Erasmus+ for incoming
Study Programmes in English
The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas, LSMU) offers a wide variety of courses taught in English you can choose from as an exchange student. The programmes available for international students are listed below:
- Veterinary Medicine
- Food Safety
- Public Health
- Lifestyle Medicine
For the autumn semester or full academic year:
1 April – 1 June
For the spring semester:
1 September – 1 November
The application is available through this link: http://lsmu-exchange.dreamapply.com/
- Scanned copy of your passport or national ID-card
- Learning Agreement for Studies (for Erasmus Placements: Learning Agreement for Traineeships). Click on the document name to download it.
- Transcript of Records of your previous study results
- English language certificate (LSMU does not require to provide the evidence of internationally recognised English language certificates (TOEFL, IELTS etc.). A certificate stating the sufficient English language skills equal to the B1 CEFR-level, issued by the language department of the sending institution, may be submitted as an acceptable proof of language proficiency.
Make sure that all your forms are signed by you and the responsible persons of your university.
When your online application is completed and conditionally accepted, we will ask departmental coordinators at the faculties to check and sign the documents.
If the faculty agrees with and signs your forms, we will send a scanned version of the Learning Agreement and Letter of Acceptance by e-mail. It may take up to 5 weeks.
Health Insurance is obligatory for international students at LSMU. There are two types of health insurance recognized in Lithuanian health care institutions:
- European Health Insurance Card
- Private health insurance
The insurance shall be valid throughout the entire period of the study period and cover any expenses that might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during the stay.
Your national Student Card is unrecognizable in Lithuania. In order to get students’ discounts, you should get an ISIC (International Student Identity Card).
If you are leaving to study or perform your practice abroad soon, please ensure there is enough time to deliver your card before you leave. Ordering your card online takes 3-4 weeks for delivery depending on the postal system in your country.
Alternatively, if you have limited time, you can order your card in Kaunas. You need to bring a certificate which proves your studies at LSMU with you. Please ask your coordinator at the international office to issue this document.
The card costs 9 EUR.
Learn more: http://www.isic.lt/en/
The ESNcard is the membership card of ESN which means that you can access to all the services offered by the ESN and its partners.
With the ESNcard, you will enjoy thousands of discounts (housing, sports, food, bars, etc.) all over Europe. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to participate in thousands of events (trips, cultural events, sports activities and parties) all year long.
The aim of the ESNcard is to support and give opportunities to international students during and after their exchange.
The card costs 7 EUR.
Learn more: http://esn.org/esncard
Visa and Temporary Residence Permit
- For EU citizens
If your stay in Lithuania is planned for 3 months or more in a half of the year, you must apply for the residence permit confirming your right to reside in the Republic of Lithuania.
Documents to be submitted:
Passport or identity card
Document confirming that you have been enrolled as a student at LSMU (will be issued by our institution)
For more information, please visit this link: http://www.migracija.lt/index.php?-183073642
- Non-EU citizens
Students coming from any other country than the EU Member State shall apply for the visa. 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.
Please consult the following link for more information: http://www.migracija.lt/index.php?-237863922
About Your Studies
1 September – 31 January*
1 February – 30 June*
*Last week of the semester is a resit week.
- 1 January -– New Year’s Day
- 16 February – Independence Day of the Republic of Lithuania
- 11 March – Restoration of Independence Day of the Republic of Lithuania
- 1 May – International Workers' Day
- 24 June – St. John’s Day (Joninės)
- 6 July – Anniversary of the Coronation of King Mindaugas
- 15 August – Assumption Day (Žolinės)
- 1 November – All Saints Day
- 24 December – Christmas Eve
- 25 December – Christmas Day
- 26 December – Second Christmas Day
Pass/fail system Grading system Definition Pass 10 Excellent performance, outstanding knowledge and skills (excellent) 9 Strong performance, good knowledge and skills (very good) 8 Above the average performance, knowledge and skills (good) 7 Average performance, knowledge and skills with unessential shortcomings (highly satisfactory) 6 Below average performance, knowledge and skills with substantial shortcomings (satisfactory) 5 Knowledge and skills meet minimum criteria (sufficient) Fail 4 Knowledge and skills do not meet minimum criteria / below minimum criteria (insufficient) 3 2 1
1 full academic year = 60 credits
1 semester = 30 credits
1 term/trimester = 20 credits
Look up for courses description here: http://lsmuni.lt/en/activities/academic-information-/study-subjects/
Key documents are available here: http://lsmuni.lt/en/activities/academic-information-/key-documents/
- University dormitories
University provides double shared rooms at different locations in Kaunas. Once your online application will be conditionally accepted, an option, if you want to stay in university dormitory, will apply.
