Student Life in Kaunas
The student life in Kauans, Lithuania, is very lively and can be organized really diversified! Hit the road with your fellow students and enjoy the numerous leisure opportunities together.
As you can see, there is much to discover for you. You should not miss the interesting student life in Kaunas on any account. That way, you will also get to know your fellow students and your new friends better.
The official language in Lithuania is Lithuanian. Nevertheless, you can get by in daily life with English. Young people speak very good English, in general, better than the German youth. At the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LUHS), the language of instruction is English. Lectures, tests and examinations are conducted in English. Due to the high percentage of international students, English is generally spoken daily. Lithuanian is taught from the first semester on, as you will need an understanding of the basics of the language to be able to communicate at the hospital during the clinical phase of the studies.
Kaunas has an international airport that can be reached from different European airports. Students coming from Germany can find economical prices with the connection Frankfurt Hahn – Kaunas, offered by the company Ryanair.
Alternatively, it is possible to fly to the capital Vilnius. There are flight connections from Germany from Frankfurt or Düsseldorf Weetze. If you arrive in Vilnius, you can get to Kaunas by bus or train. Travelling with the bus to Kaunas takes about 2.5 hours, with the train about 2 hours.
For international students at LUHS there are several student dorms available. Given the high demand for accommodation in university facilities, it is important to reserve soon, as there is only a limited number of places. First-semester students are given priority.
Furthermore, it is also possible to rent your own flat or room in the city centre. Most students prefer this option after the first semester. The prices to rent your own flat range from 120€ – 180€ every month. If you are successful after the MSA admission test for the LUHS, we will of course help you to find accommodation.
Sport & Leisure Time
- In Kaunas and its surroundings there are cycling paths longer than 47 km. The tourist information office also offers the possibility to rent a bike.
- There are many parks and green areas in Kaunas, which are a paradise for joggers and strollers and are used by many students.
- Kaunas has many facilities for sports enthusiasts: Fitness Center, swimming pools, golf course, riding associations, etc., that is, many possibilities to take an active break. In addition, the University in Kaunas offers many possibilities to practise sports, for example basketball or football.
Culture & Events
As a student city, this Lithuanian city offers a variety of choice in culture & events. Apart from a variety of restaurants and bars, Kaunas has many modern cinemas, concert halls and theatres. Above all, the city centre is worth mentioning, as its long shopping street makes it a pleasure to shop and stroll.
For students who love nightlife, there are diverse clubs and pubs. Particularly in the “Old Town” in Kaunas there are many students who enjoy an evening in a relaxed atmosphere on the weekends.
Other interesting places
Culturally and historically, Kaunas has had much to offer. The following is a list of different places of interest that we recommend from MSA:
- Kaunas Castle
- Kaunas City Hall
- City Hall Square
- Communications History Museum
- Lithuanian Museum
- Kaunas Cathedral Basilica
- Medicine and Pharmacy History Museum
- St. Francis Xavier Church
- Vytautas Church
- Vytautas Bridge
- Evangelical Lutheran Church Karaliaus Mindaugo