For Prospective Students
Traditions and novelties
Philology and languages have been explored at the University since its establishment. The Faculty of Philology developed during a few centuries from The Faculty of Literature and Liberal Arts (later - Faculty of Humanities). We are based in the very heart of Vilnius, in the old University campus with its buildings that retain the romantic Renaissance spirit and the echoes of the steps of K.Sirvydas, A. Mickevičius, S. Daukantas and other eminent cultural figures.
The Faculty of Philology today offers wide university education based on the principle "Explore yourself, people around you and their creative work". The study programmes encompass a variety of cultures starting with antiquity and ending with the Lithuanian culture that can pride in its language - a conservative one but at the same time meeting the needs of the contemporary society.
We seek to contribute to the world science by carrying out studies of Lithuanian and other languages, literature and culture research. We seek to educate philologists of wide erudition that are able to combine the development of most valuable traditions of humanities together with the openness to novelties as well as the ability to explore, change and create themselves, their lifes and the world around them.
Why is it worth studying in the Faculty of Philology?
The faculty provides opportunities both to deepen the knowledge of the native language, the languages of neighbouring and more remote countries, their literature, culture and to practice personal creative skills. Those interested in exact sciences also find their niche in the Faculty - they get involved in a number of experimental studies such as investigations of sounds, forms, words, etc.
Every language, literature in some sense is a certain approach to the infinite world around us. A simple truth: the more languages you know, the
Kiekviena kalba, literatūra – tai savitas požiūris į mus supantį begalinį pasaulį. Banali tiesa: kuo daugiau kalbų moki, tuo turtingesnę pasaulio įvairovę aprėpi; tau atsiveria tariamai svetimų kultūrų dvasiniai lobiai, kitakalbių žmonių širdys…
What other benefits do you get by studying here?
- travel for academic purposes on the basis of a number of exchange programmes (http://www.vu.lt/lt/tarptautiniai/);
- enrol in the activity of VU Student Representation (http://www.filfsa.lt/ ir http://www.vusa.lt/), žr. FILF SA nuotraukas;
- take part in various academic events and students' activities;
- sing, dance, travel around the world with different artistic groups (http://www.kultura.vu.lt/index.html)
Interested? Wish to find out more?