IT DEVELOPMENT DIPLOMA

European Professional Diploma in IT in one of the main technology hubs in Europe

For graduates of all fields

Admission based on online test and interview

Guaranteed internship

European level IV Diploma, valid in any EU country

Residence permit in the EU, extended upon employment

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  • Type of programme: Level IV Diploma studies
  • Credits: 50 ECT
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 14 months
  • Theory: 7 months(on-site only)
  • Project: 4 months(flexible location)
  • Internship: 3 months(at companies in various EU countries)
  • Form: Full-time 9am to 6pm
  • Start date: October 1, 2020
  • Graduation date: December 1, 2021
  • Financial aid: Yes, based on online test and interview
  • Fees for non-EU students: 9700 eur.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Baltic Institute of Technology, a leading IT institution in the Baltics now offers a special European diploma programme in IT development for graduates of various fields, i.e. you won’t need to have studied or have experience in IT – this programme is created for prospects of any field, who pass a special IT aptitude test. 

Created in one of the main hubs for technology in Europe, Lithuania, this programme focuses on providing talent for one of the fastest growing sectors in Europe – ICT.

This special programme is designed in a way, so everyone will spend 8 hours a day in class taught and mentored by IT professionals from the industry and will have additional 7 months to finish their project and find a workplace that fits their goals. 

The programme will involve:

  • Introduction to programming
  • Basics of Software development
  • Introduction to  app development
  • European business regulation

By the end of the programme, you will be a BIT certified developer with strong knowledge of JavaScript technologies.

You will also be assisted in opening a company in the EU, as well as guided through the process of doing business and working as a developer in the EU. 

Admission to the programme is strictly regulated, and only those who pass the test will be invited for an interview. During the interview, you will be given additional control questions, you level of English will be evaluated and the student aid assistance manager will evaluate your motivation for the scholarship. 

You will only have a chance to complete the test once.

Application of knowledge

Baltic Institute European diploma study programmes consist of courses which teach leading technologies in the market. You will learn front-end and back end web development, as well as app developments. The knowledge obtained over a relatively short period of time will cover a very broad range of the needs of the job market, therefore you will be able to decide yourself after the programme, which field you want to specialize in.

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ADMINSSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Age: 18+
  • Admission test grade: 10
  • Education: high school diploma
  • English: fluent

DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES

This programme is an official European level IV diploma studies, which means that after graduation you will obtain a European professional diploma in IT develoment, issued by the Ministry of Education in Lithuania.

Moreover, we strongly suggest to apply for an additional international certificate in any of the specific technologies you will learn at our associated testing center once you graduate.

FINANCIAL AID

HUNDREDS OF SCHOLARSHIPS PROVIDED BY INDUSTRY PARTNERS BASED ON TEST RESULTS AND INTERVIEW

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FAQ
  • Who is this programme for?

    This programme is designed for talented prospects regardless the field. One might come from ICT, engineering or even social sciences, and will still be considered by the admission department. However, our admission tool will predict whether one is a good fit for the industry at this point. Therefore we strongly recommend to take the test first. Based on the results of the test, the admission officer will either invite you for the interview, or not. We see many success stories and we strongly believe that it is up to one's coputational thinking levels, rather than the field one comes from.

  • How do I apply?

    In order to apply, you first have to complete the online test, which is an IT aptitute test. If you pass the test, you will be invited for an additional interview. During the interview, you will be given one or two more questions complementing the test, as well as questions about you, your motivation by the admission officer. The interview will take up to 10 minutes. In case you will be late, you interview will be automatically cancelled. Once you complete the interview, you will either be invited to proceed or not. In case you will be invited to proceed, you will received a detailed letter from Baltic Institute of Technology containing all information needed.

  • Which city am I going to study in?

    Baltic Institute of technology operates in three cities in Lithuania: Klaipėda, Kaunas and Vilnius. Depending on your admission test results, you will be invited to a programme in one of those cities.

  • Will I be assisted with housing?

    Yes, our housing assistant will help you find a place to stay during the fisrt 7 months of the programme. The standard option will be a shared hotel room(2 students in 1 room), where monthly prices range from 225 to 290 eur per person depending on location. Also, you will be given a list of housing options where you will be able to find a housing unit yourself. For the rest of the study period(after 7 months) you will have to find an option yourself. Some students decide to travel, others - come home to complete the projects before starting an internship.

  • What kind of visa do I need to apply for?

    Once you will be invited, you will have to apply for a 3- month Schengen visa. Upon arrival you will have to bring additional documents for applying for the living permit. Make sure you read the invitation documents carefully to take care of the documents for both applications before you leave your country.

  • How long do I have to Stay in Lithuania?

    You will have to stay here for 7 months of theory courses: 2 months preparation course, and once the official programme starts - for 5 months more full time. The remaining period is up to you - the 4-month project can be completed remotely and the last 3 months is the internship, which can also be done in any city within the EU.

  • Is the internship guaranteed?

    Yes, for those who pass the exam after the first 7 months of the programme and successfully complete the project, will be offered an internship at a partnering IT company. However, it is your responsibility to show up at the interview, meet minimum social and proffesional qualifications. You may reject the interview offer and take another internship at a different company, but in this case you will have to find a company yourself. In any case our career assistant will help you with the process.

  • What are the payment terms?

    In order to get an official invitation to the embassy, you will have to have paid a full fee minus the scholarship, if applicable. Also, you will have to have a study contract signed with Baltic Institute of technology.

  • Will I be refunded the fee if I do not get the visa?

    Yes. If we issue an invitation and the embassy in your country reject your visa application, you will be refunded the fee minus 100 eur visa administration fee. However, if your visa application will be accepted, we will start the preparation process for the programme, from that moment on the study fees will not be refunded anymore.

  • What are the chances of employment?

    Baltic Institute of Technology has a clear focus on emplyability. Currently the rate of getting employed in 3 months is 85%. Over 67% of our students get employed at the same company they complete internships.

  • What if I do not get employed?

    If in any case you do not get employed until graduation, we will invite you back to the Institute to retake certain courses, if we identify the need to. We will carefully evaluate the reasons of not getting a job and will assist you in creating a plan to be a good fit for the industry.
    Usually, with full dedication, time, energy and focus, it is not the case, but we do not see any problem with those taking things a little bit slower.

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