Lithuania

Studying Abroad – Lithuania

About the Course

Why Study in Lithuania?

Situated in one of the most desirable tourist locations in the world; Lithuania is a European country on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. It is in the heart of Europe and enjoys a rapid economic growth and development, creating attraction to Students from abroad. Lithuania is a member of EU and NATO, and are among the most bilingual and educated nations in Europe.

Each year students from around the world travel to Lithuania to peruse their higher Education for the low budget of tuition fees and living costs for the world class qualifications and degrees. The Lithuanian Education system makes institutions of higher education responsible for advancement of education, and constant development of scientific and technological standards. Universities and colleges prepare train and produce qualified professionals with education in technical, scientific, economic, social and artistic disciplines.

At present there are 23 universities in Lithuania (14 of them are public, 8 are private, and one is a branch of a Polish university). Study programmes are organised on three levels and studies are completed by presenting and defending a thesis or dissertation and taking the State Examination. Compared to UK and USA, Lithuania offers the prestigious opportunity to study and train in the European Union at a fraction of the price. You will be living a lifestyle to one of which is similar to European countries with facilities available for students that are also up to world standards.

There are many sports and extracurricular activities that students can engage in during their leisure time. There is ample natural parks and activities that you can participate to live a fulfilling student life yet serine environments suitable for students.

 

There are many supermarkets with all the modern facilities making it easier for anyone to quickly settle in Lithuania. Also, enjoy the diverse cuisines that are available at easy reach due to the ample restaurants and diners available.

All the above and much more directly contributes to Lithuania, increasingly becoming a most sort after destinations for higher studies for candidates from the EU countries and from around the world.

Education System in Lithuania

The two types of higher education institutions in Lithuania are Universities and Colleges. While universities cover the university degrees, the colleges govern non-university-level studies. Higher education qualifications can only be attained at higher education institutions. Non-university-level studies are organized in one-cycle undergraduate studies.

University-level studies are organized in three cycles:

  • First Cycle – Undergraduate
  • Second Cycle – Graduate
  • Third Cycle – Post-Graduate

University level first stage: University undergraduate (first cycle) studies (universitetinés pagrindinés (pirmosios pakopos) studijos):

Studies last from 4 to 5.5 years (140 to 180 national credits). To be admitted, students should hold a Maturity Certificate (Brandos Atestatas) or a comparable qualification

University level second stage: University graduate (second cycle) studies (antroji pakopa):

Master’s Degrees last for one-and-a-half to two years (60-80 national credits). To be admitted, students should hold a qualification obtained after completion of a university first cycle study programme or a comparable qualification. A Master study programme prepares for independent research or artistic activities or activities for which deeper scientific knowledge and stronger abilities are required. Master studies are carried out at universities where research corresponding to a subject area is conducted. The qualification obtained after completion of integrated studies gives the right to enter university third cycle.

University level third stage: University postgraduate (third cycle) studies:

Residency (Rezidentūra) studies last from 2 to 6 years (80 to 240 national credits). They are designed exclusively for the training of specialists in the fields of Medicine, Odontology and Veterinary Medicine. To be admitted, students should hold an integrated study qualification, namely: Doctor (Gydytojas); Medical Doctor (Medicinos gydytojas); Doctor Odontologist (Gydytojas odontologas); Veterinary Surgeon (Veterinarijos gydytojas) or a comparable qualification in a special field is awarded.. After the defence of the doctoral thesis, the degree of Doctor (Daktaro mokslo laipsnio diplomas) is awarded.

Admission to Higher Education Institutions: To apply to undergraduate programmes, the student must hold a secondary or equivalent education certificate. To apply to graduate programmes, the student must hold a Bachelor or equivalent degree. To apply to post-graduate studies, the student must hold a Master or equivalent degree in the selected field. Admission to all cycles takes place on a competitive basis according to the admission rules set up by the higher education institution and validated by the Ministry of Education and Science.

Medical Studies in Lithuania

Studying medicine in Lithuania provides you a rare opportunity to study in one of the best universities of medicine in the word. The fully taught in English degrees are among the best medical programs attracting students from all other the word. Each year, students from UK, Sri Lanka Sweden, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, Indian, China, USA, Canada, Norway, etc., register for medical and pre-medical studies in Lithuanian universities which is a reason why it is increasingly becoming difficult to secure places. Most universities of medicine organizes a foundation year for further medical studies in English; and for those who are interested in studying in Lithuanian Local Language. More than 11 Medical schools offer medical programs in English in Lithuania.

The medical degrees awarded in Lithuania are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), and acknowledged in the European Union.

The applicants wishing to acquire a degree in General Medicine, Veterinary or Dental Medicine must effectively pass their admittance tests. Since the language of instruction is English, applicants should possess a good command of English.

Medical School Curriculum

Programme: General Medicine

Degree: General Medicine Doctor (6 years full‑time)

Language: English

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

About the Programme:

The study programme Medicine aims at preparing medical doctors who are able to successfully study and work in residency and have necessary knowledge and skills to provide emergency medical aid, diagnose illnesses attributed to their competence and provide health care services under the supervision of a physician specialist. Graduates joining first and second level of studies in General medicine gain theoretical knowledge of all pre-clinical and clinical subjects concerning practical knowledge, they learn about therapeutics and clinics methods.   After obligatory practise, postgraduate studies and exams, they gain pre-conditions for the specialisation in respective branches or in medical research. The training is focused on achieving a broader general medical education. The Students train to become physicians and surgeons capable of providing professional medical aid and care aimed at preventive aspects of medicine with a broader general medical education. Medicine is a multidisciplinary programme with the duration of 6 years and the volume of 360 credits. In the first year, the studies are subject-based. From the second year, the studies are problem-based, integrating basic and clinical subjects and analysis of real clinical situations. This knowledge and skills are applied and developed during the fourth to sixth years in solving clinical problems.

