Study in Lithuania

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Lithuania is home to excellent academic institutions. These offer innovative facilities and rich student life. It is a welcoming and friendly country in Europe. Along with litunian language degree, international students can also find english taught degrees in Lithuania.

Why study in Lithuania

Lithuania is a popular country in Europe. Here we will present you the reasons for helping you to take decision of studying in Lithuania. 

  • Lithuanian universities charge lower tuition fees than most of the popular international study destinations such as the US and UK. The cost of living in Lithuania is also cheaper.
  • Lithuania has more than 24 colleges and 22 universities. These offer internationally recognized academic programs and qualifications.
  • Lithuania is a mixture of old traditions and modern charm. While studying in Lithuania, you can get a fantastic experience of both. 
  • You can also get an opportunity to work part-time for a maximum of 20 hours per week, which will help you support your living expenses in Lithuania.

How to study in Lithuania

You can simply follow the procedure and make your study abroad dream true. The subsequent steps are required to get into Lithuanian Higher Education Institution:

  1. Choose your study program and university in Lithuania.
  2. Check your academic background against the eligibility criteria of the study program. Collect the details of the document requirements from the website of the university.
  3. Assemble all the documents as required. Appear for the needed test.
  4. Your education documents and foreign school-leaving certificates should be checked by the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (CQAHE)
  5. Once you get the approval. You can now apply to a Higher Education Institution online with all the documents.
  6. After receiving the acceptance format the university, apply for the student visa.

International students should apply for the admission as early as possible, as the competition is high. Also, make sure to leave time for sorting out the details. 

Universities in Lithuania

Lituanian universities are world class.It is proved with the 4 universities of lithuania ranked in QS wold universities rankings 2021. The best universities in Lithuania are tabulated below with their rankings.

University

QS World Universities Ranking

Vilnius University

=423

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

651-700

Kaunas University

801-1000

Vytautas Magnus University

801-1000

 

Popular subjects to study in Lithuania

Litunian universities provide a broad spectrum of courses to international students. You can find different types of courses in each field. The most popular study degrees to study in lithuania for Indian students are:

  • Architecture degrees in Lithuania
  • Communication degrees in Lithuania
  • Economics degrees in Lithuania
  • Marketing degrees in Lithuania
  • Media degrees in Lithuania
  • Business degrees in Lithuania
  • Engineering degrees in Lithuania 
  • Law degrees in Lithuania
  • Medicine degrees in Lithuania 
  • Social Science degrees in Lithuania

Lithuania university admission

International students will need to apply online directly to the chosen university. While applying you will need certain important documents for supporting your application. The different academic institutions have different requirements. The common list of these documents are mentioned below: 

  • Completed application form
  • A scan of your diploma.
  • A scanned copy of your degrees.
  • A transcript/record of your previous courses
  • Your CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • 2 or 3 Letters of recommendation 
  • Language testing scores
  • Copy of a your passport
  • Photographs of yourself
  • Portfolio and/or writing samples

Study in English in Lithuania

There are hundreds of English-taught study courses open for international students in Lithuania. Here are the Lithuanian universities that offer English-taught programs:

  • Vilnius University
  • Kaunas University of Technology
  • Vytautas Magnus University
  • LCC International University
  • Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

Tuition fees at the universities in Lithuania 

Tuition fees in Lithuania depend on the various factors such as the university you choose, the study level you are at and the course you want to study. The average tuition fee at the different study levels for the international students are:

Study level

Tuition fee

Bachelor’s degrees

€1,000-5,300

Master’s degrees

€2,200-6,500

PhDs

€7,100-8,500

 

Cost of Living in Lithuania 

Lithuania is an inexpensive country to stay in. The cost of living can be somewhere around €489 per month or you can say €5,868 per annum including accommodation expenses. The dormitories of the student can cost on average €70 per month. You will also have access to many cost-saving benefits. You can use your Lithuanian Student Identity Card (LSP), Erasmus Student Network (ESN) card and the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) for it.

Lithuanian scholarships

Although litunanian universities charges low tuition fee, but studying abroad is of course an expensive affair. If you face difficulty in funds arrangement for studying in lithuania, you can apply for the scholarships. The government and universities of litunian offer scholarship schemes to international students as well. Some of them are listed below:

  • Lithuania Foundation Scholarship Program
  • Lithuanian Foundation Project grants
  • Lithuanian Government Scholarship for Full-Time Master’s Degree Study in Lithuania Vilnius University
  • State Studies Foundation Support for Foreigners of Lithuania
  • Kaunas University of Technology Scholarships
  • Vilnius University Awards for non-EU students
  • Vytautas Magnus University Scholarships

Applying for a Lithuanian student visa

  • In the context of a student visa, international students should note the following points:
  • Students coming from the EU region do not need a student visa. 
  • Students from selected non-EU countries such as Australia, New Zealand, the US and Canada do not need a visa to enter Lithuania but should apply for it after arrival. 
  • EU students do not need a residence permit but it is compulsory to register with the Lithuanian Migration Department within the 7 days of arrival in the country.
  • Other than above-mentioned students, everyone coming to Lithuania for studies must apply for a National visa and temporary residence permit.

National Visa (D)
For getting a Lithuanian student visa, you will need to apply for the National visa (D), which can be single or multiple-entry. This allows you to get entry pass in the Lithuania and stay in it for a period more than 90 days.

Temporary Residence Permit
All students from non-EU countries also need to get a temporary residence permit. It allows the international students to temporarily reside in the Lithuania for a period mentioned in the permit.

You can apply for the visa at your local Lithuanian embassy. Student visa for Lithuania will normally be issued in 15 days. The application fee for the visa can be around €60. The requirements of documents are listed below:

  • A filled application form
  • A valid Passport for at least 3 months more than your intended duration of stay in Lithuania
  • One recent colour photo
  • A document proving that you have enough funds to support yourself financially during your stay and studies in Lithuania.
  • A Proof confirming your health insurance.
  • The documents needed for a residence permit are the same as mentioned above. Additionally, you will require: 
  • A proof that you have been admitted to a higher education institution in Lithuania, 
  • A document confirming your residence during your studies. 

Study and work in Lithuania

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

  • International students can start their work from their second year of studies
  • The limit on the working hours while studying in Lithuania is for up to 20 hours per week.  
  • Non-EU students will need a work permit. This can be exempted if hired during a training period or intending to work in the field of scientific or social research. 

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

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