Degree students

KTU offers 16 Bachelor’s, 24 Master’s and 18 PhD programmes in English in a variety of fields.  550 international students from more than 40 countries are seeking for a degree at KTU. Learn more about requirements, application procedure, visa application and scholarships.

Find your studies

Why study at KTU

 

  • One of the best technical universities in the Baltic States.
  • Opportunity to create a Start-up in the KTU Startup Space.
  • More than 30 various sports groups such as rock-climbing.
  • 6 types of mentors: peer, academic, career, and research mentors, social buddy and tutor.
  • >500 agreements with business and public organisations worldwide: NATO, BASF, ELSIS TS, Samsung, Hitachi, Bloomberg and others.
  • KTU Career Centre provides help in creating your CV and motivation letters.
  • >300 partner universities provide opportunity to participate in the exchange programmes: studies and internships abroad.

 Programmes in English

 

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.

Основные сведения о университетских и международных программах.

Üniversite ve uluslararası programlarla ilgili temel ayrıntılar.

关于大学和国际课程的主要细节。

Bachelor programmes

 

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

  • Take a chance to study 1-2 semesters abroad
  • Learn German, French, Swedish, Spanish, Russian or Italian
  • Lithuanian language and culture course
  • Get academic and career planning training
  • Catch up with missing knowledge via personal tutoring
  • Choose internship in Lithuanian and foreign enterprises
  • Be active member of Erasmus Student Network KTU
  • Play, sing and do sports with KTU societies
  • Develop personal and professional competencies
  • Get scholarship for advanced study results and research activities

Master programmes

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:

  • Participate in scientific conferences and research projects
  • Expand managerial/interdisciplinary competencies via Master+ module
  • Take a chance to study 1 semester abroad
  • Get academic, research and career planning training
  • Implement acquired knowledge via professional internships
  • Take Lithuanian language and culture course
  • Be active member of Erasmus Student Network KTU
  • Be involved in KTU social activities
  • Develop personal and professional competencies
  • Get scholarship for advanced study results and research activities

 

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 managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.

Doctoral Studies

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.

Application procedure

 

Documents to be submitted:

  • Official legalised documents of previous education (high school diploma and university diploma, if any) including an academic transcript;
  • Copy of a passport or an ID card;
  • English language proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent) showing knowledge of English language. Requirement for Bachelor students: IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2. Requirement for Master student: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1.
  • List of publications as well as a motivation letter (only for applicants to Master programmes).

See country specific requirements for easier application.

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.

Application deadlines

  • 30th of June for those applying for autumn semester.
    • 30th of July, in case your country of residence has a Lithuanian embassy, or no visa is required to enter Lithuania.
    • If an applicant for Master’s studies intends to apply for Lithuanian state scholarship, the application should be received by 30th of June.
  • 30th of November for those applying for spring semester.
  • All programmes in English start on the 1st of September, meanwhile some programmes accept students from the 1st of February (spring semester) as well.

Scholarships

 

Lithuanian state scholarships

The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania takes pleasure in offering Lithuanian state scholarships for full-time Master degree studies to study at Lithuanian higher education institutions.

A monthly scholarship and a benefit that covers the study cost is offered for the nationals of the Republic of Ukraine. A monthly scholarship and a benefit that covers the study cost is offered for the nationals of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Georgia, foreign citizens of Lithuanian origin. A monthly scholarship is offered for the nationals of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of MoldovaJapan, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, the State of Israel.

KTU scholarships

KTU may award scholarships for applicants with outstanding qualifications and for good academic results throughout studies (for all citizens). KTU also acknowledges possible grants from your home institutions and/or other relevant foundations/organisations.

Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, China, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan may apply for special scholarships.

Incentive and sponsor scholarships

University offers numerous scholarships for those students who are excellent at their studies, research or are active in the University’s life. Fund with university scholarship consists of money from the state budget, companies and individual donations.

Fees

 

Bachelor programmes

  • Non-EU citizens: 2800 EUR / year

Master programmes

  • Non-EU citizens: 4000 EUR / year.
    Exception: MSc of European Union International Relations, Accounting and Auditing, International Business – 3500 EUR / year

Preparatory courses

  • Architecture preparatory course: 1000 EUR / semester
  • Intensive English language preparatory courses (A1-B2): 700 EUR / semester

 

Special discounts are applied for the citizens from the EU-candidate countries (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey).

 

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.


 

 Refunding 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 quits studies without a serious reason.
  • 50 % of the current semester tuition fee will be refunded, if the student quits studies before 15th October in autumn semester or before 15th March in spring semester due to serious reasons. A proof of a serious reason to quit studies must be submitted.

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 specific amount of the tuition fee will be returned to the student’s personal bank account within three weeks after receiving the official application and proof of a reason (if necessary) to return the tuition fee.
  • The official application to get the refund shall include name and surname of the receiver, bank account number, bank name, branch address, SWIFT code and IBAN code (if possible).

Preparation for your arrival

 

Preparing to go to study and live in a foreign country is often a difficult and stressful process. In order to help you, we’ve prepared the information about the most important procedures: migration, health insurance, accommodation.

Migration requirements

 

Citizens of EU/EEA countries

When your study period exceeds 3 months, you are required to register your residential place at the Kaunas Migration office.

For the registration you will need:

  • a valid passport or a national ID;
  • European health insurance card;
  • certificate regarding enrolment at KTU;
  • application form.

After receiving the document, you must declare your living place in 7 working days at the Municipality Office (Seniūnija) and for that you will need:

  • a valid passport or a ID card,
  • the document certifying your legal stay in Lithuania, received from Migration Office;
  • a declaration form about your living form. This form has to be signed by the central dormitory administration, which is located at Gričiupio St. 13 (KTU dormitory No. 10), room 101.

