International students could be admitted into the English programme of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences if they provide the legalized high school or college certificate and transcript (officially translated into English) and meet the Entrance Exam requirements (see Entrance Exam). Good grades in biology, chemistry and physics will give preference. Good knowledge of the English language is obligatory.
Starting from 15 January 2014, University opened the application online. All applicants shall apply online and provide all documents and other items required for admission.
Holders of foreign qualifications who prefer to study in the Lithuanian language can be accepted to the state-funded study places in the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences or claim for scholarships in accordance with the procedures established by the applicable legislation in cases when:
- They are citizens of the Republic of Lithuania or other member countries of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) ;
- They are non-EU and non-EEA nationals granted a right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania or they are stateless persons;
- They are children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin (further the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin).
Foreign nationals and stateless persons who do not meet the required criteria are accepted to study at higher education institutions with their own funds by taking part in the competition. For more information, please, follow this link.
Items to be submitted (in English or with an authorised English translation):
1. Matriculation / School Leaving Certificate confirmed by the governmental authorities (see below "Legalization of Educational Documents");
2. Transcripts of high school/ senior secondary school courses verifying successful completion of General Biology and General Chemistry;
3. Certificate proving the knowledge of the English language: TOEFL – minimum 65 points (iBT); IELTS – above 5.5 points; the certificate confirming the knowledge of a foreign language at minimum B2 level (CEFR) or similar;
4. Brief CV;
5. Passport or ID copy;
6. Health Certificate based on complete medical examination;
7. Three passport-type photographs (3x4 cm);
8. Application fee 350 EUR (nonrefundable).
Note: The Admission Committee may request additional documents.
Legalization of Educational Documents
Applicants, who received their education in countries-members from the Hague 1961 Convention (e.g. Israel, Italy, India, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Venezuela, etc.) should have an attached Apostille to their educational documents. (In most countries the Apostille is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Education.)
The education documents of applicants who received their education in any other country (Lebanon, Jordan, Philippines, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, etc.) should be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the diplomatic mission or consular post of the country where education was received.
The tuition fee is outlined in the individual Study Contract to be signed between the student and the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and has to paid to the following account:
Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas / Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (address: A. Mickevičiaus st. 9, LT-44307, Kaunas)
Bank: AB SEB bank (bank address: Laisvės alėja 82/ Maironio 17, LT-44250, Kaunas)
Account no. for payment in EUR: LT09 7044 0600 0290 5377
SWIFT (if needed): CBVI LT 2X
Payment code for Medicine: 1042
Payment code for Odontology: 1242
Payment code for Pharmacy: 1342
Payment code for Public Health: 1562
Payment code for Veterinary Medicine: 1142
The applicants have to cover all bank charges and indicate the name, surname and payment code in the payment details.
Tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic year are as follows:
Programme Duration of studies
Annual Tuition Fee (EUR)
Integrated studies Medicine 6 years 10,000 Odontology (Dentistry) 5 years 12,000 Pharmacy 5 years 6,000 Veterinary Medicine 5.5 years 6,000 Bachelor's studies Food Safety 4 years 4,300 Nursing 4 years 4,500 Master's Studies Public Health (MPH) 2 years 3,940 Lifestyle Medicine (MPH) 1.5 years 9,930
The tuition fee for the first year of studies shall be paid within 20 days after signing the Study Contract, but no later than
In all upper years, the annual tuition fee should be paid:
- before September 1 (for the fall semester);
- before February 1 (for the spring semester);
Transfer students shall pay the running payment of the actual year plus payment for the additional courses or exams (extracurricular fee), if any. An additional fee is required if the student has to repeat the course because of his/her academic incompetence.
The tuition fee covers the following:
- use of library facilities, lecture rooms, laboratories, clinics and equipment during the academic year;
- attendance at scheduled lectures, practical and laboratory classes, seminars, clinical practice;
- attendance at scheduled tutorials held weekly by the teaching staff of the University;
- testing of acquired knowledge and skills via weekly tests, colloquiums, examinations or final semester tests according to a teaching plan.
- and dental materials for those studying at the Faculty of Odontology.
How to apply to the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) for full-time degree studies
These guidelines are intended for students and recruiting agencies in order to make an application process clear and easy for both sides: an applicant and the university. We recommend you to read this guide before starting your application for admission to LSMU. LSMU uses an online application system that also serves a tool for basic communication with an applicant.
For your benefit:
- No application fee for first review of your application and feedback on eligibility;
- Feedback within 72 hours from submission of application;
- Three options available for admission to LSMU;
- Flexible option for a place to sit an entrance examination (your home country, neighbouring country or LSMU);
- Results of the entrance examination are announced and applicants with the best results are offered a study place at LSMU on the same day.
