Nineteen youths have received grants from the Lithuanian government to study in top universities abroad.
The programme, entitled ‘The Next Hundred’, distributed the second set of grants this year. In all, the government set aside €300,000 to cover the winners' tuitions fees and living expenses.
Most of the students will study in UK universities. Physics, mathematics and economics were among the most popular degrees.
The programme is aimed at supporting Lithuanians studying in the world's top 50 universities. The grant receivers are obliged to return after graduation and work for at least three years in Lithuania.