In general all international students whishing to study bachelor’s or master’s level programmes in English or Russian must apply online using the University Admission website. However application procedure may be different depending on the basis of your nationality and study language. Learn more

VU application

Review the application requirements and the steps to apply to Vilnius University.

If you have specific questions regarding admission procedure and documents please apply by phone +370 5 236 6298 or by email:

STEP 1 - Find a suitable degree programme for you to studies at Vilnius University.

Evaluate your background against the prerequisites of the offered study programmes.

If you want to study in Lithuanian language

STEP 2 - Deadlines

For programmes taught in English and Russian

1 May – non EU/EEA

15 July– for EU/EEA as well as for non EU/EEA applicants with Lithuanian Embassies residing in their home countries;< br/> For applicants applying to Medicine or/and Dentistry programmes  – 1 June.

In case of your graduation from your school/university in Summer consult Admission Officer if it is possible to submit a final diploma later (each case will be considered separately).  

STEP 3 - Payment of the application fee

Application fee is 100 EUR per application. Online application will be processed only after application fee is paid. Application fee is non-refundable.

Application fee should be paid:


Account holder



Bank Address

Bank Account


Payment code

Vilnius University

Universiteto g. 3, LT-01513, Vilnius, Lithuania

SEB bankas

Gedimino al. 12, Vilnius

LT20 7044 0600 0672 8725




The applicants have to cover all bank charges. Please indicate in payment details your name, surname and payment code.

 STEP 4 - Admission requirements

Applicants have to fulfil general admission requirements and if it is applicable the programme specific requirements (please check information in the programme description).

  • Graduation documents

For Bachelor programmes – school (secondary or equivalent) leaving certificate and marks sheet/list.

For Master programmes – university Bachelor degree certificate and its supplement (or its equivalent).

If applicant is currently studying in the final year of high school/secondary school or University and his/her institution can’t issue final graduation diploma before application deadline, he/she should submit recent transcript of academic records and certificate where should be written the date of receiving final diploma. 

Note: additional country-specific requirements are set only for the following countries:

Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bangladesh | Belarus | Cameroon | China | Egypt | Ghana | India | Italy | Kazakhstan | Kirgistan | Latvia | Nepal | Nigeria | Pakistan | Philippines | Poland | Russia | South Korea | Sri Lanka | Sweden | Tajikistan | Turkey | Turkmenistan | Ukraine | United Kingdom | United States | Uzbekistan
  • Motivation letter
 The applicant is required to submit a motivation letter (1200-4000 characters).
  • Language certificates

For the Study programmes in English: proof of proficiency in English: IELTS 5.5+, iBT TOEFL 65+.

Note 1: Applicants are required to request the testing authority to mail an official score report to Vilnius University.

Note 2: If your first language is English and/or if you have a university degree in English, you will be exempt from providing an English language test score.

For the Study programmes in Russian: Russian language proficiency level C1.

Note: If your first language is Russian and/or if you have a university degree in Russian, you will be exempt from providing a Russian language test score.

  • Application fee receipt (100 €)
  • Recommendations (contacts of referees)

for Bachelor studies - 1 

for Master studies - 2 

  • Certified copy of passport or ID card


 STEP 5 - Requirements for the documents

All documents issued in a language other than English, Lithuanian or Russian should be supplemented with an official translation. Translation is considered to be official when it is bound together with the certified true copy of the original document and is confirmed by the translator's signature. Documents issued in English, Lithuanian or Russian must be certified true copies and do not require translation.

 STEP 6 - Online application

Submit the online application via  This portal allows you to upload the required documents. Create an account to complete the online applications.

 STEP 7 - Mailing the certified copies

Send final diploma with supporting documents by regular (air) mail or international courier service by the given deadline to:

   Vilnius University
   Office of International Admissions
   Universiteto str. 3
   LT-01513 Vilnius

STEP 8 - Evaluation and results

After you have successfully uploaded all necessary documents on-line your educational documents will be processed for the academic verification. Final admission results will be announced within 40 working days after the deadline. Successful applicants will receive the acceptance letters.  

Please note if you applying for several programmes at the same time you can be admitted only for one programme due to your priority list and you receive only one acceptance letter.

Acceptance letters will be sent by online application system as well as rejections notifications.


Admission criteria: grades, motivation letter, English proficiency test results (for programmes taught in English) and if it is applicable work expierence in the field of chosen study programme and/or the proof of fulfilled specific programme requirements (please check programme description).

Students are obliged to confirm if they accept our admission offer in 7 working days. 

 STEP 9 - Tuition fee

If you have confirmed your decision you should transfer the tuition fee for the first study year of studies. The invoice will be sent via online application system.

After receiving the fee International Programmes and Relations Office prepares documents necessary to apply for National visa (D) and sends them by mail to the student.

*Please note that due to the changes in national legislation, the tuition fees might be slightly different this year. 

 STEP 10 - Visa to Lithuania

After receiving the necessary documents from Vilnius University, students must apply for National visa (D) at the nearest Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania.

You can find information on visa and temporary residence permit for studying here.

 STEP 11 - Book accommodation at VU dormitory

One of the most important issues to arrange before your study period starts is accommodation. As an international student you may apply for the accommodation in VU dormitories.

 STEP 12 - Arrange your arrival and get mentor support

If you need some practical help at the beginning of your stay in Vilnius, you can apply for a mentor at Vilnius University. A mentor at Vilnius University is a student who will meet you at the airport or train station and will help you to get know the University. Please contact: .

More information.