How to register and apply to study in Lithuania 2022
In this topic, you will learn all the information you need to study in Lithuania. Taken from foreign students, they shared with us their experience and the steps they went through from the beginning until their arrival at the university in Lithuania.
Lithuania is located in Northern Europe, its capital is Vilnius, it is a country with a small area and consists of 2795 people. A member state of the European Union and a member of the Schengen Agreement. Its currency is the Euro, and it ranks 34th in the countries' Human Development Report. The official language is Lithuanian, and there are 23 universities and 24 colleges.
Why study in Lithuania?
Among the most powerful factors that encourage the choice of Lithuania:
- Lithuania is a member of the European Union.
- Lithuania is a member of the Schengen Agreement.
- The quality of higher education is high and Lithuania has many strong universities in the world.
- Study costs are not high, if not very cheap compared to other European countries.
- Lithuania enables students to work and chair at the same time, 20 hours per week.
- Possibility to apply for a residence permit after completing studies in Lithuania.
- Age is not an obstacle to studying in Lithuania.
- You can easily study in English, because of the abundance of programs in English.
- They have one of the fastest internet services in the world.
- Lithuania is considered one of the cheapest countries to live in the European Union.
Study steps Study in Lithuania
Students wishing to study in Lithuania have to go through several stages in order to be able to apply for a visa and obtain an entry permit to Lithuania to complete their studies.
1. Search for a university and choose a major.
2. Enrollment in a Lithuanian university.
3. Application for a visa to enter Lithuania.
Now I will delve into the details of each of the three stages I mentioned. Because each stage includes information and details that you must know as a student in order to save time and avoid making mistakes.
Conditions and documents required to study in Lithuania
Conditions for studying in Lithuania
- The first step is to contact the university for more information about its requirements.
- Fill out the online application form for pre-registration at the university.
- Photocopy and scan documents and attach them to the digital registration form.
- Sign the matching letter sent to you by the university.
- Be prepared to pay tuition fees for one year after being accepted.
- The ability to apply for a Lithuanian visa and travel to Lithuania.
Documents required to study in Lithuania
- Obtaining a high school diploma or a bachelor's degree for those who wish to study a master's degree.
- Availability of a valid passport.
- Writing a Motivation Letter.
- Possess an English Proficiency Certificate, it is not necessary to be IELTS. Even (American Language Center, British Council, TOEFL). This guide is in Science English.
- Receipt or proof of payment of the Application Free Receipt at the university which is $100.
You have to translate the documents into English, including the baccalaureate, statement of points, and others (that is, according to the requirements of the university). Depending on whether you will study a bachelor's, master's or doctorate.
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Search for a university and choose a major
The question that interests students is whether I enroll in a university or college and is there a difference between them? In fact, there is a difference:
The university is a large institution and offers undergraduate programs, undergraduate programs, undergraduate programs and above.
College, usually majoring in pre- and post-graduate programs. And when we say college, what we mean here is not an institute! Why ? Because institutes are institutions that enable you to obtain a diploma or certificate of competence in a particular specialty. But in Lithuania, colleges offer undergraduate programs and focus only on practical and theoretical aspects.
How do you choose a specialty?
The scope of your study is a matter in which we cannot interfere as this decision is personally reviewed by Ghelim as a student. It should be a decision you made on your own so that you are fully responsible for it. Plus you're the only one who knows what you want to study and what you don't want to study. This is on the one hand. On the other hand, if you want to study for a masters or doctorate, it is better to complete your studies in a discipline related to the field of graduation at the university.
As for students who will complete their studies in a bachelor's degree. That is, after obtaining the baccalaureate (high school diploma) they can choose several fields. But there may be exceptions, depending on the university, so you should always contact universities and ask them for their queries about the case and the major they are studying.
How to choose the right university
Choosing the most suitable university depends on the university's location and reputation as well as the costs of the study program you are studying. That is why Lithuania has prepared a digital platform, Study in LT, which enables foreign students from all regions of the world to learn about the universities, colleges and cities in which they are located. In addition to study programs, study costs and other details related to them.
You must use the official website to study in Lithuania. All you have to do is select the city, type of institution, college or university and you will be presented with all the options available. The official website for studying in Lithuania.
Enrollment in Lithuanian universities
Compared to many other countries, the steps to enroll in Lithuanian universities and colleges are easy and do not require much complexity.
The first step:
After searching for universities, choose the university you want and the program you want. Now you enter the official website of the university and communicate with them in case you need other information.
The second step:
Prepare the necessary documents that I mentioned above: most recent study certificate, letter of motivation, certificate of proof of English language proficiency. $100 registration fee payment receipt. In addition to a copy (scanner) of your passport or ID.
The third step:
Now the stage of filling out the online registration form at the university. And prepare for the interview after nearly three days with one of the university frameworks in order to test your level of English and the reason for choosing Lithuania to study.
The fourth step:
You are now waiting for about 10 days, and the university sends you the final decision via email. Did you accept it or not? If you are accepted now, you pay the free tuition fee as it is necessary when applying for a visa (one year is sufficient). When you pay the visa application, it is enough just to hand the consulate the receipt of payment of costs, and you must tell the university to inform the consulate, that is, they send to the consulate a mediation letter that you registered with them and pay the registration costs. The university must give you the mediation letter number to submit with the papers to the consulate.
Apply for a visa to enter Lithuania
After you have paid the tuition costs, you are now preparing your visa application file. As a reference, some Arab countries do not have a Lithuanian consulate, in this case, you have to go to another neighboring country where the Lithuanian consulate is located. (Example: African students must travel to Turkey).
Documents required to pay the visa application to study in Lithuania
The insurance is for one year, and upon arrival in Lithuania, you can renew it later.
A valid passport with at least 6 months or more remaining.
Two copies of your criminal record translated into English. Attached is a pastel document, proving that the documents and their contents are original. You will only need one copy of the criminal record and the pastel when paying for your visa application. As for the second copy, you will need it when requesting accommodation after your arrival in Lithuania. (Pastels are given by the court, depending on your country).
4 photos according to the requirements of the Consulate.
University acceptance certificate.
Tuition fee receipt.
The dormitory registration document, which the university sends to you (you do not have to pay the costs of entering the dormitory from your country).
The online visa application form must be completed and printed.
The cost of the visa is $120.
Visa applications are usually answered after 15 days, but before that, about seven days after the application has been paid, you will be contacted to pass an interview at the Consulate. It will test your level of English or Lithuanian, as well as your motivation for choosing to travel to Lithuania as a study destination.
Please always check the documents with the official website of the Lithuanian Consulate