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

No IT experience required

Admission based on online test and interview

Guaranteed internship in Europe

European level IV Diploma, valid in any EU country

Visa for the internship in the EU

Residence permit in the EU upon employment


Enrolls significant number of students and delivers exceptional professionals

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  • Type of programme: Level IV Diploma studies
  • Credits: 50 ECT
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 14 months
  • Theory: 7 months (virtual environment)
  • Project: 4 months (flexible location - virtual environment)
  • Internship: 3 months (at companies in various EU countries)
  • Form: Full-time
  • Available start dates:
    July 1, 2020
    October 1, 2020
    December 1, 2020
    March 1, 2021

  • Financial aid: Yes, based on online test and interview
  • Fees for non-EU students: 5000 eur
  • 3 months internship: 3000 eur


Baltic Institute of Technology, a leading IT institution in the Baltics now offers a special European diploma programme in IT development for anyone who is interested in a career in IT.  You will not need a university degree or previous experience in IT in order to apply. This programme is created for talented prospects of any background, as long as you pass an 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.

The special programme will last 14 months in total. During the first 7 months you will receive 8 hours of lecturing and mentoring a day –  from industry leading IT professionals –  in a virtual environment. After that, you will have 7 additional months to finish your project and find a workplace that aligns with your 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 a strong knowledge of JavaScript technologies.

You will also be assisted in setting up your own 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, your level of English will be examined and the student aid assistance manager will assess your motivation for the scholarship. 

You will only get one attempt to complete the test.

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.



  • Age: 18+
  • Admission test grade: 8/15
  • Education: high school diploma
  • English: fluent


This programme is an official European level IV diploma studies. It means you will obtain a European professional diploma in IT development, 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 master at our associated testing center once you graduate.




Take the first step - complete a 45-minute scholarship eligibility test

  • Who is this programme for?

    This programme is designed for talented prospects regardless of their background. You do not need a university degree or previous IT experience in order to apply. Our admission tool will predict whether you can be a good fit for the industry. For that reason, we strongly recommend you take the test first. The results of the test will determine whether you will be invited for an interview. We have witnessed many success stories and strongly believe that your success is up to your analytical thinking ability rather than background.

  • How do I apply?

    In order to apply, you have to complete an IT aptitude test online. Any button "apply" above will direct you to the test. If you pass the test, you will be invited to a scheduled live admission test via email. This test happens twice a week every week. If you are successful, you will receive a detailed email with all the necessary information.

  • Where will I be studying?

    Due to the current travel restrictions and post pandemic safety recommendations, we have redesigned the programme making it more attractive, more affordable and, most importantly, safer for all of us. It involves 11 months of distance learning via video conferencing platforms before you travel to the EU to complete an internship.

  • Where is the internship taking place?

    At a country of your choice within the EU. We can offer you one at more than 80 companies we have partnered with.

  • Is the internship guaranteed?

    Yes. 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 to the interview as well as meet the behavioural and competency requirements. You may reject the interview offer and take another internship at a different company. In such case, you are responsible for finding an internship yourself. In any scenario, our career assistant will help you with the process.

  • Can I get my own internship, not one at your partner company?

    Yes, you are welcome to apply anywhere.

  • What is the tuition fee?


  • Do I pay before or after finishing the degree?

    A minimum of 100€ has to be paid at the time of signing the contract (so around a week or two after we grant you admission), the rest can be paid during the first 7 months of the programme, so the tuition fee can be split in 7 parts in order to help you manage financially.

  • Is it possible to study at BIT for free?

    No. Scholarship is based on 3 things: admission test results, live admission test results and motivation. Students that make zero mistakes in both tests, can receive up to 90% funding (which is 4500€) and their tuition cost is reduced to 500€. So the minimum cost of the 14 months programme for the geniuses out there is 500€.

  • How can I get a scholarship?

    Scholarship is based on 3 things: admission test results, live admission test results and motivation. Students that make zero mistakes in both tests, can receive up to 90% funding (which is 4500€) and their tuition cost is reduced to 500€. Students that perform well on the tests, but make mistakes can be offered a scholarship of up to 60% (3000€) and their tuition cost is reduced to 2000€.

  • Can I pay in installments?

    Yes. A minimum of 100€ has to be put down at the point of signing the contract. And the remaining can be split across 7 months (as the first 7 months of the programme is teaching theory).

  • What is the maximum amount of scholarship provided?


  • What are the chances of employment?

    Baltic Institute of Technology has a clear focus on employability. The current rate of getting employed within 3 months is 85%, which is higher than that of any other IT school in Lithuania. Over 67% of our students receive an offer of employment at the same company where they completed the internship.

  • What if I do not get employed?

    If you do not get employed by the completion of the programme, we will thoroughly analyse the reason behind it and assist you in creating a plan to become a better fit for the industry. If there is a need, you might be invited to take certain courses of the curriculum again. Usually it is not the case, when full dedication, energy and focus is applied. However, there is no issue if you want to take things a little bit slower.

  • After graduating from the programme (after 11 months), what kind of visa will I need to enter Europe?

    For the first 11 months of the course, you will not need to travel as the programme will be taught online via video conferencing platforms. After that, you will need a 3-month Schengen visa for the internship in the EU. Upon receiving an offer of employment, you will need additional documents in order to apply for a residency permit in the EU. Make sure you carefully read the information shared with you upon acceptance to the program, so you can have the necessary documentation for both applications prior to departure.


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