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We are pleased to invite students, lecturers or researchers of higher education/research institutions and foreigners of Lithuanian origin to participate in a live online Lithuanian Language and Culture Winter Course 2021, funded by Education Exchanges Support Foundation.

The course will be held from 04-01-2021 to 02-02-2021.

Important notes for both categories of candidates before you apply:

  1. Participation in the courses can be funded for a maximum of 3 times.
  2. Lithuanian language proficiency of the candidates must be no higher than C1.
  3. Documents submitted must be completed in English or Lithuanian only.
  4. Application deadline – November 14, 2020.

TOTAL NUMBER OF QUOTAS FOR KLAIPEDA UNIVERSITY

The Eastern Partnership countries: Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia 10
ASEM countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, China, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam 10
Lithuania priority export market countries: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Latvia, Estonia, USA, Israel 5
All other countries 3
Lithuanians and foreigners of Lithuanian origin 10

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES

  1. For the group “Students, lecturers or researchers of higher education and research institutions”:
  • 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 PartnershipLithuania priority export market countriesASEM and all other countries – see the list of countries given above).
  • Candidates can only take advantage of the funded courses for a maximum of 3 times in total. Those who apply to participate for the fourth time will not be considered.
  • Be of Lithuanian language proficiency no higher than C1.

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

  • apply for the language 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).

Application for Lithuanian language and culture courses for foreigners

  1. For the group “Lithuanians and foreigners of Lithuanian origin”:
    • A child, grandchild, great-grandchild of Lithuanians living abroad or a foreigner of the Lithuanian origin (citizens of the Republic of Lithuania who have lived abroad at least three years or citizens of foreign states who have lost the citizenship of the Republic of Lithuania shall be regarded as Lithuanians living abroad. A foreigner shall be considered to be a foreigner of Lithuanian descent if at least one of his parents or grandparents is or was Lithuanian and who considers himself Lithuanian).
    • Candidates can only take advantage of the funded courses for a maximum of 3 times in total. Those who apply to participate for the fourth time will not be considered.
    • Be of Lithuanian language proficiency no higher than C1.

Also the candidates of this group must comply with one of the criteria below:

  • to be an active member of the Lithuanian community abroad;
  • to be a student, lecturer or researcher of a foreign higher education and research institution.

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

  • apply for the language 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).

Application for Lithuanian language and Culture courses for foreigners of Lithuanian origin