WHY STUDY IN LITHUANIA?
Lithuania is a country situated in northern Europe. The official language of Lithuania is Lithuanian. This country is mainly known for having an official scent, called the Scent of Lithuania. The coastal lines are extremely popular for the ‘amber’ found on the shores of the Baltic sea.
Also, Lithuania is considered a high-income country by the World Bank. To the north is Latvia, south is Belarus, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast to the southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.8 million people as of 2019, and its capital and largest city are Vilnius. The country joined the eurozone ¬in 2015.
Lithuanians are fond of nature and have a strong feeling of a shared culture that begins as early as primary school, where folk music, national traditions, and holidays play an important role. Among those who remember life under the Soviet regime, pride in surviving a period of repression and difficulty is a focal point of the national culture.
The most noticeable distinction between regions is the change in dialects as one travels across the country. To an outsider, a different dialect can sound like a completely different language and in some cases-particularly in border towns-may incorporate elements of the neighboring country’s language.
A typical Lithuavenian diet would contain items that aren’t really expensive and are readily available. The weather would be cold for much of the year, this will create a shortage of vegetables and people tend to eat warm and wholesome food like pork, smoked meats, beets, potatoes, and cabbage.
Lithuania has a humid continental climate. The coldest months are January, February, and December. You can expect high precipitation in the months of June, July, and August. July receives maximum rain so this month can be avoided if you’re not a big fan of rain.
Why study in Lithuania?
Lithuania is well known for offering a warm welcoming environment for foreigners. A wide variety of schools and universities offer more than 350 study programs, which are taught in English.
Therefore, international students have a wide variety of courses to choose from. There are three cycles to higher education degrees, they are:
All three degrees are offered at universities, wherein undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees can also be obtained at the school of applied sciences.
The academic year starts in September and ends in mid-June. It is divided into Spring and Autumn semesters.
According to the need and requirements of the student, he/she can choose to study full time or part-time.
There are two types of study programs.
College studies (non-university higher education) are oriented towards training for professional activities. The duration of full-time studies in collages is about three years whereas if you decide to study part-time, it may take up to about four years. Students with practical experience can complete additional studies, however, the duration for these additional studies will vary as they are set by institutions.
University studies provide an academic education, theoretical training, and professional excellence. The duration for full-time studies in universities is about 4 years whereas if you decide to study part-time, it may take up to five years. The students are awarded a Bachelor’s degree after 3 years and postgraduate studies take up the last two years.
22 collages (10 independent) and 21 universities (including 8 independent) offer study programs in Lithuania.
On an average, the cost of studies at higher education institutions is approximately between 1.000 – 5.300 EUR per year for the Bachelor studies and from 2.200 to 6.500 EUR per year for master studies and from 7.100 to 8.500 EUR per year for doctoral studies.
Lithuanian is the language commonly spoken and is the official language of Lithuania. It is also one of the official languages of the European Union. English is also widely spoken in Lithuania. Whereas the minority languages are Russian and Polish.
Living in Lithuania:
Compared to Western Europe Lithuania is generally a cheap country. We can do relatively cheap grocery shopping. Accommodation is also not expensive as it is Italy or Greece. Lithuania is a very historical country.
As some parts of Lithuania are occupied by Russian citizens, we can experience both Europe and the Soviet vibe at the same time. Plus, the city of Vilnius is a heavily student occupied area where there are many universities and educational institutions set up.
Even if you live off-campus, public transportation is pretty cheap and regular. It is extremely helpful if you are a student. There are a lot of public parks in Lithuania, which are very green and soothing if you want to relax your mind.
- Choose a study program (Full time or part-time).
- Evaluate your academic background against the prerequisites of the study program.
- Contact the admissions officer of your chose higher education institution prior to applying.
- Get your education documents and foreign school-leaving certification evaluated by the Lithuanian center for quality assessment in higher education (CQAHE).
- Once you get your documents evaluated and approved, you can now apply to a higher education institution online.
- Once accepted, it is only a matter of getting your visa.
Until and unless you are a citizen of one of the 28 European countries, you wouldn’t need a Visa to study in Lithuania. Else you will have to apply for a visa.
To study at Lithuania, we need:
National Visa (ID)
Temporary residence permit
National visa (ID) allows a foreign student to enter the Republic of Lithuania and stay in it for a period longer than 90 days.
The temporary residence permit is a document granting the foreign student the right to temporarily reside in the Republic of Lithuania for a specified period in the permit.
You must apply for BOTH before you come to Lithuania.
LSMU – About 110 years of educational experience and great potential for development in medical fields. Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is one of the largest institutions of higher education for medical courses in Lithuania.
Medical teaching and research are mainly supported cooperation with the foremost important health care institution within the Baltic States – the Hospital of LSMU “Kauno klinikos”. Veterinary Academy is the sole establishment in Lithuania to teach veterinary surgeons. variety of other health-related programmes (Pharmacy, Food Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, etc.) are offered to students here. you’ll get a chance to widen and deepen your knowledge during a number of disciplines, to enhance your skills within the fashionable and innovative environment and to become highly qualified specialists during a fast-changing world of practicing health sciences. LSMU students enjoy many advantages of this pleasant atmosphere of our University and historical Kaunas city.