Study Abroad in Lithuania
Lithuania is located between Western and Eastern Europe and throughout its history has developed a unique culture, which encompasses a deep respect for traditions and a strong desire to learn and innovate. It is a member of the European Union and NATO and are among the most bilingual and educated nations in Europe.
The cost of living is lower than in the rest of the western countries, which makes it a very attractive place for tourism, education or business. In addition, the high quality, modern and innovative studies, with recognized academic diplomas across the EU, are a further incentive for students who want to live an international experience.
Advantages of studying in Lithuania:
- Learning in an environment rich in history and culture
- The possibility of traveling easily to other European countries
- Can learn Lithuanian, Polish, Russian and English
- Low tuition costs
- Many outdoor recreational activities.
Universities and other private higher education centers offer the possibility of studying all the languages of the region (Baltic, Slavic languages) and almost all Romance languages. It is worth highlighting the existence of a good chair of Slavic languages.
Many representations of foreign countries have cultural centers (British Council, Goethe Institute, Italian Cultural Center, French Cultural Center, and Center
Polish Cultural, etc.) Dedicated to the dissemination of diverse languages and cultures.
Lithuania is a country where culture is highly developed and very active in this regard, so there is a wide range of possibilities in this field.
Cost of living
Total cost of living for an average student of € 380 per month, although this varies depending on the type of accommodation chosen and general lifestyle. Student residences cost € 115 per month, but they are not always available. Private apartments cost 180 to 600 € per month depending on whether they are shared and their size. The costs of Internet and cable TV are about € 9 per month. Student public transport costs around € 20 per month, or even less in some cities. A cheap restaurant meal costs around € 4. A cappuccino is € 1.4 and a beer € 1.7. A loaf of bread is € 0.85 and a liter of milk € 0.8. The meat is 5-6 € per kilo and one kilo of cheese is € 7. A dozen eggs is € 1.6. Total monthly food costs are estimated at less than € 200.
Jobs for students
Work permits are required for non-EU students to work in Lithuania. A € 120 permit fee is charged. However, for work in a university or a research institute, or for paid work-placement, no work permit is required. Non-EU students can also stay for a few months after they finish their studies to find work, prepare to enter graduate school or simply for pleasure.
A student can work a maximum of 20 hours a week and be a full-time student. EU citizens can work freely under the freedom of the provisions of the European Union movement and can stay for another six months after finishing their studies to look for work. Fluency in Lithuanian is required for most jobs, but there are also opportunities to work in English and other European languages.