Working in Lithuania

Degree students are allowed to work not more than 20 hours per week, in accordance with the Lithuanian legislation.

> For citizens from the EU/EEA:

If you are a citizen of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you have a right to work in Lithuania. The citizens of EU states and the members of their families, who move to Lithuania for more than three months, are issued the certificate of a set form by the Minister of the Interior every six months that gives their right to live in the country. The same regulations are applied to citizens of the countries of the European Free Trade Association. The family members of citizens of the EU who are not citizens of the EU are issued EU residence permits.

> For citizens from non-EU/EEA countries: 

If you are not a citizen of a country which belongs to European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and if you have Lithuanian temporary residence permit (TRP) for your studies, you are allowed to work in Lithuania 20 hours per week during the autumn and spring semester, and you do not have to get any work permit for that. The only exceptions are the University’s officially announced summer break (usually 1 July – 31 August), the internship period included in your study programme and 3 months after the graduation (a temporary residence permit for studies usually is still valid for 3 months after actual end of studies). In the aforementioned cases, you are allowed to work full-time (40 hours per week) and you do not have to get any work permit for that. If you are a doctoral (PhD) student and you have a temporary residence permit, you are allowed to work full-time (40 hours per week) throughout the entire time of your studies. Since the 1st of March, 2021, master students are allowed to work full-time, too. If you have a national visa (D) for your studies, you are not allowed to work during your studies. You can find more information on Vilnius University Career guidance page.

> Job search:

Need help with finding your career path, getting an internship or a job? The career counselors of the Student Affairs and Career Office at Vilnius University may help you! You can find more information about how to find a job or internship on Vilnius University Career guidance page.

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