Education

Education of pupils who come from foreign countries

Updated: 2013 08 02

Education of pupils who come from foreign countries

Pupils who have completed part of or the full primary, basic and secondary education programme of a foreign country or an international organisation either abroad or in Lithuania, have the right to select a state, municipal or private school and to be admitted to it just like any other Lithuanian pupil pursuant to a commonly accepted procedure.

The school where a pupil, who has completed part of or a full international general education programme, is admitted recognises and accepts the pupil’s results. However, if a graduate from an international general education programme, does not have a document verifying their learning achievements, the school may determine compliance of the learning achievements with those required under the general primary, basic and secondary education programmes.

The school prepares an integration plan for those pupils who have completed part of or a full international general education programme and, if necessary, an individual education plan; the school also sets a suitable period for the pupil’s adaptation. If the pupil is able to achieve a satisfactory level of knowledge and skills during the adaptation period, the school prepares his learning plan and provides educational assistance.

The school carries out a needs assessment for learning the Lithuanian language and organises learning in a bridging course/group (for an academic year or a shorter period) for pupils who do not know the Lithuanian language or have only a basic knowledge of it.