Study in Lithuania


The first university in Eastern Europe was set up in Lithuania and since then, Lithuania has been a center of learning. People come here from all over the world not only for the amazing architecture but also for its high academic standards. Lithuania is an ideal country to pursue higher education and there are many reasons why you should study in Lithuania.

Lithuanians are friendly and educated and you will enjoy your stay in Lithuania. Moreover, as Lithuania is a member of the EU, a degree from Lithuania is equivalent to that from any other European country. Lithuania has also signed agreements with over 16 countries regarding academic exchanges. Although public schools use Lithuanian as a medium of instruction, other languages can also be used if the students or teachers are foreigners or if the curriculum demands it.

Lithuanian government funds the education of the best graduates and they are not required to pay the tuition fee. Although every Lithuanian university has its own fee, students can avail the State sponsored loan to cover it. The state funded seats-fifty at universities and another fifty at schools are available for the permanent residents of the Economic Area and the European Union as well as foreigners with permanent residence in Lithuania. A one year equalizing course in the Lithuanian language can also be arranged at the Universities for foreign students who wish to learn the language.

Living costs in Lithuania are considerably less than the other countries of the European Union and you can enjoy the benefit of an education from an EU country without paying the hefty costs. Lithuania has many places for tourists so you will have plenty to occupy your free time. A degree from Lithuania will help you gain a job all over the world. Lithuania is one of the best places to pursue higher education.

Top Reasons to Study in Lithuania:

  • All Programs are in the English Language.
  • High quality, modern and innovative studies.
  • Schengen Country.
  • IELTS is not required if student speaks English.
  • Accommodation available on walking distance.
  • Enjoy the quality of life and World class infrastructure.
  • A part of a modern European country.
  • Global Centre for Software, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Financial Services industries.

Education System

  • The academic year starts in September and ends in mid-June and is divided into two semesters-spring and autumn. Students can opt to study full-time or part-time.
  • Each study programme is evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), with each year of study being awarded 60 ECTS credits.
  • Non-university studies are undergraduate studies and they come under what we call the first cycle. University degrees are offered in three cycles: the first cycle is undergraduate (Bachelor), the second cycle is graduate (Master, and/or specialised professional studies), and the third one is postgraduate (Doctoral; residency; postgraduate in the Arts).
  • Undergraduate study (4 Years)
  • Graduate Study (1/2 Years)

NOTE: General BA / B.Sc Degrees & Correspondence degree not acceptable & cannot apply for master degree in Latvia because education ministry do not recognize these degrees.

Tuition fees:

The tuition fee is different for different universities and varies widely with courses. It can vary from as low as 2.5Lakh a year for state universities to as 3.5Lakh per annum for some private universities.

Living Expenses:

The approximate annual living expenses are about 3, 00,000 to 5, 00,000 INR which includes accommodation as well as other daily expenses.

National Visa D (Study Purpose)

  • A person who a student is arriving in the Republic of Lithuania to the successive full-time studies a higher education establishment operating in the Republic of Lithuania should apply for a multiple entry national visa D, which could be applied for only at Lithuanian Embassy.
  • Completed and signed application form, 1 recent passport photo 35x45 colourful, with white background.
  • A legal travel document - passport (containing at least 2 blank pages, issued within the previous 10 years, its period of validity must exceed the validity period of the requested visa by at least six months).
  • Valid health insurance, covering the extent of stay, and its copy. The amount of medical insurance coverage - LTL 20 000 (EUR 5792, 40).
  • A confirmed Air ticket reservation.
  • Mediation letter from the higher educational institution in Lithuania.
  • Registration documentation of the educational institution in Lithuania.
  • Means of subsistence ( 150 EUR for every month of planned stay) in the Republic of Lithuania (minimum last 3 months original bank account statements/ pay slips etc.; in case of sponsorship - Affidavit of Sponsorship from parents/relatives and their bank account statements for minimum 3 months).
  • No Consular fee applied.

IMPORTANT : The Lithuanian Embassy reserves the right to ask for additional documents.