 

 

Curriculum:

Subject ECTS credits Student‘s workload Contact work hours Independent workhours
1st year 60 1600 1096 504
1st semester 30 800 564 236
Medical Physics 4 107 90 17
Medical Chemistry 5 133 90 43
Cytology, Parasitology 5 133 90 43
General Heath Basics 4 107 90 17
Professional Language 3 80 70 10
Introduction to Studies 3 80 54 26
Anatomy 6 160 80 80
1st year
2nd semester 30 800 532 268
Human Histology and

Embryology

5 133 80 53
Anatomy 6 160 80 80
Professional Language 4 107 80 27
Genetics 4 107 90 17
Basics of Statistics and Informatics 5 133 90 43
Elective in General University Education 3 80 60 20
Elective in Fundamental Philosophy 3 80 52 28
2nd year 60 1600 1188 412
3st semester 30 799 589 202
Module of Basics of

Pre-clinical Studies and Locomotion

16 427 300 127
Module of Nutrient Uptake and Homeostasis (part Homeostasis) 8 213 150 63
Professional Language 3 79 67 12
Philosophy of Medicine 3 80 72 8
2nd year
4th semester 30 803 581 222
Module of Respiration

and Circulation

16 427 300 127
Module of Nutrient Uptake and Homeostasis (part Nutrient uptake) 8 214 150 64
Professional Language 1 28 23 5
Philosophy of Medicine 2 54 40 14
Elective in Humanitarian Subjects 3 80 68 12
3rd year 60 1600 1080 522
5th semester 30 800 600 200
Module of Human Reproductive Health and Essentials of Clinical Studies 16 427 300 127
Environmental and Social Medicine 3 80 60 20
Module of 8 214 150 64

 

Fundamentals of Neuroscience (part Senses and Perception)        
Professional Language 3 80 60 20
3rd year
6th semester 30 800 480 320
Module of Immune

Response and Infection

16 427 300 127
Module of Fundamentals of Neuroscience (part Nervous and Endocrine Regulation) 8 213 150 63
Elective in Medical Fundamentals 3 80 60 20
Elective in Fundamental Philosophy 3 80 60 20
4th year 60 1567 1161 406
7th and 8th semester 60 1567 1161 406
Module of

Cardiovascular Diseases and Endocrine diseases

15 400 264 136
Module of Diseases of Locomotor and Musculoskeletal System, and Intensive Medicine ( I part – Diseases of locomotor and musculoskeletal system) 9 240 194 46
Module of Chest Diseases, Allergology and Clinical Immunology; Hematology and Oncology 15 367 260 107
Skin, Sexually Transmitted and Infectious Diseases 6 160 127 33
Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology 6 160 116 44
Public Health, 1st module 9 240 200 40
5th year 60 1600 1211 389
9st and 10th semester 60 1600 1211 389
Module of Children

Diseases

12 320 239 81
Module of Obstetrics and Gynecology 12 320 251 69
Module of Diseases of Locomotor and Musculoskeletal System, and Intensive Medicine ( II part – intensive medicine) 9 240 198 42
Module of Diseases of Digestive System 12 320 254 66
Module of Nervous 9 240 162 78

 

System Diseases        
Module of Kidney and Urinary Tract Diseases and Clinical Toxicology 6 160 107 53
6th year 60 1600 576 1024
11th and 12th semester 60 1600 576 1024
Public Health, 2nd module 6 160 126 34
Module of Eye, ENT and Maxillofacial diseases 6 160 138 22
Module of Geriatrics and Family Medicine 6 160 130 30
Clinical Practice of Medicine and Research Work 30 800 0 800
Final Examination 1 26 4 22
Elective specialty subject 8 214 198 54
Elective research work 3 80 18 62

 

 

 


Dental School Programme

Programme: Dental Medicine

Degree: Dental Medicine Doctor (5 Years)

Language: English

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

About the Programme:

The Faculty of Odontology is the main institution of dental education in Lithuania. The Faculty has gained international recognition for preparation of specialists, research and clinical work.

The curriculum leads to a master’s degree in Dentistry, which is equivalent to a Doctor of Dental Science (DDS) and forms the basis for specialist education or scientific (PhD) studies. Today, 120 new students are accepted annually to the 5-year dental programme. The acceptance is based on the rules of general admission, which is organised and carried out by LAMA BPO.

The Faculty of Odontology offers a perfect possibility of gaining a profession in odontology and also guarantees high-level and attractive studies. According to our experience, only the best graduates choose this study programme. Odontology, as a branch of medical sciences, is designed for talented, active, and responsible students. Integrated studies are also organised in the Faculty of Odontology. Graduates learn basic therapeutics and preventive methods and become able to provide basic practical treatments. Graduates are able, on the basis of anamnesis and of complex extra‑oral examination, to analyse the origin of the diseases, to apply methods of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, to treat the diseases concerning dental diseases. Graduates gain knowledge of all pre-clinical and clinical medical branches concerning dental medicine. The programme is recognised by the General Dental Council and Irish Dental Council for registration to practise as a dentist in the UK and Ireland with the opportunity to practically train at the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences which runs clinics for Dental and oral diseases, Dental and Maxillary Orthopaedics, Oral Care and Paediatric Odontology, Orthodontics.

 

 

Study programme Odontology-Dentistry

The curriculum is divided into preclinical and clinical stages, the preclinical stage comprising two years of basic and biomedical studies.  During the three-year clinical stage, practical training makes up about one-third of the course load. The degree programme comprises 300 ECTS credits which include lectures, seminars, group teaching, self-learning periods and practical training, both in the phantom-head laboratory and in the clinic. Evaluation is mainly by written examination and presentation of a patient case as a demonstration of practical skills. Each student needs to prepare a thesis, either by participating in a research programme or based on literature review.

