There are three levels of degree studies: undergraduate (Bachelor), graduate (Master) and postgraduate (Doctoral and Residency). Undergraduate and graduate studies can be combined in integrated studies (e.g. Medicine studies).
The official language of instruction at Vilnius University is Lithuanian except the programmes taught in English and Russian.
Undergraduate studies usually last for four years. After the completion of the chosen study programme, graduates are awarded a Bachelor‘s degree with the exception of certain areas where they are also granted Professional qualification certificates. Graduate studies, Master-degree studies or Professional studies last from one and a half to two years. Graduates of Master studies are awarded a Master degree.
Studies in the fields of Law, Medicine and Odontology are offered as integrated studies. The residency and postgraduate studies enable graduates in Medicine and Odontology to acquire higher qualification as a specialized medical doctors. Doctoral studies are meant to prepare researchers in various scientific fields. These postgraduate studies last for four years and are completed after a successful defence of the PhD thesis.