Studying in Lithuania puts you at the heart of Europe, where age old traditions meet new age charm. Lithuania has been making giant strides in economic development, which is also evident from its education infrastructure that is truly world class. With tuition fees and living cost at reasonable levels and unlimited opportunities to explore, studying in Lithuania offers total value for the money.
First rate education offered
The quality of education provided by the Universities of Lithuania is of high class. More than 350 courses are taught in English. The courses are evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), and each year of study being awarded with 60 ECTS credits.
Relatively low tuition fees
The Tuition fees at the Universities of Lithuania are relatively low compare to other parts of Europe. International students can get world-class education at affordable fees.
Value for Money
International students can get a good value of their money at the Universities of Lithuania. The Tuition fees start from as low as 2,000 Euro and Lithuania have a very cheap cost of living; public transportation and the cost of food items are also relatively cheaper.
Safe environment for International students
Safety, while studying abroad plays a vital role in a student’s life. Lithuania offers a very safe and condusive atmosphere for the international students. The crime rate is significantly low and International students do not have to worry at all regarding their safety.
Part time work Facilities
International students can work upto 20 hours per week according to the legislation of the Lithuania. This help students get rid of the financial burden and concentrate on their studies.
Higher education in Lithuania is available at Universities or Colleges. Bachelor/Masters System.
3 years (180 ECTS credits) towards a professional bachelor or an academic bachelor offers students core teaching in the chosen discipline, as well as a broad general education. The academic bachelor gives access to master's studies.
1 or 2 years (60 or 120 ECTS credits) Provides specialized content whilst allowing for further development of the scientific research process. After obtaining a Master's degree, students can choose to pursue research projects leading to a Doctorate degree (PhD).
Cost of Education
At Higher Education institutions in Lithuania, tuition fees differ from institution to institution, depending on the chosen programme and the cycle. Educational institutions announce their tuition fees annually.On average, the cost of studies at higher education institutions is approximately:
Between 1,000 to 5,300 EUR per year - for Bachelor studies
From 2,200 to 6,500 EUR per year - for Master studies
From 7,100 to 8,500 EUR per year - for post-graduate studies.
For the courses taught in English, students will either need a certificate proving their language level (higher education institutions have their own requirements on the score needed), or pass the language proficiency test provided by the higher education institution.
The International students should apply directly to the selected Lithuanian university or college. As rule of thumb, admission to studies is carried out in July. Students planning to study in Lithuania are advised to start application procedure as early as possible due to the fact that document recognition and subject equivalence identification procedures may take up to one month and sometimes longer. On top of that, you may need to pass preliminary examinations (if required for selected study programmes.
Surviving on books and knowledge alone is impossible. So, before leaving to study abroad, cit is very important to plan the financing of the studies. There are various opportunities for the financing of studies in Lithuania. Funding may be granted by the state of Lithuania, Higher Education institution or it is possible to get a scholarship under international programmes. Each Higher Education institution also offers scholarships from its own funds to students who satisfy the specified requirements. Interested students should apply to the specific institution to find out if funding is available for their studies.
Various accomodation facilities are available for the international students while their study period in Lithuania. Students can accommod hall of residence provided by the university or rent an apartment according to their convinience.
A completed application form (each institution has its' own application form)
Certificate of Education (Secondary/ Undergraduate degree or other education acquired) including grades.
Curriculum vitae (Europass) and a letter of motivation
A copy of valid passport, certified by a Commissioner of Oaths.
Photographs (3 x 4 cm)
A receipt proving that the application and tuition fees have been paid
Bank statements proving that the student is able to pay for the studies and living expenses while studying in Lithuania.
Legalized Education Documents.
From the second year of study students in full-time study mode are allowed to work 20 hours per week in accordance with the legislation of Lithuania.
Permanent Residency (PR)
A Permanent Residence Permit in Lithuania for foreign nationals can be granted given that the person has had a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Lithuania for 5 years in a row. At the same time the person should satisfy other requirements set by the government.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
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