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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences


About University


Lithuanian University of Health Sciences was officially established in 2010 when the Kaunas University of Medicine merged with the Lithuanian Veterinary Academy. The University is the leading higher education institution for biomedical sciences in Lithuania, which offers high-level education focused on health, life, agricultural and veterinary sciences. The motto of the University is Health for the Fatherland.

LSMU consists of two main academies: Medical Academy and Veterinary Academy. The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences uses the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kaunas Clinics and the Kaunas Red Cross Hospital as teaching hospitals which helps in providing practical knowledge. University also has homeopathy and pharmacy services.

 There are more than 6,000 students enrolled in the different programs of the University. LSMU trains doctors, pharmacists, odontologists, nurses, and specialists in rehabilitation, public health, veterinary medicine, animal sciences, and other healthcare specialists.

Lithuanian University of Health Sciences is an active participant in the ERASMUS exchange program. The majority of ERASMUS partners are in Germany, Spain, France, Finland, and the other EU Member States.

The University is a member of numerous international organizations, such as the European University Association (EUA), The Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), The Association of Medical Schools in Europe (AMSE), Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Baltic Sea Region University Network (BSRUN), Organisation for Ph.D. Education in Biomedicine and Health Sciences in the European System (ORPHEUS), European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), World Veterinary Association, and more.

The study programs at LSMU meet university education standards applied in the EU countries, and graduates are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) and PLAB examination of the General Medicine Council in the UK.


  • Faculty of Medicine;
  • Faculty of Odontology;
  • Faculty of Pharmacy;
  • Faculty of Nursing;
  • Faculty of Public Health.

Student Life in Kaunas


Kaunas, the second largest Lithuania city, keeps the authentic spirit of the country‘s national character alive. The city is located at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, surrounded by hills, and situated at the crossroads of the most important roads in Lithuania

Kaunas is a colorful city, famous for its Interwar architecture which was awarded the European Heritage label and is on its way to UNESCO. Kaunas is the only city in the world where so much of the style of the buildings has survived to the present day.

Discover Kaunas as a great place for meetings, experience the city’s unique ambiance, and get introduced to a number of modern conference facilities and quality services, along with exciting leisure activities. The unique atmosphere of Kaunas can be explored, which is distinguished by the heritage of the painter and composer M. K. Čiurlionis.

Green streets, tree-lined avenues, and wide-open squares create surroundings to match everybody’s moods. Kaunas is proud of its great number of museums, theatres, universities, colleges, fine hotels, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Guests can try a range of cuisine from many European and Asian countries as well as an abundance of traditional Lithuanian food, drink, and hospitality.



Lithuanian University of Health Sciences housing facilities are available for students. The University has two hostels on-campus for first-year students. The upper-year students can go to the apartments and others stay in the city. The hostels have limited seats, so it’s better to apply for them early. The hostels provide furnished rooms with internet facilities. Students can also share a room to reduce their rent. The rent includes heating, water, power, internet connection, and use of a common kitchen. Pillows, blankets, and covers are provided too.



LSMU participates in the development of projects that result in new technologies, augmented scientific research and development as well as renewed and modernized infrastructure of the University. All classrooms are fully equipped with modern tech services.

Research facilities at the Academy include the Milking Training Centre; the Practical Instruction and Research Centre; the Teaching Farm, which issues healthy herd certificates; the Modern Cold Storage Farm (with teaching rooms); Large and Small Animal Clinics; the Laboratory of Livestock Carcass Classification; Mobile Ambulatory Clinics; and 12 research laboratories.

The University’s Library and Information Centre contains one of the most modern libraries in the EU, and it is listed in the Book of the Most Modern European Libraries published by the LIBER architecture group. The library has both virtual and RFID technologies and is very popular among foreign countries for its unique architecture and information systems.


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