Recognition of Foreign Academic Qualifications

Recognition of foreign academic qualifications is a part of general admission to Vilnius University procedure. If you apply for admission on the basis of education from abroad, the processing of your application will include assessment and recognition of your educational background. Academic recognition refers to determining the academic value of a qualification, i.e. it determines whether the foreign qualification, in principle, meets general academic requirements for a similar qualification in Lithuania according to the following criteria: contents, profile, quality, workload and learning outcomes.

You can find the information on requirements for foreign qualification documents on Vilnius University website (Bachelor and Integrated studiesMaster studies, Doctoral (PhD) studies). If your country is not on the list, please upload Secondary school graduation certificate (or its equivalent) with grades for Bachelor’s degree applications and Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) with grades for Master’s degree applications.

The International Admissions Office is issuing only pre-acceptance and acceptance letters for the applicants who have fully submitted applications to the online application system, meet admission requirements (general and programme specific) and are selected by the appropriate Academic Unit (Faculty).

In case of a negative foreign qualification recognition decision or if the acquired qualification is not sufficient to enter the chosen programme, the International Admissions Office is sending an individual notification with the decision and a more detailed explanation to the candidate. Vilnius University academic recognition decisions regarding foreign qualification (not Admission decision!) can be appealed against to the Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications Concerning Higher Education Appeal Committee under the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education. For more information please visit.