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 (see below the list of 'Items to be submitted').
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. If you are not able to present any certificate proving the knowledge of the English language 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 test in Biology/Chemistry.
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 150 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 6 years 6,000 Bachelor's studies Food Safety 4 years 4,300 Nursing 4 years 3,500 Occupational Therapy 4 years 4,500 Master's Studies Public Health (MPH) 2 years 3,980 Lifestyle Medicine (MPH) 1.5 years 9,930 Advanced Nursing Practice 2 years 4,500
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.
Application to the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) for full-time degree studies
This Guide is designed to assist students and recruiting agencies during the application process. We recommend you to read the Guide before starting your application for admission at LSMU. Applications for all study programmes in English shall be done online.
For your benefit:
- No application fee for the first review of your application and feedback on eligibility;
- Feedback within 72 hours from submission of application;
- Three options available to sit an LSMU entrance examination. For exemptions from the entrance examination, please see NOTE 1 below;
- Possibility to choose the most acceptable location to sit an entrance examination (your home country, neighbouring country or LSMU);
- Results of the entrance examination are announced and eligible applicants are offered a study place at LSMU on the same day as the entrance examination.
NOTE 1: Applicants who are able to present the following education certificates with adequate grades in Biology and Chemistry could be exempted from the entrance test of LSMU:
Qualification Grade A Level Certificate A, A or A, B International Baccalaureate Diploma 5–7 German Upper Secondary School Certificate (Abitur Zeugnis) 11–15 (points) or 1–2 Swedish Upper Secondary School Certificate (Slutbetyg Från Gymnasieskola), 2 level for Chemistry and Biology
New system: A, A or A, B
MVG, MVG or VG, MVG
Spanish Upper Secondary School Certificate(Bachillerato + Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad or the Selectividad) 7–10 French Upper Secondary School Certificate (Baccalaureat) 14–20 USA High School Diploma + Standardised Assessment Tests (SAT Subject Tests) in Biology and Chemistry or adequate 550–800
Beginning of the online application period. All applicants shall apply at http://apply.lsmuni.lt and upload the copies of all required documents;
Consideration of applications begins
Beginning of entrance examination period
Application deadline. The online application system will be closed at midnight on 15 June
Deadline to sit the entrance examination
Applicants are recommended to apply as early as possible. Applications completed after the deadline could be considered in case of academic place availability in a certain degree programme.
HOW TO APPLY
Step 1. CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT ON THE APPLICATION SYSTEM
Visit http://apply.lsmuni.lt and start with ‘Sign up’ or ‘Online application – start here!’ After completion of this step, your personal account will be created and you will receive an applicant’s code, which provides you access to the application form.
Step 2. FILL IN AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FORM ONLINE
Log in using your code and start up filling the application form online. You may save the data at any time and continue later. This applies both to the information entered into text fields and to uploaded electronic copies of documents (see ‘Items to be uploaded’). The application system will check automatically your application and reveal the incomplete fields. After completion of application form, please do not forget to click the SUBMIT button, because only SUBMITTED applications will be considered by the University.
Items to be uploaded (in an original language and with an authorized English translation):
1. Matriculation/School Leaving Certificate authenticated by governmental institutions. If you are to graduate after the application deadline, please provide an official letter including your most recent academic results. The letter shall be signed by school authorities;
2. Transcripts of high school/senior secondary school courses proving successful completion of General Biology and General Chemistry courses;
NOTE 2: (All education documents shall be provided in an original language plus an authorized translation in English)
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, India, the United States of America, Australia, Venezuela, etc.), you should present your education documents with an affixed Apostille.
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 department of the country where education was acquired.
Education certificates issued by the accredited institutions of secondary or high education in the countries listed below could be presented to the Admission Office of University without the legalization stamp – Apostille or Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
1. Member states of the European Union (including the United Kingdom);
2. EFTA countries;
3. Score Reports on the SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry and Biology, if available;
4. Certificate proving the knowledge of English language; If you are not able to present any 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 test in Biology/Chemistry.
5. Brief CV;
6. Motivation letter;
7. Passport copy;
8. Health certificate based on a complete medical examination;
9. Two passport-type photographs (white background).
Step 3. WAIT FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S FEEDBACK
Your submitted application will be reviewed and you will get feedback within 72 hours after application submission. Feedback will be forwarded to your email or you may log in to your personal application account and check the feedback. Positive feedback means that you are eligible to continue application at LSMU and sit the entrance examination. If you are not eligible to continue application at LSMU, feedback will provide the reasons of ineligibility.
Step 4. PAY AN APPLICATION FEE
Once you have received a positive feedback, you are requested to continue the application procedure and pay a non-refundable application fee of 150 EUR (300 EUR if you apply to the higher year and the validation of previously completed courses is needed). The application system of the University will issue the invoice for application fee payment.
Once the payment received, your application will be proceeded.