I course No. Subject/module Credits Semester 1 Cytology,Parasitology 4 1 2 Physics 3 1 3 Chemistry 3 1 4 Human Anatomy 5 1 5 Latin for foreign students Lithuanian language I 2 5 1 6 Elective subjects 8 1 7 Biochemistry 3 2 8 Human histology and embryology 3 2 9 Human Anatomy 3 2 10 Basics of Statistics and Informatics 3 2 11 Medical Ethics 3 2 12 Profesional language 6 2 13 Elective subjects 10 2 Total: 61 II course No. Subject/module Credits Semester 1 Biochemistry 3 III 2 Human histology and embryology 3 III 3 Physiology 3 III 4 Lithuanian for foreign students II 3 III 5 Prosthodontics (preclinical course) 3 III 6 Preclinical course of dental and oral diseases 6 III 7 Elective subjects 9 III 8 General sociology and sociology of medicine 3 IV 9 Physiology 3 IV 10 Pathological physiology 5 IV 11 Oral Microbiology 4 IV 12 Dental and oral diseases (preclinical course) 4 IV 13 Prosthodontics (preclinical course) 5 IV 14 Elective subjects (Lithuanian language II) 6 IV Total: 60 III course No. Subject/module Credits Semester 1 Pathological anatomy 5 V 2 Pharmacology 4 V 3 Prosthodontics (preclinical course) 3 V 4 Oral Surgery 3 V 5 Prevention of Oral Diseases 4 V 6 Clinical Cariology 6 V 7 Elective subjects 5 V 8 Anaesthesiology and reanimation 3 VI 9 Internal Diseases 3 VI 10 Endodontics and Clinical Practice 6 VI 11 Oral Surgery 6 VI 12 Prosthodontics and Clinical Practice 6 VI 13 Elective subjects 6 VI Total: 60 IV course No. Subject/module Credits Semester 1 General and maxillofacial radiology 4 VII 2 Health care management and medical law 3 VII 3 Clinical Endodontics and Clinical Practice 6 VII 4 Prosthodontics and Clinical Practice 5 VII 5 Orthodontics 3 VII 6 Oral Surgery 5 VII 7 Elective subjects 4 VII 8 Eear Nose and Throat pathology 3 VIII 9 Orthodontics 3 VIII 10 Prosthodontics and Clinical Practice 6 VIII 11 Periodontology and Clinical Practice 6 VIII 12 Paediatric Dentistry 3 VIII 13 Clinical Practice of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery 6 VIII 14 Elective subjects 3 VIII Total: 60 V course No. Subject/module Credits Semester 1 Module: oral pathology and rehabilitation of functional pathology 11 IX 2 Orthodontics 3 IX 3 Paediatric Dentistry 3 IX 4 Clinical Practice of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery 6 IX 5 Research Work 3 IX 6 Elective subjects 4 IX 7 Clinical Practice of Odontology 28 X 8 Final Work 2 X Total: 60

1st Year

 

Study Programme Odontology

Study subjects and credits

I course No. Subject/module Credits Semester
1 Cytology,Parasitology 4 1
2 Physics 3 1
3 Chemistry 3 1
4 Human Anatomy 5 1
5 Latin for foreign students

Lithuanian language I

2

5

1
6 Elective subjects 8 1
7 Biochemistry 3 2
8 Human histology and embryology 3 2
9 Human Anatomy 3 2
10 Basics of Statistics and Informatics 3 2
11 Medical Ethics 3 2
12 Profesional language 6 2
13 Elective subjects 10 2
Total: 61

 

 

 

2nd Year

 

II course No. Subject/module Credits Semester
1 Biochemistry 3 III
2 Human histology and embryology 3 III
3 Physiology 3 III
4 Lithuanian for foreign students II 3 III
5 Prosthodontics (preclinical course) 3 III
6 Preclinical course of dental and oral diseases 6 III
7 Elective subjects 9 III
8 General sociology and sociology of medicine 3 IV
9 Physiology 3 IV  
10 Pathological physiology 5 IV  
11 Oral Microbiology 4 IV  
12 Dental and oral diseases (preclinical course) 4 IV  
13 Prosthodontics (preclinical course) 5 IV  
14 Elective subjects (Lithuanian language II) 6 IV  
Total: 60  

 

 

 

 

3rd Year

No. Subject/module Credits Semester
1 Pathological anatomy 5 V
2 Pharmacology 4 V
3 Prosthodontics (preclinical course) 3 V
4 Oral Surgery 3 V
5 Prevention of Oral Diseases 4 V
6 Clinical Cariology 6 V
7 Elective subjects 5 V
8 Anaesthesiology and reanimation 3 VI
9 Internal Diseases 3 VI
10 Endodontics and Clinical Practice 6 VI
11 Oral Surgery 6 VI
12 Prosthodontics and Clinical Practice 6 VI
13 Elective subjects 6 VI
Total: 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Year

IV course No. Subject/module Credits Semester
1 General and maxillofacial radiology 4 VII
2 Health care management and medical law 3 VII
3 Clinical Endodontics and Clinical Practice 6 VII
4 Prosthodontics and Clinical Practice 5 VII
5 Orthodontics 3 VII
6 Oral Surgery 5 VII
7 Elective subjects 4 VII
8 Eear Nose and Throat pathology 3 VIII
9 Orthodontics 3 VIII
10 Prosthodontics and Clinical Practice 6 VIII
11 Periodontology and Clinical Practice 6 VIII
12 Paediatric Dentistry 3 VIII
13 Clinical Practice of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery 6 VIII
14 Elective subjects 3 VIII
Total: 60

