Study abroad semester in Lithuania

Lithuania became an independent country in 1991 after the collapse of USSR. It later joined the European Union in 2004 and adopted the euro on 1 January 2015. The climate of the country is transitional between the maritime type of western Europe and the continental type found farther east. As a result, damp air masses of Atlantic origin predominate, alternating with continental Eurasian and, more rarely, colder Arctic air or air with a southern, tropical origin.

The high birth rate distinguishes Lithuania from its Baltic neighbors, which have struggled to offset the aging of their populations. The country has significantly improved its social service system since independence. The government provides free medical care to Lithuanian nationals as well as a range of ancillary services, including pension payments and funding for kindergartens and day care.

Lithuania is a modern and well-connected country: broadband Internet connection speed is higher than the European average, making it possible to have a strong digital economy.

What are the best universities in Lithuania for semester students?

Are you still undecided whether or not Lithuania might be an appealing destination for you? On wearefreemovers you can find a selection of 6 academic institutions offering you the possibility of spending a semester or a full academic year in Lithuania. Let’s check some statistics about them.

Here you can see the positioning of the Lithuanian institutions among the world’s best universities rankings.

NAME QS THE ARWU CWUR CWTS Eduniversal palmes U.S. News & World Report's Best Global Universities Rankings Webometrics
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University 651-700 801–1000 - 1993 - 1 1298 -
Vilnius University 423 801–1000 701-800 696 805 3 635 714
Klaipėda University - - - - - - - -
LCC International University - - - - - - - -
Mykolas Romeris University - - - - - - - -
Šiauliai University - - - - - - - -

Lithuanian universities, except for Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Vilnius University, lack international recognition. I always suggest an international experience, and if you are curious about Lithuania, you should absolutely go. However, if prestige is the main reason of your study abroad experience, some Lithuanian institutions may not be the best choice for you.

Costs and fees of studying in Lithuania

Lithuania is a fairly cheap country. Monthly costs of living for a single person are close to 500€. Here you can find a detail of the various costs that you can encounter in this country. Keep in mind that, as a student, you could have access to various discounts which can include food, travel, and accommodation expenses.

When it comes to university’s fees, Lithuania is really cheap, with a median 1000€/semester for free mover students.

Which Lithuanian cities are available for free movers?

Currently there are 4 cities that accept free movers in Lithuania. Have you ever dreamt of studying in Vilnius or any other city in Lithuania? Here you can find institutions divided by city: