Existential Psychology

Degree: Master of Arts in Psychology
Duration: 1,5 Years

National Code of the Study Program: 621S10005

About the Program

EHU's Existential Psychology Program offers a unique opportunity to acquire the in-depth knowledge and practical skills necessary for work as an existential psychologist. The approach is based on the principle of interdisciplinarity, including the necessary theoretical resources of psychology and philosophy, in accordance with the European tradition of education of existential psychologists and psychotherapists. The program is characterized by a well-balanced combination of theoretical, practical, and research components in the educational process.

The program involves close academic cooperation between Belarusian philosophers and psychologists and Lithuanian colleagues united around the Institute of Humanistic and Existential Psychology (Birštonas) and the Center of Existential Therapy (Vilnius). Another important partner in the region is the East European Association for Existential Therapy (also registered in Lithuania). Involvement of well-known Western specialists opens up broad perspectives for international cooperation with a wide range of academic institutions in Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Austria, and the United States.

Potential Careers for Graduates

Practicing psychologist and consultant in different institutions and business structures, or starting a private practice in the field of psychological consulting. The program’s graduates interested in research will be able to continue their studies and research activities at international doctoral programs, including EHU's Doctorate in Philosophy.

Applications, Payments and Scholarships

Tuition fees for Academic Year 2016/17

                                                              Citizens and residents of Belarus All other citizens

Blended mode

Ranking GPA 9,61 or higher – €0/year

Ranking GPA between 9,21 and 9,60 – €750/year

Ranking GPA 9,20 and below – €1500/year



* Ranking GPA for Master's prospective students is calculated on the basis of: 1) Research project; 2) English language exam; 3) Bachelor's diploma subjects average

Please click here for general information about application process, requirements, financial assistance (in Russian). To find out program-specific requirements, please see here (in Russian).


Prof. Rimantas Kočiūnas, Head of the Institute of Humanistic and Existential Psychology (Birštonas, Lithuania) 

Dr. Alice Holzhey-Kunz, President of the Swiss Society for Hermeneutic Anthropology and Dasein Analysis 

Prof. Dr.med. Thomas Fuchs, Karl-Jaspers-Professor for Philosophical Foundations of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Heidelberg University 

Prof. Ernesto Spinelli, one of the leading theorists and practitioners of existential therapy in the United Kingdom 

Prof. Simon du Plock, Director of Center for Practice Based Research at Metanoia Institute, Coeditor of the Existential Analysis journal 

The philosophical courses are taught by the leading representatives of the phenomenological school of EHU: 

Prof. Dr. Anatoli Mikhailov

Prof. Dr. Tatiana Shchyttsova

Assoc. Prof. Andrei Laurukhin

Assoc. Prof. Olga Shparaga


For information on admission            
e-mail: recruitment@ehu.lt
skype: questionehu
call: +370 5 2639650

Additional Information
Co-financed by:European Commission