Lithuania - higher education system

The flag of Lithuania consists of a horizontal tricolor of yellow, green and red
Country: Lithuania
Population (mln): 3,24
Official language/s: Lithuanian
Internet TLD: .lt
Calling code: +370
Member of the EU from: 1st May 2004
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 17.0
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 31.8
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 14.1
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 31.9
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 15,3
Country codes in education system: LT
Expected duration of education (years): 18

The Law on Higher Education and Research of the Republic of Lithuania states that the mission of higher education and research is to help ensure the country‘s public, cultural and economic prosperity, provide support and impetus for a full life of every citizen of the Republic of Lithuania, and satisfy the natural thirst for knowledge.  

The studies provided by the Lithuanian higher education institutions are conducted on the basis of study programmes conferring a degree and non-degree study programmes. There are two types of study programmes: university and college study programmes. Studies can be of continual or extended forms. On completion of either form of studies, graduates obtain equivalent education.  

Higher education studies are broken down into three cycles:
1) the first cycle – Professional Bachelor‘s and Bachelor‘s level;
2) the second cycle – Master‘s level;
3) the third cycle – Doctoral level.

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND
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