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How to study in Lithuania

You can follow the procedure and make your dream of studying abroad come true. To gain admission to a Lithuanian higher education institution, you must take the following actions:

Select your course of study in a Lithuanian university

  1. Verify your academic history with the requirements for enrollment in the study program. Details about the required documents are available on the university’s website.
  2. Put together all of the necessary paperwork. Show up for the required exam.
  3. The Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education should review your academic records and foreign school-leaving certificates (CQAHE)
  4. Once approved, you can submit an online application and all required documentation to a higher education institution.
  5. Apply for a student visa when you receive the university’s admission letter.

Given the intense competition, international students should submit their applications for admission as soon as possible. Remember to allow time to organize the specifics. 

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Universities in Lithuania

Lithuania has top-notch universities. The four Lithuanian universities listed in the QS World Universities Rankings 2024 prove this. The rankings of Lithuania’s top universities are listed in the table below.

UniversityQS World Universities Ranking
Vilnius University=423
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University651-700
Kaunas University801-1000
Vytautas Magnus University801-1000

International students can choose from a wide range of courses offered by Lithuanian universities. In any discipline, there are various courses available. International students most frequently pursue the following degrees while studying in Lithuania:

  1. Architecture degrees in Lithuania
  2. Communication degrees in Lithuania
  3. Economics degrees in Lithuania
  4. Marketing degrees in Lithuania
  5. Media degrees in Lithuania
  6. Business degrees in Lithuania
  7. Engineering degrees in Lithuania 
  8. Law degrees in Lithuania
  9. Medicine degrees in Lithuania 
  10. Social Science degrees in Lithuania

Lithuania University admission

International applicants must submit their applications to the selected university straight online. You will require a few necessary documents to support your application when you apply. The prerequisites vary throughout academic institutions. The following is a popular list of these documents: 

  1. Completed application form
  2. A scan of your diploma.
  3. A scanned copy of your degrees.
  4. A transcript/record of your previous courses
  5. Your CV
  6. Letter of motivation
  7. 2 or 3 Letters of recommendation 
  8. Language testing scores
  9. Copy of your passport
  10. Photographs of yourself
  11. Portfolio and/or writing samples

Study in English in Lithuania

International students can enroll in hundreds of English-taught study courses in Lithuania. The following Lithuanian universities provide programs taught in English:

  1. Vilnius University
  2. Kaunas University of Technology
  3. Vytautas Magnus University
  4. LCC International University
  5. Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences
  6. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  7. Mykolas Romeris University
  8. Lithuanian University of Health Science
  9. Lithuanian Sports University
  10. Kauno Kolegija/ University of Applied Sciences

Tuition fees at the universities in Lithuania 

Study levelTuition fee
Bachelor’s degrees€1,000-5,300
Master’s degrees€2,200-6,500


February and September
The deadline for September intake is on 1 May.
The deadline for the February intake is in October.

Application fee

The application fee is around 100 euro to 200 euro.

Cost of Living in Lithuania 

Staying in Lithuania is not expensive. With housing costs included, the cost of living can be roughly €489 per month, or €5,868 annually. The average monthly cost of the student residences can be €70. Numerous advantages that save money will also be available to you. For this purpose, you can use your International Student Identity Card (ISIC), Erasmus Student Network (ESN), or Lithuanian Student Identity Card (LSP).

Lithuanian scholarships

Even if tuition at Lithuanian universities is inexpensive, studying overseas is undoubtedly costly. You are welcome to apply for scholarships if you encounter challenges obtaining funding to pursue your studies in Lithuania. International students can also apply for scholarships from Lithuanian colleges and the government. Following is a list of a few of them:

  1. Lithuania Foundation Scholarship Program
  2. Lithuanian Foundation Project grants
  3. Scholarship from the Lithuanian Government for Full-Time Master’s Study in Lithuania Vilnius University State Studies Foundation Assistance to Lithuanian Foreign Nationals
  4. Kaunas University of Technology Scholarships
  5. Vilnius University Awards for non-EU students
  6. Vytautas Magnus University Scholarships

Applying for a Lithuanian student visa

  1. International students should be aware of the following details before applying for a student visa:
  2. A student visa is optional for students traveling from the EU.
  3. Students from a few non-EU nations, including the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, can enter Lithuania without a visa. However, they must apply for one once they arrive.
  4. While registering with the Lithuanian Migration Department within seven days of arrival is mandatory, EU students are not required to have a residence permit.
  5. Everyone traveling to Lithuania for academic purposes, except the aforementioned students, must apply for a national visa and a temporary residency permit.

Temporary Residence Permit

All students from non-EU nations must also obtain a temporary residency permit. The permit allows foreign students to temporarily remain in Lithuania for the duration specified in the permission.

The Lithuanian embassy in your area is where you can apply for a visa. Lithuanian student visas are typically granted in 15 days. The visa application fee may cost up to €120.

Study and work in Lithuania

Lithuanian government allows international students to work part-time during their studies under some conditions. 

  1. In Lithuania, working as a student is permitted for a maximum of 20 hours per week.
  2. Study abroad students will require a work permit. However, this may not apply if hired during training or to work in social or scientific research.

After graduating, non-EU students can apply for a 15-month temporary residence permit to stay in the country and look for employment.

Embassy Location

Dubai, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkey

National visa D (full-time study purpose) 

Students intending to enroll in successive full-time courses at a Lithuanian higher education institution should apply for a multiple entry national visa D upon arrival.

  1. Electronically filled out Visa Application Form (D type to be selected).
  2. A single, recent, 35 x 45 colored passport photo on a white background.
  3. A passport valid for travel (with at least two blank pages and issued within the last ten years; the passport’s validity period must be at least six months longer than the desired visa’s).
  4. Current health insurance that will cover the entire stay. It needs to work throughout the Schengen Area. The insurance coverage cannot be for less than EUR 30,000.
  5. A verified reservation for airline tickets.
  6. Electronically submitted mediation letter from Lithuanian educational institution via (EPIS): (just the mediation application number needs to be sent to the Visa Office).
  7. Affidavit of Sponsorship from parents/relatives and their proof of financial means; in the event of sponsorship; proof of financial means (300 EUR for each month of planned stay) in the Republic of Lithuania (original, personally signed, and appropriately stamped private bank statement detailing transactions for the previous three months).
  8. Properly legalized educational background documents
  9. There were 120 consular fees.

Important Note

The Lithuanian Embassy retains the authority to ask for more paperwork and/or to schedule an interview with the candidate.

Student visa applicants are requested to follow the below-listed guidelines strictly: 

  1. Applications for student visas must be submitted in person.
  2. All supporting documentation for a visa application, such as financial records, travel insurance, and flight reservations, must be authentic and current.
  3. The processing period for visa applications is 14 days unless more consultation is needed.

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