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Study medicine at University of Vilnius in Lithuania

The University does offer programs of General medicine and Dental medicine in the English language. The university is located in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. It is one of the biggest and the most important university in the Vilnius and Lithuania. Students take their lessons and practical education at different locations: Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Clinics and its branches: Children’s Hospital; Infectious Diseases and Tuberculosis Hospital; State Pathology Center. Vilnius University Hospital Žalgiris Clinic Vilnius University Hospital, Vilnius City Clinical Hospital, Vilnius University Antakalnis Hospital, Vilnius City Center Polyclinic and others.

According to QS Ranking, University of Vilnius is on the 400th place in the world.

Basic numbers about the University

There are over 800 employees of the University, including 74 professors, 124 associate professors, 192 lecturers and 120 researchers. The University has 3200 students, 600 residents, and 100 doctoral students in the various studies branches. There were 505 international students in 2021.

Study general medicine at the University of Vilnius

The program takes 6 years and contains 360 ECTS credits. The degree awarded is Medical doctor. Tuition fees are 11.000€ per one academic year (2 semesters). The degree is internationally recognized in the European Union and most countries of the world. The language of instruction is English.

Study dental medicine at the University of Vilnius

The program takes 5 years and contains 300 ECTS credits. Tuition fees are 12960€ per one year. There are small groups of students for better learning (usually 8-10 students in one group). The degree is recognised automatically in the European Union.

The admission process to University of Vilnius – Faculty of medicine

Students need to take either MCAT or SAT test. It is possible to take these tests in your home country or any country that organises the test. Results of the tests are valid only for 2 years. Application is open up to 1st of June. There is only one intake – September intake. Completion of Biology (or Natural Science/Science) course at the secondary education level is compulsory. Completion of either Physics, Mathematics or Chemistry course at the secondary education level is an advantage;

Following documents are needed for application:
1. copy of passport of ID
2. English proficiency certificate – Cambridge English B2 First (First Certificate of English) 160+, IELTS 5.5+, iBT TOEFL 55+.
3. 1 recommendation letter
4. academic documents in Lithuanian or English, otherwise they must be officially translated to Lithuanian
5. 100€ application fee receipt
6. filled in the application form

There could be also English language test for selected applicants.

Monthly expenses in Vilnius

You can count with the following expenses: dormitory/flat rent 90-300 EUR, food 150-300 EUR learning aid 20-50 EUR and leisure 100-300 EUR per month. Students will get ISIC cards, that will get them various expenses in shops or for services.

Accommodation for international students in Vilnius

The University offers a place at dormitories, which is located close to the University campus. The fees are modest (87€ in double room, 58€ in triple room) and are equipped with a common kitchen, bathroom facilities (shared), laundry, bedding, and internet. There are also private Vilnius Appartments, that charge around 25-30€ per night and are offered mainly to short-term stays.

Transfers to Vilnius University

The Faculty of Medicine accepts transfer students strictly only to the 2nd and 3rd semester (not any later semesters). If interested, please send a copy of a transcript of academic records from your current university to the coordinator of international studies at the Faculty of Medicine Justė Andrikonytė, e-mail:  for the initial evaluation.

Basic information about visas to come and stay in Vilnius: https://www.vu.lt/en/studies/exchange-students/living-in-lithuania/visa-residence-permit#for-non-eu-efta-citizens-before-arrival