Erasmus in Vilnius

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Vilnius

Why should you do your Erasmus in Vilnius? It is a modern city  full of history, with a great student atmosphere, opportunities and wonderful offers for its students. Vilnius has become the Erasmus destination for many young people from all over the world in the last few years. This city has a lot to offer. Stay with us if you would like to discover a little bit more about the city. Let’s go!

Cost of living in Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and the most populated city in this country. Keeping that in mind you can think that living in this city can be very expensive, but if we compare it to other European countries, the cost of living in this city is quite affordable.

If you see this information better represented in numbers, you will like to know that you can find rooms in shared apartments for around € 200-300 per month. However, you have to add to this amount other expenses such as groceries or leisure activities. Therefore, you can calculate that, to live there, you need a budget of € 500-600 per month.

Another option is a room in a student dormitory. Now, finding a free room, which is worth it and easy to get may not be very easy and, besides, it is more expensive than a shared apartment (€ 450-500 per month). We advise you to compare the prices of different accommodations before choosing one.

Erasmus parties and leisure in Vilnius, Lithuania

If you enjoy partying with friends, meeting new people and having a great time, the party in Vilnius is perfect for you. This city is full of Erasmus students in the same position as you, therefore, the first days after your arrival you are going to find a group of friends with whom you will be able to make many plans. However, let’s go to the interesting part: what places do students recommend to go out? Without a doubt, one of the most known nightclubs in the city is Salento, which holds Erasmus parties every Tuesday. But, if you like going for a drink to a bar better, we recommend you to visit Vilniaus Street or Islandijos Street.

Maybe some days, probably just a few, you aren’t in the mood to go out and party… Well, don’t worry, this city has many plans to offer. From a cultural visit through its streets to going out for a coffee to the 22nd floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel, where there is a bar (the Sky Bar) with a panoramic view of the city that will leave you speechless.

Culture and gastronomy in Vilnius, Lithuania

There are so many places to visit and so much history to learn in this city that it is quite difficult to mention it all. We advise you to make the most of your time in Vilnius and enjoy it a lot. Some parts of the city that are must-stops when you visit it are the Cathedral Square, located in the city centre, the Hill of Three Crosses, a monument from the Middle Ages which is on top of a hill, or the well-known Vilnius Tower. If you end up going to Vilnius on your Erasmus, try to take part in cultural events and festivities such as the Christmas events in December, the Kaziuko Fair in March or the Street Music Day in spring.

The gastronomy of Vilnius is  varied, you can find a great offer of typical dishes and recipes. Some of the most typical options are saltibarsciai, a cold beetroot soup, cepelinai, one of the most traditional dishes of Lithuania, or kepta duona, a fried bread that is usually served with garlic and cheese sauce. The prices normally aren’t too high, so you can try the traditional foods on many occasions.

Advantages of doing Erasmus in Vilnius, Lithuania

  • People from Vilnius are very kind and welcoming to foreign students.
  • Living in Vilnius is the perfect opportunity to get to know and learn the basics of Lithuanian. In case you already know the language, you can practice it and improve it day by day.
  • The prices in the city are not too high, which will give you more freedom when making plans.
  • You can enjoy Lithuanian food every day.
  • If you are not fluent in the official language, don’t worry since young people and university teachers will be able to communicate with you in English with no problems.

Cheap accommodation in Vilnius, Lithuania

If you need accommodation in Vilnius and don’t know where to find it, you are now in the perfect place. On Erasmus Play, we help you to easily and safely find the best flats, rooms and apartments for students in Vilnius. You can compare accommodations, areas and prices before choosing the one that best suits your necessities.

Frequently asked questions from students doing Erasmus in Vilnius

How much does it cost to live in Vilnius as a student?
We could say that a student can spend, on average, around € 500-600 per month, including the price of rent and other monthly expenses such as transportation, groceries and leisure activities.
How is student life in Vilnius?
Student life in Vilnius is amazing, it is quite easy to make new friends and the student atmosphere is very lively the whole year-round. This city offers a great variety of cultural and leisure activities to its students. Get ready to know them all!
How much does student accommodation cost in Vilnius?
A student room in a shared apartment in Vilnius can cost around € 200-300 per month. Rooms in dormitories tend to be a little more expensive, around € 500-600 per month.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Vilnius?
The conditions and characteristics of the Erasmus scholarship can vary depending on the country of origin of each student. We recommend you to check any doubts you may have with your university of origin. In the international relations office, they can help you with any doubt related to the scholarship or the Erasmus stay.
What are the best areas to live in in Vilnius?
Many students search for their accommodation in the city centre, where there is usually more student atmosphere during the day. However, if you can’t find a good offer, you can also look for accommodation in the areas closer to the university, you will be able to easily get around the whole city, don’t worry.

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