Study in Lithuania

A small country home to 3 million citizens, 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 students an opportunity to live and study in one of the best preserved Medieval countries, with over 2000 various buildings representing the characteristics of early Eastern Europe. With both a comfortable climate and a perfect balance between towns and cities and rolling landscapes, Lithuania is a treasure among Eastern European countries.

Higher education in Lithuania is available at Universities or Colleges. The higher education institutions follow the guidelines of the Bologna declaration. The Bologna process was initiated in 1999 when the Ministers of Education from 29 European countries signed the Bologna declaration in the Italian city of Bologna. The purpose of the process is to create educational standards for academic degrees and quality assurance, in order to make it easier for students to move from one European country to another and to improve the overall quality of European higher education. The system also incorporates aspects of the American higher education system and thus simplifies comparison. The Bologna System uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to measure the amount of higher education credits.

The Bologna system, and thus the higher education system of Belgium, follows the Bachelor/Master system:

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    Why Lithuania?

    As part of the European Union, Lithuania’s universities are demonstrative of the high standards of higher education belonging to the area. With just over 50 universities and colleges around the country, its education tradition is one of the oldest in Eastern Europe, dating back to 1579 with the establishment of Vilnius University in the nation’s capital of Vilnius.

    Students who chose to study in Lithuania can enhance their education experience by taking advantage of the numerous cultural institutions and museums existing within Vilnius, in the country’s former capital Trakai, and within the country.

    Education System

    Pre-tertiary education is organized in 4 main cycles: Pre-school education, Pre-primary education, primary education, basic education, upper secondary education, Upper secondary education ends on the “Matura” examination, and opening gates to tertiary education. Vocational and technical education starts at the fifth year of basic education. Its structure is similar to comprehensive education: The program lasts two to three years before the “basic education certificate”. Students can then pursue into vocational upper secondary education that also leads, after two or three years, to a “Matura” examination. However, in order to reach tertiary education (university or college), vocational students have to follow an extra “post-secondary” education program of 2 years.

    Admission Process for Studying in Lithuania

    To be assured of obtaining the best quality advice about the opportunities available for studying in Lithuania students should register with Oasis Abroad Study services and Consultancy. After registration all students will be carefully guided through a number of key stages, maximising their chances of getting admission in the institutions of their choice. This is how we, at Oasis Abroad Study services and Consultancy, work on Lithuania admissions process –

    • Registration
      You register with Oasis Abroad Study services and Consultancy and be assured of obtaining the best quality advice.
    • Profiling
      We make an assessment of your academic qualifications, work experience, financial status, career goals as well as life interests and aspirations.
    • Standardised Tests
      We evaluate the requirement of any standardised tests you may need to take or review results that has been already obtained.
    • University/Course Selection
      Together, we shortlist potential universities and courses that match your profile.
    • Document Editing
      We edit the essays, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation and Resume, which have been written by you.
    • Application Review and Submission
      The completed application forms are reviewed before they are submitted to your final choice of universities.
    • Interview Preparation
      We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the chosen universities.
    • Visa Counselling
      We assist in preparation (including mock sessions) for the interviews that you may have with the High Commissions or Embassies, as well as the collation and review of relevant documentation for submission of the visa application.
    • Pre-departure information
      We deliver comprehensive information about the country of choice to ensure that you are completely prepared for life at an overseas university.

    Contact us to know more about the admissions process in Lithuania.


    •  Minimum Completion of 12 years education at school
    • 45% above in Higher Secondary level.

    Documents Required


    Here is a list of documents required for Lithuania:

    • Attested copies of X, +2 & Graduate Degree (if applicable)
    • Evidence of English Language proficiency e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
    • Standardised Tests e.g. GMAT, GRE (where necessary for the programme)
    • Two academic references
    • Two references from employers (where applicable)
    • Passport sized photographs
    • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    • Resume/CV
    • Draft for application fees, if applicable
    • Portfolio (for Art, Design & Architecture programme)
    • Other Certificates & Achievements of Extracurricular Activities

    Note: The documents required for individual universities and individual courses in Lithuania may vary.


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    Education Cost for Studying in Lithuania

    Fees for studying and living in Lithuania vary depending on the level of study, the area of study and the type and location of the college/university. When you choose to study in Lithuania, it becomes important that you know about the cost of higher education in Lithuania.

    Tuition Fee (EUR €)

    Public Universities: EUR 2,500 (approx.)

    Private Universities: EUR 3,500 per annum (approx.)

    Accommodation (EUR €)

    EUR 2,600 per annum (approx.)

    Other Living Expenses (EUR €) Luxembourg

    EUR 2,400 per annum (approx.)

    In order to fulfil the visa requirements, the students need to show proof that they have, or have access to, around 9,000 EUROs per year for living expenses.

    Note: Living in the rural parts of Lithuania can be a little cheap.

    Exams for Studying in Lithuania

    Students have to pass one or more additional tests before they can be considered by most universities for admission. These include English Language tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS.

    The students also need to go through an online test conducted by the University for Bachelor’s level. In addition, all the students also should pass the Skype interview before being approved by the admission officer.