Beginning of online application period. All applicants shall apply at http://apply.lsmuni.lt and upload the copies of all required documents;
Consideration of applications begins
1 December Beginning of entrance examination period
Application deadline. The application system is closed at midnight on 30 June;
Deadline to take the entrance examination.
Applicants are asked to apply as early as possible. Applications after the deadline are considered by the University based on place availability in certain degree programmes.
HOW TO APPLY
Step 1. CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT ON APPLICATION SYSTEM
Visit http://apply.lsmuni.lt and begin with ‘Sign up’ or ‘Online application – start here!’ After completing this step, your personal account will be created and you will receive an applicant’s code, which provides you access to an application form.
Step 2. FILL IN AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FORM ONLINE
Login with your code and fill in an application form online. You may save your data at any time and continue later. This applies both to the information entered to text fields and the uploaded electronic copies of documents (see the list of items to be uploaded). The system will verify the progress of your application showing the places where application is still incomplete. When all issues are solved, you will be able to submit your application.
Items to be uploaded (in an original language and with an authorized English translation):
1. Matriculation / School Leaving Certificate confirmed by the governmental authorities. If you are to graduate after the application deadline, please submit your most recent academic achievements of the current academic year or an official letter with estimated grades issued by your school authorities;
2. Transcripts of high school/ senior secondary school courses verifying successful completion of General Biology and General Chemistry;
NOTE: Education documents shall be legalized in the following way:
If you acquired your education in the countries-members of the Hague 1961 Convention (e.g. Israel, Italy, India, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, Venezuela, etc.), you should present your education documents with an affixed Apostille (in most countries, the Apostille is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.)
If you acquired your education in any other country (Lebanon, Jordan, Philippines, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, etc.), your education documents should be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the diplomatic mission or consular post of the country where education was acquired.
3. Score Reports on SAT Subject Tests for Chemistry and Biology, if available;
4. Certificate proving the knowledge of the English language; If you are not able to present a certificate proving the knowledge of the English language (TOEFL, IELTS, B2 Level ‘Independent user’ by CEFR or adequate), you will have to take an English language test prepared by the University. The English language test will be given on the same day as the Biology/Chemistry test.
5. Brief CV;
6. Motivation letter;
7. Passport or ID copy;
8. Health certificate based on a complete medical examination;
9. Two passport-type photographs with a white background (3×4 cm).
Step 3. WAIT FOR FEEDBACK FROM THE UNIVERSITY
Your submitted application will be verified and you will be given feedback within 72 hours after submission of your application. Please log on to the application system and check the feedback. Positive feedback means that you are eligible to apply for admission to LSMU and you are welcome to take the entrance examination. Depending on a certain case, you may be asked to amend your application. If you are not eligible to apply for admission to LSMU, the reasons of your ineligibility will be explained in the feedback.
Step 4. PAY AN APPLICATION FEE
Once you have received positive feedback, you are invited to continue application and are asked to pay an application fee of 350 EUR. An invoice will be issued by the application system for this amount of money, which shall be transferred to the University’s bank account. You will find all the information needed for payment in the invoice.
Once your payment has been received, your application will be processed further.
In case of failure to receive bank details on-line, one may use the following account:
Beneficiary's bank: AB SEB Bank, Vilnius, Lithuania
SWIFT: CBVI LT 2X
Beneficiary's account No.: LT09 7044 0600 0290 5377
Beneficiary: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
Payment code: P6181
Step 5. CHOOSE THE OPTION FOR ADMISSION TO LSMU
Choose from the following three options:
Option 1. Take the entrance examination prepared by LSMU during the application period, i.e., from 1 October till 15 July. The schedule of entrance examinations abroad is announced at http://lsmuni.lt/en/activities/degree-studies/admission/examsfairs-abroad/. You may also contact an admission officer (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or a local representative for the available dates and places to sit the entrance examination. The entrance examination can be taken at LSMU as well.
Option 2. Provide the Score Reports on SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry and Biology. If your score is 550 or above, you are exempt from the entrance examination given by LSMU. Please note that only official score reports sent by the testing agency are accepted. The University’s registration code at the College Board is 7210.
Option 3. If you have successfully pursued studies in biomedical areas at other accredited universities, you can apply for admission without being obliged to sit the entrance examination. The courses completed during previous studies, which are identical or similar to the curriculum of LSMU, can be recognized and accepted. Admission to the second year might be possible depending on transfer results. Note that LSMU does not accept transfer students seeking admission to the third or upper years.
Step 6. IF YOU CHOSE OPTION 1, TAKE THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
The entrance examination shall be taken until 15 July.
