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Study in Lithuania

Everything you need to know about studying in Lithuania as an international student.

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Why study in Lithuania?

As a member of the European Union, Lithuania has all the values of modern Europe and is among one of the most multilingual and educated countries in the Baltic region.

One of the southernmost Balkan states, Lithuania is becoming known as one of the hidden gems of Europe for its sheer beauty including its stunning coastline.

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What are the best programs in Lithuania?

In line with other countries in Europe, degrees in Lithuania are taught in three cycles: undergraduate (bachelor’s), graduate (master’s) and postgraduate (doctorate or PhD).

At undergraduate level international students can choose to study for a bachelor’s degree or a professional qualification. There’s a wide variety of programs you can choose to study in Lithuania, with a focus on science and research.

There’s a variety of universities and schools international students can apply to in Lithuania, including specialist business schools, medical universities and engineering universities.

Whether you’re looking to study for a bachelor’s, master’s, MBA or PhD, Studee can help you find the perfect place to study abroad.

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  4. Enrollment & travel advice

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What is the cost of studying in Lithuania?

Tuition fees in Lithuania vary depending on the university, program and level of study. For example, it could cost $2,500 a year to study a bachelor’s degree, and $8,500 a year to study a postgraduate degree such as a PhD. Fees for non-EU students can be higher, so check the exact costs with the institution you’re applying to.

The cost of living in Lithuania is more reasonable than many other countries in Europe and considerably cheaper than countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany.

Prices will vary across the country but students should expect to need a budget of between $5,000 and $10,000 per year to cover the cost of living.

Key facts

  • Euro € Currency
  • 175,10 Student population
  • Lithuanian Language
  • 47 Universities

Where can you study in Lithuania?

The main universities in Lithuania are located in the capital Vilnius and the country’s second largest city Kaunas. Both offer historic architecture and a rich culture, with plenty to see and do for international students.

On the whole, Lithuania is considered a safe country for visiting students, and it’s becoming a more popular holiday destination for tourists from Western Europe and around the world.

Universities in Lithuania

What are the requirements to study in Lithuania?


If you want to study a bachelor’s program in Lithuania you need to have a Secondary Education Diploma, School Leaving Certificate, or an equivalent qualification. To be admitted onto a master’s program you’ll need a bachelor’s degree, usually in the same field. Your education documents will need to be recognized in the Republic of Lithuania. Your certificates and qualifications can be evaluated by the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (CQAHE).

English language tests

All international student programs in Lithuania are offered in English. Therefore, most universities require a TOEFL or IELTS English language test score. Some universities offer their own English proficiency test as part of the application requirements.
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Lithuania student visa

Students from outside the EU will need to apply for the National visa (D) as well as a temporary residence permit.

You can apply for the temporary residence permit at the Lithuanian embassy along with the National visa (D), and you must apply for both before you travel to Lithuania.

How to study in Lithuania

  1. Choose where in Lithuania you’d like to study and find a program
  2. Use the University’s chosen platform to complete an application
  3. Fill in your personal details and educational history
  4. Submit the requested documents — these will vary depending on the country you are from and your level of study
  5. Submit your online application and pay the application fee
  6. Wait for a response from the University
  7. Accept an offer and pay any deposits or fees to secure your place
  8. Start your Lithuanian student visa process