Study In Lithuania - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Lithuania as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Lithuania as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as


How to study in Lithuania

Why study in Lithuania

Cost of studying in Lithuania

Universities in Lithuania for international students

Cost of living in Lithuania for international students

How to get a visa to study in Lithuania

How to apply and study in Lithuania

Tuition fees to study in Lithuania

Applying to study in Lithuania


Lithuanian nationals, people of Lithuanian origin and students from the EU/EEA are eligible to apply through the Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions (LAMA BPO) for state-funded places at universities in Lithuania, which should be done between 1 June and 23 July.

If you’re from a country outside of the EU/EEA, you will need to apply directly to your chosen university, submitting all the required documents:

        Completed application form

        Certificate of education (which has been recognized by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education)

        CV and letter of motivation

        Copy of your passport, certified by a Commissioner of Oaths

        Photographs of yourself

        A receipt proving that the application and tuition fees have been paid

        Bank statements proving that you are able to cover your tuition fees and living costs while studying in Lithuania


Applying to Lithuania universities


Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.


Tuition fees and cost of studying in Lithuania for international students



The cost of studying in Lithuania actually depends on the specific school you attend. All the universities and colleges in Lithuania have different tuition fees


Lithuania is one of the European countries with cheap tuition fees for international students. The tuition fees in Lithuanian universities vary and also depends on the course of study. Courses such as medicine,engineering and pharmacy are more expensive than the lesser art and science courses.

The tuition fees for international students is about US$1,060-5,620 per year for a bachelor’s degree which can also vary based on the course of study. You will need about US$2,330-6,890 per year for a master’s degree and about US$7,520-9,000 per year for PhDs.

In Lithuania,public universities are cheaper than the private universities so most international students intending study in Lithuania enroll in public universities.

Cost of living in Lithuania for international students

The cost of living in Lithuania is generally cheap so international students will not need a large budget tp cover their expenses while studying in Lithuania. With about US$520 per month all expenses which includes accommodation,feeding,transport and personal care can be covered.


It should be also noted that the cost of living in Lithuania also depends on the lifestyle and spending habit of a student.


Cost of living in Lithuania according to expatistan


Housing            [Edit]

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area


            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area


            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat


            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area


            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area


            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio


            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)


            40” flat screen TV


            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)


            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)


            Hourly rate for cleaning help


Clothes [Edit]

            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)


            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)


            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)


            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes


Transportation  [Edit]

            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new


            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas


            Monthly ticket public transport


            Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)


Personal Care   [Edit]

            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)


            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)


            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)


            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)


            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)


            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)


            4 rolls of toilet paper


            Tube of toothpaste


            Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city


Entertainment    [Edit]

            Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub


            2 tickets to the movies


            2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)


            Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert


            1 cocktail drink in downtown club


            Cappuccino in expat area of the city


            1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)


            iPad Air 2, 64GB


            1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)


            1 month of gym membership in business district



Visa to study in Lithuania


To study in Lithuania as an international student, you will need a visa, so below is the requirements needed to get a Lithuania visa

What documents will be required?

An alien applying for a Schengen visa shall submit:

1. a completed and signed application form;

2. a valid travel document. Its validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Schengen Member States or, in the case of several visits, after the last intended date of departure from the territory of the Schengen Member States. A travel document shall contain at least two blank pages and it shall have been issued within the previous ten years.

3. a colour photo corresponding to the age of an applicant;

4. a visa fee;

5. supporting documents:

• documents indicating the purpose of the journey;

• documents in relation to accommodation, or proof of sufficient means to cover his accommodation;

• documents indicating that the applicant possesses sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to his country of origin or residence, or for the transit to a third country into which he is certain to be admitted, or that he is in a position to acquire such means lawfully, in accordance with Article5(1)(c) and (3) of the Schengen Borders Code;

• information enabling an assessment of the applicant’s intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa applied for;

• a document, proving the possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance during the stay(s) on the territory of the Member States. When applying for a multiple entries visa, a document proving the possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance covering the period of the first intended visit shall be submitted. In addition, an applicant shall sign the statement, set out in the application form, declaring that he/she is aware of the need to be in possession of travel medical insurance for subsequent stays.

