Lithuanian Sports University

Lithuanian Sports University

With its mission to contribute to the sustainable development of society through international-level research and academic excellence, LSU is known as a leading academic and research centre in sports science in the Baltic Sea region. Starting with the enrolment of 100 students, the LSU has developed and expanded over the years and decades into an institution with nearly 2000 students.

Top reasons to study here

  • Teamwork based on mutual respect, tolerance, competence and trust.
  • Promotion, development and testimony of respect for healthy lifestyle and Olympic ideas.
  • Promotion of citizenship and patriotism.

Bachelor's programmes

Education & Training (2)
Medicine & Health (1)



Lithuanian Sports University (LSU), founded in 1934, is a specialised public higher education institution that has developed its unique traditions in sport, leisure and health sciences.


The LSU offers 19 degree study programmes at all three study cycles (8 undergraduate, 9 Master’s and 2 PhD), mainly in sport science, where studies, research and practice are closely interconnected. Among the LSU graduates, there are many distinguished scientists, world-renowned coaches, famous athletes, and prominent public figures.


Lithuanian Sports University is an open European university, constantly creating and providing study programmes for all three cycles as well as continuous education programmes based on the latest research and technologies.Organization and administration of scientific activities, research planning, execution and reporting are determined by the Regulations of Scientific Activities of Lithuanian Sports University.

Areas of research:

  • Brain and skeletal muscles.
  • Management and economics of sports industry.
  • Health enhancing physical activity and education through sport.
  • Exercise physiology and genetics.
  • Methodology of Sports and Exercise Training.


A great number of the LSU students and graduates have become champions and prize-winners of the Olympic Games, world and European championships, among them are the twice European boxing champion Algirdas Šocikas, the winner of the Olympic gold medal and world basketball champion Modestas Paulauskas, the winners of the Olympic gold medals discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna. and basketball players Voldemaras Chomicius and Rimantas Kurtinaitis.

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Student services

The International Relations Office (IRO) offers support with the aim to create opportunities for local students to get a taste of Europe and for international students to experience the student life in Lithuania.

Housing services

Each incoming student may apply for a living place in one of the students’ dormitories situated in the area of University campus (Perk?no al. 3 and Aušros g. 42A).

Rooms are furnished with beds, wardrobe, desk and desk chairs, also equipped with the fridge, microwave and teakettle. The student does not need to bring the bedding and bed linen, as he/she will get it in the dormitory, but the dormitory administration does not provide towels. The student also has to buy the kitchenware (flatware, cups, plates, etc.) upon arrival. The kitchen (bathroom as well) will be shared with other students. 

Library services

The LSU library with over 106 thousand publications offers a lounge area for visitors, reading rooms for group work and individual study with nearly 90 workplaces, and favourable conditions for students’ self-study in general.

Medical services

At LSU a first aid doctor may be consulted during working hours in case of sudden health problems or minor pains. The LSU doctor will prescribe medicine or refer you to another doctor.

All international students are supposed to have health insurance valid in Lithuania for the study period which can be obtained in the student’s home country or from a Lithuanian insurance company upon arrival.

Student Life

Sports facilities

  • Gymnastics gym
  • Indoor athletics arena
  • Athletics area for athletics
  • Swimming pool
  • Sports aerobics gym
  • Fencing gym
  • Sports hall
  • Fitness gym
  • Main sports hall
  • Wrestling gym
  • Boxing gym

Student clubs

LSU Student Union (SU) has the strongest student voice at the University where all members of the young academic community are welcomed. The SU enriches student life in every aspect through different academic and social events and projects and evey student can take part in it. 


In 2012 Lithuanian Sports University (hereinafter – LSU) started to implement internal quality management system. It is a mechanism for the implementation of Strategy of Development of Integrated Activities 2012 – 2017 and to ensure operational efficiency. Quality Management System is approved and monitored by the University Senate.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

university was good ,teachers tried their best to convey but somehow language is a problem,some of them have difficulty in speaking english

Lithuanian sports university is not worth it
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Lecturers ignore students opinions. When it gets hard they refuse to help and collaborate. Also some courses were really unnecessary. Like ball games, because if you are not that good at sports you may get a really bad grade.

I am going to shine here
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks iam starting to like it more and more

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