Admission

All international students whishing to study bachelor’s programmes in English or Russian must apply online using the University Admission website.

Application procedure may be different depending on the basis of your nationality and study language:

  • Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania or other member countries of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), persons (non-EU/EEA) granted a right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin apply under the same conditions as Lithuanian applicants.

    All of them are admitted through joint admission. The Lithuanian Higher Institutions Association for Organizing Joint Admission (LAMA BPO) develops and carries out admission procedures applicable to all its members.

    For further information please contact

  • An international applicant from any other country who does not fall into any of the categories mentioned in 1st group are accepted under the general application procedure for international students.

Application requirements and apllication steps

STEP 1 - Find a degree programme 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

  • 1 May - for all non EU/EEA applicants
  • 15 July - for EU/EEA as well as for non EU/EEA applicants with Lithuanian Embassies residing in their home countries. 1 June - for applicants applying to Medicine or/and Dentistry programmes

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

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 Vilnius University
Address 3 Universiteto street, Vilnius, LT-01513, Lithuania
Bank SEB bankas
Bank Address 12 Gedimino avenue, Vilnius, Lithuania
Bank Account LT20 7044 0600 0672 8725
SWIFT/BIC CBVI LT 2X
Payment code 200678001

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

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.

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 the motivation letter (1200-4000 characters).
  • Language certificates

For the Study programmes in English: proof of proficiency in English: Cambridge English B2 First (First Certificate of English) 160+, 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 you are a native speaker 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 you are a native speaker 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

  • 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 https://apply.vu.lt/  This portal allows you to upload the required documents. Create an account to complete the online application.

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
   3 Universiteto street
   LT-01513 Vilnius
   Lithuania

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 days after the submission of the Application. Successful applicants will receive the acceptance letters.  

Please note if you are 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 via 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.

Students admitted to the first study year shall pay the cost of annual tuition fee within 15 calendar days after the day when they receive an invitation to study (pre-acceptance letter).

After receiving the tuition fee International 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 for EU citizens who will apply for Master studies  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

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

STEP 12 - Arrange your arrival and get a 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 to know the University. Please contact: .

More information.

 

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

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