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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.

Student reviews for Lithuania

  • Vishnu Muraleedharan
    India
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Kaunas University of Technology Aeronautical Engineering
    What's it like to study in Lithuania?
    Like I mentioned about the city, Lithuania is a small and beautiful country with a rich and exotic cultural, social and culinary background. As a person coming from India this country always provided me the curiosity as before coming here I didn't have a knowledge that Lithuania likes the Indian culture and traditions and after coming here I came to know that they like India a lot i.e. the food, culture, cinema and family aspects. Even shocked to see the dictionary made by the Vilnius University about the similarity of the words in Sanskrit and Lithuanian as there are more than 10,000 words similar in both the languages carrying the same meaning and pronunciation as Lithuanian is one of the oldest Indo -European languages without much alterations and changes. All these enabled me and my partner to find comfortable and love with Lithuania and Kaunas which made us to come back over here to do our PhD leaving my job in Dubai as I didn't feel the same in other parts of the world i.e. the peace, mental comfort and satisfaction. Now did the project for the NGO on Cultural orientation about other cultures and civilizations which enabled me to visit schools and public libraries like in Bristonas, Pakruojis, Kursenu and personally to Palanga, Vilnius, Trakai and to various Lithuanian villages and forest areas. Till now I haven't felt anything unexpected or shocking and felt good, friendly and acceptable as even have a small and wonderful Lithuania family who consider as part of their family.
  • Kabilan Anbazhagan
    India
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    5 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Kaunas University of Technology Architecture
    What's it like to study in Lithuania?
    Most of the locals are friendly, some times they are shy to talk but interested in us and keen to know about us, the places i travel is interesting and good exposure to nature, in terms of culture i have experience the dance, the food and few events, which well heart felt and some of my good experience.
  • Olzhas Shalkhar
    Kazakhstan
    Overall experience 5 stars
    Academic
    5 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Kaunas University of Technology Applied Physics
    What's it like to study in Lithuania?
    Lithuania is beautiful country with unpredictable weather. There are many places to go.
  • Tugce Yerlitas
    Turkey
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    2 stars
    University facilities
    5 stars
    Kaunas University of Technology International Business
    What's it like to study in Lithuania?
    Lithuania has very lovely nature. It has four seasons and every seasons have different surprise for us. Because of being small, it is easy to travel around country. Also, time to time it is possible to find very cheap ticket to different European countries.
  • Natanael Lopez
    Nicaragua
    Overall experience 4 stars
    Academic
    4 stars
    University social
    4 stars
    Accommodation
    4 stars
    University facilities
    4 stars
    Kaunas University of Technology Architecture
    What's it like to study in Lithuania?
    The people is friendly and will try to help if you need something, and if you try to said a few words in their language they will admire you!!! taking in consideration that Lithuanian is not an easy language. When I visited the Museum and sites, the guide treat me in a enthusiastic way, they took the time to explain you about their history and backgrounds. I will strong recommend you to visit all the museum to meet nice people!

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?

Qualifications

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.

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