The postgraduate program of East Asia Region Studies (EARS) was launched at 2007 by the Regional Studies Department (Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy, VMU), and is one of two programs, constructed on the basis regional knowledge. It is the first and the only one graduate program in Lithuania and Baltic States that offers English courses in the field of East Asian contemporary politics and society. The program is mainly concentrated on modern political, economic, social and cultural issues of East Asian countries, i.e. Korea, Japan and China, but also provides possibility for students to study region’s history, traditions and religions. The learning of East Asian languages is not mandatory, however students will have a chance to use their credits for that as well. EARS program’s applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree of humanities or social studies. In order to obtain the basic qualifications for the EARS most of the students during the first year will have to listen to extra lectures. Same as earlier, the best and most motivated students will be encouraged to study at least one semester abroad at one of our partner universities in East Asia. After graduation students acquire the MA degree of political science. All the courses of the program are taught in English. Research paper and master’s thesis are also written in English.

Additional information

  1. Program’s description and courses
  2. For admission procedures and other useful information regarding degree studies at VMU, please reffer to the English homepage of VMU

Annual Cherry blossoms festival

Our programs tradition, continuing from its establishment, is annual Cherry blossoms festival held in spring. Our students, teachers, researchers and alumni gather together and share their time in relaxed atmosphere.