Lithuanian Language and Culture Studies

The new online non-formal education programme at Vytautas Magnus University “Lithuanian Language and Culture Studies for Foreigners and Lithuanian Diaspora“!

The programme is designed for people of Lithuanian descent and foreigners who are not only interested in the Lithuanian language, history and culture but also seek to make Lithuania a part of their life project.

“We believe that our diaspora youth need an education centre, which, in addition to universal and modern education, could help revive Lithuanian identity. This programme, as well as other projects of  VMU World Lithuanian University expresses our wish to bring together all scattered Lithuanians. This is an opportunity to encourage and enable our diaspora to keep tight bonds with the motherland and to acquaint them with historical and contemporary Lithuania,“ says the Head of the Lithuanian Emigration Institute Prof. Egidijus Aleksandravičius.

The programme is adapted to everyone: the students who have prior knowledge of Lithuanian and complete beginners. It has several package offers that include both Lithuanian and culture courses. Every package offers courses on the Lithuanian language, phonetics, grammar and oral language practice; the culture courses include Lithuanian theatre, cinema, fine arts, folklore, traditions, mythology, history and much more.

If you are fascinated by the Lithuanian language, interested in culture or historical facts, wish to become a student again or have your own reasons, join VMU and the non-formal education programme.

ECTS creditsDatesRegistration and deadlinesFees

In order to complete the programme, at least 20 ECTS per year are required (the number of credits might be higher; however, it is advised not to have more than 60 ECTS per year).

Learners can choose different courses from the list based on their knowledge and future goals in order to create their own programme for at least 20 ECTS. Transcript of Records is provided after the completion of the programme.

The learners who choose less than 20 ECTS per year receive a certificate after the completion of the programme.

  • Autumn semester:  August 30 – December 3 (exam session: December 6 – 23)
  • Spring semester: February 1 – May 20 (exam session: May 23 – June 10)

To study in the autumn semester: until August 20, 2021

To study in the spring semester: until January 20, 2021

Registration to online courses.

Registration to contact courses.

Course fees are listed in the table below.

Information about credits (ECTS).


The courses suggested in the programme in regard to the Lithuanian language competences*:


* Due to the pandemic situation, contact courses may be switched to the online mode.


Contact person:

Greta Garnytė,

+370 37 327 828