When to apply for a visa?

Applications shall be lodged no more than three months before the start of the intended visit. Holders of a multiple-entry visa may lodge the application for anew visa before the expiry of the visa valid for a period of at least six months. It is advisable to lodge an application at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit. It is also recommended that you lodge your visa application taking into account national holidays of the country of destination and the host country. Please note that during holidays the operation of certain consular services may be reduced.

Time required to issue a visa:

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 2 days to 15 days to process in the Lithuania Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application to and whether you choose to “rush” your Lithuania visa.

How long is the Visa valid for?

A visa is valid for a limited period of time. It is indicated on the visa sticker what period of time the visa is valid, for how many days and how many times you are allowed to enter the Schengen states during the period of validity. A visa that allows a foreign national to enter Lithuania and other Schengen States may be issued for a stay of maximum 90 days per half year, starting from the first date of entry. Your visa application should clearly state the number of days and entries that you need.

If you want to stay in Lithuania for a longer period you have to apply for a residence permit and some individuals may also have a possibility of being granted a national D-visa.

Appeal procedure

 Applicants who have been refused a visa have the right to appeal. Appeals are conducted against the Member State that has taken the final decision on the application and in accordance with the national law of that Member State.

Decision to refuse/ annul/ revoke a visa might be appealed in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Administrative Proceedings to the Vilnius District Administrative Court within 14 days from a day of service of a decision.

You will find this information in the form for notifying and motivating refusal that you will be given for such purpose.

Who requires a visa?

Lithuania joined the Schengen Agreement on 21 December 2007 for overland entry points and seaports, and on 29 March 2008 for airports.

List of countries, whose citizens do not require visas to enter the Republic of Lithuania:

Albania (for holders of diplomatic passport only); Andorra; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia (for holders of diplomatic passport only); Australia; Austria; Bahamas; Barbados; Belgium; Bermuda;  Brazil; Bosnia and Herzegovina (for holders of diplomatic passport only); Brunei Darussalam; Bulgaria; Canada; Chile; China (for holders of diplomatic and official passport only); Costa Rica; Croatia; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Guatemala; Greece; Honduras; Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (for holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport only); Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Japan; Korea (South); Latvia; Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Macau Special Administrative Region (for holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passport only); Macedonia (for holders of biometric passport only); Malaysia; Malta; Mauritius; Morocco (for holders of diplomatic passport only); Mexico; Moldova (for holders of diplomatic passport only); Monaco; Montenegro (for holders of biometric passport only); Netherlands; New Zealand; Nicaragua; Norway; Panama; Paraguay; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia (for holders of diplomatic passport only); Saint Kitts and Nevis; San Marino; El Salvador; Serbia (for holders of biometric passport only, excluding holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate (in Serbian Koordinaciona uprava); Seychelles; Singapore; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Taiwan; Turkey (for holders of diplomatic, official and special passports only); Ukraine (for holders of diplomatic and official passport only); United Kingdom; United States; Uruguay; Vatican City (Holy See); Venezuela.

Citizens of other countries, traveling to the Republic of Lithuania, require visas.


List and ranking of all the universities in Lithuania

This is the list and ranking of all the universities in Lithuania. The ranking is based on the quality of education each of the university provides and also the available academic and social facilities in the university. So below is the list of the of all the universities in Lithuania and their ranking




Rank    University         Location

1          Vilniaus Universitetas

Vilnius ...

2          Kauno technologijos universitetas


3          Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas


4          Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas


5          Mykolo Romerio Universitetas

Vilnius ...

6          Klaipedos Universitetas


7          Siauliu Universitetas


8          Lietuvos sveikatos mokslu universitetas


9          Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas


10        ISM Vadybos ir ekonomikos universitetas

Kaunas ...

11        Vilniaus kolegija


12        Europos Humanitarinis Universitetas


13        Kauno Kolegija

Kaunas ...

14        Aleksandro Stulginskio universitetas


15        Vilniaus Dailes Akademija


16        Lietuvos sporto universitetas


17        Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija

Vilnius ...

