Residency studies for Foreign Graduates

*Residency studies are in Lithuanian language.

Application time: from 1 June until 22 June.

Documents needed for application:

  • Medical school diploma recognized by Center for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
  • Certificate of the Lithuanian knowledge (B1 level)
  • License of Medicine doctor issued by State Health Care Accreditation Agency under the Ministry of Health
  • Certificate of the internship graduated in Vilnius University, The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences or other certificate of the internship recognized by Ministry of Health of Lithuania.

A high medical school diploma of applicant must be recognized by Center for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC).

According to the Lithuanian legislations all foreign applicants have to submit the proofs of their previous qualifications being recognized in Lithuania. The qualification documents have to be recognized by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education in Lithuania.

For more information, please contact: Center for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC). Address: A. Goštauto str. 12, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania. Phone: +370 5 210 4772. Information on Assessment of Qualifications in Lithuania: http://www.skvc.lt/en/content.asp?id=190.

Please note the recognition of the qualification does not guarantee admission at Vilnius University.

The knowledge of Lithuanian upon entrance should be equal to B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Department of Lithuanian Studies of Vilnius University holds the examinations of Lithuanian language proficiency levels A1, A2, B1, B2, and C1.  (http://www.lsk.flf.vu.lt/en/department/t... )

State Health Care Accreditation Agency under the Ministry of Health is giving licenses for doctors for their medical practice according to The Law on Medical Practice of the Republic of Lithuania (No I-1555 of 25 September 1996), The order No V-396 of 27 May 2004 of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania „On the approval of the rules on licensing of medical practice“, The order No V-469 of 28 June 2004 of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Lithuania „On the approval of the list on types of professional qualifications of medical practice“ and other legislation. For more information, please contact: State Health Care Accreditation Agency under the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania (VASPVT). Address: Jeruzales str. 21; LT-08420 Vilnius Lithuania; Tel: +370 5 261 51 77; Internet: http://www.vaspvt.gov.lt; Email: vaspvt [at] vaspvt [dot] gov [dot] lt.

Residency structure

Residency in Medicine (further: residency) is a third cycle university studies in medicine, designed for the physicians seeking to acquire or to change the specialization of the professional qualification in medical practice. After the completion of studies the residents receive the residency certificates stating the professional qualification of either clinical specialist or general practitioner.

Residency in Odontology is a third cycle university studies in dentistry, which lead the graduates to the certificates of professional qualification of an odontology specialist.

Residency in both medicine and odontology is full-time training, composed of theoretical courses and traineeships/practical placements. All rights and duties foreseen by the residency programme and regulations are applied. This training is arranged at the university, university hospital or institution chosen and accredited by the university.

The duration of residency study programmes is 3-6 years depending on the programme.

Residency programmes:

No.

Title of the study programme

Length of the study programme

Tuition costs

1.

Abdominal surgery

5 years

5347 euros

2.

Allergology and clinical immunology

4 years

5347 euros

3.

Anaesthesiology and reanimatology

4 years

5347 euros

4.

Cardiac surgery

5 years

5347 euros

5.

Cardiology

4 years

5347 euros

6.

Child and adolescent psychiatry

4 years

5347 euros

7.

Clinical toxicology

3 years

5347 euros

8.

Dermatovenerology

4 years

5347 euros

9.

Dietology

3 years

5347 euros

10.

Endocrinology

4 years

5347 euros

11.

Endodontology

3 years

5926 euros

12.

Emergency medicine

5 years

5347 euros

13.

Family medicine

3 years

5347 euros

14.

Forensic medicine

4 years

5347 euros

15.

Gastroenterology

4 years

5347 euros

16.

Genetics

4 years

5347 euros

17.

Geriatrics

4 years

5347 euros

18.

Hematology

4 years

5347 euros

19.

Infectious diseases

4 years

5347 euros

20.

Internal diseases

5 years

5347 euros

21.

Laboratory medicine

4 years

5347 euros

22.

Maxillofacial surgery

5 years

5347 euros

23.

Nephrology

4 years

5347 euros

24.

Neurology

4 years

5347 euros

25.

Neurosurgery

5 years

5347 euros

26.

Obstetrics and gynaecology

4 years

5347 euros

27.

Occupational medicine

4 years

5347 euros

28.

Oncology-chemotherapy

5 years

5347 euros

29.

Oncology-radiotherapy

4 years

5347 euros

30.

Ophthalmology

3 years

5347 euros

31.

Oral surgery

3 years

5926 euros

32.

Orthodontics

3 years

5926 euros

33.

Orthopaedics and traumatology

5 years

5347 euros

34.

Otorhinolaryngology

3 years

5347 euros

35.

Pathology

4 years

5347 euros

36.

Paediatrics

4 years

5347 euros

37.

Paediatrics odontology

3 years

5926 euros

38.

Paediatrics and neonatology

5 years

5347 euros

39.

Paediatrics and paediatric allergology

5 years

5347 euros

40.

Paediatrics and paediatric cardiology

6 years

5347 euros

41.

Paediatrics and paediatric endocrinology

5 years

5347 euros

42.

Paediatrics and paediatric gastroenterelogy

5 years

5347 euros

43.

Paediatrics and paediatric hematology

5 years

5347 euros

44.

Paediatrics and paediatric infectious diseases

5 years

5347 euros

45.

Paediatrics and paediatric intensive care

6 years

5347 euros

46.

Paediatrics and paediatric nephrology

5 years

5347 euros

47.

Paediatrics and paediatric neurology

6 years

5347 euros

48.

Paediatrics and paediatric pulmonology

5 years

5347 euros

49.

Paediatrics and paediatric rheumatology

5 years

5347 euros

50.

Paediatric surgery

5 years

5347 euros

51.

Periodontology

3 years

5926 euros

52.

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

3 years

5347 euros

53.

Plastic and reconstructive surgery

5 years

5347 euros

54.

Prosthodontics

3 years

5926 euros

55.

Psychiatry

4 years

5347 euros

56.

Pulmonology

4 years

5347 euros

57.

Radiology

4 years

5347 euros

58.

Rheumathology

4 years

5347 euros

59.

Sport medicine

3 years

5347 euros

60.

Thoracic surgery

5 years

5347 euros

61.

Surgery

5 years

5347 euros

62.

Urology

5 years

5347 euros

63.

Vascular surgery

5 years

5347 euros

Further information may be obtained from the Department of Residency Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, M. K. Čiurlionio str. 21, LT-03101 Vilnius, Lithuania.

Phone: (+370 5) 2398763, 2398764, 2398765.

Contact for admission:

Responsible for document admission –
Ms. Asta Gutauskienė
Phone: +370 5 2398764
E-mail: asta [dot] gutauskiene [at] cr [dot] vu [dot] lt
Address: 108 room, M. K. Čiurlionio str. 21, LT-03101 Vilnius

Vice-Dean for postgraduate studies -
Mr. Vytautas Kasiulevičius, Ph. d. prof.
Phone: +370 5 2365192
E-mail: vytautas [dot] kasiulevicius [at] mf [dot] vu [dot] lt
Address: P114 Room, Santariškių str. 2, 08661, Vilnius