Lithuania Education System

The present-day Lithuanian educational system covers pre-school development, general child and youth education and junior college training, higher education and adult education. There is a binary higher education system in Lithuania, that is, HE institutions are of two types: universities and colleges. A higher education is acquired after the completion of undergraduate studies, which last for at least 3 years at colleges and at least 3,5 or 4 years at Universities. Upon completion of the undegraduate studies, a specialized professional or Master degree programme, lasting one and a half to two years, can be undertaken only at the Universities. Doctoral studies in Lithuania last for four years. (Source: Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania www.smm.lt ); Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education www.skvc.lt)