 

 

 

 

 

5th Year

 

V course No. Subject/module Credits Semester
1 Module: oral pathology and rehabilitation of functional pathology 11 IX
2 Orthodontics 3 IX
3 Paediatric Dentistry 3 IX
4 Clinical Practice of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery 6 IX
5 Research Work 3 IX
6 Elective subjects 4 IX
7 Clinical Practice of Odontology 28 X
8 Final Work 2 X
Total: 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veterinary School Programme

Programme: Dental Medicine

Degree: Bachelor in Public Health

Undergraduate University studies Duration – 5.5 years (full time)

Language: English

Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

 

About the Programme:

Graduates of integral studies lasting 4 years are awarded with a qualification of the veterinary Bachelor in Public Health

The Programme of Veterinary Medicine conforms to the National Regulations, descriptions of the Common Requirements, and Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications and Directive 2013/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive 2005/36/EC.VM Study Programme of integral studies will form and develop competences necessary to carry out professional activity. Upon successful graduation of the Study Programme students obtain general and special competences. The volume of the Veterinary Medicine Studies is 336 ECTS, including 35 credits for practise, and 16 credits – for the preparation and defence of the final thesis.

A person who has acquired professional qualification of a veterinary surgeon can work in this capacity in Lithuania and Europe. Graduates are able to practice in private and state institutions. Veterinary doctors can diagnose animal diseases, treat animals, apply prophylactic measures, monitor the transfer of animal diseases and food chain safety, conduct research and present their knowledge, solve complex veterinary-related problems, as well as apply gained abilities and knowledge in different activities and further self-education. Food safety managers can analyse and assess the   safety aspects of food products and raw materials in relation to human health, covering the entire food chain. They design and manage food safety control systems in the manufacturing process and are familiar with general quality control and management systems. Graduates of the last five years have been very successful in finding jobs in Lithuania or abroad and they successfully work both in the private and state sectors. Private veterinary activity can be pursued by a veterinary surgeon holding a valid license in veterinary practice or veterinary pharmacy. State policy in the areas of animal health and welfare, safety and quality of food supplied on the market in Lithuania is formed by the Sate Food and Veterinary Service.

PhD study programme of veterinary medicine. Doctoral students prepare a doctoral thesis (adequate to PhD) which is defended in accordance to the appropriate documents.


Postgraduate Medical Study

Postgraduate medical studies from Lithuania can be earned in a variety of subjects and are internationally recognised. Lithuania is one of 29 countries that have signed the Bologna declaration, which instates a common educational standard across Europe.

Postgraduate courses may be taken in the following:

Clinical Biochemistry, Normal and Pathological Physiology, Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, Hygiene, Microbiology, Surgery, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Otorhinolaryngology, Pharmacology, Dental Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Pathological Anatomy and Forensic Medicine, Neurosciences, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Anatomy, Histology, and Embryology. Students are awarded the degree of PhD (Philosophiae Doctor).

Tuition Fees in Lithuania

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the first year of studies shall be paid within 20 days after signing the Study Contract, but no later than 1 August 2016.

In all upper years, the annual tuition fee should be paid:

– Before September 1 (for the fall semester)

– Before February 1 (for the spring semester)

Transfer students shall pay the running payment of the actual year plus payment for the additional courses or exams (extracurricular fee), if any. An additional fee is required if the student has to repeat the course because of his/her academic incompetence.

The tuition fee covers the following:

The total annual tuition fee is averagely €10,500.

 

  • use of library facilities, lecture rooms, laboratories, clinics and equipment during the academic year;
  • attendance at scheduled lectures, practical and laboratory classes, seminars, clinical practice;
  • Attendance at scheduled tutorials held weekly by the teaching staff of the University;
  • Testing of acquired knowledge and skills via weekly tests, colloquiums, examinations or final semester tests according to a teaching plan.
  • Dental materials for those studying at the Faculty of Odontology.

The payments listed below should be made by bank transfer in Euros before the deadline indicated

 

 

Please Note:

  • All fees, tuition, and charges are subject to change without notice.
  • Tuition fees quoted by the University.
  • The fees do not include other expenses such living & travelling cost.
  • All students are advised to budget realistically before embarking on a course. Students are also advised to confirm such expenses, including exact tuition fees and methods of payment, directly with the University.

 

It is to be noted that in general, the cost of living (utility costs, prices, etc.) in Lithuania is lower than in west European countries like UK, France or Germany.

Preparation Course Fee

Enrolling in the preparation course is optional and the course fee is €750.

Medical University Requirements

It is mandatory that Candidates must complete their high school education, before applying for an undergraduate course and Postgraduate applicants must have an undergraduate diploma.

A medical certificate stating that the applicant is in good health from a qualified doctor.

 

International students could be admitted into the English program of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences if the:

  • Provide the legalized high school or college certificate and transcript (officially translated into English)
  • They must have secured their preferred funding option (government, loan provider or self-funded). EU applicants can apply for funding with the Lithuanian government.
  • Meet the Entrance Exam requirements.
  • Have good grades in biology, chemistry and physics will give preference.
  • Have good knowledge of English language is obligatory.

 

English fluency – If not a first language, the applicant must provide documentation to corroborate their English fluency. If the standard of English of the applicant is not high enough, they must do a 9 month intensive language course before applying.

Application Process

Candidates can get all the information you need about application forms, dates and information on of what documents to submit from the university you want to apply to. All the submitted documents should be originals or certified copies. If the documents are not written in English, they must be supplemented by translations certified by an approved institution. All applications should be made online. Many applicants find the application forms, tests and interviews required when applying for undergraduate medicine an overwhelming process. This step-by-step guide indicates what you must exactly do to avoid any delays or rejections due to not following the required application procedure. If you find it still hard to follow or have areas you do not understand; we at Masha Consultants are always prepared to guide you through the process.