The entrance examination consists of multiple-choice tests (MCQ) in Biology (30 questions) and Chemistry (30 questions) based on the high school curriculum and is given in English. The structure of MCQ is similar to SAT Subject Tests. The results of the test are announced on the same day. If necessary, the English language test will be given after the Biology/Chemistry test. After the completion of the entrance exam, the applicants are divided to several groups with the outcome described below:
ACCEPTED → Move to Step 7 CONDITIONALLY ACCEPTED → Follow the directions given by an admission officer and wait for status ‘ACCEPTED’ COMPETITION LINE → No decision will be taken before 15 July. You will compete with other applicants for a study place according the results of your entrance exam. NOT ACCEPTED → End of application process. This means that, unfortunately, your knowledge is not sufficient to enter LSMU. We recommend you to look for a study place at other university.
Step 7. STUDY PLACE OFFER ISSUED BY LSMU
If you completed the above-mentioned procedures successfully and received the Offer Letter to study at LSMU, please CONSIDER THE TERMS PROVIDED IN THIS OFFER LETTER and inform the University if you are taking the offer or not. In case of a positive answer, the package of original application documents shall be submitted to the LSMU International Relations and Study Centre, address: Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, A. Mickevičiaus str. 9, Kaunas LT-44307, Lithuania.
Step 8. SIGN A STUDY CONTRACT AND PAY A FIRST-YEAR TUITION FEE
Once the offer to study at LSMU has been accepted by you, an individual Study Contract will be issued to you. The signed Study Contract shall be sent back to the University. A first-year tuition fee shall be paid under the conditions of the Study Contract.
Step 9. APPLY FOR A LITHUANIAN NATIONAL VISA (D) (IF APPLICABLE)
Depending on a country you live, you can be required a visa to enter Lithuania. Please, check the list of countries at http://consul.mfa.lt, the citizens of which need a visa to enter Lithuania. In case you do not need any visa, simply skip this step and move to next.
A national visa (D) is granted through the mediation of the University at student’s expense. Application for a national visa (D) shall be submitted to the diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Lithuania abroad. This visa will enable you to enter Lithuania and stay for one calendar year legally. Mediation letters to apply for a national visa (D) will be issued by the University in case if all the above-mentioned Steps are completed.
For the forthcoming years, the visa will be extended when staying in Lithuania.
The following documents should be submitted in order to apply for a national visa (D):
1. Application Form;
2. Valid passport or ID;
3. Mediation documents → the University will issue these documents within 2 weeks after a student signs the Study Contract;
4. Documents certifying your financial status;
5. Health insurance policy;
6. Visa application fee;
7. Two passport-type photographs.
Step 10. WELCOME TO LSMU!
REGISTER FOR STUDIES during the last week of August. You will receive a timetable of the Registration Week by e-mail through the online system). All information about studies and schedules will be provided during this week.
If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact the admission officer at LSMU:
Mrs. Rūta Antanaitienė
Address: A. Mickevičiaus str. 9, Kaunas LT-44307, Lithuania
Entrance examination is being held during the application period, i.e., from 1 December till 15 July. The examination could be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, or any other city worldwide (subject to formation of applicant group). The qualified applicants will be invited to the entrance examination by an admission officer (LSMU) or an official University’s representative outside Lithuania.
Schedule of Entrance Exams Abroad and in Kaunas during the LSMU Open Days
The examination session outside Lithuania is being arranged under the following plan:
Meeting of students and parents. Introduction (15 minutes)
Entrance exam for students - biology/chemistry 60 questions (1 hour 30 minutes)
Break for short relax (15 minutes)
English language test (40 minutes)
Break for short relax/lunch (30 minutes)
Presentation of LSMU (30 minutes)
Interview/motivation (10 minutes for each applicant)
Structure of the Entrance Exam
The exam consists of multiple-choice tests (MCQ) in Biology and Chemistry based on the high school educational programme and is given in English. The structure of MCQ is similar to those provided by SAT II. The questions are distributed as follows:
Subject Number of questions Biology (cell structure and function, genetics, human anatomy and physiology) 30 Chemistry (organic chemistry, solutions, chemical equilibrium) 30 Total number of questions 60
If an applicant provides the Score Reports on SAT Subject Tests for Chemistry and Biology (a score of 550 and more), he/she will not be required to sit the entrance test given by the University. The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is registered at the College Board (applied code – 7210).
If an applicant is not able to present a certificate proving the knowledge of English language (TOEFL, IELTS, B2 Level ‘Independent user‘ by CEFR or adequate), he/she shall sit the English language test, prepared by the University.
Test of English language
If an applicant is not able to present a certificate proving the knowledge of the English language, he/she shall sit for the English language examination.
Students must obtain the temporary residence permit (TRP), which enables them to live in the Republic of Lithuania for a longer period, i.e., whole study period. Students coming from the Member States of the European Union also nationals of Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein shall be issued a residence permit for a national of the European Community Member State - EC residence permit.
