Procedure to Apply

International citizens planning to study in Lithuania are advised to start application procedure as early as possible due to the fact that document recognition and subject equivalence identification procedures may take up to one month and sometimes longer.

The registration of applicants and the closing dates for applications may vary in different higher education institutions. Students desire to study in Lithuania should submit their application to Study in Lithuania Centre for further processing.

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If you want to study in the first-cycle (Bachelor’s) programme at the particular higher education institution in Lithuania you need to have a Secondary Education Diploma (school leaving certificate)or an equivalent qualification.

To be admitted to the second-cycle university programme you should hold a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification (usually in the respective field) order.

To enter the third-cycle university studies (Doctoral, as well as residency, postgraduate Arts studies), you should have either a Master’s or a corresponding degree in the respective study field.

Recognition of your education acquired abroad

You, as International citizen, must have education documents recognised in the Republic of Lithuania. The evaluation and recognition of your school-leaving certificates and higher education qualifications is carried out accordingly .

Students seeking access to studies in Lithuania has to be proficient in the language of instruction:

The studies are in English, you will either need a certificate proving your language level (higher education institutions have their own requirements on the score needed), or pass the language proficiency test provided by the higher education institution.

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Students who wants to enrol in institutions of higher education in Lithuania should meet the following requirements :

The student's certificate of secondary education meets Lithuania education standards.

The student's level of knowledge corresponds to the level required for admission to the respective institution and programme of higher education.

The student has a sufficient level of proficiency in the language(s) of instruction.