General Admission Requirements


Foreign citizens can be admitted to the Lithuanian Sports University programs taught in English if they present a legalized secondary, high school, college or university graduation certificate/diploma and marksheet/transcript. Educational documents must be officially translated into English/Lithuanian.

The educational documents of the applicant must have an apostille or be legalized (approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the diplomatic mission or consular office of the country where the education was obtained).

In order to apply for the residence permit, a student must obtain a document from his/her country about his/hers criminal record which must be translated into English language, also Apostilled or (if applicant cannot Apostille criminal record) have a double legalization. In case of double legalization, please reach out the University.

English language proficiency for degree students at the beginning of their studies should be B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) or equivalent IELTS (5.5), or TOEFL (72), or Pearson PTE Academic 59+, or Duolingo English Test 100-125.

  • If you have qualification in English language – only provide educational documents.
  • If you are from English speaking country – proof of English is not required.
  • If the medium of instruction at your School/University was English – certificate of medium of instruction is required.


  1. Fill in and submit online application form.
  2. Wait for recognition of foreign qualifications, which is done by LSU:
    a. Basic information and duration of recognition procedure
    b. Country-specific requirements for educational documents
    c. Automatic recognition
    d. Right to appeal
  3. Participate in a short motivational interview online (interview grade is included in the overall competitive score).
  4. Receive conditional invitation.
  5. Pay annual tuition fee.
  6. Receive the letter of acceptance.
  7. Apply and receive Temporary Residence Permit in the Republic of Lithuania (non EU):
  8. Come to Lithuania and start your studies.



  • By submitting the documents applicant agrees for one’s information to be shared with other institutions that the University might refer while processing the academic verification.

Documents to be attached when applying online

1. Copy of the passport (for non EU citizens) or ID card (only for EU and EEA citizens).

2. Copies of the educational documents (Secondary School Certificate, University Diploma, etc.) and its supplements (Academic Transcript/Mark Sheets) in original language and officially translated into English*, certified by Notary and approved by an Apostille (for citizens of countries acceding to 1961 Hague Convention) or legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Education (for citizens of countries non-members of 1961 Hague Convention).

  • The academic transcript, records of grades, or a similar document should list all the subjects, grades, and credits and/or hours.

3. CV (Resume).

4. Complete Health Certificate (the certificate must state whether you can take part in sporting activities. This document has to be issued or translated into English).

5. Copy of the certificate of proficiency in English B2 or IELTS 5.0, or TOEFL 72 (it is not applicable for the applicants whose education is acquired in English or native language is English).

6. Copy of the document proving the payment of the application fee (non-refundable).

*A translation is considered to be official when it is bound to a certified true copy of the document in the original language and is attested by the translator’s signature. Documents issued in English, Russian, or Lithuanian do not require a translation. 

All documents must be of the highest scanning quality. All scans must be made from original documents, be in full size, colour, clear and legible. Any scans that do not meet such requirements will be disregarded.  

Additional documents

The following additional documents presented by master degree applicants will be taken into account:

  1. Students research society information paper about the applicant’s activity in it.
  2. Copy of the published article (articles).
  3. Information on the applicant’s participation at the conference as well as the research article presented.
  4. The Annex to the Protocol informing about the applicant’s participation at sports competitions organised by the Sports Federations.
  5. Document witnessing the change of the family name, if the presented documents have another name or family name.
  6. The right for the benefits if such are at all.
  7. Documents proving work experience/period of employment.


1. An applicant applies for a Temporal Residency Permit (non EU Temporal Residence Certificate) via Migris system: 


2. An applicant submits data for a Temporary Residence Permit at the nearest Lithuanian Embassy, Consulate, or through an external office (VFS Global). In case a student does not receive TRP, a tuition fee is refunded, excluding bank transfer payment (see refund policy below);


3. All international students must have a health insurance valid in Lithuania. More information:


4. In order to apply for the residence permit, a student must obtain a document from his/her country about his/hers criminal record which must be translated  into English language, also Apostilled or (if applicant cannot Apostille criminal record) have a double legalization. In case of double legalization, please reach out the University.


Welcome to Lithuanian Sports University before the 1st of October for Bachelor and Master studies.

For holders of foreign qualifications seeking for state funded study places:

Lithuanian State Scholarship:


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30/Nov/2023  –  30/June/2024  Deadlines for application registration
30/Nov/2023  –  30/July/2024 Period for submitting additional required documentation for academic recognition of foreign qualifications
30/Jan/2024 – 01/Aug/2024  Interview with applicants
30/Jan/2024  –  31/Aug/2024  Invitations for studies

Application registration deadlines for Doctoral degree studies for EU, non EU, and EEA citizens:
All year.


Application fee
All applicants from non EU and EEA countries have to pay a non-refundable application fee of 180 EUR.
All applicants from EU countries have to pay a non-refundable application fee of 45 EUR.
All applicants from EU countries who apply for Master degree studies have to pay a non-refundable application fee of 30 EUR.

Tuition fee

A conditionally accepted student has to pay a tuition fee for the first study year before applying for TRP*.

* TRP – Temporary residence permit


  • In case of rejected TRP request, tuition fee can be reimbursed (request for reimbursement with proof of rejection must be submitted by email before 1st of November).
  • In case of late TRP decision, please reach out the Studies Department specialist via email for more details.

For contacts:

Telephone: +370 612 81605
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Lithuanian Sports University
Address: Sporto Str. 6, LT-44221 Kaunas, Lithuania