Condition for admission 

Applicants must have a Master’s qualification degree or a higher education degree equivalent to it.

Submission of documents

The application with all required enclosures must be sent by e-mail .

Applicants have to submit the following documents to the Graduate School of Life Sciences Center by the 24th of June (inclusive) unless stated otherwise:

          1. an application addressed to the Rector;
          2. a copy of the passport or any other valid identification card;
          3. copies of the Master’s diploma or of a higher education diploma equivalent to it and their supplements (by the 10th of June);
          4. Curriculum Vitae;
          5. a completed questionnaire with a photo;
          6. a short description of the prospective research project;
          7. a list of research works and their copies, conference presentations, works awarded at academic competitions (if there are any);
          8. recommendations by two academic referees from the topic of the relevant field of science (for candidates to PhD studies in Biochemistry one recommendation of the two has to  be written by the supervisor of the future doctoral thesis);
          9. a bank statement, confirming a paid registration fee (15 Eur instalment cheque).

Applicants also have to submit written consent to the processing of personal data at the University.

In addition, applicants may be asked to submit a copy of the certificate on the recognition of higher education qualifications obtained abroad. 

Other documents that in the opinion of the applicant are important, such as a certificate of completion of various courses or examinations passed at the doctoral level, are welcome too.

All documents issued in a language other than English, Russian or Lithuanian should be supplemented with an official translation. Doctoral committees can require submitting additional documents, which are not provided for in the Vilnius University Regulations on doctoral studies.

Initiation grade is composed of the grade point average of Master’s diploma supplement and the assessment of conversation or research project (for candidates to PhD studies in Biology).

Interviews with the applicants will take place:

Field of Science

Interview arrangements

Natural Sciences


30th of June 2021 at 10 a.m.

LSC* auditorium No C549 or remotely**


30th of June 2021 at 10 a.m.

Remotely (a link will be send to the candidates)


28th of June 2021 at 9 a.m.

Remotely (a link will be send to the candidates)  

Ecology and Environmental Sciences

28th of June 2021 at 10 a.m.

LSC* auditorium No C547


29th of June 2021 at 10 a.m.

LSC* auditorium No C129

Technological Sciences

Chemistry Engineering (Biotechnology)

29th of June 2021 at 10 a.m.

LSC* auditorium No C537 or remotely**

*- Life Sciences Center, Vilnius University, 7 Saulėtekio Ave, 10257 Vilnius, Lithuania

**- Depending on COVID-19 situation in Lithuania

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