The Lithuanian Government has recently announced that it is offering the Lithuanian State Scholarships for the academic year 2023-24. This scholarship is an excellent opportunity for international students who are looking to study in Lithuania and obtain a world-class education. The scholarship is open to applicants from selected countries who wish to pursue their Master’s degree studies in Lithuania.
The Lithuanian State Scholarships cover the study cost of successful students making it easier for international students to focus on their studies and immerse themselves in the rich Lithuanian culture. Furthermore, Lithuania is an excellent destination for international students due to its high-quality education system, affordability in terms of living, and modern facilities.
The scholarship program aims to attract talented students from eligible countries to further their higher education studies in Lithuania, helping to strengthen the country’s research and academic capabilities and creating a vibrant and diverse community of scholars. The scholarship presents a unique opportunity for international students to gain valuable experience and broaden their knowledge in a dynamic and exciting academic environment.
The Lithuanian Higher Institution Scholarships are open for applications to anyone meeting the eligibility criteria. The program will award 100 scholarships for full-time Master’s degree studies this year. The application is now open and inviting all the eligible countries to start their application as early as possible!
List of Eligible Countries to Apply
- South Korea,
- and foreigners of Lithuanian origin from non-EU and EFTA countries
Scholarship Provider: The Government of the Republic of Lithuania
Why Lithuanian Universities are a Great Option for International Students?
Lithuania is quickly becoming a popular destination for international students looking to pursue their higher education goals. With over 500 study programs taught in English or Russian, students from all over the world have access to high-quality education in a diverse range of fields. One of the key reasons why Lithuania is attracting more and more international students is the internationally recognized diplomas offered by Lithuanian universities. Graduating from a Lithuanian university can open up many doors for students looking to advance their careers, as these diplomas are recognized all over the world.
Lithuania has a long-standing tradition of higher education and is known for its greatness in innovation. This means that students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and teaching methods, as well as the chance to engage in cutting-edge research projects.
International students also have the opportunity to work during their studies and can stay in the country for up to 15 months afterward to look for a job. Overall, Lithuanian universities offer a fantastic academic environment for international students to achieve their goals, with a wide range of study options, internationally recognized diplomas, state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Lithuania is one of the countries with the cheapest and fastest internet connection in the European Union, a comfortable place to travel!
- Applicant’s Nationality: Eligible International Countries
- Academic Year: 2023-2024
- Degree Level: Master’s Degree
- Fields: Any eligible fields offered by the accredited Lithuanian Universities
- Number of Awards: 100
- Scholarship Country: Lithuania
- Duration: NA
- Renewable: Yes
- Offered Annually: Yes
Before proceeding with the application, the students must meet the eligibility requirements of the program.
- Citizens of Belarus must possess a valid residence permit in Lithuania.
- Interested applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree by the end of the 2022/2023 academic year or be a 4th-year student in an integrated study program that lasts six years or a 3rd-year student in an integrated study program that lasts five years at a Lithuanian higher education institution.
- For integrated studies, the applicants must have an official confirmation letter issued by a Lithuanian higher education institution certifying that they are studying an integrated study program and indicating the year of studies.
- The applicants must be holding an acceptance letter or pre-acceptance for a full-time master’s degree studies from any of the Lithuanian higher education institutions.
- The applicants must have good communication skills in English, Lithuanian, or other languages in which the program will be conducted. A minimum of B2 level will be accepted.
- The state scholarship is a one-time grant.
- If the applicants have received funding from this scholarship before, they are not eligible.
- For the candidates who are in an international joint degree program with a mandatory mobility period in their home country, funding is only available for the portion of studies held in Lithuanian higher education institutions.
- Applicants who have already received a Master’s degree, cannot receive the state scholarship.
The applicants can start their application in an online portal system provided by the Government of Lithuania. The application can be completed in English or Lithuania language. The application must be completed providing the personal and contact information of the applicants.
- To be admitted to a Master’s degree program, a candidate is required to present a document that verifies their completion of education at a higher education institution.
- The candidate must submit either a diploma and its supplement or a transcript of records as proof of completion of education at a higher education institution.
- The academic grades of the candidate will be evaluated by the Lithuanian higher education institution.
- The results of the assessment, along with any additional required information, will be provided by the institution to the Education Exchanges Support Foundation.
As part of the application, the students must be able to submit the following:
- A signed declaration of honors
- Language requirements
- Letter of Motivation -describing the achievements and experience in the chosen program in Lithuania, explaining the reason for choosing the study program, and why are you suitable to be one of the successful students in this award.
- Recommendation letter
A monthly study cost will be awarded to the successful students in a total of 100 students in the listed eligible countries.
The deadline to complete and submit the application is until May 22, 2023.