 

  1. Create a student profile online.
  2. Start your application making sure to check your name against your passport.
  • As a part of your application you need to upload supporting documents including:
  1. Most recent academic transcript ( with English translation in PDF format)
  2. Copy of ID page of your passport
  3. If applicable, proof of English language proficiency.
  4. Once submitted; an email confirmation with a copy of your application is sent to you.
  5. Your application is assessed by the study board if successful you will receive the offer letter by email.
  6. Accept your offer and pay your deposit and/ or OSHC fees if applicable
  • You will then receive your CoE for your visa application.
  • You will then confirm your visa and book flights to arrive on time for orientation.

Expiry Dates for Entry Application

Students are advised to apply in good time before the application deadline. The application date is usually long before the start of the semester. Make sure that you complete your application correctly.

Application Deadlines:

The following are deadlines for all programmes for the class starting in the fall of 2015

 

  • May Exam (Early admissions): 01/01/2016 – 31/05/2016

 

  • August Exam (Late admissions): 01/06/2016 – 31/07/2016

 

Places may be limited in certain programmes and under certain circumstances, an applicant who missed the final application deadline, may contact us for special requests in applying to university programmes after registration deadlines but chances of success is rare due to the high demand for places.

Application Documents

Please Note: Education documents must be legalized, recommended Notary Public, please contact Sharon Stone via   www.notableservices.co.uk

 

Documents required for registration

 

  1. Application Form
  2. School Leaving Certificate
  3. Transcripts of high school (where marks are mentioned) and secondary school certificates verifying successful completion of General Biology and General Chemistry
  4. CV, /Personal Statement in English
  5. ID, Copy of passport
  6. 3 passport sized pictures with a white background (3×4 cm)
  7. Health Certificate from a hospital or GP (speak to us for a sample)
  8. Copy of advanced level grades
  9. Motivation letter
  10. For NON EU students, Certificate proving the knowledge of the English language; (TOEFL, IELTS, B2 Level or 6 Band)
  11. Application fee of 350 EUR direct to University account, non-refundable (please speak to us for University account details)

Medical School Acceptance Letter

The acceptance letter is important for Non-EU students to secure their visa.

General Requirements

  • Admission requirements: High school diploma (certificate).
  • Language requirements: To speak English, French, or Romanian or Bulgarian.
  • Entry regulations: A valid passport.
  • Biology, Chemistry, physics and Math’s.
  • Medical requirements (Health state).

There are three possible outcomes of your application to medial school are:

  • Acceptance
  • Rejection
  • Spot on the Wait List.

Normally, medical schools have to make more offers than they have spots available in their class to fill each class. This works in your favour. For example: If a school has 200 spots to fill for that year, they may have to extend 250 or 300 offers

Once your chosen institution has received all your documentation and funding information, they will send an official “Letter of acceptance”.

After this, you can pay your first part of the tuition fees, register at the institution and prepare for your first semester.

Medical Student Transfer

Medical universities in Lithuania transfer students based on severe health problems, adverse personal or financial circumstances even though they follow the ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). They consider year group numbers of existing medical students and dental students, clinical and academic experience obtained by the applicant to date in comparison to their course.

Masha Consultants have achieved an exceptional reputation for securing medicine transfer and dentistry transfer places for transfer students. We have been able to overcome these obstacles of transfer entry and is in a position to guarantee entry to its students into the highest academic year possible. We have transferred many students from European medical universities and international medical universities into the next academic year of their medical degree or dental degree.

Accreditation

The University is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO), where it fulfils the role of a collaboration centre for research and training in epidemiology as well as for prevention of cardiovascular and other chronic non-communicable diseases.

The General Medical Council (GMC) is responsible for providing GMC registration for doctors, required in order to practice medicine in the UK. Please follow the link:

http://www.gmc-uk.org/doctors/registration_applications/eea_evidence_lithuania.asp

The recognition of degrees of the 1st and the 2nd level (Bachelor and Master) issued by foreign higher education institutions (of Member States or other states except for the states with which there exist a bilateral treaty) falls within the competence of the appropriate higher education institution in Lithuania which provides the same or similar study programme.

The University is a member of numerous international organisations, such as the European University Association (EUA), Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN), Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS), European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), World Veterinary Association, etc.The study programmes meets university education standards applied in all EU countries and graduates are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the PLAB examination of the General Medical Council in the UK is EXEMPTED.

Accommodation & Study

Living costs – Lithuania

The cost of living depends on various factors such as personal habits and lifestyle. Compared to other regions in Europe, Lithuania is not very expensive place to live. Students may reduce living expenses by using public transport discounts, renting accommodation in groups, and using public services etc. Students are also able to cut some expenses by using the Lithuanian student identity card.

 

There is affordable student accommodation within the campus in university dormitories also private accommodation is not very high compared to Central and Western Europe. There is a good and affordable public transportation system and many supermarkets in cities around Lithuania, which have been built in last few years. Wherever you choose to live there are ample numbers of supermarkets, shops and convenient stores scattered with quick access also, food and leisure facilities. Many Students are particularly attracted to the above as well as the world class graduate studies they can get in Lithuania and the popularity keeps growing each year.

 

Roughly calculated; a student needs around €538-942 per month as living expenses to live comfortably well.   The below table provides the average prices for 2015 an estimating the monthly living costs for Lithuania students (in euro’s). Below, you will find an estimate of the monthly living costs Lithuania for students (in euro). These figures only serve as guideline and cannot be seen as binding.

