Submitting an application

Foreign 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.

Preliminary examinations:

You may need to pass preliminary examinations (if required for selected study programmes). For more detailed information please inquire at the higher education institution of your choice.

Documents required

You must submit all documents to the selected Higher Education institution before the deadline (check the deadline for particular study programme). Regardless of which Lithuanian higher education institution you select, you will probably need all or some of the following documents:

  •  a completed application form (each institution has its’ own application form)
  •  Certificate of Education (Secondary/ Undergraduate degree or other education acquired) including grades* and recognized by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
  •  curriculum vitae (Europass) and a letter of motivation
  •  a copy of your passport, certified by a Commissioner of Oaths
  •  photographs (3 x 4 cm)
  •  a receipt proving that the application and tuition fees have been paid
  •  bank statements proving that you are able to pay for the studies and your living expenses while studying in Lithuania

* You need to know that all international students must legalise their Education Documents before sending them to a university or college. Documents are subject to legalisation (approved by “Apostille”) if they have been issued in a state having acceded to the 1961 Hague Convention.
Applicants who have received their education in countries which did not accede to the aforementioned Convention must get double document legalisation:

  •  One from the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your home country;
  •  The other from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania or the Lithuanian Diplomatic Mission or Consulate in your home country (if the latter are accredited for legalisation procedure).

According to the Law on Higher Education of Lithuania, every person who obtained his/her education in another country and is applying to an educational institution in Lithuania must obtain Legal Recognition of the Qualification.

Confirmation that you have been accepted:

Your admission will be confirmed on the signing of the contract for studying with the higher education institution and you will be issued with a Lithuanian student card ( ).
Terms for admission to Lithuanian higher education institutions
Each university determines the terms for submission of application forms and other documents.