Tourism and Recreation

Bachelor's studies (college) @ SMK College of Applied Sciences
10 Aug Application deadline
1 Sep Start date
3 years Study duration full-time
2100€ Tuition fee for Eu citizens

Programme overview

The Tourism and Recreation industry is experiencing competition like never before. In order to be attractive, competitive and successful, companies must have personnel who are ready to meet and satisfy the constantly changing expectations of their clients.  Thus, those in this industry must be professional and have knowledge in such areas as recreation and hospitality, travel organization, booking, tourist destinations, and entertainment.

Recognizing the peculiarities of this sector, SMK provides a program that was developed with our partners who understand the type of specialists the tourism sector will be required tomorrow.  In addition to the theoretical aspect of the course, students will complete a practical training component, thus providing essential experience in this industry.

General Information :  

  • Duration – 3 years
  • Location – Vilnius
  • Mode of study – Full time
  • Degree obtained – Professional Bachelors in Business Management

SMK graduates of Tourism and Recreation are currently working at such places as Teztur, Novotur, Marriott, Hilton, Holliday Inn, Ritz Carlton, Kempinsky, and Novotel.

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Programme structure

After studies you will be able to: 

  • Identify forms and types of tourism, services and products of tourism, recreation and accommodation companies;
  • Conduct the analysis of the tourism business environment, market and company activities;
  • Manage the sales processes of services of the tourism, recreation and accommodation business sectors;
  • Effectively use the information technologies related to tourism;
  • Create and sell products of tourism.

You will study:

  • Business Economics;
  • Management;
  • Marketing;
  • Finance and Accounting;
  • Sales Management;
  • Basics of Tourism;
  • Resources and Geography of Tourism;
  • Tourism Business;
  • Tourism Law and Safety;
  • Information Systems of Tourism;
  • Health Tourism;
  • Resort Science;
  • Activities of Tour Operators;
  • Customer Management, etc.

Career opportunities & areas:

  • Manager/specialist at tour operator companies, tourism information, accommodation and catering, customer service companies;
  • Manager/specialist at travel organization companies.

You can find all admission steps and instructions here.

Admission Requirements



Application for admission to the SMK University of Applied Sciences must be submitted online.


Detailed video explanation on “How to apply for studies at SMK?”

Below is the list of documents that you will need to submit together with your application:

1. A receipt of the paid non-refundable application fee* (120 Euro for foreign nationals, and 50 Euro for the citizens of EU and the EEA countries).

*It only needs to be paid once if you decide to apply for a second degree;

Exemption for those enrolled in the English Foundation Programme and willing to continue their studies at SMKno application fee to be paid again to be admitted to Bachelor Study Programmes.

2. A Copy of a valid Passport (valid for at least a year)

*For those applying from Nigeria through VFS visa center, the passport needs to be valid for at least 18 months;

3. Entry qualification documents (e.g. a copy of original High school/secondary education diploma, or/and a copy of School Leaving Certificate or a College Diploma)

Note: translation of the documents to the English/Lithuanian/Russian languages. Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translation(s). Each program has separate subjects which need to be passed. Needed subjects are listed in requirements on https://apply.smk.lt/. Overall percentage of Secondary School Diploma must be not lower than 50%.

4. Official recognition of the Secondary School Diploma obtained from the Lithuanian Centre for Quality Asse

ssment in Higher Education (CQAHE) more information and how to apply here.

Video explanation on how to apply for SKVC.
Country-specific requirements to receive the Official recognition of the School leaving certificate.

5. A Copy of the International English Language Test Certificate confirming the applicant’s knowledge of English at Higher Intermediate level or its equivalent (5,5 and higher); Accepted proof of proficiency: FCE, IELTS 5+, TOEFL 59+ or LanguageCert IESOL B1+: www.languagecert.org/

If an applicant doesn’t have any of the above-mentioned certificates, there is a possibility to go through the SMK internal test online. The price for an English test is 50 Eur, where applicant’s speaking and writing skills are tested and evaluated. Please, contact admission@smk.lt if you are willing to pass an internal test.

Exemption applies for those applying for English Foundation Programme.

Exemption for those, who have finished English Foundation Programme at SMK:
If later applying for a Bachelor degree, you only need to provide your English Foundation Programme certificate.

6. Reference(s)*.

* A letter from your teacher or employer, where he/she describes your abilities and qualities as a student or employee. 

Please have in mind that your application can be processed only when you submit all the required documents. After your application is complete it will take up to 5 working days for the admission committee to give feedback.. All accepted students will receive acceptance letters with detailed instructions on how to confirm their acceptance and prepare to travel to Lithuania.

Once you submit your application, and your application is accepted, you will need to pass:

1. The entrance examination for these study programmes ONLY:

– Video Production and Media
The entrance examination for entrants to this study programme consists of:
– Assessment of a portfolio presented by the applicant;
– Assessment of factors of selecting the area of professional activity.

2. Motivation Interview: 

After the applicant has paid the application fee and submitted the application, we invite him for an motivational interview. The interview is done online using Google Meet platform, and the basic goal is to evaluate the reasoning and motivation of a future student. After an interview, the decision of admission is given in a couple of days.

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