Siauliai University

Siauliai University

Tel :+370 41 595742


Šiauliai University is open for society, it disseminates contemporary achievements in science and technologies, fosters forms of democratic society, maintains and cherishes traditions of the national culture and humanistic values.

According to study conditions Šiauliai University takes 3rd place out of Lithuanian's schools of higher education. The website „Ranking Web of World Universities“ updated ranking of world universities and Šiauliai University takes 2008 place out of 12000 ranked schools of higher education, and out of Lithuanian's schools of higher education moved to the 5th  position.

There are 8 faculties (Faculty of Education, Faculty of Welfare and Disability Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Technology, Faculty of Nature Sciences, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences) and Continuing Studies Institute.

The main facts about Šiauliai University:

  • ŠU is the biggest and fast growing University in Northern Lithuania.
  • ŠU has 8 faculties and an Institute.
  • The University has a community of 9000 people (8000 students and 500 lecturers).
  • 13 Research centres: Gender Studies, Biological Research, Educational Researches, Energy and Environmentally CleanTechnologies, Modelling of Physical Processes, Natural Science Education, Public Health, Social Research, Special Education, Technological Experiments, Biomedical Engineering, Art, Centre of the Research of North Lithuania.
  • International Cooperation: ŠU has over 150 agreements with foreign higher education institutions from 40 countries all over the world (students, lecturers and staff mobility; common projects).
  • Worldwide recognised diplomas and accredited programmes.
  • Internationalisation of studies: University successfully participates in various international activities: exchange of students and lecturers, ECTS adjustment, intensive programmes, projects and worldwide networks, joint degree study programmes.
  • Šiauliai University is a member of 11 international associations: BSRUN, BUP, ETEN, EAEC, EAIE, EUA, ESERA, ICASE, IOSTE, NETT, NISPAcee.
Studies at ŠU
  • Three Study cycles:Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree.
  • 5 undergraduateand 14 master degree programmes in Russian and English:

    Bachelor Degree Programme (4 years): Informatics Engineering (en), Economics (en), Business Economics (ru (possible consultations in English)), Business Administration (en), English Philology and other foreign language (Spanish, French, German).

    Master's Degree Study Programmes (2 years): Signal Processing (en), Electrical power (en), Informatics Engineering (en), Mechanical Engineering (en(possible consultations in Russian)), Computer Science (en(possible consultations in Russian)), Mathematics (ru (possible consultations in English), Arts (Design, Graphics, Painting, Leather (ru (possible consultations in English)), Intercultural Education and Mediation (en), Studies of Culture (ru, en), Literary Criticism (ru, en), Career Education (ru, en), Music Pedagogy (ru, en),  Management (Specialisations: Tourism Management; Public Administration) (ru, en), Economics (Specialisations: Economics Analysis and Planning; Finances and Banking) (ru, en).
  • Innovative study methods: distance learning, service-learning, problem based learning, studies based on modules.
  • Possibility to take part in European and other international mobility programmes.
  • Internshipspossibilities in Lithuanian and European companies.
  • Career Centrefor students.
  • European Credit transfer system(ECTS) and diploma supplement.
  • Preparatory Coursestakes one semester (in spring). Courses are organised only for students who are planning to study full Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme from autumn semester.


Šiauliai University students have many sources of learning, entertainment, cultural and leisure activities. The University has its own Gallery, Botanical Garden, Educational Theatre, TV and Radio.


Šiauliai University Students' dormitory is situated in the centre of Šiauliai. The price for 1 person is 70 EUR/month. Student rooms are double rooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities (including kitchen equipment). The rooms are furnished and the bed linen package also includes in the room price.

Internet Facilities

There is an Internet access in every student’s dormitory room. The price is 30 EUR per semester. Internet is available in ŠU library and in each faculty of ŠU.

Medical Services

Medical services are provided by University Medical Centre. Possibilities to use private medical services as well.

