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October 20, 2020

The Call for Applications for Online Lithuanian Language and Culture Winter Courses is Open!

Education Exchanges Support Foundation offers to attend ONLINE Lithuanian language and culture winter courses for students, lecturers, researchers, and foreigners of Lithuanian origin from all foreign countries. These courses are not available for holders of higher than C1 level of Lithuanian language and native speakers.

NOTE: Candidates can only take advantage of the scholarship for a maximum of 3 times in total. Candidates who had already received 3 scholarships for this activity will not be considered.

In winter 2021, Lithuanian language and culture winter courses will be organised at 3 universities (note: please apply for one university only):

Vytautas Magnus University

Course provider: Vytautas Magnus University
Course dates: 04 January – 02 February, 2021
Apply here: http://balticsummeruniversity.com/scholarships/
Application deadline: 13 November, 2020
Contact person:
Mrs. Vilma Leonavičienė
E-mail: lietuviukalboscentras@gmail.com
Phone number: 00370 65916438

Vilnius University

Course provider: Vilnius University
Course dates: 03 January – 01 February, 2021
Apply here: https://incoming.vu.lt/courses/course/4102-lithuanian-language-and-culture-online-winter-courses
Application deadline: 06 November, 2020
Contact person:
Mrs. Diana Makevičienė
E-mail: diana.makeviciene@cr.vu.lt
Phone number: 00370 5 268 7250
Address: Universiteto st. 3, Vilnius, LT-01513

Klaipėda University

Course provider: Klaipėda University
Course dates: 04 January – 02 February, 2021
Apply here: https://www.ku.lt/studies/lithuanian-language-and-culture-courses/information-about-information-about-the-call-for-proposal/
Application deadline: 14 November, 2020
Contact person:
Ms. Jūratė Derukaitė
E-mail: lukc.shmf@ku.lt
Phone number: 00370 46 398 544
Address: Herkaus Manto st. 84, Klaipėda, LT-92294

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More Information:

Eligibility Requirements For Candidates

1. The candidate has to be a student, lecturer or researcher of a higher education and research institution of foreign country.
2. Requirements for the candidates from the group “Lithuanians and foreigners of Lithuanian origin” – the candidate has to meet all criteria listed below:
• a child, grandchild, great-grandchild of Lithuanians living abroad or a foreigner of the Lithuanian origin (citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who have lived abroad at least three years or citizens of foreign states who have lost the citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall be regarded as Lithuanians living abroad. A foreigner shall be considered to be a foreigner of Lithuanian descent if at least one of his parents or grandparents is or was Lithuanian and who considers himself Lithuanian);
• an active member of Lithuanian community abroad.

Financial Provisions
Tuition fee for Lithuanian language and culture courses will be covered by the Republic of Lithuania and directly transferred to the higher education institution.

Required Documents for Lithuanian Language and Culture Courses for Foreigners
The candidates must provide the copies of the listed documents through online application system of the host institution:
1. Completed application form (through online application system of the host institution);
2. Official original letter from the candidate’s higher education and research institution approving the status of a student, lecturer or researcher. N.B. For students the letter must contain information on the applicant’s current cycle of studies (1st, 2nd or 3rd study cycle), year of studies and expected date of graduation.
3. One recommendation letter filled and signed by a professor or other academic staff, tutor or employer.
Required documents must be completed in English or Lithuanian only (or with certified translations into one of these languages).

Required Documents for Lithuanian Language and Culture Courses for Foreigners of Lithuanian origin
The candidates must provide the copies of the listed documents through online application system of the host institution:
1. Completed application form (through online application system of the host institution);
2. One recommendation letter from Lithuanian community abroad;
3. Proof of Lithuanian origin:

• a certificate or other document proving the Lithuanian origin issued by the Lithuanian community of a respective country or other competent authority (an embassy and similar);
• a document issued by a competent foreign authority (a school, municipality, embassy and similar) proving that the person has resided for three years in a foreign country if he/she is an alien;

Required documents must be completed in English or Lithuanian only (or with certified translations into one of these languages).

For further information please click the link or contact the person of the institution organizing the courses (contacts are available in the table above).

Online courses