University Today

The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU, Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universitetas) is a new appearance in the area of Lithuanian higher education. On 30 June 2010, the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania passed a resolution to merge Kaunas University of Medicine (KMU) and the Lithuanian Veterinary Academy (LVA). Now LSMU is the biggest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, continuing the best traditions of KMU and LVA.

The University is the largest institution of higher education for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, successfully integrating studies, research, and clinical practice. LSMU consists of two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy.

Students of medicine, odontology, and nursing gain their practical skills at the LSMUHospital Kauno Klinikos, which is the largest medical institution in the Baltic States. More than 1,200 highly qualified doctors and 2,400 members of the nursing staff take care of over 78,000 patients at the LSMU Hospital each year. The entire medical staff values innovative and progressive methods of treatment and diagnostics, which meet global standards.

Pharmacy students gain practical skills at the University Pharmacy, which is designed not only to serve the public but also to be the main training facility of the Faculty of Pharmacy, offering students a broad spectrum of practical knowledge and skills and providing them with firsthand working experience. Students seeking to become veterinary doctors obtain their practical skills in large and small animal clinics and operating rooms of the Veterinary Academy.

LSMU is an active participant in the ERASMUS exchange program. Students may study at foreign universities or go abroad for practice for a period of up to one year. The contracts of academic exchange have been signed with universities in 26 European countries. The majority of ERASMUS partners are in Germany, Spain, France, Finland, and the other EU Member States.

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Our Vision

A leading European university of health sciences for the prosperity of society. We will seek, through the efforts of all our community, to become one of 701+ best universities in the QS World University Rankings.

Our Mission

The vision will be pursued through our MISSION – to create, accumulate, systematize and spread scientific knowledge and the newest achievements in studies and science, teach and develop a creative, honest, initiative-showing, educated, independent and enterprising personality, foster democracy and welfare, develop a healthy and educated society. The essential role of LSMU in this process of education is the pursuit of a healthy society, which guarantees social and economic progress of the country, its civilizational identity as well as creation, support, and development of national and global cultural traditions. The health and welfare of the animal world is an integral part of this goal.

Innovative Environment

The Library and Information Centre of the University is one of the most modern libraries in the EU, which is a member of the Association of European Research Libraries, LIBER, the main network for research libraries in Europe. The library has both virtual and RFID technologies and is very popular among researchers and students not only in Lithuania but in foreign countries too for its unique architecture and information systems.

LSMU participates in the development of projects that result in new technologies, augmented scientific research and development as well as renewed and modernized infrastructure of the University. Soon the Centre of Modern Pharmaceutical and Health Technologies as well as the new Faculty of Pharmacy with modern laboratories and classes are to be opened. In addition, the Faculty of Public Health is currently under construction on the campus of the Veterinary Academy.

A Choice for Foreign Students

Since 1990, LSMU has been the Alma Mater of many international students and around 1000 full-time foreign students from 70 countries (mainly from Sweden, Israel, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Lebanon, India, South Korea) are currently enrolled here. It comprised nearly 17% of the total student population at LSMU.

The number of studying internationally is increasing every year. Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Finland, and Norway are the most popular Erasmus partner countries among LSMU students. Foreign students choosing to study at LSMU most often come from Spain, Italy, Latvia, Belgium, and Poland.

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International Experience and Recognition

LSMU collaborates with more than 140 European, American and Asian universities for study and research purposes.

The University is a member of numerous international organisations, such as the European University Association (EUA), Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN), Organisation for PhD Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS), European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), World Veterinary Association, etc.

LSMU is also a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO), where it fulfills the role of a collaboration center for research and training in epidemiology as well as for the prevention of cardiovascular and other chronic non-communicable diseases.

The study programs at LSMU meet university education standards applied in EU countries and graduates are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and the PLAB examination of the General Medical Council in the UK.

Study at LSMU

LSMU welcomes international students at the following study programs:

Program Duration
Language Degree and Qualification
Awarded
Integrated studies
Medicine 6 years English MSc in Health Sciences, Doctor
Odontology (Dentistry) 5 years English MSc in Health Sciences, Doctor Odontologist
Pharmacy 5 years EN MSc in Health Sciences, Pharmacist
Veterinary Medicine 6 years EN MSc in Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Doctor
Bachelor's studies
Nursing 4 years English BSc in Health Sciences, General Practice Nurse
Occupational Therapy 4 years English BSc in Health Sciences, Occupational Therapist
Health Psychology 4 years English BSc in Social Sciences
Master's studies
Public Health 2 years English MSc in Health Sciences
Management of Public Health 2 years English MSc in Health Sciences
Lifestyle Medicine
(distance learning)
1.5 years English MSc in Health Sciences
Advanced Nursing Practice 2 years English MSc in Health Sciences, Advanced Practice Nurse
Food Science 2 years English MSc in Agricultural Sciences
Animal Science 2 years English MSc in Agricultural Sciences
Animal and Human Interaction 2 years English MSc in Agricultural Sciences
Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

BSc

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The degree program Nursing aims at training nurses who understand the principles, theories and methods of nursing, have broad knowledge of nursing science, and who are ab ... [+]

The degree program Nursing aims at training nurses who understand the principles, theories and methods of nursing, have broad knowledge of nursing science, and who are able to independently and critically evaluate the nursing needs of healthy persons and chronically ill people with different somatic and mental health diseases, and develop a greater sense of both personal and professional value systems.

