Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is appointed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania to recognize foreign qualifications for the purposes of further studies at KTU.
Academic recognition refers to determining the academic value of a qualification, i.e. it determines whether the foreign qualification meets the general academic requirements for a similar qualification in Lithuania.
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The procedure of the recognition of foreign qualifications at the University is performed following the Guidelines of the Procedure for Assessment of Education and Qualifications Concerning Higher Education and Acquired under Educational Programmes of Foreign States and International Organizations (approved by the Order No. A-421 of the Rector of Kaunas University of Technology, on 1 of September 2017).
Admission to the University is regulated by the Rules of Admission to Kaunas University of Technology. Foreign academic qualification documents, complying with the general and specific requirements for academic recognition of foreign qualifications does not guarantee admission to the University. Additionally, specific requirements for the holder of a foreign qualification seeking access to a specific study programme are being applied. Specific requirements are related to the different study programmes and intend to access subject-specific knowledge of an applicant.
Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) performs the role of an external supervisor of the process. The Centre monitors decisions concerning academic recognition of foreign qualifications made by KTU as well as provides methodological assistance and recommendations.
Academic recognition is carried out in accordance with the Lisbon Recognition Convention and its subsidiary documents. Additional information is available at: https://www.enic-naric.net/the-lisbon-recognition-convention.aspx
The principles of the Convention have been transferred into the Guidelines of the Procedure for Academic Recognition of KTU. The Guidelines have been prepared according to the Resolution of Government of Lithuania on Approval of Description of the Procedure for Recognition of Education and Qualifications Concerning Higher Education and Acquired under Educational Programmes of Foreign States and International Organizations (dated 29 February 2012, No 212) and the Order of the Director of the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC) on the Methodology For Assessment of Education and Qualifications Concerning Higher Education and Acquired Under Educational Programmes of Foreign States and International Organizations (dated 28 May 2012, No V-48).
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An applicant (candidate) submits one application online at apply.ktu.edu for admission to studies at the University and an assessment and recognition of a qualification:
The following documents have to be submitted with an application:
All documents issued in languages other than English or Lithuanian should be supplemented with an official translation. Documents issued in English or Lithuanian do not require a translation.
Please note! Requirements for submission of documents may vary by country. For more information, please see Country Specific Requirements.
Please note! The application will not be processed if the submitted documents are suspected to be fraudulent.
By submitting the application, applicant confirms that documents submitted are correct, truthful and complete and that KTU can verify the authenticity and accuracy of the provided documents. KTU might contact the document issuing authority and/or national ENIC/NARIC (SKVC) centre for more information about the presented qualification.
For full information, please refer to General Documentation Requirements and Country Specific Requirements. Country specific requirements can also be found on the interactive map bellow by clicking on specific country.
The following qualifications are recognised automatically without any additional procedures:
More information on automatic recognition can be found HERE.
The academic value of a foreign qualification is assessed by comparing the foreign qualification with a similar same level qualification awarded in Lithuania according to the following criteria:
The decisions of academic recognition:
Once application is submitted, it will be reviewed within 1 month. If application package is complete and no additional information and/or documentation is required, decision will be issued within the same 1 month.
If application package is incomplete and/or additional information is required, applicant will be notified by e-mail. Then the processing of the application will be suspended, until the required documentation and/or information is provided.
If the required documentation and/or information are not submitted within 3 months after the request, the processing of such application will be terminated. An applicant may reapply at any time, but it is required to resubmit a complete documentation package.
The submission and examination of appeals for academic recognition:
All appeals must be submitted to:
Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education
Address: A. Goštauto st. 12, LT-01108, Vilnius, Lithuania
K. Donelaičio st. 73-104, Kaunas