Students coming from any other country than the EU Member State shall apply for the national visa D at first. The application for the issue of a national visa D shall be submitted to the diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Lithuania abroad. The visa D will enable a student to enter Lithuania and stay for one calendar year legally. Since the application for the issue of temporary residence permit could be examined within four (4) months, first-year students shall submit an application for the issue of TRP to the local Migration Office four (4) months before the expiry of the visa D. Usually TRP is valid for one calendar year. A student of the EU Member State shall submit an application for the EC residence permit in Lithuania to the Migration Office, too. The application will be examined not later than within one month from the date of receipt of the application.
Students staying legally in the Republic of Lithuania shall submit application for the replacement of residence permit (TRP) to the local Migration Office two months before the expiry of actual TRP.
The visa D and the TRP are obtained through the mediation of the University at the student's expense. The following documents should be submitted when applying for the visa D or the TRP:
1. Application Form;
2. Valid passport or ID;
3. University's mediation documents;
4. Documents certifying a financial status of the applicant;
5. Health insurance policy;
6. Application fee;
7. Two passport-type photos.
8. Student who applies for the temporary residence permit (TRP) first time shall submit a Statement (Criminal Record) of a competent authority of a foreign country, where the student lived before arriving to the Republic of Lithuania or where s/he currently lives, certifying the fact that s/he has (not) been convicted of a crime in that state.
Refer to the Migration Department for the detailed information about the issue of the visa D and the TRP.
The employees of the International Relations and Study Centre are planning to hold OPENDOOR MEETINGS / ENTRANCE EXAMS in the following places:
Date Time Country City Place 11 January 2016 9:00 am Israel Tel Aviv Office of MD Study International 28 January 2016 9:00 am Sweden Stockholm Office of Medical Doctor International Studies 1 February 2016 9:00 am Sweden Gothenburg Göteborgs Universitet Pedagogen 13 March 2016 9:00 am Ireland Dublin Trinity City Hotel, Pearse St. 20 March 2016 10:00 am United Kingdom London Strand Palace Hotel, 372 Strand, Covent Garden 4 April 2016 10:00 am Israel Tel Aviv Lithuanian Embassy, Sason Hogi Tower, 12 Abba Hillel Silver St. ramat Gan 5250606 5 April 2016 8:00 am Israel Tel Aviv Office of Medical Doctor International Studies 16 April 2016 9:00 am Spain Madrid AC Hotel Coslada-Aeropuerto, Cl de las Rejas, 5 Madrid (Coslada) 17 May 2016 9:00 am Sweden Gothenburg Göteborgs Universitet Pedagogen 19 May 2016 To be updated Sweden Stockholm Office of Medical Doctor International Studies 21 May 2016 10:00 am UAE Dubai Gloria Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, P.O. Box 502222 Dubai
Tel: +971 4 399 6666
10 June 2016 11:00 am India Chennai Office of Europe Study Center (Global Study Solutions) 12 June 2016 11:00 am India Mumbai Office of Europe Study Center (Global Study Solutions) 11 June 2016 To be updated Germany Hannover Medical School/ University in Hannover (MHH) 5 July 2016 To be updated Israel Tel Aviv Overseas Medical Education College 8 July 2016 9:00 am Spain Alicante AC Hotel Alicante July 2016 To be updated Lebanon Beirut St. Joseph University July 2016 To be updated Israel Tel Aviv Office of Medical Doctor International Studies
Students and parents are welcome to visit the information session about biomedical studies at LSMU. They will be able to meet LSMU representatives and get all information about the admission and visa issue procedures.
Date Fair Country/City Fair Venues Representatives 18 December 2015 Presentation at Overseas Medical Education College Israel, Tel Aviv
Hotel Gilgal, Nes-Ziona st. 7
Alvidas Šarlauskas, Prof. Vita Riškevičienė 7 January 2016 MD Study International Israel, Tel Aviv Office of Medical Doctor International Studies Prof. Žilvinas Padaiga, Laura Sapranavičiūtė-Zabazlajeva, Evelina Mačiulskienė 30 January 2016 Sprakpunkten International Student Fair Sweden, Stockholm The Clarion Hotel Sign
Östra Järnvägsgatan 35
Tel.:+46 (0)8 676 98 00
Rūta Antanaitienė, Simona Černiauskienė 19-21 February 2016 Cyprus International Education Fair 2016 Cyprus, Nicosia Ilia Papakiriakou, Makedonitissa Area, 2415 Engomi Aušra Surantienė, Jurgita Grigienė 20-22 February 2016 15th Lebanon International Student Fair Lebanon, Beirut Crown Plaza Beirut Alvidas Šarlauskas, Gintarė Diliūnienė 12 March 2016 Student World Fair Ireland, Dublin RDS Rūta Antanaitienė, Jevgenij Razgulin 19 March 2016 Student World Fair UK, London Emirates Stadium Aušra Surantienė, Laima Dobilienė