Study in Lithuania
Lithuania is famous European country that is highly rated for its top ranked universities and quality education around. Despite carrying a disputed past, the country has established itself as one of the most sought after places to study for all the foreign students around even though the country is a member nation of the European Union and NATO, the cost of living here is quite lower in comparison to other European countries around. Well, this is something that makes Lithuania a perfect place for all the foreign students that are looking forward for some high quality education within budget.
It must be mentioned that all of the 350+ English-taught study programmes in Lithuania gets evaluated as per the existing norms of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This way, each of the year the program would be rewarded with 60 ECTS credits. You can refer to this website http://www.studyinlithuania. lt for all the further information in the same regards. Most of the university degrees are been offered to the students in three cycles. The first cycle is known as undergraduate cycle (Bachelor), the second one as graduate (Master, and/or specialized professional studies), and the third one is been deemed as postgraduate. Foreign students can get the bachelor degrees and professional qualifications from the universities. The Academic year in Lithuanian colleges starts from September and ends around mid-June. The same is further divided into two semesters – spring and autumn. On the other side, students have an option to pursue a part time/full time course.
On the other side, if you are looking forward to secure a Master’s degree and/or a specialized professional qualification, you can anytime go for the integrated study programmes. All of these programmes merge the university studies within the first and second cycles. The students who clears the exams successfully are then been rewarded with a Master’s Diploma that further confirms their qualification to the Master’s degree status.
Once you have decided on what programme you would like to go with, the rest of the admission process is quite easy. Most of the courses at various universities of Lithuania starts from September and carries a deadline until June to accept the applications. Still, the international students are advised to apply in advance to avoid all the unnecessary delays and inconvenience to the same process. Speaking of the process, it goes as following.
The students firstly need to get their documents verified at the Republic of Lithuania. This includes proper evaluation and validation of foreign school-leaving certificates and higher education qualifications that is then carried out by the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (CQAHE): www.skvc.lt/en/
Once the qualifications have been recognized, the students can apply to a University online. Details regarding the same can be found at http://www.studyinlithuania.lt);
Being a student, if you want to apply for the first-cycle (Bachelor’s) programme at any given college or university in Lithuania, you got to be carrying a Maturity Certificate (school leaving certificate) or an corresponding qualification. Simultaneously, if you would like to apply for a second-cycle university programme you must be holding a Bachelor’s degree or any equivalent qualification in the same regards. On the other side, if you wish to enter the third-cycle university studies (Doctoral, as well as residency, postgraduate Arts studies), you must hold a Master’s or any equivalent degree in the same regards.
When it comes to Tuition fees at various colleges and universities in Lithuania, the same differs from one institution to another while depending upon a number of aspects like college and courses applied for. Moreover, most of the educational institutes and colleges charge the tuition fees on an annual basis.
If we go by the average, the total cost of studies at a given college or institution is in between 1.000 – 5.300 EUR /year for Bachelor studies, between 2.200-6.500 EUR/ year for Master studies and between 7.100 to 8.500 EUR / year for postgraduate studies.
All of the students at various colleges and educational institutions at Lithuania can get benefitted out of various scholarships and can also participate in certain international exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus). It must be mentioned that students that applies for the students’ exchange programmes need not to pay any extra tuition fees for the exchange programme.
All of the students (locals or foreigners) irrespective of their field of studies and research can apply for Lithuanian state scholarships. Most of the times, a scholarship covers both the aspects (Tuition fees and living expenses) for a student and the financial provisions in the same regards is subject to the nationality of the students. Usually, there are three types of scholarships that have been offered to the students:
- Lithuanian language and culture (summer courses)
- Short- term Lithuanian (Baltic) studies
- Full time Master’s degree in any course
It must be mentioned that 1st of April is the deadline for all the students to submit their required documents for both spring and autumn semesters (for summer courses, short-term studies and research scholarships). On the other side, deadline to apply for the full-time master degree courses is generally been set for mid-July.
Beside state scholarships, Universities also offers individual scholarships to students depending on their eligibility and other criteria.
English Language Courses in Lithuania
All the International students can meet up the English language requirements while choosing the best English preparation course as per their specific needs. Once a student enrolls himself or herself to any English preparation course, he or she will advance their language skills to qualify for the required scores for IELTS, TOEFL, CAE and other English exams.
All of the universities in Lithuania offer the international students with an option to live in a hall of residence. It must be mentioned that some of the halls of residence are located near the universities, while other are located near the city centers. There are few others that are a bit far away and you have to use public transport in order to reach out to the university. Beside internet access, these halls are equipped with all the basic amenities.
Generally 250-500 EUR (apart from the tuition fees) is quite enough as a monthly expense for any foreign student in Lithuania. Well, the expenses majorly depends on a lot of aspects like “how much you travel’ or “go out”. Still, the country is home to a number of night clubs, bars and other attractions that are largely cheaper than any other place in Europe.
Details about College and Courses Offered in Lithuania
- International Marketing and Management in Financial Economics
- Innovation and Technology Business Management
- Biomedical Science
- Social Science
- Technological Sciences
- Tourism Management
- Business Management
- Bachelor in Civil Engineering
- Bachelor in Multimedia Design
- Bachelor in Electrical & Automation Engineering
- Business & Management Tourism Management
- Business & Management Art Design & Architecture
- Computer Science & IT
- Hospitality Leisure
- Sport Journalism & Media