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Call for proposals for Lithuanian language and culture courses is closed!

Call for proposals for Lithuanian language and culture courses is closed!

2017-03-02

 

The call for proposals for 2017 Lithuanian language and culture summer courses is closed.

 

Education Exchanges Support Foundation takes pleasure in offering Lithuanian state scholarships for students, lecturers and researchers of foreign countries to attend Lithuanian language and culture courses. In the summer 2017, Lithuanian language and culture courses will be organised at 5 universities:

Course provider

Dates

Website

Contact person

Vytautas Magnus University

July 14 – August 12, 2017

http://hmf.vdu.lt/en/lithuanian-language-and-culture-summer-course/

Ms Aurelija Čėglytė

V. Putvinskio g. 23-307, 44243 Kaunas, Lithuania

Phone number: 00370 37 327828

E-mail: a.ceglyte@hmf.vdu.lt 

Vilnius University

July 1 – 30, 2017

 

 

http://www.lsk.flf.vu.lt/en/department/courses-for-foreigners/course-b

 

 

Mrs Diana Makevičienė

Universiteto st. 5, Vilnius, LT-01513

Phone number: 00370 5 2687214

E-mail: diana.makeviciene@cr.vu.lt

Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences

July 31 – August 29, 2017

http://leu.lt/lt/huf_lkalbos_kult_centras/lkkc_apie_mus.html

 

 

Mrs Sofija Pivoriūnienė

Sevčenkos st. 31, Vilnius, LT-03111

Phone number: 00370 65916438

E-mail: sofija.pivoriuniene@leu.lt

Klaipėda University

July 13 – August 11, 2017

http://www.ku.lt/studies/lithuanian-language-and-culture-summer-academy/

Mrs Daiva Pagojienė

Herkaus Manto st. 84, Klaipėda, LT-92294

Phone number: 00370 46 398 544

E-mail: daiva.pagojiene@gmail.com

LCC International University 

July 29 – August 27, 2017

https://www.lcc.lt/home/study-abroad/cie/lithuanian-language-and-culture/

Mrs Inga Mikulėnė

Kretingos str. 36, Klaipėda, LT-92307

Phone number: 00370 623 25539

E-mail: ismelaja@lcc.lt

 

Potential applicant is required to choose 2 course providers from the list above according to the priority (N.B. the choice must be marked in the application form). Please note that the scholarship might not necessarily be granted to the course provider of the first priority.

Scholarships for Lithuanian language and culture courses are offered for candidates who are the students, lecturers or researchers of higher education and research institutions of the following countries:

                                      Countries

No of scholarships

The Eastern Partnership countries

Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia

50

ASEM countries

Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, the Philippines, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, China, S. Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

50

Lithuania priority export market countries

Sweden, Germany, Norway, Finland, the United Kingdom, France, Poland, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Latvia, Estonia, the USA, Israel,

10

All other countries

Students, lecturers and researchers from the countries that are not mentioned in the country list above

30

Lithuanians and foreigners of Lithuanian origin

Lithuanian state scholarships for children, grandchildren, great–grandchildren of Lithuanians living abroad and foreigners of the Lithuanian origin

20

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES

  1. 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 Partnership, ASEM and all other countries).
  2. The candidate has to have good knowledge of Lithuanian, English or other language required to study the chosen courses (the minimum of B1 level of study language command according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
  3. Requirements for the candidates from the group “Lithuanians and foreigners of Lithuanian origin”– the candidate has to meet all criteria listed below:
  • aged between 18-29 years old;
  • 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).

Priorities will be given to the applicants who:

  • apply for the summer language and culture courses for the first time (this priority is not applicable for Lithuanians and foreigners of Lithuanian origin);
  • formally or informally study Lithuanian language, history and culture as a subject at home institution (it must be justified in the application form).

FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

  • 1st cycle (Bachelor), 2nd cycle (Master), 3rd cycle (PhD) students, lecturers and researchers of all study/research fields approved for Lithuanian language and culture courses will receive a scholarship of 570 EUR.
  • Tuition fee for Lithuanian language and culture courses will be covered by the Republic of Lithuania and directly transferred to the higher education institution.
  • Any other fees such as a student union fee, a library membership fee, etc. shall be paid by the scholarship holder.
  • Travel and accommodation costs shall be covered by the scholarship holder.
  • Scholarship is intended to cover the scholarship holder’s expenses only. Additional amount for accompanying partners or family is not provided. Lithuanian state scholarships cannot be double funded from other sources, e.g. other scholarships or other academic exchange programmes.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

 

Lithuanian language and culture courses for foreigners

 

The candidates must provide the copies of the listed documents through online application system:

1. Completed application form (through online application system);

2. Official original letter from the candidate’s higher education and research institution approving the status of a student, lecturer or researcher. N.B. For students the letter must contain information on the applicant’s current cycle of studies (1st, 2nd or 3rd study cycle), year of studies and expected date of graduation.

3. One recommendation letter filled and signed by a professor or other academic staff, tutor or employer (provided through online application system or added to the application form as an attachment using this template form);

4. Certificate of proficiency in English or Lithuanian (or another language of instruction of the host institution). TOEFL, IELTS, CPE or other widely recognized exams of English proficiency are acceptable. If the candidate does not hold any of those certificates, then a signed letter confirming the proficiency in the language from the home university’s professor of English or Lithuanian is also acceptable;

5. A valid identity document.

Required documents must be completed in English, Russian or Lithuanian only (or with certified translations into one of these languages).

Lithuanian language and culture courses for foreigners of Lithuanian origin

 

The candidates must provide the copies of the listed documents through online application system:

1. Completed application form (through online application system);

2. One recommendation letter from Lithuanian community (provided through online application system or added to the application form as an attachment using this template form);

3. Proof of Lithuanian origin:

  • a certificate or other document proving the Lithuanian origin issued by the Lithuanian community of a respective country or other competent authority (an embassy and similar);
  • a document issued by a competent foreign authority (a school, municipality, embassy and similar) proving that the person has resided for three years in a foreign country if he/she is an alien;

4. A valid identity document;

5. The candidate has to have good knowledge of Lithuanian, English or other language required to study the chosen course (the minimum of B1 level of study language command according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The level of language must be indicated in the application form.

Required documents must be completed in English, Russian or Lithuanian only (or with certified translations into one of these languages).

Documents must be submitted only through online application system. There’s no requirement to send them by post, fax or email. Incomplete applications or submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for the online application submission is 1st of April, 2017Regarding additional documents - please add all required documents to the application form through online application system. Online application system will be closed at 12.00 Central European time (GMT+1) on the 1st April, 2017. 

1st of June, 2017 – e-mail notification on the results for the Lithuanian language and culture courses.

 

Contact information:

Education Exchanges Support Foundation

Rožių al. 2 Vilnius, LT-03106,

LITHUANIA

Phone: (+370~5) 250 7492, fax: (+370~5) 249 7137

E-mail: state.scholarships@smpf.lt