KTU offers 18 Bachelor’s, 25 Master’s and 19 PhD programmes in English in a variety of fields. 1000 international students from 57 countries are seeking for a degree at KTU. Learn more about requirements, application procedure, visa application and scholarships.
Studying at KTU is an educational experience and a start to your new career. At our university you can find study programmes taught in English, personal approach of the professors, language classes, labs and libraries, etc. that foster innovative, creative and independent thought which will give you a competitive advantage back home.
The guide provides the list of Bachelor and Master programmes, main facts about University, Kaunas and Lithuania.
Main details about University and international programmes.
The dates to remember:
Undegraduate studies at KTU is a perfect combination of University’s comprehensive education and practical experience. We aim our graduates to be able to think globally and proactively, to apply the latest technologies, to have practical experience and be able act internationally.
During the studies we advice
Master’s studies at Kaunas University of Technology are the first studies in Lithuania responding to the needs of new generation, society and market, complying with global trends and focusing on the development of individual competences.
During the studies we encourage:
A unique Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.
Doctoral programmes at Kaunas University of Technology are remarkable platform for doctoral students to create new knowledge, and provide qualification to young researchers for career in science, academia, economy, and society in general by actively performing their original research.
If previous studies were done in English the language proficiency certificate is not required. In such case the an official document proving studies completed in English language is needed from previous education institution.
If applicant does not currently possess any language proficiency certificate the English test can also be facilitated by KTU during the admission process.
All of the official documents have to be presented either in English or Lithuanian language. Verification from the Notary for English and Lithuanian translation of all written documents is required.
The Application which is missing some of the required documents will not be considered.
NOTE. EU citizens have an opportunity to apply for the state funded place. Applications should be submitted via joint admission network Association of Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions, otherwise the application procedure is the same.
Kaunas University of Technology offers free of charge Bachelor or Master studies for the candidates with outstanding results.
Kaunas University of Technology offers partial tuition fee waiver depending on applicants chosen study programme for full-time Bachelor and Master degree studies.
Kaunas University of Technology offers tuition fee discounts for students who after finishing their Bachelor studies at KTU want to seek their Master’s degree here.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania offers Lithuanian state scholarships for full-time Master degree studies to study at Lithuanian higher education institutions for the nationals of selected countries.
Once you already a student of Kaunas University of Technology, the University can offer you various financial support and funding possibilities.
Integrated studies – Architecture
Partial tuition fee waiver is granted for the applicants depending on their chosen study programme. For more details regarding eligibility and specific sizes of the waiver can be found HERE.
EU citizens and citizens with Lithuanian origin:
Lithuania provides free of charge studies for EU citizens based on a study field quota and competition, therefore, all EU citizens and those whose parents or grandparents hold Lithuanian citizenship once are encouraged to apply for state funded places. Application deadline is 10th July. Those who have lower entry score but still meet minimum entry requirements may study as pay the tuition fee.
In case the student does not get Lithuanian visa and/or does not arrive to the University and presents a sufficient reason, the student will receive the tuition fee back to his personal bank account within 3 weeks. A confirmation of visa refusal or proof of any other serious reason for not arriving needs to be submitted.
In case the student decides to quit studies after arrival to the University:
The tuition fee for the current semester will not be returned, if the student decides to quit studies after 16th October in autumn semester or after 16th March in the spring semester.
If the student has paid for two semesters in advance, the tuition fee for the second semester will be fully refunded.
A mission of this program is to enhance the international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities involving the exchange of ideas and experiences directly among people from different countries and diverse cultures.
Study@KTU Ambassadors are a group of outstanding students selected to represent KTU to prospective students, their families and our community.
If you are an EU citizen and have come to live in the Republic of Lithuania for more than 3 months in half a year, you may be issued a certificate confirming your right of temporary residence in the Republic of Lithuania.
Please submit the application on MIGRIS system.
You have to submit these documents:
You must apply to the chosen branch of the Migration Department for the submission of original documents and biometric data and for signing the application you submitted.
You will have to pay a state levy for issuing a certificate – EUR 8.60 (payment code 5740).
Students from non-EU countries are required to obtain a national visa.
Documents required for National Visa:
For more detailed information about documents for a visa procedure you can visit migration department page.
For the issue of a national visa, you must apply to the Lithuanian Visa Service in a foreign country or to an external service provider’s visa application center .
If you intend to study in Lithuania for more than one year, after the arrival in Lithuania you have to apply for Temporary Residence Permit (TRP). This document is valid for two years but no longer than expected graduation date.
General order (paying 120 EUR for the application)
Urgent order (paying 240 EUR for the application)
In order to get the TRP you have to follow these steps.
1 Step. Apply for the Mediation letter. You can order it via AIS (certificates ordering section, ‘Mediation letter for issuing of temporary residence permit’). It is usually issued within 3-5 working days. You will need the reference number of this document, in order to finish your TRP application.
