Student Life: https://www.vu.lt/en/studies/student-life
Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy students have many sources of learning, entertainment, cultural and leisure activities. Moreover, they successfully compete in basketball, soccer, rugby and other competitions.
Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy Students' dormitory is situated in the centre of Šiauliai. The price for 1 person is around 90 EUR per month. Internet access in the room: 6 EUR per month (with the cable) and free wi-fi.
All students have a possibility to live in the students' dormitory, Dubijos st. 1b, Siauliai.
Rooms are booked automatically by the Department of International Programmes and Relations when Application form of an Exchange student is received. It means that you do not have to fill in a separate Application form for accommodation;
After arrival students have to sign a Dormitory Lease;
The price for the dormitory is around 90 EUR per month. The price might change according to an order of Siauliai University Rector;
The payment must be done at "AB Siauliu Bankas" till the end of current month according to the given receipt.
All rooms are twin – two students share one room. Two rooms share a toilet and a sink. In the room you will find: a closet, a desk, a chair, a bed, a reading lamp, blankets, linen and towels, dishware and cooking utensils. Bedding and towels will be changed fortnightly. Lavatories, shower-baths and kitchens will be regularly cleaned by cleaning women. Students may use a washing machine. The price for one washing in the machine costs 2,40 EUR. Shower facilities are shared by all students on one floor. Each floor has a common kitchen with a stove, a sink, an oven, a fridge.
Internet: There is an Internet access in every room, so students may use their own computers in the rooms. The price is 6 EUR per month. Student can book this facility at the Students' Representative (P. Višinskio 15A). Mentors will help you to book it. In the dormitory free wi-fi access is available.
Information about hotels in Šiauliai.
The library of Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy is one of the most modern academic libraries in Lithuania with 290 computerised workplaces (120 of them in a remote desktop mode), over 400 non-computerised workplaces, 5 rooms for group learning/seminars and 9 rooms for doctoral students and staff individual work and wireless internet access. The library premises are accessible to persons with wheelchairs.
The library provides educational and information services for University staff, students and public in general, traditional and on-line guidance and tutorials on e-cataloque and database search, information collecting, processing, systematising , storage, scanning, etc. 2 modern conference halls, 1 for 140 persons equipped for simultaneous translation, computerised individual work rooms can be booked in advance.
How to get there
The nearest airports to Šiauliai: Riga (Latvia), Kaunas, Palanga and Vilnius.
- Vilnius International Airport – Distance from Šiauliai to Vilnius (capital of Lithuania) is 214 km. The most convenient way to get from Vilnius Airport to Vilnius railway station is to take a train (http://www.litrail.lt/wps/portal). The price for the ticket is 0,75 EUR. Tickets are sold in the train. Vilnius railway station and Vilnius bus station are in front of each other. Bus station is on the opposite side of street. The price of bus or train ticket to Šiauliai is up to 15 EUR. Information about bus connections in Lithuania: http://www.autobusubilietai.lt/; train connection: http://www.litrail.lt/wps/portal.
- Riga International Airport – Distance from Šiauliai to Riga (capital of Latvia) – 128 km. Information on bus lines and schedules „Riga Airport-Riga City Centre“ available at www.rigassatiksme.lv and www.airbaltic.lv Information on bus lines and schedules „Riga city-Šiauliai city“ www.eurolines.lv and www.luxexpress.eu. There is no train connection with Šiauliai city.
Distance from Šiauliai to other Lithuanian cities:
Kaunas – 142 km
Klaipeda – 161 km
Palanga – 149 km
Weather in Lithuania can be compared with the climate of Great Britain or Sweden with a lot of fog and a great number of cloudy days for a year. We recommend to take an umbrella. In winter it is not very cold but sometimes frosts are strong and at the same time it is wet. In spring and autumn the average temperature is about 15C. The weather in summer is mild and rather warm, the average temperature is 17-25C.
More information about weather conditions you can find below>>>
Eastern Europe Summer time 3 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
Lithuania is a regular European country. You can feel quite safe here but, as in all other countries, you should exercise common sense and know how and where to take care of yourself. In case of emergency, you should call 112, which is the emergency phone number for ambulance, police and fire brigades.
Šiauliai University students can use medical services, offered by the University Medical Centre as well as private providers. Foreigners are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.
Water and electricity: water is taken from deep underground in Lithuania, and is fresh and clean. Electricity is 220 Vs.
If you are a disabled person, do not worry, our University, most shops and public places are adapted for you. In addition, Lithuanians are friendly and ready to help in case of anything.
The official currency in Lithuania is Euro (since January 1, 2015).
Small shops are open 10:00-19:00 on weekdays and 9:00-17:00 on Saturdays. Most major shopping centres and supermarkets are open 8:00-22:00 daily.
Visa and Master Cards are accepted in most shops, hotels and restaurants. Many banks and cash machines are available near the faculties and all around the city.