18        LCC tarptautinis universitetas


19        Panevežio kolegija

Panevežys ...

20        Utenos kolegija


21        Šiaures Lietuvos kolegija


22        Alytaus kolegija


23        Socialiniu mokslu kolegija

Klaipeda ...

24        Vilniaus verslo kolegija


25        Lietuvos karo akademija


26        Tarptautine teises ir verslo aukštoji mokykla


27        Klaipedos valstybine kolegija


28        Vilniaus technologiju ir dizaino kolegija


29        Šiauliu valstybine kolegija


30        Kazimiero Simonaviciaus universitetas


31        Marijampoles kolegija


32        Vilniaus kooperacijos kolegija

Vilnius ...

33        Kolpingo kolegija


34        Kauno technikos kolegija


35        Lietuvos aukštoji jureivystes mokykla Lietuvos


36        Kauno mišku ir aplinkos inžinerijos kolegija


37        Vilniaus dizaino kolegija


38        Žemaitijos kolegija


39        Vakaru Lietuvos verslo kolegija

Klaipeda ...

40        V. A. Graiciuno aukštoji vadybos mokykla



Courses you can study in universities in Lithuania

Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering






Art and Design

Oral science


Biological sciences


Business management

Chemical engineering


Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science


Creative writing






Electrical engineering


Film making

Food science


General engineering






Material technology


Mechanical engineering

Medical technology












Veterinary medicine


Items to pack while going to study in Lithuania

In your carry-on bag

·      Cell phone and charger

·      Boarding pass(es)

·      Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

·      Copy of birth certificate

·      Copy of Social Security card

·         Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

·      Debit card

·      Deodorant

·      E-reader or book

·      Emergency contact list

·      Face wipes

·      Gum

·      Hand sanitizer 

·      Headphones 

·      Health insurance card

·      Passport 

·      Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

·      School ID

·      Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

·      State ID

·         Student visa

·      Travel itinerary

·      Travel pillow

·      Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)

·      Wallet


·      Acne medication/cream

·      Face lotion/moisturizer

·      Makeup

·      Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

·      Mouthwash (small)

·      Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)

·      Toothbrush

·      Toothpaste



·      Bobby pins

·      Comb

·      Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

·      Glasses and glasses case

·      Hair ties

·      Hairbrush

·      Headbands

·      Nail clipper

·      Razor(s)

·      Sunglasses

·      Sunscreen

·      Tampons and pads

·      Tweezers


You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

·      Downy Wrinkle Release spray

·      Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

·      Portable stain remover pen

·      Travel sheet (for hostels)


·      Athletic sneakers (1)

·      Bathing suits (1-2)

·      Boots (1-2)

·      Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

·      Casual dresses (2)

·      Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

·      Flats (1)

·      Flip-flops (1)

·      Formal outfit (1-2)

·      Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

·      Going-out outfit (3-5)

·      Hat (1)

·      Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

·      Heels (1-2)

·      Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

·      Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

·      Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

·      Leggings (1-3)

·      Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

·      Pajamas (2-3)

·      Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

·      Purse (1-2)

·      Raincoat (1)

·      Scarf (1)

·      Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

·      Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

·      Skirts (1-2)

·      Socks (14)

·      Sweaters (3-5)

·      Sweatshirt (2)

·      T-shirts (3-5)

·      Tank tops (3-5)

·      Underwear (14)

·      Watch (1)

·      Workout clothes (2-5)


Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

·      Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

·      Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

·      Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

·      Flash drive

·      iPod

·      Laptop

·      Laptop case

·      Outlet adapters (2-3)

·      USB cable


·      Adhesive bandages

·      Allergy medicine

·      Birth control

·      Cold and flu medicine

·      Eye drops

·      Motion sickness medicine

·      Over-the-counter pain medicine

·      Vitamins


·      Backpack (small)

·         Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)

·      Journal

·      Language dictionary

·      Map

·      Playing cards

·      Travel guide

·      Umbrella (small)


Benefits of studying abroad in Lithuania or any other study abroad destination

1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.

Hope this post was helpful


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