Social Grants

Social grants are available to undergraduate, postgraduate students and non-degree students (except residency students) studying in both state-funded and at their non-state-funded places, except for students who:

  • have no right to a state-funded place of study or to reimbursement of the tuition fee in accordance to Article 80 of the Republic of Lithuania Law on Science and Studies;
  • have been suspended from the University or are on academic leave;
  • according to higher education institutions’ laws, have more than 1 academic debt.

To qualify for a social scholarship, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • people from poor families or single individuals who are entitled to or receive social benefit under the Law on Cash Social Assistance to the Needy of the Republic of Lithuania;
  • have a working capacity level of 45 percent or less or a severe or moderate degree of disability as prescribed by law;
  • are under the age of 25 and have been placed under guardianship (legal guardianship) until the age of majority or their parents (the only parent in the family) are deceased.

Applications for social scholarships are submitted electronically on the website of the State Studies Foundation (www.vsf.lt). Applications are submitted twice a year:

  • for the Autumn semester (including the winter holiday period): 15 September of the current year – 10 October,
  • Spring semester (including summer vacation period): 20 January of the current year – 20 February.

The social scholarship amounts to 6.5 BSI (currently 260 Eur per month). A student may be awarded one social scholarship per semester. The social scholarship is credited to the student's personal account at the end of each month (until 27th of the current month) until the end of the semester date, specified by the institution.

If there still is unused funds left after the main distribution of social scholarships for that semester, the State Studies Foundation announces an additional application deadline each month.

Payment of the social scholarship shall be terminated:

Website of the State Studies Foundation.