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Credits: Gantas Vaiciulenas
Capital: Vilnius
Population: 2,793,694
Language(s): Lithuanian
Currency: Euro (€/EUR)
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Learn how to participate in national and European Parliament elections while studying abroad as a citizen from Lithuania. Check out the table below for document requirements, registration procedures, and useful links.

  • Voting is not mandatory
  • Minimum age required to vote: 18

How can I vote from abroad?

by proxy

This voting mode is not available.


This voting mode is not available.

by post

This voting mode is available.

  • Upfront registration required
  • Required documents:
    • Registration application, indicating the foreign country where the voter is currently residing
    • address of permanent or temorary place of resicence
    • other personal details (including personal identification number)

    More info at this link.

  • Digital request allowed

from the embassy

This voting mode is available.

  • Upfront registration required
  • Required documents:
    • registration application for voting in the embassy/consulate, in which voters need to state their personal details, including proof of identity (ID card or a passport information); indicate the foreign country they are living or temporarily stayin in and enter current address. 

    More info at this link.

  • Digital request allowed

European Parliament elections

Lithuanian citizens who reside abroad have the right to vote in European elections at the diplomatic mission and consular posts of the Republic of Lithuania, in additional polling places abroad at Lithuanian diplomatic mission or consular post, and on ships flying the flag of Lithuania. Voters may cast their votes during at least three days at each diplomatic mission or consular post. Voters abroad who cannot come to the Lithuanian representative office on eleciton day may vote by post. 

  • Upfront registration required
  • Registration deadline:
  • Minimum age required to vote in the EU elections: 18

Cost of living

a room in a 3 bedrooms shared flat in the city centre 238€/month
a meal 7€
a cappuccino 2.3€

These are average costs of living for Lithuania. Costs can differ accross cities and locations. For more details, you can check numbeo website.


Rank Value
Rainbow Index 34 22.85

Rainbow Europe, 2021.

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Rainbow Europe

Rainbow Europe by ILGA-Europe illustrates the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in Europe. It ranks all 49 European countries on a scale between 0% (gross violations of human rights, discrimination) and 100% (respect of human rights, full equality), on the basis of laws and policies that have a direct impact on the LGBTI people’s human rights in under 6 categories: equality and non-discrimination; family; hate crime and hate speech; legal gender recognition and bodily integrity; civil society space; and asylum.


The is the European platform about inclusion and support services offered by higher education institutions, national agencies, and ministries for education to international students. In its current version, the platform aims to provide to students with disabilities all the information they need to study abroad.

Quality of life

Rank Value
Human Development Index 34 0.882
World Press Freedom Index 28 20.15

HDI, 2019.
WPFI, 2021.

Human Development Index

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. A country scores a higher HDI when the lifespan is higher, the education level is higher, and the gross national income GNI (PPP) per capita is higher.

World Press Freedom Index

The World Press Freedom Index is an important advocacy tool based on the principle of emulation between states, published every year by Reporters Without Borders. It is a snapshot of the media freedom situation based on an evaluation of pluralism, independence of the media, quality of legislative framework and safety of journalists in each country.

ESN sections supporting international students

  • ESN KK
  • ESN MRU Vilnius
  • ESN Vilnius University

Higher education institutions

  • Alytaus Kolegija (Alytus)
  • Vytauto Didziojo Universitetas (Kaunas)
  • Kauno Technologijos Universitetas (Kaunas)
  • Lietuvos Sporto Universitetas (Kaunas)
  • Kauno Kolegija (Kaunas)
  • Viesoji Istaiga Kolpingo Kolegija (Kaunas)
  • Kauno Technikos Kolegija (Kaunas)
  • Lietuvos Sveikatos Mokslu Universitetas (Kaunas)
  • Sv. Ignaco Lojolos Kolegija (Kaunas)
  • Kauno Technologijos Universitetas (Kaunas)
  • Kauno Misku ir Aplinkos Inzinerijos Kolegija (Girionys)
  • Klaipedos Universitetas (Klaipeda)
  • Lcc International University (Klaipeda)
  • Viesoji Istaiga Socialiniu Mokslu Kolegija (Klaipeda)
  • Lietuvos Aukstoji Jureivystes Mokykla (Klaipeda)
  • Lietuvos Verslo Kolegija (Klaipeda)
  • Klaipedos Valstybine Kolegija (Klaipeda)
  • Marijampole University of Applied Sciences (Marijampole)
  • Panevezio Kolegija Viesoji Istaiga (Panevezys)
  • Siauliu Valstybine Kolegija (Siauliai)
  • Siauliu Universitetas (Siauliai)
  • Utenos Kolegija (Utena)
  • Vilniaus Universitetas (Vilnius)
  • Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas (Vilnius)
  • Vilniaus Dailes Akademija (Vilnius)
  • Lietuvos Muzikos ir Teatro Akademija (Vilnius)
  • Mykolo Romerio Universitetas (Vilnius)
  • Viesoji Istaiga Vilniaus Verslo Kolegija (Vilnius)
  • Vilniaus Kolegija (Vilnius)
  • Vilniaus Technologiju ir Dizaino Kolegija (Vilnius)
  • Tarptautine Teises ir Verslo Aukstoji Mokykla Uab (Vilnius)
  • Generolo Jono Zemaicio Lietuvos Karo Akademija (Vilnius)
  • Viesoji Istaiga Europos Humanitarinis Universitetas (Vilnius)
  • Vilniaus Dizaino Kolegija (Vilnius)
  • Kazimiero Simonaviciaus Universitetas, Uab (Vilnius)
  • Ism Vadybos ir Ekonomikos Universitetas Uab (Vilnius)

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