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Study in Lithuania

A small European country, Lithuania is home to nearly 50 higher education institutions. The literacy rate of the Lithuanian population is 100%, and school attendance is higher than the European Union average.

Lithuania has one of the fastest growing economies of the Baltic countries over the last two decades. Despite its rapid modernisation and economic growth, Lithuania provides international students an opportunity to study in one of the best preserved Medieval countries.

There are over 2000 buildings representing the characteristics of early Eastern Europe. With both a comfortable climate and a perfect balance between cities and rolling landscapes, Lithuania is a treasure among Eastern European countries.

Why choose Lithuania as an international student

As part of the European Union, universities in Lithuania follow the Bologna system. Study programmes are evaluated using the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which is common in European countries.

There are three levels of study at Lithuanian universities, bachelor’s degree, masters degree and doctoral degree. There are also integrated programmes available, which combine bachelor’s and master’s level to create one degree.

There are two types of higher education institutions in Lithuania. These are colleges (Kolegija) and universities. Colleges tend to offer programmes in practical training, in preparation for certain professions. Universities tend to offer more research focused programmes. You will find public and private colleges and universities. The tradition of education in Lithuania is one of the oldest in Eastern Europe, dating back to 1579.

There are 4 of Lithuania’s universities in the 2023 QS World University Rankings. The highest ranked is Vilnius University, which is placed at =400th. The next highest ranked is Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, which is placed in the 701-751st group. Also featured in the rankings is Kaunas University of Technology, and Vytautas Magnus University.

There are several exciting cities for international students across Lithuania. These include Vilnius and Kaunas, among others.

Lithuania requires students to obtain a visa for any programme that lasts longer than 90 days. For more information about this, see our Lithuania Student Visa Guide.

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Highlighted courses in Lithuania

Biophysics Master Degree

Vilnius University Lithuania

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Economics and Politics Bachelor Degree

ISM University of Management and Economics Lithuania

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Applied Sociology Master of Social Sciences

VDU - Vytautas Magnus University Lithuania

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Bachelor of Architecture BArch

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Lithuania

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Informatics Bachelor Degree

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Lithuania

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Public Administration Master Degree

Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) Lithuania

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More information about Lithuania

Capital City Vilnius
Currency EUR, Euro
Language(s) Lithuanian
Universities on StudyLink 6 universities
Major Student Cities Kaunas

Language Requirements

The official language of Lithuania is Lithuanian.

Degrees at Lithuanian institutions are offered in Lithuanian and English. It is more common to find postgraduate degrees taught in English. If you choose to study in a non-native language, you will probably need to provide evidence of your language proficiency. If you do not meet the required standard, your institution may offer language courses to help you improve.

Even if you are able to study in English, you should make an effort to learn as much Lithuanian as possible. Communicating with locals and other students is the perfect way to practice. This is a skill that will look great on your CV/resume!

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