The Animal Science programme offers an opportunity to apply modern knowledge, methods and technologies in animal husbandry practice, empowers graduate to carry out independent analysis of problems associated with farm animals and evaluate its results.

MSc in Agricultural Sciences
2 years
ECTS credits
Price per year
Taught in English
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  • The Animal Science field is important traditionally in Lithuania and the faculty of Animal is Science the only in country that prepares highly qualified university education for animal science specialists
  • Practice in well-developed agricultural companies using advanced technologies (BIOMIN Holding GmbH, Biochem Zusatzstoffe Handels- und Produktionsgesellschaft mbH, INNOV AD nv/sa, Adisseo France SAS)
  • Possibility to study abroad according to the Erasmus+ exchange programme

After graduation you can:

Companies related to animal production, breeding systems, forage production and feed quality assessment, primary processing of milk and meat.

Alternative and nontraditional agriculture business (deer, ostrich, alpaca, snail breeding).

Consulting companies, public services in regional municipalities, insurance companies, institutions providing agricultural services including training of farmers.

Continue in PhD studies as a researcher.

Own business, livestock farm.

Program structure

What you will learn each year:

  • Year 1

Welfare of Farm Animals, Methodology of Scientific Research, Animal Biotechnology, Agribusiness, Electives, Research Work.

  • Year 2

Production of Organic Products of Animal Origin and Risk Factors, Ecotrophology, Research Work, Electives, Practise, Final Thesis.


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International students
Programmes in English
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STUDY environment

Studies at LSMU take place in modern classrooms, renovated laboratories, established practice bases, and practical skills are taught with the help of modern simulation equipment.

admission process

Admission requirements

International students could be admitted into the English programme of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences if they provide the legalized high school or college certificate and transcript (officially translated into English) and meet the Entrance Exam requirements (see Entrance Exam). Good grades in biology, chemistry and physics will give preference. Good knowledge of the English language is obligatory.

All applicants shall apply online and provide all documents and other items required for admission. 

Holders of foreign qualifications who prefer to study in the Lithuanian language can be accepted to the state-funded study places in the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences or claim for scholarships in accordance with the procedures established by the applicable legislation in cases when:

  • They are citizens of the Republic of Lithuania or other member countries of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) ;
  • They are non-EU and non-EEA nationals granted a right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania or they are stateless persons;
  • They are children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin (further the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin).

For more information, please, follow this link.

Foreign nationals and stateless persons who do not meet the required criteria are accepted to study at higher education institutions with their own funds by taking part in the competition. 

Items to be submitted for application for the (in English or with an authorized translation into English):

  • Matriculation / School Leaving Certificate approved by the governmental authorities (see below “Legalization of Education Documents”)
  • Transcripts of high school/ senior secondary school courses verifying successful completion of General Biology and General Chemistry. For Health Psychology study programme – Mathematics and General Biology;
  • 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.
  • Motivation letter;
  • Passport or ID copy;
  • One passport-type photograph (3×4 cm);
  • Application fee 150 EUR (nonrefundable).

Note: The Admission Committee may request additional documents.

  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma (university’s level) approved by the governmental authorities (see below “Legalization of Education Documents”). Study programme shall be related to the one you apply for Master’s Degree. More detailed description of required education documents is provided within the application online:;
  • Transcript of Academic Records provided directly from the origin university;
  • 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.
  • Motivation letter;
  • Passport or ID copy;
  • One passport-type photograph (3×4 cm);
  • Application fee 150 EUR (nonrefundable).

Note: The Admission Committee may request additional documents.

Legalization of Education Documents
Applicants, who received their education in member countries of the Hague 1961 Convention (e.g. Israel, Italy, India, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Venezuela, etc.) should have an attached Apostille to their educational documents. (In most countries the Apostille is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Education.)

The education documents of applicants who received their education in any other country (Lebanon, Jordan, Philippines, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, etc.) should be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the diplomatic mission or consular post of the country where education was received.

Recognition of Education Documents
Applicants shall be eligible to enter university studies according the level of qualification from prior education. High school matriculation or university diplomas are verified according the required level of education and shall pass validation of authenticity. The process is performed following Procedure for Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications and Quality Assurance System for Decision-Making.

Application calendar

Applications for all study programmes in English shall be done online. It refers to all full-time degree studies.

For your benefit: 

  • No application fee for the first review of your application and feedback on eligibility;
  • Feedback within 72 hours from submission of application;
  • Three options available to sit an entrance examination of LSMU. There are some exemptions from the entrance test – please see the ‘Exemptions from Entrance Exam
  • Possibility to sit entrance test online by choosing the acceptable time from the entrance exam schedulle;
  • Results of the entrance examination are provided and eligible applicants are offered a study place at LSMU on the next day after the entrance examination.
1 NovemberOpening the online application period. All applicants shall apply at and upload the copies of all required documents
8 NovemberConsideration of applications begins
2 JanuaryPeriod of Entrance examination starts
5 JulyApplication deadline. Online application system will be closed on 5 July 00:00
15 JulyDeadline to sit entrance examination

Applicants are recommended to apply as early as possible. Applications submitted after the deadline could be considered in case of academic place availability in a certain degree programme.

Student visa

Students must obtain a temporary residence permit (TRP), which enables them to live in the Republic of Lithuania for a longer period, i.e., the whole study period. Students coming from the Member States of the European Union also nationals of Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein shall be issued a residence permit for a national of the European Community Member State – EC residence permit.

Students coming from any other country than the EU Member State shall apply for the national visa D at first. The application for the issue of a national visa D shall be submitted to the diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Lithuania abroad. The visa D will enable a student to enter Lithuania and stay for one calendar year legally. Since the application for the issue of temporary residence permit could be examined within four (4) months, first-year students shall submit an application for the issue of TRP to the local Migration Office four (4) months before the expiry of the visa D. Usually TRP is valid for one calendar year. A student of the EU Member State shall submit an application for the EC residence permit in Lithuania to the Migration Office, too. The application will be examined not later than within one month from the date of receipt of the application.

Students staying legally in the Republic of Lithuania shall submit an application for the replacement of residence permit (TRP) to the local Migration Office two months before the expiry of the actual TRP.

The visa D and the TRP are obtained through the mediation of the University at the student’s expense. The following documents should be submitted when applying for the visa D or the TRP:
1. Application Form;
2. Valid passport or ID;
3. University’s mediation documents;
4. Documents certifying the financial status of the applicant;
5. Health insurance policy;
6. Application fee;
7. Two passport-type photos.

IMPORTANT! A student who applies for the temporary residence permit (TRP) first time shall submit a Statement (Criminal Record) of a competent authority of a foreign country, where the student lived before arriving at the Republic of Lithuania or where s/he currently lives, certifying the fact that s/he has (not) been convicted of a crime in that state.

Refer to the Migration Department for detailed information about the issue of visa D and the TRP.

Study fairs and events
DateFair/WebinarCountryMore information

January 21, 2022 

Digital fair for Norwegian applicants

February 5th, 2022 10:00 – 17:00
Kyiv time 

February 6th, 2022 11:00 – 17:00
Kyiv time

“Study.UA” (in Person)

Kyiv, Ukraine

Venue: Hilton Kyiv 5*, 30 Tarasa Shevchenka blvd., Kyiv, Ukraine

February 19-27, 2022

Ukraine STUDY.UA Recruitment Road Show


Kharkiv (February 19) Dnipro (February 20)
Odesa (February 26) Zaporizhzhia (February 27)

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