Program Overview

The Study in Lithuania program takes place at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. Vilnius Tech consistently ranks among the top institutions in Lithuania and the university equips students with the skills they need to succeed in both their academic and personal lives. The institution offers a wide range of activities including sports teams, student clubs, performing arts, ratilio, and even a nightclub. The campus has a variety of fascinating facilities such as a botanical garden, museum, cultural center, athletic center with training, and much more.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Set against the historical backdrop of Vilnius, the university boasts state-of-the-art facilities, research centers, and an innovative teaching approach. Students benefit from a strong academic curriculum coupled with practical experiences, international exchange programs, and a diverse student community. The institution’s commitment to research, collaboration with industries, and its strategic location in one of Europe’s most charming cities make VGTU a compelling choice for both local and international students.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong academic standing
  • Passport and visa are correct and up to date.
  • Have courses selected to ensure that any study plan can be completed during the time of your enrollment.

Location

Known as the hidden gem of the Baltics, Vilnius is Lithuania’s capital and largest city. Here, old-world charm possesses the city with its cobblestone streets lined with charming townhouses and boutique cafes. Awe-inspiring monuments have stood the test of time, including the magnificent Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, watching over the city proud and tall since the 1600s. The Vilnius Historic Centre is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There, travelers would be remiss not to pay a visit to Cathedral Square, the beating heart of public life in the city presided over by the immaculate neo-Roman Vilnius Cathedral and its accompanying free-standing bell tower which towers over Vilnius at a staggering 187 feet.

Housing

Students live in a student dormitory with shared rooms and shared bathrooms located on the university campus. Blocks consist of two double rooms, a hall, bathroom, shower and a kitchen. Each room is fully furnished with two beds, desk, closet, a table and two chairs. There is a sink, refrigerator and electric cooker in the kitchen. Each student is provided with a blanket, pillow, pillowcase, sheets, and towels. Linens are changed for cleaning every 10 days, and rooms are cleaned twice per week. Accommodations are chosen to ensure students’ safety and convenience.

Life in Vilnius

The 2009 European Capital of Culture and one of fDi’s 2021 cities of the future. Vilnius is a city that honors its heritage through its famously gorgeous baroque style architecture but marches into the future as a hub of technological innovation. A city that acts as a hub to the Baltics, Poland and Scandinavia is just as easy to navigate due to its world class transportation network.

Home to several universities and trade institutions Vilnius is a student hub with a diverse population of international students. You will fit right in with your studies in this up and coming world class city!

Support whilst in Lithuania

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!

Academic

Academic credit and transcripts are issued by Vilnius Gediminas Technical University after the successful completion of the program. Vilnius Tech is a fully-accredited, state-recognized Lithuanian institution of higher learning.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

Eligibility

Applicants to study abroad with World Endeavors must have completed high school (or equivalent), and, in most cases, must be at least 18 years of age. While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status. Please contact a World Endeavors advisor for more detailed eligibility criteria.

Course Load

Each student in this program takes up to 4 courses for 3 or 4 credits each.

What's Included/ Costs

INCLUDED

  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: a full load comprised of up to 4 courses per semester
  • Academic transcript from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number

NOT INCLUDED

  • Round-trip transportation to Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Meals
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study in Lithuania (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)
Cost: $7,830

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester 2024: starts September 1st

Orientation on August 27th

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2024


Spring Semester 2025: starts February 6th

Orientation starts February 1st

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2024


Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN LITHUANIA

Here are some ideas for what you can do in your spare time in Lithuania:

  • Explore Vilnius: Experience its’ charming Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander its cobbled streets, visit historical sites, churches, and cathedrals, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the city.
  • Visit Trakai Castle: A picturesque island castle surrounded by lakes, this castle offers a glimpse into Lithuania’s medieval history and provides a lovely setting for a leisurely visit.
  • Engage in Traditional Crafts: Lithuania has a rich heritage of traditional crafts, such as weaving, pottery, and amber jewelry making. Take workshops or visit craft markets to learn about and buy these unique products.
  • Relax by the Baltic Sea: Lithuania has a coastline along the Baltic Sea with sandy beaches, which offer opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying coastal activities.

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Lithuania FAQs

Where is Lithuania located?

Lithuania is a country located in the Baltic region of Europe. It is situated on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast to the west.

What is the capital of Lithuania?

The capital of Lithuania is Vilnius.

What language do they speak in Lithuania?

The official language spoken in Lithuania is Lithuanian. Lithuanian is a Baltic language and one of the oldest languages still spoken in Europe. Its unique alphabet is considered one of the critical elements of Lithuania’s cultural identity. The term “Lithuanian” can also refer to a person from Lithuania, a country in the Baltic region of Europe.

Is Lithuania safe?

Lithuania is generally safe for travelers, with a low crime rate. Exercise standard precautions against petty theft, especially in crowded tourist areas, and stay aware of your belongings on public transportation. Familiarize yourself with local emergency contacts and respect local customs and laws. Staying informed about local conditions and checking travel advisories from your government is advisable before your trip.

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STEP 2
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