KU is a member of the Mid-America Universities International consortium, MAUI, which provides KU students with access to sites within a partner consortium in Europe called the Utrecht Network. The network of schools and programs abroad enables KU students to study at sites throughout Europe during the fall or spring semesters as well as for an entire academic year. MAUI-Utrecht Network sites are total immersion programs; in most cases, students register as a regular student at the host institution, take the same courses, have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as the local students. This means that a student applying for MAUI-Utrecht Network site must be more proactive and prepared to handle being in a location where they may be the only KU student in the program.
Most sites offer language courses to improve your knowledge of the language spoken in that particular country, some sites offer all coursework in English, and some require advanced language proficiency in order to be accepted. The University of Missouri – St. Louis has maintained a list of courses offered in English at some of the Utrecht Network universities. This list is available here, and is updated as often as possible. Additionally, the institution may list course information below.
Areas of study restricted to prior bilateral agreements between the exchanging departments or faculties
Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students
Utrecht Network contact person
Office of International Programmes and Relations
Universiteto str. 3
Tel. +370 5 268 7150
Fax +370 5 268 7069
Enrollment in coursework/academic advising support : Are there special issues students should concern themselves with course registration? Any services available to assist in registration or course selection?
All international students are registered automatically for the courses they have indicated in the Learning Agreement. During the first 2 weeks of the semester students may change/select new courses by filling in registration form which is enclosed in Welcome package and handed in to every student during Orientation week.
English, German or French depending on the courses in foreign languages a student chooses. Lithuanian for all other courses both for undergraduate and graduate students, except for PhD students who agree on the study program and language individually.
Language test certificate required?
Preparatory language course for incoming students
The language course for incoming students is offered alongside other courses. For the exchange students it is free of charge. There is no preparatory language course before studies commence.
Four/two week summer courses and two week winter course is organized by Vilnius University Department of Lithuanian Studies. The cost varies from 1300 Lt for two week winter course to 2400 Lt for four week summer course.
Prior arrangements needed to secure visa before arrival in country?
Last update of this information
Eligibility varies by site considerably. Some MAUI sites have GPA, language and level (JR/SR) requirements. Most requirements are listed on the institutional information above. Additionally, some sites are more competitive than others and have less open spaces available. Before applying, KU students should plan to meet with a program coordinator to review the site restrictions, eligibility and chances of placement to ensure the site is a good fit for them.
Costs & Tuition
Like all KU exchange programs, the cost of tuition and fees would be paid to KU. Additionally, each European partner site will have estimated on-site costs listed above.
KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Pell or SEOG Grants, and scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Academic Year & Fall programs and October 1 for Spring programs.