Do you want to study in Lithuania? Lithuania is a country and the southernmost of Europe’s Baltic states, a former Soviet bloc nation bordering Poland, Latvia and Belarus. Its capital, Vilnius, near the Belarus border.
WHY STUDY IN LITHUANIA
Studying in this country provides you with these benefits:
- Provides Schengen visa with access to more than 25 countries of Europe
- Relatively low tuition fees when compared to most European countries
- Highly subsidized accommodation for international students
- Superb academic and research facilities offered
- Ranks high in Human development index
Lithuania education offers High quality, modern and innovative studies. The universities has a organized high standard of education.On average. The cost of studies at higher education institutions is approximately between 1.000 – 5.300 EUR per year for Bachelor studies, from 2.200 to 6.500 EUR per year – for Master studies and from 7.100 to 8.500 EUR per year -for postgraduate studies. This fee structure applies to you if you are a Lithuanian or EU citizen.
Universities in Lithuania also offer integrated study programs, which combine the first and second cycles so that students graduate with a master’s degree and can then study a PhD if they wish. These are most commonly found in regulated professions such as law and medicine.
There are two types of higher education institutions in Lithuania – colleges (kolegija) and universities. Colleges are focused on practical training for particular professions.
There are 14 public universities, eight private, and one branch campus of a Polish university.
Lithuanian universities use a 10-point grading system, in which 10 is the highest score and 5 is the minimum needed to pass.
- Vilnius University.
- Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.
- Kaunas University of Technology.
- Vytautas Magnus University.
A foreign national seeking access to studies in Lithuania has to be proficient in the language of instruction:
- If the study program of your choice is taught in Lithuanian language, you will have to pass a Lithuanian proficiency test. The test of Lithuanian language is to evaluate applicant’s ability to study in Lithuanian language. Listening, reading, writing and speaking skills and the ability to use the language are assessed during the test. For questions regarding the test of Lithuanian language you have to contact the Dept. of Lithuanian Studies (Faculty of Philology) at Vilnius University (Universiteto g. 5, Vilnius). For more information please contact +370 5 268 7215 or http://www.lsk.flf.vu.lt.)
- If the studies are in English or another language, you will either need a certificate proving your 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.
Study and Work
Students are allowed to work so long the student has a work permit, which is issued by the Lithuanian labour exchange. This permit is given to a second year Bachelor degree students or first year of your Masters degree, PhD, or integrated studies. 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.