International studies

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ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences is a state university providing nationally and internationally accredited higher education study programmes, offering Professional Bachelor’s degree. Its teaching and research activities are focused on business studies, social sciences, engineering and technology. 2000 students are enrolled on 11 study programmes with excellent standards of studies.
The learning environment has been developed in close cooperation with regional business society therefore the skills acquired by students correspond to the modern labour market needs. ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences plays a major role in research and development fostering the community skills of working under conditions of rapid change of technologies. Implementation of international projects under educational EU programmes provides additional strength to the institution through integration into the development of European higher education. Close cooperation and networking with universities/higher education institutions, industries, companies and other organisations in the public sector have positive impact on science application in the study areas of social sciences, technological sciences, humanities and physical sciences fostering curriculum development, adult education and distance learning. Higher education diploma of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences is validated in all higher education institutions and by all employers in Europe and it qualifies for graduate studies globally. This is confirmed by the Diploma Supplement Label granted to the ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences by the European Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

SUBJECT AREAS:

• Accountancy, finance & insurance
• Business, MBA & management
• Computer science & IT
• Economics
• Engineering
• Humanities
• Languages
• Law & LLM
• Mathematics
• Retailing & marketing
• Social science

Academic level: Undergraduate (Bachelors)

FACILITIES

There are three faculties, a library, an academic bookshop, a business simulation company, centres of distance learning, publishing, competences and applied science activities, public relations, and an incubator of ideas in ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences. The University has created an efficient teaching and learning system. Students can use rich funds of the ISSC (scientific literature, periodicals, video and audio resources, teaching materials stored in CD ROMs), a modern Internet reading room, special scientific on-line databases (BNS, EBSCO host, etc) as well as LITLEX and teaching/learning sets of materials from the Intranet, and the opportunities provided by the distance learning.
Students take an active part in research activities, student mobility and other international projects, as well as in extra-curriculum activities, sport events, performances of the student choir and other art groups. They can use rich material facilities: sport and conference halls. The Students’ Embassy representing the students of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences takes an active part in organizing various activities. It organizes events, tournaments, quizzes, conferences, seminars, and participates in national and international youth projects.

FEES

The tuition fee is calculated on the basis of standard volume of 20 credits (30 ECTS) per semester.

COST OF LIVING

Lithuania is not an expensive country to live in. Students have to pay for their accommodation and living expenses.
Average monthly living expenses for a single student in Alytus:

Accommodation (in the hostel of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences):
102 EUR/Double room
75 EUR/Single room
Food: 120 EUR
Local transport: 15 EUR
Total: 237 EUR or 210 EUR

The hostel of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences is situated next to the faculties. The hostel is comfortable for living and studying. The price of a single room is 75 EUR per month for a foreign student. More information: http://www.akolegija.lt/”EN”/„Hostel“.

Centre of the town and the faculty of Technologies and ICT are about 1.5 km. from the hostel. Students usually go on foot, but if you return late or in the winter period, you may take a minibus (0,50 EUR) or a taxi (~2 EUR ). Most of the students cook at home. If you have lunch in the canteen of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences, you pay 1,50-3 EUR, in the cafeteria or pizzeria you usually pay 5-10 EUR. If you are planning to travel to Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, or to other towns to attend cultural and sports events, you will need an extra of 100-200 EUR per month.
Lithuanian Student Identity Card (ISIC to some extent too) gives discounts for traveling inside the city and the country, going to the cinema, museums, etc.

APLLYING

1. Evaluate your educational background, desired career perspectives with the prerequisites and outcomes of the offered study programmes.
2. ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences offers all programmes of higher studies in the English language for citizens of foreign countries.
3. Collect the documents for submission of application:

a) Application Form;
b) Legalised Certificate/Diploma (original or its notarised copy) with the Transcript of Grades attached. These documents should pass double legalisation at the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs in the country where education was received and at Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education in Lithuania. Legalised and notarised translations into English are required for all copies of Education documents;
c) Notarised copy of passport;
d) 2 passport-type photographs, size 3 cm x 4 cm;
e) Non-refundable application fee in the amount of 100 Euro, paid in cash or draft check;
f) Financial guarantee documents (bank statement and the Affidavit to cover student’s expenses while studying and living in Lithuania) – originals, notarised and legalised according to international law;
g) Confirmation from Bank that the Applicant has paid tuition fee in advance for one academic year. Tuition fee should be paid when the applicant receives confirmation from ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences about validity of the above mentioned documents together with the amounts of the registration fee, a 6-month accommodation and an annual medical insurance of a student in Lithuania;
h) A health certificate – for the candidate issued no longer than a month prior the date of application.

Application deadlines:

For starting in autumn semestre: 30 August
For starting in spring semestre: 30 January

• All documents must be in English; if translation is needed, it must be verified by Notary
• The bank statement and the Affidavit must be original, addressed to ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences
• You may consult the Enrolment Manager Irena Ivanauskienė if you have any questions (irena.ivanauskiene@akolegija.lt)

4. Send filled Application form together with supporting documents to the Enrolment Manager

Irena Ivanauskienė
Alytus University of Applied Sciences
17 Studentu Street, Alytus
LT-62252 Lithuania

5. If your documents are correct and your application is successful, within 1-2 months you will receive the acceptance letter and intermediation documents for the Lithuanian Embassy.

• New study year starts yearly on 1st of September
• There might be possibility to start on 1st of February

6. Submit the documents for Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) and National (D) visa at the closest Lithuanian Embassy.

• Consider the time you need to approach the Embassy if it is not located in your country
• National visa D may be issued in 10 days which substitutes TRP for the next 6 months
• The EU and EEA citizens do not need any visas

7. After you get a visa, plan your trip to Lithuania.

Inform the Enrolment Manager about your arrival dates; if you require a room in the hostel or to discuss other practical things.

INFORMATION FOR AGENTS

ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA University of Applied Sciences signs an agreement with agents and pays commission from every individual student tuition fee. If agents require any further information, they should feel free to contact Irena Ivanauskiene, Manager of International Market Marketing, irena.ivanauskiene@akolegija.lt.

CONTACTS

Address: 17 Studentu Street, Alytus LT-62252 Lithuania
Tel: +370 619 68 585
Fax: +370 315 79 132

E-mails:

Manager of International Market Marketing Irena Ivanauskienė: irena.ivanauskiene@akolegija.lt
Administrator of Marketing Centre Greta Rauličkytė: greta.raulickyte@akolegija.lt

Website: www.akolegija.lt