Short-Term Studies

The call for applications for 2024-2025 short-term studies is now CLOSED!


Type of scholarship: 2024-2025 academic year short term (1-2 semesters) studies

Number of scholarships: up to 35

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 citizens of the following countries:
• Azerbaijan, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Moldova, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Republic of South Africa, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the USA, Vietnam.
Foreigners of Lithuanian origin (from all foreign countries).

The autumn semester in Lithuanian higher education institutions normally lasts from September until January and the spring semester – from February until June. In order to arrange studies in Lithuania and sign Conditional Agreement, 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. Applications must be filled in and documents must be submitted by the set deadline. Please note that after the deadline, no changes to the application are possible. Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications must be filled in and required additional documents must be completed in English or Lithuanian language only (or with added certified translations into one of these languages).

Eligibility Requirements
The candidate:
1. Has to receive an official approval of acceptance (Conditional Agreement) from the chosen Lithuanian higher education institution.
2. Must be a citizen of the particular country mentioned in the list above.
3. Must be a student of the higher education institution abroad.
4. 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).

Evaluation Criteria
All eligible and complete applications are evaluated by experts. The final decision on granting the State Scholarship to candidates will be based on the following criteria:
1. The goals of studies are clear and realistic;
2. There is a clear connection between the planned studies and the candidate’s motivation;
3. The candidate’s studies are relevant to Lithuania (Lithuanian language, culture, history) and/or is connected to their plans in Lithuania;
4. The candidate clearly articulates the added value for their future career;
5. The candidate clearly articulates the added value for personal improvement.


Priority will be given to the applicants who are foreigners of Lithuanian origin. Candidates must submit a certificate or other document proving their Lithuanian origin, issued by the Lithuanian community of a respective country or other competent authority (such as an embassy or similar).

Note: Priority equals to 1 extra point to the competition score of the selection.

Financial Provisions
• Candidates of the first and second study cycle, approved for the short-term studies, will receive a monthly scholarship of 550 EUR. Candidates of the third study cycle studies approved for the short-term studies will receive a monthly scholarship of 1100 EUR.
• The exact sum of the total amount allocated for the candidate will be calculated according to the number of days of the short-term studies, 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 scholarship 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 Lithuanian higher education institution. The maximum amount of the tuition fee will be determined by the standard study prices that are approved by the Minister of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania.
• More information about financial conditions.

Required Documents
Candidates must provide the copies of these listed documents through the online application system:
1. The Conditional Agreement for Studies (this template form must be used. It must be completely filled in and signed by three parties: a candidate, responsible persons at the sending and receiving institutions). The programme of short-term studies specified in the study agreement must consist of at least 30 credits per semester. It is not applicable for candidates of the third study cycle. Recommendations for filling out the Conditional Agreement;
2. One recommendation letter added to the application form as an attachment (it is recommended to use this template form);
3. Certificate of proficiency in the language of instruction required by the host institution certifying a minimum of a B2 level of command according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. TOEFL, IELTS, CPE, Duolingo or other widely recognised English proficiency exams are acceptable. If the candidate does not hold any of those certificates, then a signed letter confirming proficiency in the language (a minimum of a B2 level) from the home university is also acceptable.
4. For foreigners of Lithuanian origin only: candidates must submit a certificate or other document proving his/her Lithuanian origin, issued by the Lithuanian community of a respective country or other competent authority (such as an embassy or similar).

Important Dates
The deadline for the online application submission is 15 April 2024. The online application system will be closed at 4:00:00 p.m. Vilnius European time on 15 April 2024.

Candidates will be informed about the selection results by the online application system no later than 1 July 2024.

E-mail: state.scholarships@smpf.lt

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