 

 

Expense Living Costs Per Month (€)       Per Annum (€)
Rent (university dormitories) Small room (12 sq. m.) approx. 153-182 1836-2184
Large room (18 sq. m.) approx. 182-211 2184-2532
Rent (private accommodation) 100-300 1,800-3,600
Food (Self Cook) 75 1800
Food (Outsource) 300 3600
Books (PER YEAR) 200 500
Electricity & Gas 50 450
Water 10 120
TV Cable / Internet 20 240
Public Transportation 30 360
Total  538-942 2,830-6,760

 


Scholarships & Other Financial Support

There are state scholarships offered to international students depending on their country of origin. Lithuanian institutions also take graduates awarded international bursaries like Fulbright and Erasmus. Education Exchanges Support Foundation, the institution authorised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania to administrate the state scholarships programme, offers scholarships within the framework of bilateral agreements. However, this possibility is secured to the nationals of a limited number of countries.

 

Individual institutions may also provide their own scholarships, so it is worth researching options available at your university of choice. Funding to study in Lithuania is available in the form of a variety of scholarships for students who demonstrate academic excellence. They can apply for state-funded education at no cost to the student. There are 50 places reserved for foreign students from the EU and non-EU countries in the scheme.

Accommodation

Accommodation in the Dormitory

The University offers campus dormitories. Usually rooms housing 2 – 3 students are standard, but rooms for a single student are also available. Rooms are furnished with beds, tables, and wardrobes. Bathrooms are generally shared between two rooms, or between all the rooms on each floor and the standard of these may differ.

The first-year students are provided with hostel accommodation. A Housing Contract should be signed. The rent per month is as follows:

  • Small room (12 sq. m.) approx. 153-182 EUR;
  • Large room (18 sq. m.) approx. 182-211 EUR.

Each dormitory has its own dining hall or buffet, where meals are available for lower prices and generally provided throughout the academic year. Normally rooms have internet access and there are launderettes in dormitories. Some halls have their own gymnasiums, swimming pools, fitness centres, etc.

The number of rooms are limited; therefore, students should book the rooms in advance. If two students share the room, each of them pays half of the rent. Rent payment should be paid in local currency (LTL) at the beginning of the current month. The rent is inclusive of heating, water, electricity and using of a common kitchen.

Note: Students of the upper years are required to find an accommodation in the city.

 

Other Possibilities of Housing

Easiest way (except for staying in a hotel) is to rent a private apartment. In such cases, it is recommended to sign a lease with your future landlord defining precisely the terms and conditions of the stay in the apartment. The apartments should be provided with basic pots, dishes, linens, etc. Most apartments have washing machines, but automatic dryers are not used.

Apartment Rental

Apartments for rent are available in the city. Useful links of the real estate providing apartment rental are given below.

Note: Prices are given per month in the national currency Litas (LTL or Lt): 1 LTL = 0.2896 EUR. Expenses for heating, electricity, gas and water are not included in the rent price.

Please note: These prices are only a guideline and estimate based on average prices and not bounding to exact figures.

Student Life – Lithuania

Apart of the busy study and activities related to the degree; generally universities aims to ensure that time at the School is not just about studying but is also as enjoyable as possible. The student unions organises entertainment and funds many student societies covering a wide range of interests adding an enormous amount to the students’ experience in Lithuania. The variety of societies and activities change with the interests and initiative of each new group of students.

There are ample numbers of supermarkets, shops and convenient stores spread with quick access where ever you choose to live in Lithuanian cities. Lithuania has a lot of shopping malls for so few inhabitants but there isn’t a big difference between Lithuania’s shopping malls and those in other parts of Europe. Vilnius recently became a shopper’s paradise when plenty of massive shopping centres were opened all over the city. Akropolis (a chain of shopping malls in Lithuania) is one of them and definitely worth visiting if you are a shopping malls maniac, as it houses an ice skating rink, bowling lanes and a cinema. Students in Lithuania receive discounts in various places from restaurants to museums to public transport to certain shops. In order to use ALL of them, you’ll need to have Lithuanian student identity card (LSIC) AND an international student identity card (ISIC)

Nature-lovers will not be left without activity outside the National Parks as well. National parks are protected by the state by virtue of their region-specific landscape, distinctive settlements, or cultural valuables and sightseeing of natural and cultural valuables are promoted by the Lithuanian government.

Football (soccer) is Lithuania’s most popular sport, and the country boasts several professional leagues. Basketball has grown in popularity, and Lithuania’s team has excelled in international competitions.

With all Lithuania has to offer it is not surprising why more and more students choose Lithuania as their destination for higher education studies every year.

 

Climate – Lithuania

The climate of Lithuania is transitional between maritime and continental. The climate can be considered to be among the most favourable ones to human health and activities. The climate of the Lithuania can be described as typical European continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly severe winters. January is the coldest month with daytime temperatures usually around -5°C, but in some cases winter months can be quite colder with temperatures far below zero, about -20°C or lower and strong, cold north-easterly winds. Heavy snowfall or even snowstorms are also possible on some days.

 

The weather is often breezy and humid due to the proximity of the Baltic Sea. The highest temperature in summer is about 30 degrees plus, and in winter the temperatures falls down to minus 20-25 degrees. Generally, the weather is best May-September, when days are warm and the nights are cool, although it rains more in Spring than in summer. Autumn and Winter are usually a little chilly and wet, sometimes snowy and often foggy.

 

Required clothing:

Light- to medium-weights are worn during the summer months. Medium- to heavyweights are needed during winter.

Transportation in Lithuania

The country boasts a developed modern infrastructure of railways, airports and four-lane highways. Lithuania has an extensive network of motorways. Airlines: Airline connections with Lithuania are excellent. Lithuania has three international airports, Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga Airports with connections to all major Western and Eastern European hubs. Water transport, ferries: Seagoing ferries connect Klaipėda seaport with 6 Baltic Sea ports in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland. Overland Routes: Lithuania boasts well-developed roads and infrastructure of road networks; the quality of Lithuanian roads is much better when compared to that of the neighbouring countries.