Course details Nursing 4 years BSc in Health Sciences, General Practice Nurse 240 ECTS credits 4,200 EUR per year Taught in English After graduation, you can Apply for a license to practice nursing; Continue your education by entering a master’s programs; Work as a general practice nurse at different public and private health care institutions providing health care services at all three care levels. Structure of the program ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
4 years
Campus
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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The aim of the study program Occupational Therapy is to educate and train specialists who would have comprehensive knowledge in occupational therapy, the basics of resear ... [+]

The aim of the study program Occupational Therapy is to educate and train specialists who would have comprehensive knowledge in occupational therapy, the basics of research, and practical skills required for the work of an occupational therapist, for the analysis of a person’s occupational performance, and for the formation of the aims and objectives of occupational therapy.

Course details Occupational Therapy 4 years BSc in Health Sciences, Occupational Therapist 240 ECTS credits 4,500 EUR per year Taught in English

After graduation, you can Apply for a license to practice occupational therapy; Provide occupational therapy services; Continue your education by entering master's or Ph.D. programs. Structure of the program ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
4 years
Campus
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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The degree program Physiotherapy is movement therapy. The study program prepares physiotherapists able to apply the latest scientific knowledge in examination and evaluat ... [+]

The degree program Physiotherapy is movement therapy. The study program prepares physiotherapists able to apply the latest scientific knowledge in examination and evaluation of patient’s functional state and physical capacity, in treatment of people recovering from injuries or illnesses with the help of movement and physical factors, in return and maintenance of their health and physical condition.

Course details Physiotherapy 4 years BSc in Health Sciences, Physiotherapist 240 ECTS credits 4,200 EUR per year Taught in English

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After graduation, you can Work as physiotherapists at different public and private health care institutions: hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation, social rehabilitation facilities, wellness centers, private clinics, supportive and nursing institutions, sports clubs licensed to provide health care; Continue your education by entering masters programs "Health and Rehabilitation" and specialize in clinical, sports, physical health rehabilitation, children rehabilitation, occupational therapy community. Structure of the program ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
4 years
Campus
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MD

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The degree program Medicine aims at educating medical doctors capable of entering residency programs or having the necessary skills to provide emergency aid and health ca ... [+]

The degree program Medicine aims at educating medical doctors capable of entering residency programs or having the necessary skills to provide emergency aid and health care services under the supervision of a physician specialist.

Course details Medicine 6 years MSc in Health Sciences, Doctor 360 ECTS credits 12,500 EUR per year Taught in English After graduation, you can Apply for a license to practice medicine; Provide health care services under the supervision of a physician specialist; Provide health care services under the supervision of a physician specialist. Structure of the program

what you will learn each year

Year 1: Anatomy, Histology, Genetics, Physics, Chemistry, Lithuanian Language. Years 2 - 3: Reproduction and Inheritance, Professional Competence, Basics of Neurosciences, Immune Response and Infection, Respiration, and Circulation, Metabolism and Homeostasis, Basics of Preclinical Studies and Locomotion, Lithuanian Language. Years 4 - 6: Clinical Modules, Clinical Medical Practice. Why study Medicine at LSMU? Clinical skills developed in the largest clinical hospital in the Baltic States. The multicultural environment and student community: international students from 70 different countries make up nearly 17% of the total student population at LSMU. Problem-based learning curriculum, which allows students to solve clinical cases, conduct research, discuss and present hypothetical theories, solutions or recommendations. Diploma recognized in the EU, USA, Israel, and other countries. Possibility to spend a semester or a year abroad with the Erasmus+ exchange program. Small groups, i.e. up to 10 students, in clinical courses. Support system for students’ adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counseling. Admission... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
6 years
Campus
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MSc

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The degree program Odontology aims at educating dentists capable of diagnosing and treating dental conditions and cooperating with other health care specialists in ensuri ... [+]

The degree program Odontology aims at educating dentists capable of diagnosing and treating dental conditions and cooperating with other health care specialists in ensuring individual and public health.

