For undergraduate studies, students will be looking at paying anywhere from EUR 3200 to 5000 per year in tuition fees, depending on their specialisation. Graduate studies and medical specialisations which are a common subject of study in Lithuania can cost anywhere from EUR 3800 to 7000 per year. It is important to note that tuition fees may vary by university, subject of study, and country of origin of the student.
Students can expect to pay about EUR 250 to 400 per month for a one-bedroom apartment, wholly dependent on location and proximity to city centres. Students will be able to get by on a food budget of about EUR 150-250 per month, while the same amount is recommended for leisure and entertainment.
There are 74 countries that do not need to obtain a Visa to enter Lithuania, including the United States, but if you plan to stay for longer than 3 months, you must apply for a National Visa (D) for single-entry or multiple-entry in order to stay for a longer period of time in the country.
Those who are from countries outside of this list will be required to get a Schengen visa to enter the country for periods under 90 days.
These permits can be applied for at your closest Lithuanian Embassy or you can do this once you enter the country.
The official language of Lithuania is Lithuanian, a Baltic rather than a Slavic language, that is closely related to Sanskrit. Those who speak Russian often say they have an easy time picking up the language whilst many Lithuanians have a good understanding of Russian.
The most common language of instruction for educational institutions is Lithuanian, but larger universities usually offer options to study in English. For example, Vilnius University offers over 500 courses taught in the English language. Educational institutions also offer Lithuanian language courses to students who are interested to learn to speak the country’s national language.
With a population of almost 550,000, Vilnius is the most populous city in Lithuania, often called one of the most under-rated cities in Eastern Europe. A centre for business and economic growth, Vilnius has earned its spot as one of the fastest growing cities in the European Union. For residents and visitors alike, Vilnius offers some of the most spectacular architecture from various eras and styles, and provides endless options for cuisine, culture, art and music, as a popular destination for artisans to live and work.
Kaunas is Lithuania’s second largest city and often noted to be the city of students, with 50,000 students enrolled in its universities and colleges which include Vytautas Magnus University and the Kaunas Priest Seminary, which is one of the oldest operating seminaries in Eastern Europe. Kaunas has grown to be an essential centre for trade, industry and services contributing to the overall economic growth of Lithuania.