In case you did not receive an on-line invoice, you may use the following bank details:
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 ONE from the following three options:
Option 1. To sit the LSMU entrance examination during the application period, i.e., from 2 January till 1 July. The schedule of entrance examinations outside the University 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 locations to sit the entrance examination. The entrance examination can be done at LSMU as well, and the schedule is provided on the University’s website https://www.lsmuni.lt/en/study-at-lsmu/degree-studies/lsmu-open-days/.
To provide the Score Reports of SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry and Biology. If your score is 550 or above, you could be exempted from the LSMU entrance examination. The University’s registration code at the College Board is 7210.
Go to Step 7.
Option 3.1. If you have successfully pursued studies in the biomedical field at any other accredited university and have earned a Bachelor Degree, you may skip the LSMU entrance examination. Courses completed during the previous studies could be validated after the precise checking of the curriculum.
Option 3.2. Other exemptions from the entrance test are provided in NOTE 1.
Go to Step 7.
Step 6. IF YOU CHOSE OPTION 1 – TO SIT LSMU ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
The entrance examination shall be sit until 1 July.
The entrance examination is composed of multiple-choice questions (MCQ) in Biology and Chemistry, 30 questions each. The applied curriculum is the same as used in senior secondary (high) schools. The structure of the test is similar to the SAT Subject Tests. If needed, the English language test will be given after the Biology and Chemistry test. The results of the entrance examination are announced on the same day. Based on the results of the entrance examination, applicants are assigned to the following groups:
OFFER LETTER → Go to Step 7 CONDITIONAL OFFER LETTER → Follow the directions given by the admission officer and wait for status ‘OFFER LETTER’ WAITING LIST → No decision will be taken before 1 July. You are competing with other applicants according to the results of your entrance examination. As higher is your score as more chances you have to be enrolled. For more details, please consult with an admission officer NOT ELIGIBLE → End of application process. Your knowledge is not sufficient to enter LSMU. We recommend you to improve your knowledge and try next year or search for another university
Step 7. OFFER LETTER (Options 1, 2, 3.1, 3.2)
If you completed the above-mentioned procedures successfully and received the Offer Letter to study at LSMU, please CONSIDER THE TERMS PROVIDED HEREIN and inform the University if you accept the offer or not. In case of a positive answer, a registration fee of 250 EUR (non-refundable) shall be paid to the University’s account (see Offer Letter for account details). Status of the applicant will be changed into ACCEPTED after receiving the registration fee payment.
Step 8.SIGN A STUDY CONTRACT AND PAY A FIRST-YEAR TUITION FEE
Study Contracts will be issued to all applicants who accepted the University’s offer and paid a registration fee of 250 EUR. Copy of the signed Study Contract shall be uploaded to the personal file of online application system. The first-year tuition fee shall be paid following the terms and conditions of the Study Contract.
Step 9. APPLY FOR A LITHUANIAN NATIONAL VISA (D) (IF APPLICABLE)
Depending on the citizenship you possess, the entrance visa could be required. Please, check the list of countries at http://keliauk.urm.lt/en/entry-to-lithuania, the citizens of which countries need a visa to enter Lithuania. In case you do not need any visa, simply skip this Step and move to the next Step.
A national visa (D) is granted through the mediation of the University at student’s expenses. Mediation letters for visa application will be issued by the University in case all the above-mentioned Steps are successfully completed. Application for a national visa (D) shall be submitted to the diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Lithuania. Visa D will enable you to enter Lithuania and study at the University legally.
Students will apply for the Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) during the first year of studies at the University. In order to apply for the TRP, a student shall provide a legalized Police Clearance (Criminal Record) issued by the related authorities of the residence country.
The following documents should be submitted for application of national visa (D):
1. Application Form;
2. Valid passport;
3. Mediation documents → the University will issue these documents within 2 weeks after receiving a first-year tuition fee (Step 8);
4. Documents certifying Student’s financial status;
5. Health insurance policy;
6. Visa application fee;
7. Two passport-type photographs.
Step 10. WELCOME AT LSMU!
REGISTER FOR STUDIES during the last week of August – come to the REGISTRATION WEEK AT LSMU.
A student shall choose online the date and time of final registration at the University.
During the REGISTRATION WEEK, a student shall appear at University and present the originals of all available education documents, health certificate, two hard copies of the signed Study Contract, two photographs (white background).
During the REGISTRATION WEEK University’s representatives will provide you all necessary information about studies and timetables, and will describe the first steps of a fresher inside the University’s campus.
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.
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 29 January 2018 9 a.m. Sweden Gothenburg to be updated 2 February 2018 to be updated Sweden Stockholm to be updated 4 February 2018 to be updated Sweden Stockholm Medical Doctor International Studies 23 May 2018 to be updated Sweden Stockholm Medical Doctor International Studies 25 May 2018 9 a.m. Sweden Gothenburg to be updated
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 6 December 2017 SACO fair Malmo
S. Černiauskienė 27 January 2018 brunch@studin Sweden Sweden, Gotheburg Brewhouse (Åvägen 24) S. Černiauskienė