Course details Odontology (Dentistry) 5 years MSc in Health Sciences, Doctor Odontologist 300 ECTS credits 13,500 EUR per year Taught in English After graduation, you can Practice dentistry; Continue your education by entering Ph.D. or residency programs; Work in public or private institutions conducting dental research or other dentistry-related areas of health promotion. Structure of the program

what you will learn each year

Years 1 - 2: Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Biochemistry, Physiology, etc., Lithuanian Language. Years 3 - 5: Clinical Cardiology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Endodontics and Clinical Practice, Orthodontics, Clinical Practice of Odontology, Periodontology and Oral Mucosa Disease Clinical Practice, Prosthetic Dentistry and Clinical Practice, Paediatric Dentistry. Why study Odontology (Dentistry) at LSMU? Clinical skills developed in phantom-head laboratories and clinics of the University. The multicultural environment and student community: international students from 70 different countries make up nearly 17% of the total student population at LSMU. Diploma recognized in the EU, USA, Israel, and other countries. Small groups, i.e. up to 10 students, in clinical courses. Support system for students’ adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counseling. Possibility to spend a semester or a year abroad with the Erasmus+ exchange program. Tuition fees at a good quality-to-cost ratio and reasonable living costs in the country. Admission ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
5 years
Campus
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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The aim of the study program(s) - is to prepare a competent advanced practice nurse with acquired modern knowledge, practical skills and considerable critical thinking wh ... [+]

The aim of the study program(s) - is to prepare a competent advanced practice nurse with acquired modern knowledge, practical skills and considerable critical thinking who would rely on the system of professional and personal values formed and is able to apply advanced nursing practice solutions based on scientific research, to work independently in various health care institutions and to take leadership in a dynamic multi-professional environment in order to effectively deal with the problems of health care system.

Course details Advanced Nursing Practice 2 years MSc in Health Sciences, Advanced Practice Nurse 120 ECTS credits 4,500 EUR per year Taught in English

After graduation, you can Advanced practice nurse can provide care for patients at home within in- and outpatient health care institutions at palliative care centers; Provide emergency medical aid. Structure of the program ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
2 years
Campus
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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The master program Food Sciences aims to educate qualified professionals able to use food research results at food factories and develop new products complying with the d ... [+]

The master program Food Sciences aims to educate qualified professionals able to use food research results at food factories and develop new products complying with the demands of customers and satisfying their needs for healthy nutrition. In addition, graduates get competences in human resource management, organization of production process and confidence for quick self-adjustment to continuously changing the market.

Course details Food Science 2 years MSc in Agricultural Sciences 120 ECTS credits 3,500 EUR per year Taught in English

After graduation, you can Establish own business in catering, food production; Work in biotechnology sector-related companies; Be employed at food factories as a Master of production, technologist; quality manager, supervisor of product development, project manager in the food and agriculture-related organizations, production supervisor, food quality inspector; Food safety control sector or Agri-food consulting services. Structure of the program ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
2 years
Campus
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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The degree program Lifestyle Medicine aims at training mediators who bring together the best in traditional community-focused public health with the best in person-orient ... [+]

The degree program Lifestyle Medicine aims at training mediators who bring together the best in traditional community-focused public health with the best in person-oriented health care. These specialists will be able to help people implement the needed lifestyle changes in diet, exercise, smoking and stress management; evaluate the risk of harmful habits and addictions; identify and assess the environmental, lifestyle, psychological and biological health risk factors and ground priority of health strategy and policies.

Course details Lifestyle Medicine 1.5 years MSc in Health Sciences 90 ECTS credits 7,000 EUR per year Taught in English After graduation, you can Prevent and manage different risk factors, improve individual behaviors related to noncommunicable diseases, and achieve this by working in primary health care settings, medical teams, public health bureaus or private practice; Continue your education by entering Ph.D. programs. Structure of the program ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
Part time
18 months
Online
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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The aim of the program is to educate specialists for practical public health management activities, research, pedagogical work and/or public health doctoral studies. The ... [+]

The aim of the program is to educate specialists for practical public health management activities, research, pedagogical work and/or public health doctoral studies. The program is intended for graduates already holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree, who are seeking to broaden their understanding and knowledge in the field of health care management.

Course details Management of Public Health 2 years MSc in Health Sciences 120 ECTS credits 4,200 EUR per year Taught in English After graduation, you can Work in managerial positions of health care and public health provider institutions at local, national or international levels; Serve at health-related NGOs, public health projects, actions, and initiatives, as well as WHO Europe and different European health policy institutions; Work at the pharmaceutical and insurance industry; Play leadership roles in the health care system; Play leadership roles in the health care system; Pursue a professional career in research and teaching in the field of health care management. Structure of the program ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
2 years
Campus
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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The degree program Pharmacy aims at training high-quality pharmacy professionals by organizing and providing modern university-level studies in pharmacy, conducting relev ... [+]

The degree program Pharmacy aims at training high-quality pharmacy professionals by organizing and providing modern university-level studies in pharmacy, conducting relevant scientific research and delivering efficient practical training.

