ANIMAL SCIENCE

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.

Degree
MSc in Agricultural Sciences
Duration
2 years
ECTS credits
120
Tuition fee per year
€5,157
Language
English
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WHY STUDY ANIMAL SCIENCE AT LSMU?

  • 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.

LITHUANIAN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES – SPECIALISED, INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED UNIVERSITY

Specialised in the field of biomedical studies, the University trains specialists in all in-demand areas of life sciences, the entire team of health care professionals: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, rehabilitation, public health, veterinary, animal sciences, food and feed production and safety specialists

25 %
International students
19
Programmes in English
#1
Choice in LT for biomedicine
240
Partner Universities
400
Exchange students per year

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

The admission procedure to the study programmes in English is based on the following RULES FOR ADMISSION OF STUDENTS TO THE LITHUANIAN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES IN 2023 (Rules are reviewed each academic year, so minor changes are to be expected).

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 pass the entrance test. Good knowledge in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and English is required.

All applicants must apply online and provide all documents 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 listed above are accepted to study at higher education institutions with their own funds by taking part in the competition.  

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED:

  • Matriculation / School Leaving Certificate approved by the governmental authorities (see below “Legalization of Education Documents”) in English or an authorized translation into English.
  • Transcripts of high school/ senior secondary school verifying successful completion of Biology and Chemistry. For Health Psychology study programme – Mathematics and Biology;
  • Certificate proving the knowledge of English: TOEFL – minimum 65 points (iBT); IELTS – above 5.5 points; the certificate confirming the knowledge of a foreign language at minimum B1 level (CEFR) or similar.
  • Motivation letter;
  • Passport or ID;
  • One passport-type photograph (3×4 cm);
  • Application fee 150 EUR (non-refundable).
  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma (university’s level) approved by the governmental authorities (see below “Legalization of Education Documents”) in English or an authorized translation into English. More detailed description of the required educational documents is provided online: https://apply.lsmuni.lt/;
  • Transcript of Academic Records provided directly from the former university (if it was issued in any other language than English, an authorized translation into English must be provided);
  • 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;
  • One passport-type photograph (3×4 cm);
  • Application fee 150 EUR (non – refundable).

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 must be eligible to study at the university based on the level of qualification from former education. High school matriculation or university diplomas are verified according to the required level of education and must pass validation of authenticity. The process is performed following the Procedure for Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications and Quality Assurance System for Decision-Making.

Application calendar
Date
1 NovemberOpening the online application period. All applicants must apply at apply.lsmuni.lt and upload copies of all required documents
8 NovemberReview of the applications begins
2 JanuaryThe period of Entrance tests starts
5 JulyApplication deadline. The online application system will be closed on 5 July 00:00
15 JulyDeadline to sit entrance test
Migration requirements

You can come to Lithuania on a study or science basis. If you are a student, teacher or researcher and are going to stay in Lithuania for no longer than a year, you can get a national visa. If you intend to stay longer, you should opt for a temporary residence permit (it is usually issued for 1 year, for students, for researchers and for teachers – for 2 years, and can be renewed later). You may receive a national visa for the duration of consideration of your application for a temporary residence permit.

If you hold a valid temporary residence permit or national visa issued by another Member State of the European Union for the purpose of study and you are covered by a programme financed by the European Union or its Member States to promote the mobility of third-country nationals within the European Union or by an agreement between two or more higher education establishments, you may come to pursue a part of your studies and stay in the Republic of Lithuania for a maximum of 360 days without a visa, and you can work too.

For a more detailed information about documents necessary for a visa or TRP procedure visit the website of the MIGRATION DEPARTMENT.

In order to get your national visa D or TRP (Temporary residence permit) issued, you must apply to the Embassy of Lithuania or to external service provider’s visa application center – VFS.GLOBAL

FOREIGNERS CAN OBTAIN A TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT BEFORE COMING TO LITHUANIA

From 2 January 2023, foreigners wishing to obtain a temporary residence permit Lithuania (TRP) will be able to submit their applications in 34 different foreign countries at the VFS Global.

VFS Global offices services is available to all foreign nationals legally present in the country where a such services are provided.

Countries where the offices of the external service provider VFS Global will be open: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Sa Kartvel, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Moldova, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.

Note: The mediation number from the University is obligatory to book an appointment at the VFS Global Center.

The VSF Global offices is authorized:

  • to provide clients with information on the procedure for issuing temporary residence permit (TRP).
  • to accept applications and all required documents.
  • to collect personal and biometric data of applicants and transfer all data to the Migration Department of the Republic of Lithuania.

The decisions on whether or not to issue a temporary residence permit will be taken only by the Migration Department of the Republic of Lithuania.

Mandatory fee – 60.00 EUR. The duration of the examination of the application is up to 3 months.

  • Once the Migration Department’s specialists have taken a decision to issue a temporary residence permit in Lithuania, the card produced will be sent abroad. Thus, the foreigner will arrive in Lithuania with a valid residence permit and will no longer need to obtain an additional visa.
  • If the foreigner has a visa entitling to come to Lithuania, or if he/she uses a visa-free regime. He/she will be able to collect the temporary residence permit (TRP) card at the Migration Office in Lithuania, when arrived to Lithuania.

VERY IMPORTANT: If the country is not part of the Hague Convention (click to check), all official documents must have double legalization, which means that documents must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania (before submitting the documents, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania requires a translation into Lithuanian).

  • The Migration Department understands that the process is very complicated, so students will be able to submit an incompletely legalized certificate (i.e., without a secondary stamp from the institutions of Lithuania)
  • Before applying for a mediation letter, the student must inform the university personally (by e-mail milda.mankeleviciene@lsmuni.lt ) that a certificate regarding conviction/non-conviction is not fully legalized. In this case, the university will issue an additional document which will allow to submit documents for TRP.
  • Upon arrival in Lithuania, the student must submit a fully legalized document to the Migration Department within 3 months, otherwise the temporary residence permit (TRP) will be canceled.
Study fairs and events

We are looking forward to meeting you at the study fairs in your city!

DateFair/WebinarCountryMore information
08-10/10/2023Najah, DubaiDubai, UAEDubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) – Hall 2, stand A10
23-25/11/2023Kunskap&Framid
Gothenburg, SwedenVisit us in stands CO3:01 and G06A. More information: https://kunskapframtid.se/
29-30/11/2023SACO Student Fair/KistaStockholm, SwedenVisit us in stands G06A and K06
29/30/11/2023Boloshak  fairAstana, KazakhstanMore info: https://edutrust-fair.kz/
Address: Rixos President Astana,  Kunayeva 7, Astana 010000,
Kazakhstan
06/12/2023SACO Student fairMalmo, SwedenVisit us in stands B08 and A07
24/01/2024
17.00 – 20.00
Annual Eduplanet fairStockholm, SwedenThe Palme room, ABF-Huset Sveavägen 41, 111 34 Stockholm,
Sweden, Tel: +46 8 453 41 00
01-02/02/2024Student FairTrondheim, NorwayTrondheim Spektrum, read more here
14-15/02/2024Student Fair NorwayOslo, NorwayLilleström close to Oslo at Nova Spektrum, read more here
07/03/2024
16.00 – 19.00
Annual Eduplanet fairOslo, NorwayTo be updated
09/03/2023, 16:00 – 20:00Annual Eduplanet fairOslo, NorwayÖstra Järnvägsgatan 35 0161 Oslo, Norway

Contacts for more information

Not sure which specialty would work best for you?
Contact us. We will tell you about the study programmes, their differences, and introduce the possibilities in detail.
Aušra Surantienė
Admission officer