2016/2017 Lithuanian State Scholarships for Full Time Master Studies

Applications are invited for the 2016/2017 Lithuanian State Scholarships for Full Time Master Studies. These Scholarships will give beneficiaries the opportunity to undertake full-time master studies in one of the Lithuanian higher education institutions

Scholarship description

The Education Exchanges Support Foundation (hereinafter – “the Foundation”) is a national agency entrusted with the administration of Erasmus+ and Lifelong Learning programmes and other initiatives funded by the European Commission (EC) and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania in the field of education and vocational training, which has been successfully operating since 2007. The foundation helps to disseminate the idea of lifelong learning and provide everyone with the opportunity to acquire international experience

The foundation provides modern educational and research environments that will enable students and researchers to face current challenges and to focus on knowledge as a principle driving force for development. Scholarships are awarded in all subjects

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for these scholarships:

  • Candidate must be a national of one of the following countries: Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Ukraine, Republic of Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Uzbekistan and People’s Republic of China or a foreigner of Lithuanian origin (other than citizens of the European Union member states, and European Economic Area member states)
  • Candidate must be a graduate of a first cycle (Bachelor degree) studies
  • Candidate must have an official letter of acceptance for full-time Master degree studies from one of the Lithuanian higher education institutions
  • English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there

Value

All approved candidates will receive a monthly scholarship of 380 Euros for the whole duration of the studies. The benefit to cover the study price will be offered only for the nationals from Republic of Belarus, Republic of Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Ukraine, and foreign citizens of the Lithuanian origin

How to apply

Applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania in person no later than July 10, 2016, by mail (Egle.Fiseraite-at-smm.lt) or by the diplomatic representation of the Republic of Lithuania in a foreign country. The commission formed by the Minister of Education and Science (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) will examine the applications received no later than July 10, 2016

Required documents:

  • A copy of the identity document

The following copies certified by the procedure established by the laws:

  • A document certifying completion of a higher education institution or adequate education (diploma and enclosure, therefore) and its translation into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • If a foreigner completed the first-cycle studies, but no certificate (diploma and enclosure thereto) was issued to him/her, he/she can submit a certificate of a higher education institution based in a foreign country, which must specify the study programme completed, courses or modules passed, their credits and assessments, assessment of the final examination or theme of the final project and its assessment, and its translation into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • A document certifying the level of the study language command
  • A copy of the document issued by a competent institution, certifying the minimum B2 level of study language command according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or a copy of TOEFL IBT certificate (minimum assessment is 72 points), a copy of TOEFL Paper certificate (minimum assessment is 484 points), or a copy of IELTS certificate (minimum assessment is 5 points)
  • Documents certifying achievements in research (artistic) activities
  • Published research articles and their translations into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Certificates on speeches delivered at scientific conferences and their translations into Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Artistic activity folder (if a foreigner will study in the field of art) in Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Motivational letter in Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • Recommendation (recommendations) in Lithuanian, English or Russian
  • A copy of the confirmation issued by a Lithuanian higher education institution that the foreigner was admitted or is studying in the second-cycle full-time study programme, with an indication of the foreigner’s name, surname, study programme, which the foreigner studies, and state code, foreigner’s study period
  • Contact details – address in the country of origin, e-mail address, phone number, Skype username

Application deadline

Applications must be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania in person no later than July 10, 2016

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