2 Step. Submit an application electronically through the Lithuanian Migration Information System (MIGRIS).
You will also be required to submit these documents:
3 Step. Through the application system you will also book the visit time to the Migration Office. You have to make the appointment in person within 4 months from the date of submission of the application to the MIGRIS and submit the biometric data, the original travel document and original or duly certified copies of the other documents listed above.
4 Step. You will have to pay the application fee (you can pay in Migration Office).
5 Step. Once the decision to issue TRP is given by the Migration Department of Lithuania, it is sent to your indicated e-mail address and you have to take your TRP card on the last day when your visa/TRP expires.
*It is fine to show the statement from your parents’ bank account. In this case you also need to present the notarized affidavit as a proof that your parents agree to support you financially.
Please DO NOT leave the preparation of necessary documents for the last minute.
For more detailed information you can check the FAQs.
What kind of insurance you need depends on your nationality:
Please acquire and adequate health/travel insurance for studies at KTU. Citizens of EU/EEA countries simply need to obtain the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from the social security authorities in their home country. Holders of EHIC cards are entitled to the same benefits provided by the Lithuanian Insurance Institution as Lithuanian citizens. Private insurance for acute illnesses and accidents is highly recommended.
Students from non-EU countries may obtain their health insurance either in their country or in Lithuania.
It costs approximately 115 EUR / year if you purchase it in Lithuania.
Students from non-EU countries applying for the temporary residence permit in Lithuania have to prove to the migration office that they have a valid health insurance.
KTU offers dormitory accommodation where a student can have a single or a shared room, may use the kitchen, laundry, internet and other facilities.
Monthly rent rates vary depending on the room type ranging from 90 to 140 EUR / month.
If you prefer to have more space or would like to live in a certain area of Kaunas, you may choose renting a flat.
The rental prices vary depending on the number of rooms, location, living conditions, period of rent, etc. Average rent prices are from 200 to 300 EUR / month for a flat (1–3 rooms).
Academic year consists of autumn and spring semesters. The autumn semester starts on the 1st September and the spring semester starts on the 1st February.
If you have many activities at your hometown, it does not mean that you cannot continue them here. 12 sport centers are located in the campus where students can join ~30 various sport groups in order to stay fit or practice professionally in ~20 University’s teams. Just few to name: football, basketball and cricket, fitness, yoga and handball.
If you prefer art, then check 7 art societies which are active in the fields of music, dance and photography. You may also learn Lithuanian folk dances and songs or play in a rock band, learn to paint or take artistic photos.
Whether you are interested in astronomy or debates, fine arts or investment, design or science, volunteering or marketing – 30 students’ organizations shall please everyone’s taste.
Our mentors gathered and trained by ESN KTU and KTU Student Association are ready to assist you with your first steps at Kaunas University of Technology. The mentors will be able to:
First days of the arrival are aimed to adapt and to get to know the University and the country. Welcome Week for the newcomers will give corresponding tips, while the friendships made on the first days will remain the strongest. You will not feel alone.
Welcome Week gives you a good opportunity to obtain information about Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuania (study system, courses in English, residence permit, health care, services for students, accommodation, student organisations, campus tour, intercultural communication, etc.). Welcome Week is also the best time to meet other students who are starting their studies at Kaunas University of Technology.
You can submit the statement from your parents’ bank account. In this case you also need to present the notarized affidavit as a proof that your parents agree to support you financially.
If your country is not included in the Hague Convention and your documents cannot be certified with an Apostille, you need to proceed with the double legalization.
First, your document must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the document was issued. Second, after arriving in Lithuanian you need to legalize your certificate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lithuania. The detailed information about the procedure you can find here.
If you go on the academic leave or your study agreement is terminated, your TRP/visa will be revoked within a couple of weeks and you need to go back to your home country. You will have to apply for a new national visa in order to come back to Lithuania if your student status is regained.
In order to renew a TRP, you need to have no less than 40 academic credits finished per 1 last study year. In case the number of credits is lower and you cannot not provide a valid reason (sickness, the death of a relative, etc.) and supporting documents, the Migration Department might reject your application.
Yes, you can find a job while you have a student status, but only after you obtain a Temporary Residence Permit. You cannot work while having a national visa. If you are a Bachelor’s degree student, you can work no more than 20 hours per week. If you are a Master’s degree or PhD student, you can work full-time during your studies. Please find more information here.
Please find information about banks in Lithuania here. In order to open a bank account in Lithuania, you will be required to submit the documents, which proves you are a student in Lithuania. You can order this certificate on the AIS, certificate ordering section.
The TRP is being issued for maximum 2 years or until the expected graduation date.
If the TRP is issued until the expected graduation date, usually the Migration Department adds 3 months after the graduation.
You can apply for a TRP for a job searching purpose. This document can be issued for a maximum 12 months period. In order to apply for this TRP, you will have to fill in the application on the MIGRIS system. Instead of the mediation letter from the University, you will be required to submit your graduation diploma. You can find a list of required documents and more information about the procedure here (section “I am a foreigner who has completed studies in Lithuania or a researcher who has completed research and experimental development work”).