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Dear Students,

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Mykolas Romeris University has implemented various measures to cope with the crisis as we had to adapt quickly to the new conditions. Now we would like to update you regarding the upcoming Spring semester of Academic Year 2020-2021 and provide all necessary information.

We are happy to announce that Mykolas Romeris University has decided to go ahead with exchanges in Academic year 2020-2021 and you are more than welcome to join us in February for your exchange period.

Spring semester will start online (using Moodle learning environment), we planning to resume study process into a regular in-class teaching in April, but it will remain as blended learning (some students in class, some staying remotely) in majority of courses, therefore in case it happens that student does not arrive due to mobility restrictions, he/she will be able to start all classes from home country until arrival – which means that no students will miss any teaching.

It is important to underline that decision has just been taken on 25 May 2020 by all faculties of the University to allow incoming exchange student (if physical arrival is prevented due to unavailable travel or due to another outbreak of COVID-19) to study remotely entire Academic Year and virtually finish the Autumn/Spring semester including online final assessment of learning outcomes and we will be able to issue Transcript of Records with all results of studies.

We do want to draw your attention to the following:
- Our education (and assessment) will be offered as online (February-March) and face-to-face (April-June).
- In case you will not be able to receive VISA on time or there will be travel restrictions, you will be able to join our education from your home town/country.
- If you decide to start your mobility from your home town/country, please keep in mind that classes in Vilnius will be offered in the Eastern European Time (EET) zone.
- The Introduction Week session will be offered online from January 25, 2021 till January 31, 2021. More information will follow in due time. Physical Introductory week will be organized in the end of March.
- Should you decide to stay outside MRU Campus, we urge you to follow the situation and do not sign the accommodation contract before the end of January.
- As soon as you buy your travel tickets, please submit the arrival form:
- Do check your insurances carefully in case you will travel to Lithuania for your exchange; will you e.g. be repatriated to your home country?
- Please make sure to arrange for your visa in time.
- Please check the travel advice to Lithuania from your Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as this will always be leading for you as a citizen of your country. Also you can follow travel updates in the web-page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lithuania:
- Check the current situation in Lithuania and all COVID measures
- Check the interactive map to see if your country is subject to a quarantine requirement upon entry into Lithuania. If there is a quarantine obligation for your country, please arrange a self-isolation place (MRU Student House, hotel or private accommodation).
- In case of the third COVID-19 wave in the Spring with a potential new lockdown or new measures we will continue the online learning, so the study process will not be interrupted.
- If for whatever reason you are unable to travel to Lithunia or you must return to your home
country, MRU will not reimburse your travel expenses, accommodation expenses or other
additional costs (e.g. for a coronavirus test). You should take this into consideration when making
your decision.

We understand that this situation can be very disappointing for you, but we hope you understand that safety comes first.

MRU International office

7 Jan 2021