CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Clinical Health Psychology aims to educate competent psychologist with a solid knowledge and skills in health promotion, rehabilitation and helping people with disorders threw the psychological methods and procedures.

Degree
MSc in Social Sciences
Duration
2 years
ECTS credits
120
Tuition fee (per year)
€4,920
Language
English

Students learn and practice psychological counselling and psychological evaluation in various health disorders, improve communication and collaboration with other health care specialists. Moreover, students have chance to choose one of the 4 possible specializations: Onco-psychology, Neuropsychology, Children and family psychology and Rehabilitation psychology. A graduated Bachelor’s degree in Psychology is required to be eligible to study Clinical Health Psychology.

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WHY STUDY CLINICAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY AT LSMU?

  • Degree recognized in the Europe. The program is prepared according to the EuroPsy requirements
  • This program especially meets the needs of the students who wants to proceed their career in health care sector, work with a health care team
  • University provides opportunities to develop practical skills in various healthcare areas as well as in the largest clinical hospital in the Baltic States (800 hours)
  • Possibility to spend a semester or a year abroad with the Erasmus+ exchange programme
  • University provides the variety of laboratories and equipment for experiments in psychology and neurosciences as well as an opportunity to implement innovative ideas in the Centre of Psychological Well-being and Health Education
  • Multicultural environment of 87 countries make up over 23 % of total student population at LSMU
  • Possibility to go for the internship to another country
  • Support system for student adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling

After graduation you can:

  • Work as a psychologist or in supervised practice in health care or other fields according to the national requirements.
  • Work as research psychologist in University or Government agency.

  • Work in health, social, educational and organizational sectors.

  • Work in the projects.

  • Continue your education in Doctoral programs.

Program structure

What you will learn each year:

  • Year 1

Behavior, stress and health, Psychological counselling in health care, Clinical psychological evaluation I, Research in clinical health psychology, Specialization in health psychology, Psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy, Clinical psychological evaluation II, Specialization in health psychology, Planning and management of mental health projects

  • Year 2

Internship (800 hours), Master 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.

23 %
International students
19
Programmes in English
#1
Choice in LT for biomedicine
240
Exchanging Universities
400
Exchanging 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 rpocess

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

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 B2 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
Student visa

Students must obtain a temporary residence permit (TRP), which enables them to live in the Republic of Lithuania for a more extended 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 from any other country than the EU Member State shall apply for the national visa D. 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 a 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 their 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 in 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

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

DateFair/WebinarCountryMore information
27-28/10/2022

XXV International Education Fair

Tashkent, Uzbekistan




24-26/11/2022 Thursday 10:00-17:00, Friday 10:00-16:00, Saturday 10:00-15:00

Kunskap&Framid



Gothenburg, Sweden


Visit us in stands B05:40 and B03:27


07/12/2022, 9:00 – 16:00SACO  

Malmo, SwedenVisit us in stands:  Eduplanet C08, Studin B07 Address: Malmömässan, Mässgatan 6, 215 32 Malmö,
Address: Mässgatan 6, 2015 32 Malmö, Google maps from the centrally Malmö 
01-02/12/2022 9:00 – 16:00SACOStockholm, SwedenVisit us in stand: Eduplanet J08 Address: Kistamässan AB, Arne Beurlings Torg 5, 164 40 Kista  
05/01/2023Annual Academic ConferenceTel Aviv, Israel 
28/01/2023Annual Eduplanet fairStockholm, Sweden 
04/02/2023Annual Blueberry fairStockholm, Sweden 
09-10/02/2023
9th & 10th of February 2023 in DIFC, Griffith College, Dublin 8, Ireland  
Dublin, Ireland 
04/02/2023Annual Blueberry fairStockholm, Sweden 
15-17/12/2023SACOOslo, Norway 
09/03/2023Annual Eduplanet fairOslo, Norway 
09/03/2023Annual Studin fairStockholm, Sweden 
11/03/2023Annual Studin fairGotheburg, Sweden 
04/05/2023Annual Academic ConferenceTel Aviv, Israel 

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.
Roza Joffė – Luinienė
Psychologist / Admission officer
Medical Academy (room 120), A. Mickevičiaus 9, Kaunas
roza.joffe@lsmu.lt