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Study in Vilnius

All the information you need about studying in Vilnius as an international student.

Why study in Vilnius?

The capital and largest city of Lithuania, Vilnius is a historic city known for its authentic old town.

Students studying in Vilnius can enjoy an affordable city with a vibrant nightlife and plenty of trendy bars. The old town is one of the largest in Europe with a mix of gothic and baroque architecture, and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The old town is easy to get around on foot, but there are also trolleybuses that can be used. Vilnius Airport connects the city to the rest of Lithuania and also provides flights to other major European cities, ideal for students who want to get out and explore the rest of the continent.

Universities in Vilnius

Vilnius is the higher-education center of the country and is home to several respected institutions. Some of the nation’s top-ranked universities, business colleges, and law schools are based in Vilnius.

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How to study in Vilnius

To study a bachelor’s program in Vilnius, you must have a School Leaving Certificate or Secondary Education Diploma. If you’re hoping to study a master’s program, you should already have a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

If you want to pursue an English-taught international program, you might need to prove your language skills. Most universities accept the TOEFL or IELTS English language tests, but some institutions have their own proficiency tests.

If you’re a non-EU citizen, you can begin applying for a Lithuanian student visa once you’ve received formal confirmation of your university place. EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens can study in Lithuania without obtaining a visa.

What to study in Vilnius

You can study an impressive range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Vilnius. The city is renowned for its programs in architecture, business, and economics, but engineering, IT and healthcare courses are also popular.

Cost to study in Vilnius

Vilnius offers an affordable study abroad destination for international students. Undergraduate tuition fees are usually between €2,000 and €3,000 per year, depending on what and where you study. Postgraduate degrees are typically a bit more expensive and can cost up to €8,500 per year.

Your cost of living will depend on your lifestyle, but most students spend between €500 and €950 per month in total. You can find student housing for as little as €60 - €300 per month, and monthly groceries cost around €200 on average.

Key facts of Vilnius

  • 62/23°F Summer/winter temperature
  • 539,000 Population
  • 14 Universities
  • Lithuania Country