Short-Term Studies

The call for applications for 2020-2021 short-term studies is now open!

Type of scholarship: Short term (1-2 semesters) studies

Number of scholarships: 30

Studies can be arranged: The list of Lithuanian higher education institutions and study programmes of all study fields are available on www.studyin.lt/universities/.

Scholarships for short-term studies in Lithuania offered for candidates who are students of higher education institutions of the following countries:

The Eastern Partnership countries: Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia.
ASEM countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, China, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
Lithuania priority export market countries: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Latvia, Estonia, the USA, Israel.

Details
The autumn semester in higher education and research institutions of Lithuania normally lasts from September until January and the spring semester – from February until June. In order to arrange studies in Lithuania and receive an official approval of acceptance, the candidate is advised to contact directly the International Office of the chosen Lithuanian higher education institution. Information about study programmes delivered in English language at Lithuanian higher education institutions is available online at studyin.lt.

How to apply
Documents must be submitted only through the online application system. There is no requirement to send them by post, fax or email. Incomplete applications or those submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Eligibility Requirements
1. The candidate has to receive an official approval of acceptance from the chosen Lithuanian higher education institution.
2. The candidate has to be a student of a higher education institution of the particular country mentioned in the table above.
3. The candidate has to have good knowledge of Lithuanian, English or other language required to study the chosen study programme (the minimum of B2 level of study language according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required).

Financial Provisions
• Candidates of the first and second study cycle, approved for the short–term studies, will receive a monthly scholarship of approx. 390 EUR. Candidates of the third study cycle and resident studies approved for the short–term studies will receive a monthly scholarship of approx. 468 EUR.
• The exact sum of the total amount allocated for the candidate will be calculated according to the number of days that the specific month consists of, thus slight variations in the monthly scholarship might occur. The 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.
• Tuition fee for studies will be covered by the Republic of Lithuania and directly transferred to the higher education institution.
• The maximum amount of the tuition fee will be determined by the normative costs that are approved by the Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania.
• 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.

Required Documents
Candidates must provide the copies of these listed documents through the online application system:
1. Completed application form (through the online application system);
2. The Conditional Agreement for Studies (the form must be added to the application form as an attachment using this template form – it must be completely filled in and signed by three parties: candidate, a responsible person at the sending and receiving institutions). Applicants of the first and second study cycle are required to aggregate 30 ECTS per semester. Candidates of the third study cycle and medical residency are required to provide a detailed activities plan (research activities, writing a scientific article, giving lectures, and etc.). Recommendations for filling out the Conditional Agreement;
3. One recommendation letter filled and signed by a professor or other academic staff, tutor or employer (provided through the online application system or added to the application form as an attachment using this template form).
4. Certificate of proficiency in English or Lithuanian (or another language required by the host institution). TOEFL, IELTS, CPE or other widely recognized exams of English proficiency are acceptable. If the candidate does not hold any of those certificates, then a signed letter confirming the proficiency in the language from the home university’s professor of English or Lithuanian is also acceptable.

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

Important Dates
Deadline for the online application submission is 25th of April 2020.

Regarding additional documents – please add all required documents to the application form through the online application system. The online application system will be closed at 11.59 p.m. Central European time (GMT+1) on the 25th of April, 2020.

1st of June 2020 – e-mail notification will be sent regarding the results of all short-term studies in Lithuania.

Contact information:
Education Exchanges Support Foundation
Rožių al. 2 Vilnius, LT-03106,
LITHUANIA
Phone: (+370~5) 250 2783
E-mail: state.scholarships@smpf.lt

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