Vytautas Magnus University Lithuanian Language and Culture Winter Course Online


Gloomy winter days are perfect for learning new things: the best part is, it is now possible to do it from the comfort of your home! Sit in a comfy chair in front of your screen and let an amazing world of Lithuanian Language and Culture enfold in front of your eyes. 

So, what this journey offers to you: 

  • Language lessons from complete beginners to advanced learners who want to continue their journey 
  • Cultural and social lectures and activities designed to create an immersive experience of Lithuanian culture adapted to the online format 
  • Captivating special tasks and interactions with Lithuanians and your new friends from around the world united by the desire to išmokti kalbėti lietuviškai (learn to speak Lithuanian)

Why it is the best: 

  • We have over 20 years of experience organising Lithuanian Language and Culture courses 
  • Professional teachers and specialists of their fields delivering lectures and hosting activities for your benefit 
  • Dedicated staff members who will answer all of your questions before, during and after the courses 
  • Mentors who will guide you through the process and all the platforms we are going to use to create as unforgettable experience as online courses can offer 

Lithuania is a Baltic country, boasting an equally fascinating and inspiring history, speaking in one of the oldest languages in the world, inhabited by friendly, talented people, and surrounded by wonderful green nature, lakes, rivers that are simply breath-taking! 

Without giving away too many spoilers, the course will introduce bits and pieces of the Lithuanian history and culture, so interesting, the chances are you are going to want to join us for the summer course in summer 2022 as well.

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • speak, read and write in the Lithuanian language (at A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2 level);
  • understand the historical, social, and (geo)political situation in Lithuania and learn to provide your valuable approach to it;
  • possess knowledge about Lithuanian cinema, music, art, food and literature.


Lithuanian Language and Culture Winter Course will take place from 02-01-2022 to 31-01-2022.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. Important notes before you apply:

  1. The courses are organized by Vytautas Magnus University.
  2. Applicants must be students, lecturers or researchers at foreign Higher Education Institutions (HEI) OR be able to prove their Lithuanian origin.
  3. Recommendation Letter must be sent on this form. 
  4. These courses are available for those whose Lithuanian language proficiency is no higher than C1.
  5. Documents submitted must be completed in English or Lithuanian
  6. You will get the results approximately within a month after the deadline. We kindly ask you to inform us, if you are no longer available to participate, so we can offer your place for a person from the reserve list. Thank you!


Please click link below to apply:

Lithuanian language and culture courses for foreigners (application deadline: November 23 inclusive)

Tuition fees for Lithuanian language and culture courses for foreigners can be covered for candidates who are students, lecturers, or researchers of higher education and research institutions of the following countries:

[The Eastern Partnership countries] Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia [ASEM countries] Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, the Philippines, India, INDONESIA, Japan, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, China, S. Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam Lithuania priority export market countries Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Latvia, Estonia, the USA, Israel, Republic of South Africa, Turkey, Canada, UAE,22


All the candidates:

  • Cannot be of Lithuanian language proficiency higher than C1.
  • Candidates can only take advantage of the tuition waiver for the maximum of 3 times in total. Those who apply to participate for the fourth time will not be considered.


  • The candidate has to be a student, lecturer or researcher of a higher education and research institution of the particular country (applicable for the candidates from the Eastern Partnership, Lithuania priority export market countries, ASEM and all other countries).

Priority (and extra points) will be given to the applicants who:

  • apply for the Lithuanian and culture courses for the first time;
  • formally or informally study Lithuanian language, history and culture as a subject at home institution (a document confirming it must be added to the application form, independent studies of Lithuanian language shall not fall under this category).


  • Participants who register through this link before November 23 can receive the full waiver/funding for this month-long online course. Please keep in mind there is still a selection process from the program organizers as the seats are limited.
  • Tuition fee for Lithuanian language and culture courses will be covered by the Republic of Lithuania and directly transferred to the higher education institution.

Interested participants are expected to read the above information very carefully. Regarding the required documents, KISe/International Office can help provide you with the Status Approval/Enrollment letter, but we suggest you to ask your lecturers/advisors in completing the recommendation letter.

Shall there be any further inquiries, please kindly contact Hasan (Mr.) at hasan.ashari@staff.upnjatim.ac.id