Course details Pharmacy 5 years MSc in Health Sciences, Pharmacist 300 ECTS credits 7,000 EUR per year Taught in English After graduation, you can Carry out pharmaceutical activities and scientific research; Continue your education by entering Ph.D. programs; Be employed at pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesale companies, companies of the pharmaceutical industry, agencies of international pharmaceutical companies, laboratories engaged in pharmaceutical research. Structure of the program ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
5 years
Campus
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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The degree program Public Health aims to provide competencies for students wishing to pursue a career in public and private health sectors as well as in non-governmental ... [+]

The degree program Public Health aims to provide competencies for students wishing to pursue a career in public and private health sectors as well as in non-governmental organizations. The MPH degree is the most widely recognized professional credentials for leadership in public health. The program is intended for graduates already holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree, who are seeking to broaden their understanding and knowledge in the field of public health.

Course details Public Health 2 years MSc in Health Sciences 120 ECTS credits 4,200 EUR per year Taught in English

After graduation, you can Work in public health care services in local, national and international public health centers and other institutions; Work in the inter-sectorial field within NGOs and public health projects, actions and initiatives; Play leadership and managerial roles in the health care system; Continue your education by entering Ph.D. programs; Pursue a professional career in research and teaching in the fields of communicable and non-communicable disease epidemiology, health care service research, preventive medicine, and other areas. Structure of the program ... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
2 years
Campus
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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

The program Veterinary Medicine aims at educating highly skilled veterinary surgeons capable of working in the private and state network of veterinary services. ... [+]

The program Veterinary Medicine aims at educating highly skilled veterinary surgeons capable of working in the private and state network of veterinary services.

Course details Veterinary Medicine 6 years MSc in Veterinary Sciences, Veterinary Doctor 360 ECTS credits 8,000 EUR per year Taught in English

After graduation, you can Be employed in the state food and veterinary service system; Continue your education by entering a Ph.D. or residency programs; Work in private practice. Structure of the program

what you will learn each year

Year 1 - 2: Anatomy Histology and Embryology, Physiology and Functions of Animals as well as the Fundamentals of Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare, Cell Biology, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Genetics as well Biophysics. Years 3 - 4: Propaedeutics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Pharmacotherapy, Veterinary Pathology Toxicology Parasitology, Immunology and Epidemiology, Professional Communication. Years 5 - 6: Diagnostic Imaging, Large and Small Animals Veterinary Surgery and Internal Diseases, Veterinary Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology, Forensic Veterinary Medicine, Food Hygiene, Practical Skills, Clinical Practice. Why study Veterinary Science at LSMU? Convenient learning facilities: classrooms, laboratories, and clinics are located on one campus. The multicultural environment and student community: international students from 70 different countries make up nearly 17% of the total student population at LSMU. Diploma recognized in the EU, USA, Israel, and other countries. Small groups, i.e. up to 10 students, in clinical courses. Support system for students’ adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counseling. Possibility to spend a semester or a year abroad with the Erasmus+ exchange program. Tuition... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
September 2020
English (US)
Full time
6 years
Campus
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Pre-Med

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences

Pre-Medical (Pre-Med) course aims to prepare applicants for undergraduate Medicine, Odontology, Veterinary Medicine or Pharmacy program by offering students general biolo ... [+]

Pre-Medical (Pre-Med) course aims to prepare applicants for undergraduate Medicine, Odontology, Veterinary Medicine or Pharmacy program by offering students general biology and general chemistry lectures and practical classes.

Duration – 10 weeks (March 23, 2020 - June 5, 2020) Studies start March 23, 2020 Type - Full time Curriculum Introduction to the course: information about the University, application procedure to LSMU General biology and general chemistry classes Examination Structure of the course Introduction to the course Biology classes Chemistry classes Examination Entrance requirements Legalized high school or college certificate and transcript (officially translated into English). Good knowledge of the English language is obligatory. Good grades in biology and chemistry would be an advantage. All applicants should apply online and provide all the documents. Items to be submitted (in English or with an authorized English translation): Matriculation / School Leaving Certificate confirmed by the governmental authorities (see below "Legalization of Educational Documents") Transcripts of high school/ senior secondary school courses verifying successful completion of General Biology and General Chemistry Certificate proving the knowledge of English language: TOEFL – minimum 65 points (iBT); IELTS – above 5.5 points; the certificate confirming the knowledge of a foreign language at minimum B2 level (CEFR) or similar. If you are not able to present any certificate proving the knowledge of the English language you will have to take an English language test prepared by the University Brief CV Passport or ID copy Health Certificate based on complete medical examination One passport-type photograph (3x4 cm) Application... [-]
Lithuania Kaunas
March 2020
English (US)
Full time
10 weeks
Campus
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