BA International Relations and Development

Duration: 4 Years | Starts September or January

Program Structure

This degree prepares you for a career in international relations – either in government service, or in non-governmental organizations, particularly development-oriented NGOs. The program focuses on the research skills necessary in the study of international relations and development as well as the practical skills needed in these fields.  

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Year 1 / Students learn about:
  • The complex relationships that exist among nations, people, and communities
  • A diverse range of cultural, religious, ethnic, national, and other identities
Year 2 / Students are able to:
  • Analyze issues of history, culture, geography, and political economy
  • Explain current approaches toward alleviating poverty and global inequality
  • Evaluate differing political theories
Year 3 / Students gain expertise and skills in:
  • Trade and economic policy
  • How to form and organize an NGO
  • Data analysis and research methods
Year 4 / Students learn how to:
  • Sharpen their leadership and diplomacy skills
  • Complete an independent research project in a chosen area of international relations and development
Fall Semester

September - December

Spring Semester

January - May

Summer Session

May - July

“Education that prepares and empowers”

“The liberal arts education I received at LCC International University has helped me attain a broad knowledge of how the world works. In addition, the faith-based environment at LCC upholds important values such as honesty, fidelity, renunciation of violence, and unconditional love which have all motivated me to pursue excellence in my chosen career field. My academic experience prepared and empowered me to widen my horizons and deal with diversity and change well. I applied this knowledge while working in Brussels, Belgium in an international organization that promotes human dignity.”

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Atika Barjamaj
Country of Origin: Albania
Based in Sweden

International Relations & Development Graduate, 2018

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Application Process

Typically, first-year students arrive on campus in late August, and all applications should be submitted with consideration for migration requirements. Additionally, applying earlier improves the chances of accessing financial aid.

  • Early application deadline - February 15, 2024
  • Application deadline JULY 1, 2024 for all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree study programs for:
    - Ukrainians
    - EU/EFTA countries
    - Visa free countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Sakartvelo, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Moldova, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela
    - Applicants currently residing in Lithuania and holding TRP
  • Due to limited admission places, applications for citizens of Bangladesh and Pakistan are closed for autumn intake, academic year 2024-2025

LCC also offers Spring semester intake. Candidates planning to start their studies in January should submit their application by the following dates:

  • Early application deadline - September 15
  • Final application deadline - October 15
Application Steps

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Pay 15-30 EUR application fee. 

Prepare Required Documents

  • Get your high school grades for the last 3 years from your school and an international passport.

  • Scan them in color and submit them to the application.

  •  Submit your final high school diploma upon graduation*.

*Your academic qualification documents will be subject for the Qualification Recognition process if they were obtained outside Lithuania. Country specific requirements may be applicable depending which country you are from.  Please contact us directly for the details at

Take English Language Exam

Submit an official English proficiency test certificate. It should not be older than 2 years.

You can take the TOEFL ITP exam at LCC or any other approved tests at a certified test center.

Attend an Online Interview

After reviewing your application and the submitted documents, we will schedule an interview. If you live nearby or would like to visit LCC we can schedule a live interview. Otherwise, an online video call will be sufficient.

Get Results Within 10 Working Days

When you complete all the steps and submit the required documents, you will receive the admissions decision within 10 working days*.

*Please keep in mind that there might be some country specific requirements, thus the application process could take longer.

If you do not submit documents according to the guidelines, there may be delays in the process.

The admissions office reserves the right to request additional documents.

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Qualification Recognition

If you are an international student or a student who is enrolled in an international school, you will be asked to submit your high school diploma and its supplements for Qualification Recognition process. Recognition of foreign qualifications gives access to higher education in Lithuania.

Admission criteria

50% - Math, History, Native & English language grades from the last three years of highschool

20% - English proficiency test certificate

30% - Interview at LCC (online or on-site)

English certificate
Min. score
PTE General Test LEVEL 4
LanguageCert International ESOL B2
The English certificate requirement may be waived only if:
  • You are a citizen of Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada, the U.S. or New Zealand 
  • You attended a university for at least one academic year in any of the above mentioned countries
  • You attended a FLEX program or other exchange program that lasted for at least one academic year in any of the above mentioned countries
  • You successfully completed an International or European Baccalaureate program

You can take an Institutional TOEFL test on-site at LCC for a cost of 60 EUR. To learn more, please refer to the information on this page.

Read about General Admissions > Download 23-24 BA Catalog >
Is your English score below the requirement?

Take a semester of the Intensive English program to enhance your academic English language skills and prepare for BA studies at LCC.

Financial aid

Check our financial aid programs to help cover your tuition fees and find sources of extra income for living and housing expenses.

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  • Modern classrooms and a library with ideal spaces for focused study sessions.
  • Cafeteria for lunches and café for coffees or teas.
  • Two spacious dormitories, each equipped with kitchens on every floor, inviting common areas, a prayer chapel, convenient laundry facilities, and free parking.
  • Fitness center, gym for inter-mural sports, and clubs like yoga and dance.
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