Study Abroad in Siauliai, Lithuania
Siauliai University (SU) is located in the city of Siauliai in the Northern region of Lithuania. It is a mid-sized institution with a population of 12,000 students. It is the newest institution in Lithuania, but has already established itself as a leader in several academic fields. Each faculty at Siauliai has developed courses in English for incoming exchange students.
SU offers a great mentor program in which every incoming students will be matched up with a Lithuanian student who will "show you the ropes" of living in Lithuania. The program offers students a unique chance to have an true inter-cultural experience by building true friendships with host country students.
Siauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania. It has a history dating back to 1236 AD. It is located in northern Lithuania less
than 150 miles away from Vilnius, Lithuania, Riga, Latvia, and the Baltic Sea. The
city is famous for the Hill of Crosses. Destroyed several times during the Soviet
occupation of Lithuania, the Hill of Crosses was resurrected after each demolition
as a testament to faith, devotion, and the Lithuanian spirit. Siauliai offers many
other cultural attractions such as art museums, festivals, and sporting events.
Little known in the U.S., Lithuania is becoming a travel destination for Europeans. Since its emancipation from Soviet rule, Lithuania has joined the European Union and revived its economy. With white sand beaches in the west, forest lakes in the middle, and Europe’s largest baroque old town in Vilnius, students will be pleasantly surprised with what Lithuania has to offer.
All students can receive transfer credit toward Liberal Arts Core courses and university electives. Students majoring in Anthropology, Art & Design, Art History, Business, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Economics, English, History, Management, Marketing, Special Education, and Sport and Exercise Science may find relevant course work.
Siauliai University uses the ECTS credit system. Therefore, students will need to
enroll in a minimum of 24 ECTS credits to be considered a full-time UNC student. 1
ECTS credit = .5 (1/2) UNC credit.
Teacher placements are available in primary education, special education, and history. Students have to choose one of following study subjects: “Teacher’s Practical Placement in Special Education Institution”, “Special Pedagogue’s Practical Placement in Mainstream School”, “Pedagogical Practice”, “and Didactics of History”.
- Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and must have completed at least two semesters of courses at UNC.
- This program is open to all majors with 3 spots open UNC students who can participate each semester.
- Students may apply for one semester or one academic year.
Students must first complete the UNC study abroad application and an additional application for Siauliai, which they will receive from their Study Abroad Advisor
Fall Application Deadline: March 12
Fall Semester: Early September - End December
Spring Application Deadline: October 1
Spring Semester: Early February - end June
Students intending to study in Lithuania must obtain type D National Visa to enter the Republic of Lithuania.
Students will submit a visa application through the Lithuania Consulate General in Chicago. Student should be prepared to submit the following information with the application form. Although processing time takes approximately ten business days, students should apply for their visa at least 30 days in advance to deal with any unforeseen issues.
Students participating in exchange will pay tuition and fees to UNC. They will pay all other expenses in the host country. The budget given in US dollars is an estimate and is subject to change dependent on exchange rates. Tuition and fees estimates below are based on in-state residency rates with COF. Students will be billed at their current tuition rate.
error_outline All costs are estimated based on a five-month semester
Exchange students can apply for Lithuanian State Scholarships for short-term studies.