Medical Education at Vilnius University for Russians

My questions:
I am Egor Kugno, a 15-year-old pupil of the 9th grade in Moscow school.
I have a small website — / where I write about my studies, exams and publish various answers from Russian ministries (about paying for studies abroad, transferring money for studies and so on)
The first 7 years I studied in an ordinary (good) Moscow school, had additional classes in biology (microbiology) and chemistry; last year I passed through the competition entrance exams to Chemical School #1501 — #10 in the rating of Moscow schools (it is approximately #30 among ALL schools in Russia). The school chemistry was very good — 6 hours a week, all year round (the standard in Russia is 2 hours a week, now there is no chemistry at all in humanities classes), but everything else, except chemistry, was not very good, and I went to 9th grade to school at the Higher School of Economics — (through entrance exams, of course) — where chemistry is a bit less, but everything else is much better)
Although I am still studying 2.5 years, I started researching universities of the world — to understand where I can go to study, what requirements I have to meet, whether to study languages other than English and Spanish that I am studying now at school, and of course — whether my parents will be able to pay for my education.
At the moment I am most interested in medicine (pathology, chemotherapy and hematology), chemistry (more like laboratory management) and pharmacy (more like managing science and research in a pharmaceutical company, but of course with a full understanding of what scientists do, and with a deep knowledge of biochemistry).
Right now I am studying primarily medical education, as it is the most complicated, expensive, there is a lot of information and it is the hardest to find.
Later I will gather information about chemical and pharmaceutical education.
I checked out your university’s website, but I have a few questions for you:
1. Is it possible to enter your university after I finished my 11 years of school in Russia — or do I need to take another course at a university in Russia?
I am studying English (I will graduate with a C1) and advanced chemistry and biology. Starting next year, our school will have compulsory participation in all the Olympiads in Russia for schoolchildren — all in all, it’s a great school.
But, as I wrote, we are only 11, not 12.
2. Do you have any students from Russia who are studying to be a doctor?
3. Are there any quotas for foreigners to study medicine at your university (and are there any quotas for Russians?)
4. Do I understand correctly — I need to study for 6 years?
5. Does your university have dormitories for students for the entire period of study?
5.1 If there are no dormitories (or there is a five-year waiting list), can the university act as a guarantor when renting accommodation?
6. What is the cost of tuition and living in dormitories and all other expenses per year for studying to be a doctor at your university (I mean education-related expenses — i.e. textbooks, labs, etc. — not including food and transportation, of course).
I know that prices are going up, but the overall costs need to be understood early on.
6.1. are there scholarships for Russians to study and/or live in?
7. What exams do I need to take besides English?
7.1 What language certificates do I need to register?
7.2 Is it possible to study in English?
This is an important question because I know that in most countries medical education is done in the national languages of the respective countries and I think that 2.5-3 years of training in any language is enough for level C1 — if taken seriously.
7.3 Are internal Russian achievements recognized and important (participation in Olympiads, successful passing exams in Russian universities)
8. Is it compulsory to take preparatory and/or language courses at your university before entering university?
9. What is the further procedure of training as a doctor after graduation (postgraduate course, residency, specialization) and obtaining a medical license (if you know)?
10. Will I be able to work after graduation?
11. If training to be a doctor is not possible, please tell me if it is possible to study to be a pharmacist (if you have one) and a chemist (biotechnology, as an option — chemical engineering for pharmacy)
Great if you can indicate in your answer if it is possible to study in English for a chemist or a pharmacist)
P.S. Even though I’m only 15 years old, I’ve started seriously looking for a university to get a good education. I have noticed that many universities put information in PDF format on their websites. This, in my opinion, is very wrong. Not everyone REALLY knows English (French, Chinese….), and such guys, going to a university website and not finding information that can be read in Google Translate, will leave forever and not come back.
Sorry for the unsolicited advice))) — But it would be great to have all the information about the university not only in PDF format, but also as plain text on the websites)))
P.S.2. If you have students from Russia, could you give them my email address or forward them my letter?
I would love to talk to them.
Thank you very much again.
Egor Kugno
Dear Applicant,
Thank you for your letter.
It is a pleasure that you are interested in studying at Vilnius University!
Applications for studies starting in September 2023 will be welcome from January.
The preliminary deadlines for applications are: 
June 1st — for applicants from non-EU/EFTA countries and all applicants to Medicine and/or Dentistry study programmes; 
July 15th — for applicants that are not required to obtain a national visa for arrival to Lithuania, as well as for non-EU/EFTA applicants with Lithuanian Embassies in their home countries.
You shall follow the general admission procedure in order to be admitted to studies at Vilnius University: you shall pick a study programme to apply for from the full list of study programmes held in English and Russian languages, check if you meet all of the admission requirements, and submit an application on the online admission system at
Also, the video how to apply to Vilnius University you can check here.
Please make sure that you meet all of these requirements for your application: 
1. The general admission requirements that are listed at the previously presented procedure description (by the Step 2) — these include requirements for educational documents, proofs of English language proficiency, references, an application fee payment;
2. The study programme-specific requirements that are listed in each study programme description.
Applicants who finished High School in Russia should provide these documents:
1. Certificate of Complete Secondary Education (Аттестат о среднем (полном) образовании).
2. Appendix to the attestat.
3. Results of Unified State Examination issued by the school (Свидетельство о результатах единого государственного экзамена (ЕГЭ)).
Description of Medicine study programme.
The programme is in English.
There is no scholarships for Medicine study programme.
Vilnius University offers accommodation at dormitories.
English language proficiency: If language certificate is required, for study programmes taught in English:Cambridge English B2 First (First Certificate of English) 160+, IELTS 5.5+, iBT TOEFL 65+.
However, if you are a native speaker and/or if the English language was the medium of instruction in your previous studies, you will be exempt from providing an English language test score.
Living in Lithuania information can be found here.
For information regarding residency, please contact by this email: or
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. You could contact us by phone or email, or register for a consultation.
Aida Lubauskaitė
Vilnius University
Student Affairs and Career Office
Saulėtekis alley 9, III building, 104, LT-10222 Vilnius
Telephone number: +370 5 219 3277

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