The public transportation system consists of buses, trolleybuses, and private minibuses. Public transport is the most extensively used means of transportation in towns. Timetables can be found at every stop and in Public transport stands. Tickets in the transport system are presented as electronic tickets limited by time (30, 60 minutes) and single tickets.

Full prices for electronic time limited tickets for 30 or 60 minutes cost (LT 2,5 and 3,5 respectively).

A single ticket for a trolleybus or bus, if purchased in a vehicle, costs LT 3,5. Students who hold a Lithuanian student ID or an ISIC card are eligible for discounted public transportation tickets. The single ticket price with a discount for students is LT 1,75 at a driver. A monthly electronic ticket costs LT 20 (for both bus and trolleybus).

Public transportation starts working at 5 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Travel information is available on the public transportation map.

Rail links are fairly good. For example, the train can take you from Vilnius to Kaunas in about one hour. You’ll also find many companies too, provide private taxi services in Lithuania. Airports offer flights to many European capitals, with connections from there to most any part of the world.

Your Safety & Security

Lithuania is one of the safest countries in Europe with a very low crime rate. It is popular for Safe environment, friendly people, and historic heritage.

The University Campus has its own security standby for any student in need. Furthermore, students will be provided with the necessary security information. CCTV cameras everywhere and the police normally do regular rounds.

However, students are advised to take care of their possession and not leave things unattended as this may attract unnecessary attention especially in public places where valuables can be stolen. As in any country suspicious activities can be reported to police.

Emergency assistance

The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.

Emergency services

You can contact the Lithuanian emergency services by dialling 112. The service is multilingual.

 

Useful Information

Student Loans – Lithuania

There are no student loan facilities available for Lithuania, but there may be private companies who provide the loans with following facilities:

Note: Students are strongly advised to investigate on these loans at their own risk as private companies may charge very high interest rates.

 

Private Lender – Student loans to pay tuition fees and living costs rent, bills, and any other costs associated with your studies, while you are at university.

 

Budgeting help: Depending on the loan amount, you can choose how you want to receive student loan funds: monthly or a lump-sum payment. Some lenders assist with budgeting Future Finance by issuing the living expense portion of loan funds over a number of months to help you manage spending throughout the academic year.

 

Some lenders may also provide, reduced interest rate after graduation and loan repayment holidays

Lithuanian Student Visa

Students from European Union countries do not need a visa to study in Lithuania. Non-EU Students (from outside the European Union) need to apply for a student visa before entering Lithuania. A student of a non-EU country should generally file an application for visa at the Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania from their country of residence. A short-term visa entitles the holder to stay in Lithuania for up to three months, a long-term visa for up to one year. It is possible to extend a visa only in particularly justified cases. The visa can be extending only once.

Students must apply for Long-term Visa which falls under Type D. Please refer below.

Schengen visa

Lithuania is part of the Schengen Area – territory of 23 countries of the European Union + 2 associated countries of the European Economic Area, which agreed on the abolition of border controls between themselves and on common visa regulations.

By applying for Lithuanian Visa, a foreigner applies for so-called Schengen Visa which allows him/her to travel inside of the Schengen Area without any restrictions. Schengen Visa holders do not need additional special visa for Lithuania.

Visa types

Which type of visa the foreigner needs depends on the length and purpose of the stay in Lithuania. There are 4 types:

Schengen visa type A = Airport transit visa

Schengen visa type B = Transit visa

Schengen visa type C = Entry visa

Long-term visa D

 

Long-term visa D (Residence visa, Student visa or Business visa)

Long term visa can be given for the purpose of granting a residence permit in Lithuania for the purpose of fulfilling obligations arising from international agreements or where it is in the interest of the Lithuanian Government.   Non-EU students will need Visa- D, which will allow them to stay in the country for three months in a six month period, after which they will need to apply for a temporary residence permit or TRP which is valid for one academic year, and will need to be renewed two months before it expires.

 

Long-term Visa D Application

Students will need to take the following documentation to their Lithuanian embassy in order to apply for Visa D:

  1. Passport
  2. Copy of your bank statement (Original) providing evidence of ability to support yourself for the duration of your studies.

3 Acceptance Letter from university.

  1. Health insurance that is valid in Lithuania.

Further documentation may be required so check with your local Lithuanian embassy before you go.

 

IMPORTANT!

Student who applies for the temporary residence permit (TRP) first time shall submit a Statement (Criminal Record) of a competent authority of a foreign country, where the student lived before arriving to the Republic of Lithuania or where s/he currently lives, certifying the fact that s/he has (not) been convicted of a crime in that state.

Student Residence Permit

Students can gain Long term visa can be given for the purpose of granting a residence permit in Lithuania for the purpose of fulfilling obligations arising from international agreements or where it is in the interest of the Lithuanian Government.

With this visa the foreigner is allowed to stay on the territory of Lithuania during the period of its validity and it allows him/her to travel across Schengen countries, but the duration of the stay cannot exceed 90 days in any period of 6 months.

 

How to get an ID card

In order to get your ID card you are supposed to submit the following:

  1. A completed Electronic return shall in Academic information system
  2. A fee paid.

You will receive your ID card according to information in the News page on this website.

 

 

Live in Lithuania (EU Citizens)

Any EU citizen is entitled to stay in Lithuania for up to three months over a period of half a year. This period is calculated from the first day of arrival.

Medical Insurance

A citizen or a foreigner – staying in Lithuania has a right to be provided with the necessary health care. Everyone also has a right to choose their own health care provider.

If you move to Lithuania for more than three months then you need to register with the compulsory health insurance fund to be able to access healthcare in the same way as a Lithuanian resident.

