommodation (coordinate in advance your arrival time with the EHU Mobility Unit or other responsible person);
- register yourself at EHU Academic Development Unit and get information about important steps and deadlines during your stay;
- attend the compulsory orientation week programme;
- get an ISIC card and Vilniečio kortelė.
More information about:
Go to the Academic Development Unit on the ground floor at campus building, room 101. Erasmus coordinator will enroll you, issue confirmation of arrival and review your Learning Agreement for changes which may be done within one month after the beginning of studies.
At the end of you mobility period you will receive the transcript of records certifying the exams passed and credit points received. Usually the transcript of records is issued within two weeks after exams session. The student may receive the document on request: personally, by e-mail or by post.
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) will serve as a student ID and herewith give you a lot of discounts and benefits during your stay in Lithuania. We recommend to get it before or during your arrival to Vilnius.
Find all information on ISIC issuance at the official site.
The public transportation system in Vilnius consists of buses, trolleybuses, and private minibuses. Tickets in Vilnius transport system are resented as electronic tickets limited by time (30, 60 minutes) and single tickets. Full prices for electronic limited tickets for 30 or 60 minutes cost (0.64 EUR and 0.93 EUR respectively). A single ticket for a trolleybus or bus, if purchased in a vehicle, costs 1 EUR. High residence students can purchase tickets at a discount only after obtaining students ID or ISIC card. The single ticket price with a discount for students is 0.50 EUR at a driver. A monthly electronic ticket with discount for students costs 5.79 EUR (for both bus and trolleybus). To use the electronic system you will have to purchase Vilniečio kortelė at any kiosk in the city.
For more information on public transportation, click here.
Public transportation starts working at 5 a.m. and runs until 12 p.m. More information is available on the public transportation map.
Taxis can be booked on the pages www.etaksi.lt, www.taxi.lt, taxifi.eu. There you’ll find a list of companies that provide taxi services in Vilnius. It’s cheaper to call a taxi by phone or book it online rather than stop it in the street.
Car sharing services – https://www.uber.com/cities/vilnius/
Rail links are fairly good between Vilnius and Minsk, covering the approximately 170 kilometer distance in about three hours. The train can take you from Vilnius to Kaunas in about one hour. Information about rail service and schedules are available here.
Vilnius International Airport offers flights to many European capitals, with connections from there to most any part of the world.
At the beginning of each semester, all exchange students are welcomed during the Orientation Days. All you need to know about the university, living and studying in Vilnius will be explained to you. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet other international students and is the start of different activities and trips organized by Academic Development Unit. Participation in the Orientation Week is mandatory.