Lithuania has a long-standing tradition of higher education and offers a warm environment for foreigners. A wide variety of Lithuanian universities offer more than 500 study programmes, taught in English, that foreign students could choose from. Students can choose to study full-time or part-time. Several universities offer spring intake.
Higher education degrees are offered in three cycles:
So how can you identify the strongest institutions? QS World University Rankings is here to help!
According to the latest data, four Lithuanian universities were included among the top universities in the world:
• Vilnius University : =458 place
• Vilnius Gediminas Technical University : 591–600 place
• Kaunas University of Technology : 751–800 place
• Vytautas Magnus University : 801–1000 place
Also, the following eight Lithuanian universities were included among the top universities from the emerging Europe and central Asia:
• Vilnius University : =18 place
• Vilnius Gediminas Technical University : 32 place
• Kaunas University of Technology : 53 place
• Vytautas Magnus University : 61 place
• Lithuanian University of Health Sciences : 115 place
• Klaipeda University : 116 place
• Mykolas Romeris University : =142 place
• Šiauliai University : 301-350 place
During the first cycle, you can choose to study for a Bachelor’s degree and/or a professional qualification for which you will need to have obtained 180 – 240 ECTS. When you successfully complete the course, with or without a professional qualification you receive a Bachelor’s Diploma. If you only want to study for the professional qualification, then you will receive a Higher Educational Diploma.
If you are at the second cycle stage (or aim to be there) and you want to study for a Master’s degree and/or a specialised professional qualification one of the options open to you is the Integrated study programmes. These programmes combine university studies of the first and second cycles. The successful graduates are awarded a Master’s Diploma which testifies to their Master’s degree status. You can also attain a professional qualification. If you are studying for the Master’s Diploma (which is only offered at universities) you have to obtain 90 – 120 ECTS credits.
In the third cycle, students study for a postgraduate (PhD) qualification. This could be for a Doctorate, a Residency (for example, those studying medicine or veterinary science) or a postgraduate qualification in the Arts. Postgraduate studies are offered by a university or a university and science institution collectively. The duration of the different postgraduate studies is determined by the Government.
Here’s what some of them had to say!