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Lithuania (or Lietuva) is a Northern European country and one of the three Baltic states. Throughout its complicated history Lithuania has developed a unique culture, which encompasses both a deep respect for traditions and robust desire to innovate. Today Lithuania is a member of European Union and NATO, and among the most bilingual and educated nations in Europe. Lithuania offers lower tuition rates and lower cost of living than many other countries in the region, making it a perfect place for students to experience studying abroad in Europe at a lower cost.

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Lithuania - The Facts & Figures






2.9 million

Area Size

65,300 km²

International students


Academic Year

September - June


Euro (€)

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What is the first thing you think of when you think of Lithuania? Basketball? Interesting history? Or maybe world’s fastest internet? The country, in fact, has a lot to offer! But first and foremost Lithuania offers excellent academic institutions with innovative facilities and rich student life. Four Lithuanian universities are included in the QS University Rankings among the top higher education institutions of the world and the numbers of international students are growing here annually.

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Education System

Besides being a welcoming and friendly country, Lithuania has a longstanding academic tradition. Today universities and colleges all across the country offer more than 350 study programs in English language that foreign students are encouraged to attend.

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Student Visas

Do you need a visa to enter Lithuania to study? Learn more about the processes and documents you may need to enter the country.

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Housing & Living Costs

Not only Lithuania offers lower tuition rates, but it is also more affordable than many other countries in the region.

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Tuition Fees & Scholarships

Tuition fees at Higher Education institutions in Lithuania vary depending on each institution, specific study programme and the academic stage the student is at. If the student is a national of a non-EU country different tuition fees may apply. To fund their studies students may apply for scholarships.

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Language & Culture

Lithuanian is one of two living Baltic languages spoken by approximately three million people as their mother tongue. Find out more about what the country offers in terms of language, culture, cuisine, and more!

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Application Process

The deadlines to apply for the autumn semester at most universities are in June, however, international students are strongly advised to apply as early as possible and to leave time for sorting out the details.

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“Study in LT” is a non-commercial national information and support center for students who wish to study in Lithuania.

Their aim is to inform the future foreign students, their parents and others about Lithuanian Higher Education System, Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions, available study programs, migration procedures and more.

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Last update: 07 Mar 2019

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