FOOD SCIENCE

The master programme Food Science aims to educate qualified professionals able to use food research results at food factories and develop new products complying with demands of customers and satisfying their needs of healthy nutrition. In addition, graduates get competences in human resource management, organisation of production process and confidence for quick self-adjustment to continuously changing market.

Degree
Master in Agricultural Sciences
Duration
2 years
ECTS credits
120
Tuition fee (per year)
€4,920
Language
English
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WHY STUDY FOOD SCIENCE AT LSMU?

  • Extensive interdisciplinary studies based on fundamental and applied research
  • Possibility to study abroad participating in Erasmus+ exchange programme
  • Diploma recognized in Europe and other countries
  • Possibility to join various research projects via student scientific clubs
  • Two industrial practices at the selected food establishment to develop practical skills
  • Multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up over 23 % of the total student body at LSMU
  • Support system for student adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling
  • Student work – 20 hours/week allowed without any permits
  • Residence permit extended for 6 month after the graduation to look for a job in Lithuania or Europe

After graduation you can:

  • Establish own business in catering, food production.
  • Work in biotechnology sector related companies.

  • Be employed at food factories as a Master of production, technologist; quality manager, supervisor of product development, project manager in food and agriculture related organizations, production supervisor, food quality inspector.

    Food safety control sector or Agri-food consulting services.

Program structure

What you will learn each year:

  • Year 1

Food Biotechnology; Formation of toxic compounds during the food processing; Organisation of food research, quality management and assurance; Nutrition and health; Applied statistics; Functional Food

  • Year 2

The new food products development, production planning, food ethics; Dietetic nutrition peculiarities; Applied Organizational Psychology; Small Business Management; Food additives in innovative technologies; Industrial Practice; 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 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 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.
Alvidas Šarlauskas
Vice-Dean / Admission officer