Dormitory of Medical Academy
Address: Sukilėlių Ave. 53
Price per month: 91-105.5 EUR
Dormitory of Veterinary Academy
Address: Lampėdžių St. 17
Price per month: 60-75 EUR
You can receive your room key at the reception (24/7). Bedding and bed linen will be provided.
- Apartment rental
Here is a list of websites where you can look for your own accommodation:
- The other option is to join international students groups on “Facebook” and find a room or roommate there. For example, LSMU - International students.
- Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
LSMU has its local ESN section – ESN LSMU. It offers help in academic, social and practical integration processes. This is mainly done through activities that include cultural and social events such as trips to various places within the country, movie nights, language projects, international food festivals and last, but not least, parties.
In addition to that, the LSMU section has implemented a mentor system. You will receive a letter from your buddy before the mobility at LSMU.
Follow the ESN LSMU section on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ESN-LSMU/889866977712984?fref=ts
KIMSU stands for Kaunas International Medical Students’ Union.
It is a non-governmental non-profit organization, involving all international medical students who are enrolled at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences.
Follow KIMSU on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimsukaunas?fref=ts
Here is the list where you can have a cup of coffee or lunch during the day at the university:
'Medikas', Main building
A. Mickevičiaus St. 9
Library and Information Centre
Eivenių St. 6
Radvilų dvaro St. 31
The Sports Institute at LSMU offers the following workouts: basketball, aerobics, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, swimming, football, athletics, chess, and badminton.
For more information you should contact the Sports Centre at the Sports Institute:
Address: M. Jankaus St. 2, Kaunas
Library and Information Centre
I-V 7:30 – 22:30*
VI 10:00 – 20:00
VII 10:00 – 20:00**
*On last working day of a month: 14:00 – 22:30.
**The reading room on the 2nd floor is open 10:00 – 20:00. The reading rooms on the 3rd and 4th floor are closed.
Address: Eivenių St. 6, Kaunas
Please note: Erasmus students are not allowed to bring books home due to technical issues. On the other hand, the Library and Information Centre offers reading rooms and free Wi-Fi access.
More information could be found here: http://lsmuni.lt/en/library/about-library-and-information-centre/.
Living in Kaunas
Culture and Leisure in the City
Visit Kaunas Tourist Information Centre website and find a list of upcoming events in Kaunas:
Transport and Travel
- Public transport
Find your route on the Web site:
Get an app “TRAFI” for your cell phone and easily find your routes as well as timetables.
- Intercity transport
Bus routes: https://www.autobusubilietai.lt/index.php?cl=start&lang=0
Train routes: http://www.litrail.lt/en/tvarkarasciai
- General e-mail for questions concerning exchange studies
- Agnė Jašauskaitė
International Programme Coordinator (responsible for incoming exchange students)
Visiting address: A. Mickevičiaus 9, room 135, Kaunas
- Apply online: http://lsmu-exchange.dreamapply.com/
- Receive an Acceptance Letter
- Apply for Intensive Lithuanian Language Courses for Erasmus+ Students if interested
- Get your health insurance
- Get your visa if needed
- Find an accommodation
During Your Exchange Period
- Bring your Arrival Form to the International Relations and Study Office
- Make changes to the Learning Agreement within the first 2 months if needed
- Get your temporary residence permit if needed
- Receive a statement of your mobility period