NOTE. Students, studying in Lithuania less than 90 days within 6 months, do not have to do any formalities in the Migration or Municipality offices.

 

 

Citizens of other countries

 

If you do not need visa to enter Lithuania (Canada, Korea, Israel, etc.) you can stay in Lithuania for 3 months without a visa.

If you are staying longer than 3 months, you must to apply for a national visa in Kaunas Migration Office.

Documents required for National Visa:

  • Print-out from the Lithuanian bank, showing sufficient amount of money (190 EUR per month/2280 per year);
  • Document confirming your status in KTU;
  • Application form;
  • Passport and visa/TRP (plus photocopy);
  • One coloured photo;
  • Health insurance.

You have to submit these documents to Kaunas Migration Office and pay the application fee of 60 EUR (you can pay inside the Kaunas Migration Office using your personal debit or credit card).


 

If you intend to study in Lithuania for more than one year, you have to apply for Temporary Residence Permit (TRP). This document is valid for one year and needs to be renewed yearly.

Application deadlines:

  • 4 months before visa expires – if you are applying for the first time;
  • 2 months before TRP expires – if you need to renew your TRP.

 

In order to get the TRP you have to follow 4 steps.

 

🡲 1 Step. Apply for a Temporary Residence Permit (TRP). Required documents:

  • Print-out from the bank, showing sufficient amount of money (at least 2280 EUR per year);
  • Documents confirming your status in KTU;
  • Application form;
  • Passport and visa/TRP (plus photocopies);
  • One coloured photo;
  • If you are applying for the first time – Police Clearance Certificate (PSS/Non-criminal Record).

You have to submit these documents to Kaunas Migration Office and pay application fee of 86 EUR (you can pay inside Kaunas Migration Office using your personal debit or credit card).

Once the decision to issue TRP is given by the Migration Department of Lithuania, it is sent to your indicated e-mail address.

After receiving the TRP, you must declare your place of residence at the Municipality Office (Seniūnija) within 7 working days, otherwise the Migration Department may cancel your TRP.

 

🡲 2 Step. Declaration of your place of residence. Required documents:

  • Passport and TRP;
  • Declaration form. If you live in a dormitory – confirmation from KTU Accommodation Centre. Present this form to Gričiupio Municipality Office. If you rent a flat – declaration must be signed both by the student and by the flat owner in the Municipality Office.

If you do not declare the living place, Migration Office may cancel your TRP for not fulfilling your obligations.

After you receive the decision and declare your living place, you should formalise the TRP decision before the expiration of your visa.

 

🡲 3 Step. Formalisation of TRP. Required documents:

  • Health insurance (plus photocopy);
  • Passport or TRP.

Office from the Kaunas Migration Office will make a photo of you and take your fingerprints. Also you will have to pay 28 EUR for a plastic TRP card (you can pay inside Kaunas Migration Office using your personal debit or credit card).  The TRP card is issued within 10 working days after accepting your documents.

 

🡲 4 Step. Take your TRP card.

  • You have to take your TRP card on the last day when your visa/TRP expires.

 

NOTE. We highly recommend to book a date for your visit before going to the Kaunas Migration Office here: www.epolicija.lt. Time reservation-> Start-Kaunas County Police Headquarters-> Kaunas County Police Commissariat Migration Department of Foreign Affairs Division. RESIDENCE PERMITS the Republic of Lithuania-> Choose date-> Chose time-> Fill information. Do not forget to confirm using the link, which will be sent to your email.

Health insurance

What kind of insurance you need depends on your nationality:

 

Citizens of EU/EEA countries

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.

 

Citizens of other countries

Students from non-EU countries may obtain their health insurance either in their country or in Lithuania.

  • If you come to Lithuania without a visa, acquire the health insurance for 3 months and then extend it when applying for visa.
  • If you came holding national D visa, it means you have health insurance for the validity period of the said visa.

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.

Accommodation

Dormitories

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 50 to 140 EUR / month.

Private accommodation

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 calendar

 

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.

Autumn 2017-2018

Process Start End
Welcome Week 24-08-2017 01-09-2017
Lecture period 01-09-2017 23-12-2017
Winter holidays 23-12-2017 01-01-2018
Exams session 02-01-2018 31-01-2018

Active life @KTU

 

If you have many activities at your hometown, it does not mean that you cannot continue them here. 12 sport centres are located in the campus where students can join ~30 various sport groups in order to stay fit or practise 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.

Study@KTU ambassadors

 

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.

Meet & Greet

 

ESN KTU mentors assist you and provide initial information before the arrival as well as meet you in the airport, train or bus station. First days for you are necessary to adapt and to get to know the University and the country. Welcome Week for the newcomers gives corresponding tips, while the friendships made on the first days remain the strongest. You will not feel alone.

 

 

Welcome Week

 

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.

Meet us abroad

 

University’s staff is not only waiting for you to come here but also travels abroad for various purposes. You can meet KTU professors holding some lectures in partner universities, administrative staff discussing current issues during international training weeks and members of international office participating in study fairs.

 

Below you will find the biggest events we are planning to attend this year:
23 June 2017 Kazakhstan International Education Fair
Venue: The Central Hall, Astana, kazakhstan
12-15 September 2017 Spain EAIE Sevilla
Venue: Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), Sevilla, Spain

Contacts

Jurga Schulze

Enrolment Manager

International Studies Office

Donelaičio St. 73, room 104

LT-44249 Kaunas

international@ktu.lt