State scholarships

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania takes pleasure in offering Lithuanian state scholarships for full-time Master degree studies for nationals of Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to study in Lithuanian higher education institutions:

  1. A monthly scholarship and tuition-free studies is offered for no more than 3 nationals of Ukraine
  2. A monthly scholarship and tuition-free studies is offered for no more than 3 nationals of Belarus
  3. A monthly scholarship is offered for no more than 3 nationals of Azerbaijan
  4. A monthly scholarship is offered for no more than 3 nationals of Kazakhstan

Eligibility requirements

  1. Candidate must be a national of one of the following countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan or Azerbaijan
  2. Candidate must be a graduate of a full-time first-cycle (Bachelor degree) studies
  3. Candidate must have an official letter of acceptance for a full-time Master degree studies from one of the Lithuanian higher education institutions

Financial conditions

  1. All approved candidates will receive a monthly scholarship of 1300 Litas (approx. 377 Euros) for the whole duration of the studies;
  2. Tuition-free studies will be offered only for nationals from Ukraine and Belarus. Nationals from Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have to cover the tuition fee from the scholarship received. 

NB1. Tuition fee for the studies shall not exceed the normative cost of study which is determined by Minister of education and science.

Required documents

  1. A certified copy of first-cycle Diploma and transcripts of academic records (Diploma supplement);
  2. A document certifying the level of proficiency in the language of instruction of the study programme concerned;
  3. A document certifying research activity achievements;
  4. An official letter of acceptance for a full-time Master degree studies from one of the Lithuanian higher education institutions.
  5. A document certifying person’s identity;
  6. Contact details (address in the country or origin, e-mail address).

NB2. All documents must be completed in English, Russian or Lithuanian (or with certified translations into one of these languages).
NB3. All copies of the original documents shall be certified as true copies. 

Application procedure

Foreigners applying for scholarships shall submit all the required documents by 1st of  August 2012 to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, through the Lithuanian diplomatic representations (Lithuanian embassies) in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Byelorussia.

There is also a possibility to send all the application documents directly to the Ministry of Education and Science by this address: 
Academic Mobility and Continuing Education Division
Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania
A. Volano g. 2/7, LT-01516, Vilnius
Lithuania

The list of all Higher Education Institutions in Lithuania can be found here.

Selection of the candidates

A decision to award the candidates will be determined by the arithmetic mean as follows:

  • 70% of the competitive score will consist of the results from the Diploma supplement;
  • 20% of the competitive score will consist of the level of proficiency in the language of instruction of the study programme;
  • 10% of the competitive score will consist of the research activity achievements. 

Contact information

  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania
    Senior Specialist of Academic Mobility and Continuing Education Division
    Jolanta Navickaitė+370 5 2191 128