Lithuania, one of the most bilingual and educated nations in Europe
Lithuania is at a crossroad between west and east Europe, and throughout its complicated history has developed a unique culture, which includes both deep respect for traditions and robust wish to learn and innovate. Lithuania is a member of EU and NATO, and are among the most bilingual and educated nations in Europe, nonetheless costs of living in Lithuania is lower than in western countries, which makes Lithuania great for tourism, education or business.
Lithuanian people are simple, calm and can be somewhat shy with foreigners, but friendly and good-intended when you get to know them.
What studies do you want to choose?
If you want to pursue your study in the Bachelor’s programme at a particular higher education institution in Lithuania you need to have a Secondary Education Certificate or an equivalent qualification.
To be admitted to a master’s degree programme you should hold a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification (usually in the respective field).
In order to enter the Doctoral, as well as residency, postgraduate Arts studies, you should have either a Master’s or a corresponding degree in the respective study field.
All institutions have equal opportunity policies; admission to studies at any stage is based on competition which is laid down by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania.
Recognition of your education acquired abroad
You, as a foreign citizen, must have his/her education documents recognised in the Republic of Lithuania. The evaluation and recognition of foreign school-leaving certificates and higher education qualifications is carried out accordingly by the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education.
A foreign national seeking access to studies in Lithuania has to be proficient in the language of instruction:
- If the study program of your choice is taught in Lithuanian language, you will have to pass a Lithuanian proficiency test. The test of Lithuanian language is to evaluate applicant’s ability to study in Lithuanian language. Listening, reading, writing and speaking skills and the ability to use the language are assessed during the test.
- If the studies are in English or another language, 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 such as IELTS, SAT, GMAT etc.