Kaunas University of Technology offers 19 PhD programmes in Technological, Natural, Social Sciences and Humanities. Learn more about admission procedure, requirements, and scholarships.
Regulations for 2019 Admission of Doctoral Students to Kaunas University of Technology
Fill in the application form online https://apply.ktu.edu
Upload required documents online (only PDF format):
The failure to provide on time all required documents will result in the exclusion from the competition.
Participate in motivational interview
Sign study contract at Kaunas University of Technology, K. Donelaičio St. 73, LT-44249 Kaunas, Lithuania
(Passport or ID is required).
|Submission of applications on apply.ktu.edu||until 25 June 2019*|
|Motivational interviews||27 – 28 June 2019|
|Results of admission||1 July 2019|
|Study agreements||2 – 3 July 2019|
|Start of studies||1 September 2019|
* application deadline is 15 May 2019 for those applicants, whose previous education documents were issued by foreign institution, and have not been evaluated and recognised in Lithuania yet
The dates and deadlines for admission to PhD programmes in Transport Engineering, Education, Sociology, and Political Sciences will be announced in May-August 2019.
Students admitted to state-funded places of doctoral studies receive a scholarship of the amount established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania during the period of studies from 8664 EUR to 10032 EUR per year.
Doctoral students may expect additional funding:
Application fee is 40 EUR for the Lithuanian and the European Union citizens, and 100 EUR for the citizens outside of the European Union. The invoice with the bank details is issued as soon as the applicant submits the application online.
Students admitted to state-funded positions are exempted of tuition fee for a period up to 48 months.
Self-funded doctoral students pay the tuition fee that is ~ 6750-8015 euros per year.
Diploma recognition is the alignment of Lithuanian and foreign education. In order for you to be accepted for study in Lithuania, your previous education needs to be evaluated against the Lithuanian degree structure.
As soon as you submit your application (full package as required in admission regulations), KTU starts the recognition procedure. The duration of this process is 2-10 weeks.
I was not admitted during the main admission, but now I want to apply for additional admission/another PhD programme. Do I have to pay the application fee again?
Yes, as far as another admission process starts, you have to pay application fee again.
Will I receive my health insurance?
If you are a citizen of one of the Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland and have a European Health Insurance Card, you are guaranteed state health care services in the case of an accident. You need to be aware that the card does not cover the expenses of health care services provided by the private sector.
If you are a citizen of a country outside the European Union, you must contact one of the insurance companies on Lithuanian Insurers Association (LDA) list. In order to study in Lithuania you must have a valid health insurance, covering the duration of stay, and its copy (the amount of medical insurance coverage is EUR 5792,40).