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Education in Vilnius

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To register a child in a pre-school institution, you should: 

- if a child has a Temporary Residence Permit, first fill out an application online at https://svietimas.vilnius.lt/ or;  

- if a child has visa D, submit your application at: [email protected]  

For more information how to register your child for kindergarten please see: Guide to Lithuania: enrolli... | International House Vilnius (ihvilnius.lt), Kindergartens | Go Vilnius, Kindergartens (pre-school education) (renkuosilietuva.lt) or https://svietimas.vilnius.lt/.

To register a child in school, you should: 

- if a child has a Temporary Residence Permit, first fill out an application online at https://svietimas.vilnius.lt/ or;  

- if a child has visa D, submit your application at: [email protected] 

 

Students are admitted to Vilnius city schools all year round, but the main centralised admission process to enroll in public schools runs from 1 March to 31 May. The dates for additional admissions are published on the City Municipality website. When registering a child for school, the identity documents of both the parents and the child must be provided.  

  

Education in public city schools is free, but the parents must provide all the necessary school supplies and exercise books. 

 

Education is provided in Lithuanian, Russian and Polish, and there are also specialised schools that teach in Belarusian and Hebrew. If you want your child to attend an English or French-speaking school, you will have to choose a private school. The cost of a child’s education in a private school is calculated per year and ranges from a few to several thousand euros, depending on the school, with additional payments for meals and other services.  

 

When registering your child for school, you will have to indicate the optional subject for moral education (ethics or religion) and, depending on the child’s age, the first (Grades 1-4) or second (Grades 5-12) foreign language.   

 

It is recommended that you choose the school closest to where you live. The list of schools is available here: https://vilnius.lt/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/sss.pdf. The list of vacant spots is updated monthly and is available here: https://vilnius.lt/lt/savivaldybe/svietimas-kultura-ir-sportas/informacija-apie-priemima-i-mokyklas/. 

 

For more information how to register your child for a school please see: I want to send my child to ... | International House Vilnius (ihvilnius.lt), Guide to Lithuania: enrolli... | International House Vilnius (ihvilnius.lt), Preschool education (renkuosilietuva.lt), Primary and secondary schools (renkuosilietuva.lt) or https://svietimas.vilnius.lt/. 

EU/EEA citizens, people of Lithuanian origin or non-EU/EEA nationals who have a right of permanent residence in Lithuania can be accepted to the state-funded study places in Lithuanian higher education institutions or claim for scholarships in accordance with the procedures established by the applicable legislation. In order to apply state-funded study places, one needs to complete an application form of general admission via the website of the Association of Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions LAMA BPO. The time to do it is usually between 1st June and 22nd July. 

One may also choose to apply to selected higher education institution directly (instead of using LAMA BPO admission process) but this precludes one from the option to acquire a state-funded study place. 

High-performing students of Lithuanian IHE are awarded scholarships. The Law on Education and Science also provides the possibility for high-performers to pursue studies financed by the state (that is, they are provided free tuition). 

The right to state-funded studies or to a refund of the tuition fee may be granted to: 

  • Citizens of the member countries of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA); 
  • Lithuanian citizens; 
  • Foreigners who are children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Lithuanian diaspora and people of Lithuanian descent (hereinafter referred to as the diaspora and people of Lithuanian descent; 

Other students admitted to Lithuanian IHE are required to cover tuition fees themselves. 

For more information please see: For EU/EEA nationals (renkuosilietuva.lt).

You may find information that concerns this question on this website: Fields of activity | The State Studies Foundation (lrv.lt).

You can find plenty of information on just this topic on these two websites: I am coming to study (renkuosilietuva.lt), Information About Studying in Lithuania.