Modern Library

Modern library with an efficiently functioning modern infrastructure which improves the quality of studies at Šiauliai University and in the Northern region of Lithuania. Facilities provided in the library: Loan of Books, Information Services, Media Room, Internet Services, Interlibrary Loan, Normative Documents and Patents, Seminar Rooms, Individual/Group Work Rooms, Conference Hall, Fee based Services (photocopying, binding, scanning, printing, and laminating) Each faculty has their own small libraries and reading halls designed to meet the needs of the students.


Mentors - successfully voluntary “working” students, who are taking care of Incoming exchange students. This is mainly done through activities, which include cultural and social events such as trips to various places within the country, film nights, buddy group and language projects and other international activities. Mentors can help to plan trip to Siauliai, to give useful advices, to make all documentation, get the Student card and the Internet.

Students' organisations

Students' organisations: ESN ‘Erasmus Students network’, Students’ Club, the Students Representation, members of International Association of Students Economists and Managers (AISEC) and others.


Tuition Fees

Bachelor Degree Programme (3,5* and 4 years): Tuition fee per year (EUR)

Informatics Engineering: €2700

Economics; Business Economics*; Business Administration; English Philology and other foreign language (Spanish, French, German): €2200

Master's Degree Study Programmes (2 years): Tuition fee per year (EUR)

Signal Processing; Electrical power; Informatics Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Computer Science; Mathematics; Arts (Design, Graphics, Painting, Leather): €3600

Intercultural Education and Mediation; Studies of Culture; Literary Criticism; Career Education; Music Pedagogy; Management (Specialisations: Tourism Management; Public Administration); Economics (Specialisations: Economics Analysis and Planning; Finances and Banking): €3000


70 EUR per month.

Cost of living

200 EUR per month.


Admission deadline is 1 June (could be prolonged)
  • Application form;
  • Documents of previous education (legalised): certificate and marks sheet / diploma and its supplement. Information about legalization of educational documents:;
  • Certificate of knowledge of English or Russian;
  • Legalized and notarized translations into English of education documents are required.
  • Bank statement (at least 3000 EUR);
  • Application Fee of 95 EUR;

Application pack and other important information are available at or contact us at

Case Study

Name: Saule Baikenova

Country of origin: Kazakhstan

Programme: MA in Audiovisual Art (Second)

Studied at: Kazakh National Pedagogical University Abai


Saule Baikenova came to Siauliai University together with two other students who studied history. Saule received a scholarship from her countries government. The scholarship covered tuition fee, accommodation and living expenses.

Saule emphasized that methods of art studies at Šiauliai University are very interesting and differ from study methods in Kazakhstan. “Here in Šiauliai art studies are focused on practical tasks, projects. Meanwhile in Kazakhstan studies are focused more on theory”. Saule had a possibility to widen world-view of art. She participated in contemporary art exhibitions, galleries. Lecturers introduced to her the most famous contemporary European artists and their latest works. “The studies where amazing, teacher were doctors, researchers, experts indeed, people with incredible experience who are totally aware of sharing all the knowledge with you, and not only so, but also helping you, support you and even become your friend whenever you need them. Dealing with cultures and people’s moods, believes, customs, preferences and so on, is kind of difficult no matter where you are, but there is the moment in which you learn who you really are, how you act in those difficult moments, you get to know yourself better, because you are in fact, responsible of yourself and you acts showing your culture. Moreover, I visited mane different places in Lithuania, Europe and so on in between of my lectures.” Saule considers coming back to Siauliai for studies again. According to her: “Šiauliai is perfect place for students. City is small, but there were a lot of activities, art and other kind of events. All university buildings and students dormitory are in city centre. Also there were no communication problems because majority of people speaks in Russian. I lived the most amazing experience in my whole life and I did learn and share all my knowledge and my happiness with all the gorgeous, warm and kind people in there. If I had this opportunity again, I will surely do it with no hesitation!”