Lithuanian State Scholarships Programme

Deadline: 1 April, 2013
Open to: advanced students, lecturers or researchers of foreign higher education and research institutions to enable them to study or carry out research at higher education and research institutions of the Republic of Lithuania
Scholarship:ranging from 565 Euro to 941 Euro

Description

Lithuanian state scholarships programme is designed for the advanced students, lecturers or researchers of foreign higher education and research institutions to enable them to study or carry out research at higher education and research institutions of the Republic of Lithuania. Students, lecturers and researchers from different fields of studies or research are welcome to apply for Lithuanian state scholarships.

Lithuanian state scholarship programme does not provide scholarships to cover full-time studies, therefore normally, an academic degree or diploma cannot be obtained during the period covered by the scholarship.

Eligibility

There are four types of Lithuanian state scholarships for which you can apply depending on the country of residence:

  1. Scholarships under international ageements: Eligible countries: Belarus  Belgium (Waloon), Czech Republic, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia.
  2. Scholarships under international agreements and bilateral exchange programmes: Eligible countries: Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Japan, China,Mexico, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Hungary, Germany.
  3.  Scholarships for Lithuanian (Baltic) studies and Lithuanian language. Eligible countries: Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Finland,Greece, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan (english/russian), Montenegro, Mongolia,Romania, Russia (english/russian), Philippines, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine , United States of America, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan
  4. Scholarships for free movers’ Lithuanian (Baltic) studies and Lithuanian language. Eligible countries: all countries that are not mentioned above

Eligibility requirements:

1. The candidate has to be a student (not in the final year), lecturer or researcher in a foreign higher education and research institution;

2. The candidate must have an official letter of acceptance issued by the host higher education and research institution in Lithuania (except for the applicants for Lithuanian language and culture summer courses):

  • NB1. Applicants for study scholarships – this letter must contain information on the chosen subjects and the number of credits for each subject;
  • NB2. Applicants for research scholarships – this letter must contain information on the chosen field of research.

3. Candidates applying for study scholarships are required to aggregate at least 25 ECTS credits per one semester in the field chosen (except for Lithuanian (Baltic) studies).

4. Candidates applying for Lithuanian (Baltic) studies scholarships are required to aggregate 30 ECTS per one semester in the respected field, and also must fulfill other requirements for Lithuanian (Baltic) studies.

5. Lithuanian state scholarships cannot be coupled with other grants or scholarships.

Information about studies and research possibilities for foreigners is available at Lithuanian institutions of higher education and research. The list of higher education and research institutions of the Republic of Lithuania can be found on this website.

In order to arrange a study or research visit in Lithuania and receive an official letter of acceptance, a candidate is advised to contact directly the International Office of the chosen Lithuanian higher education institution. Here you can find the list of contact information of all Lithuanian higher education and research institutions.

Scholarships

Financial conditions for Lithuanian (Baltic) studies:

1st cycle (Bachelor), 2nd cycle (Master) and 3rd cycle (Doctorate) students approved for Lithuanian (Baltic) studies will receive a monthly stipend of 1.950 Lt (approx. 565 EUR);

Researchers and lecturers approved for Lithuanian (Baltic) studies will receive a monthly stipend of 3.250 Lt (approx. 941 EUR).

Application

List of documents to be submitted (in the order given).

Please do not put each individual document into plastic sheets or binders:

  • Printed and signed online application form
  • Official letter from the candidate’s higher education and research institution approving the status of a student, lecturer or researcher. (NB1. For students the letter must contain information on applicants current cycle of studies (1st, 2nd or 3rd cycle), year of studies and expected date of graduation.)
  • Transcript of academic records of the last two semesters issued by applicant’s present higher education and research institution.
  • Certified copy of obtained higher education diploma or diplomas.
  • Two recommendation letters from home higher education and research institution (written within past six months).
  • Official letter of acceptance issued by the host higher education and research institution in Lithuania. (Applicants for Lithuanian (Baltic) studies scholarship – this letter must contain information on the chosen subjects and the number of credits for each subject.)
  • Detailed programme of intended studies
  • Copy of certificate of proficiency in English or Lithuanian (or another language acceptable for the host institution). TOEFL, IELTS, CPE or other widely recognized exams of English proficiency are acceptable. If the candidate does not hold any of those certificates, then a signed letter confirming the proficiency in the language from the home university’s professor of English or Lithuanian is also acceptable.
  • Copy of the valid identity document.

Applications must be sent to:

Education Exchanges Support Foundation
Geležinio Vilko str. 12, LT-01112 Vilnius
LITHUANIA
Phone: (+370~5) 249 8189, fax: (+370~5) 249 7137
E-mail: [email protected]

The deadline is 1 April, 2013.

The Official Website

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