About Lithuania

Lithuania is a developed country in the Baltic region of Europe with an advanced economy. It ranks high on the Human Development Index. Also, the Lithuanian government is well known for its excellence in assuring civil liberties, internet freedom, democratic governance, and peacefulness. According to the World Bank, the literacy rate among Lithuanians aged 15 years and older is 100%, which points to the quality of education someone can achieve in Lithuania. People in Lithuania are well used to the English language and are very welcoming to Foreigners. As an abroad study enthusiast, Lithuanian institutions will excite you with more than 500 study programs taught in English or Russian, valued anywhere in the world.

Basic Facts

  • Official name - Republic of Lithuania
  • Population - 2,835,988
  • Currency- Euro (EUR)
  • GDP - $129 billion
  • Capital – Vilnius
  • Official Language - Lithuanian
  • Largest City in the Country- Vilnius

Reasons to Study in Lithuania

  • All international students can apply for state scholarships in Lithuania.
  • IELTS/TOEFL is not mandatory for admission, but having the same will positively impact the VISA outcome.
  • Students can work up to 20 hours/week. Also, they can work 3 months full-time during holidays.
  • The cost of living in Lithuania is cheaper than 54 percent of the other countries in the world.
  • Visa processing for Lithuania is comparatively easy compared with the other Schengen countries.
  • Lithuania is a great portal that connects to the rest of Europe with excellent public transportation facilities.
  • A student will be issued a Schengen Visa to go to Lithuania but can travel to all the Schengen countries as well.

Intakes in Lithuanian Universities

Autumn Intake:  June 

Spring Intake: September 

Education Institutions in Lithuania

The evaluation system followed by the study programs in Lithuanian educational institutions is the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). They are offered in terms of ‘cycles’, which follow the Bologna system, and the first, second, and third cycles comprise bachelor’s, master’s, and the PhDs. In addition, Universities in Lithuania offer integrated study programs too. It combines the first and second cycles. 


Four Lithuanian universities feature in the QS World University Rankings 2016-2017: 

  • Vilnius University
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Kaunas University of Technology
  • Vytautas Magnus University

Three Lithuanian universities feature in the QS University Rankings: EECA (Emerging Europe and Central Asia): 

  • Klaipeda University
  • Siauliai University
  • Mykolas Romeris University

Higher education institutions in Lithuania are divided into two – colleges (kolegija) and universities. There are 14 public universities, eight private universities, and one branch campus of a Polish university.

Time Schedule for Processing

Autumn Intake:

  • IELTS Coaching - November
  • Appear for IELTS Test - December
  • IELTS Test Result Publication -January
  • Submit applications to Universities - from January to April
  • Receive Offer Letters - January to May
  • Arrangement of Funds - February to May
  • Financial Assessment in the Universities - March to May
  • Visa Application- May to June
  • Visa Grant - April to June
  • Fly to Australia - June

Spring Intake:

  • IELTS Coaching - December
  • Appear for IELTS Test - January
  • IELTS Test Result Publication -January/February
  • Submit applications to Universities - from January to April
  • Receive Offer Letters - January to May
  • Arrangement of Funds - February to May
  • Financial Assessment in the Universities - May to June
  • Visa Application- June to July
  • Visa Grant - July to September
  • Fly to Spain - September

Work Rights and Stay back Policies

  • In Lithuania, International students can work up to 20 hours a week.
  • Students can get a Post-study work visa of up to 15 months to search for a job.
  • Foreign citizens with high qualifications can start working immediately after applying for a residence permit.
  • Foreigners with skills that are categorized under ‘high professional qualifications’, foreign citizens working remotely for a Lithuanian company, and students on exchange programs do not need to apply for a work permit.

Cost of Study in Lithuania

The tuition Fees in Lithuanian Universities:

  • 1,300 EUR/year for Bachelor’s degrees
  • 1,000 EUR/year for Master’s degrees
  • 8,400 EUR/year for Ph.D. degrees
  • Tuition costs for medical programs are over 10,000 EUR per year for some specializations.

The cost of living in Lithuania: 

  • 350 - 750 EUR per month is the approximate cost of living for most international students in Lithuania.

Test Requirements

  • English is the medium for all international study programs in Lithuania.
  • Most universities in Lithuania hence require a TOEFL or IELTS English language test score.
  • Some universities offer their own English proficiency test as part of the application requirements.