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Call for proposals for Lithuanian language and culture courses is now closed!

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

NOTE:

  • If the potential applicant has received Lithuanian state scholarships for consecutive 12 months in the period of 1st September, 2019 – 1st September, 2020, he/she is not eligible to apply for any Lithuanian state scholarship for 1.5 year.
  • If potential applicant has previously participated in Lithuanian language and culture courses 3 times or more, application will not be considered.

In the summer 2020, Lithuanian language and culture courses will be organised at 4 universities. Please apply for one university only:

Vytautas Magnus University

Course provider: Vytautas Magnus University
Course dates in Kaunas: 11 July – 9 August, 2020
Course dates in Vilnius: 27 July – 23 August, 2020
Website for the application: http://balticsummeruniversity.com/scholarships/
Deadline for the application: 7 April, 2020
Contact person in Kaunas:
Ms Greta Garnytė
E-mail: greta.garnyte@vdu.lt
Phone number: 00370 37327828
Address: V. Putvinskio 23, Kaunas, LT-44243
Contact person in Vilnius:
Ms Birutė Grašytė
E-mail: birute.grasyte@gmail.com
Phone number: 00370 65916438
Address: Sevčenkos st. 31, Vilnius, LT-03111

Vilnius University

Course provider: Vilnius University
Course dates: 30 June – 29 July, 2020
Website for the application: https://incoming.vu.lt/courses/course/5247-lithuanian-language-and-culture-summer-courses
Deadline for the application: 30 March, 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: 15 July – 13 August, 2020
Website for the application: https://www.ku.lt/studies/the-call-for-proposals-for-scholarships-for-lithuanian-language-and-culture-summer-courses-2020-is-now-open-deadline-for-applications-april-2/
Deadline for the application: 2 April, 2020
Contact person:
Course coordinator Jūratė Derukaitė
E-mail: polyglosia@gmail.com
Phone number: 00370 46 398 544
Address: Herkaus Manto st. 84, Klaipėda, LT-92294

LCC International University

Course provider: LCC International University
Course dates: 25 July – August 23, 2020
Website for the application: https://lcc.lt/lithuanian-language/information-for-scholarships
Deadline for the application: 31 March, 2020
Contact person:
Mrs Inga Mikulėnė
E-mail: cie@lcc.lt
Phone number: 0037046241595
Address: Kretingos str. 36, Klaipėda, LT-92307

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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.

Priority (and extra points) will be given to the applicants who:
• apply for the summer language and culture courses for the first time;
• formally or informally study Lithuanian language, history and culture as a subject at home institution (a document confirming it must be added to the application form).[\expand]

Financial Provisions
• 1st cycle (Bachelor), 2nd cycle (Master), 3rd cycle (PhD) students, lecturers and researchers of all study/research fields and foreigners of Lithuanian origin approved for Lithuanian language and culture courses will receive a scholarship of 585 EUR.
• Tuition fee for Lithuanian language and culture courses will be covered by the Republic of Lithuania and directly transferred to the higher education institution.
• Any other fees such as a student union fee, a library membership fee, etc. shall be paid by the scholarship holder.
• Travel and accommodation costs shall be covered by the scholarship holder.
• Scholarship is intended to cover the scholarship holder’s expenses only. Additional amount for accompanying partners or family is not provided. Lithuanian state scholarships cannot be double funded from other sources, e.g. other scholarships or other academic exchange programmes.

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).

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