Vilnius Cooperative College is ceasing its operations as a higher education provider


Vilnius Cooperative College (Vilniaus kooperacijos kolegija) is closing and will no longer be offering higher education. Its license for provision of higher education and activities related to higher education has been revoked by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Sports on 11 January 2021 (Order No V-45) after the notification and request by the college.


Vilnius Cooperation College was a private higher education provider established in 2000. As a non-university institution it was offering programmes leading to the award of a professional bachelor degree. The last students graduated from the college in 2020. Services and information related the qualifications awarded by the college (including the award of duplicate diplomas or diploma supplements) will be provided by Vilnius College (Vilniaus kolegija).


In accordance with the Lithuanian Law on Education and Science, provision of higher education and activities related to higher education is subject to licensing. The procedure and criteria for this process are set in a governmental resolution. All institutions, including foreign education providers operating in Lithuania, should meet the established criteria and receive a license prior to offering any study programmes. Licenses are issued only once for an indefinite period of time. All higher education institutions in Lithuania are also subject to regular external quality assurance procedures (institutional accreditation and study field accreditation).


The list of licensed and accredited higher education institutions operating in Lithuania can be found at AIKOS.