Foreigners who are not duly insured can take out contractual health insurance on the territory of Lithuania.

For entitlement to medical treatment on the basis of health insurance in another Member State (EU, EEA, Switzerland), an EU/EEA national must present a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to the health care provider. (EHIC shall be issued at your request by a health insurance company to which you pay health insurance premiums.) In such a case, the treatment of an EU/EEA national will be covered by a Lithuanian health insurance company in the same amount as to a Lithuanian national, provided the relevant physician has concluded a contract with at least one health insurance company.

Please follow the link for more information on the European Health Insurance Card:

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx

 

 

International Students (also PhD Students)

An international student, coming to Lithuania to study within a programme arising from an international treaty that is binding for Lithuania is subject to statutory health insurance, and the payer of such insurance. The student will submit the necessary documents certifying his/her study at a higher education institution in Lithuania. Other international students have to be insured privately or additional get Individual Health Insurance.

Please follow the link for more information on the European Health Insurance Card if you are an EU or EEA Student:

NHS EHIC Card European Health Insurance Card Information

Student Life – Lithuania

Apart of the busy study and activities related to the degree; generally universities aims to ensure that time at the School is not just about studying but is also as enjoyable as possible. The student unions organises entertainment and funds many student societies covering a wide range of interests adding an enormous amount to the students’ experience in Lithuania. The variety of societies and activities change with the interests and initiative of each new group of students.

There are ample numbers of supermarkets, shops and convenient stores spread with quick access where ever you choose to live in Lithuanian cities. Lithuania has a lot of shopping malls for so few inhabitants but there isn’t a big difference between Lithuania’s shopping malls and those in other parts of Europe. Vilnius recently became a shopper’s paradise when plenty of massive shopping centres were opened all over the city. Akropolis (a chain of shopping malls in Lithuania) is one of them and definitely worth visiting if you are a shopping malls maniac, as it houses an ice skating rink, bowling lanes and a cinema. Students in Lithuania receive discounts in various places from restaurants to museums to public transport to certain shops. In order to use ALL of them, you’ll need to have Lithuanian student identity card (LSIC) AND an international student identity card (ISIC)

Nature-lovers will not be left without activity outside the National Parks as well. National parks are protected by the state by virtue of their region-specific landscape, distinctive settlements, or cultural valuables and sightseeing of natural and cultural valuables are promoted by the Lithuanian government.

Football (soccer) is Lithuania’s most popular sport, and the country boasts several professional leagues. Basketball has grown in popularity, and Lithuania’s team has excelled in international competitions.

With all Lithuania has to offer it is not surprising why more and more students choose Lithuania as their destination for higher education studies every year.

Climate – Lithuania

The climate of Lithuania is transitional between maritime and continental. The climate can be considered to be among the most favourable ones to human health and activities. The climate of the Lithuania can be described as typical European continental influenced climate with warm, dry summers and fairly severe winters. January is the coldest month with daytime temperatures usually around -5°C, but in some cases winter months can be quite colder with temperatures far below zero, about -20°C or lower and strong, cold northeasterly winds. Heavy snowfall or even snowstorms are also possible on some days.

 

The weather is often breezy and humid due to the proximity of the Baltic Sea. The highest temperature in summer is about 30 degrees plus, and in winter the temperatures falls down to minus 20-25 degrees. Generally, the weather is best May-September, when days are warm and the nights are cool, although it rains more in Spring than in summer. Autumn and Winter are usually a little chilly and wet, sometimes snowy and often foggy.

 

Required clothing:

Light- to medium-weights are worn during the summer months. Medium- to heavyweights are needed during winter.

 

Transportation in Lithuania

The country boasts a developed modern infrastructure of railways, airports and four-lane highways. Lithuania has an extensive network of motorways. Airlines: Airline connections with Lithuania are excellent. Lithuania has three international airports, Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga Airports with connections to all major Western and Eastern European hubs. Water transport, ferries: Seagoing ferries connect Klaipėda seaport with 6 Baltic Sea ports in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland. Overland Routes: Lithuania boasts well-developed roads and infrastructure of road networks; the quality of Lithuanian roads is much better when compared to that of the neighbouring countries.

The public transportation system consists of buses, trolleybuses, and private minibuses. Public transport is the most extensively used means of transportation in towns. Timetables can be found at every stop and in Public transport stands. Tickets in the transport system are presented as electronic tickets limited by time (30, 60 minutes) and single tickets.

Full prices for electronic time limited tickets for 30 or 60 minutes cost (LT 2,5 and 3,5 respectively).

A single ticket for a trolleybus or bus, if purchased in a vehicle, costs LT 3,5. Students who hold a Lithuanian student ID or an ISIC card are eligible for discounted public transportation tickets. The single ticket price with a discount for students is LT 1,75 at a driver. A monthly electronic ticket costs LT 20 (for both bus and trolleybus).

Public transportation starts working at 5 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Travel information is available on the public transportation map.

Rail links are fairly good. For example, the train can take you from Vilnius to Kaunas in about one hour. You’ll also find many companies too, provide private taxi services in Lithuania. Airports offer flights to many European capitals, with connections from there to most any part of the world.

Your Safety & Security

Lithuania is one of the safest countries in Europe with a very low crime rate. It is popular for Safe environment, friendly people, and historic heritage.

The University Campus has its own security standby for any student in need. Furthermore, students will be provided with the necessary security information. CCTV cameras everywhere and the police normally do regular rounds.

However, students are advised to take care of their possession and not leave things unattended as this may attract unnecessary attention especially in public places where valuables can be stolen. As in any country suspicious activities can be reported to police.

Emergency assistance

The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, try talking to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management.

Emergency services

You can contact the Lithuanian emergency services by dialling 112. The service is multilingual.