Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes


Lithuania - third cycle (PhD) programmes

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
Males enemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 17.7
Females unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 13.7
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 14.1
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 31.9
Males unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 14.5
Females unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 13.8
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 15,3
Country codes in education system: LT
Expected duration of education (years): 18

Residency (Rezidentūra) studies last from 2 to 6 years (80 to 240 national credits). They are designed exclusively for the training of specialists in the fields of Medicine, Odontology and Veterinary Medicine.

To be admitted, students should hold an integrated study qualification, namely: Doctor (Gydytojas); Medical Doctor (Medicinos gydytojas); Doctor Odontologist (Gydytojas odontologas); Veterinary Surgeon (Veterinarijos gydytojas) or a comparable qualification. On completion of studies, a Residency certificate (Rezidentūros pažymėjimas) in a special field is awarded. Postgraduate art studies last for a maximum of two years (up to 80 national credits). They are designed to train higher education institution art teachers and specialized artists. To be admitted, students should hold a Master's degree awarded on completion of university second cycle studies or a comparable qualification in the area of arts. After the successful completion of the studies, the postgraduate Licentiate diploma in Art Studies (Meno licenciato diplomas) is awarded.

Doctoral studies last for 3 to 4 years. Studies consist of doctoral courses (at least 20 national credits), specific research activities and the preparation of a doctoral dissertation. Doctoral studies are  jointly organized by higher education and research institutions.Upon completion of the doctoral course, a doctoral thesis must be prepared and publicly defended in order for the candidate to qualify for the Doctorate. To be admitted, students should hold a Master's degree or a comparable qualification. After the defence of the doctoral thesis, the degree of Doctor (Daktaro mokslo laipsnio diplomas) is awarded.

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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