Doctoral Studies

Kaunas University of Technology offers 19 PhD programmes in Technological, Physical, Social Sciences and Humanities. Learn more about admission procedure, requirements, and scholarships.

Find Your Studies

KTU welcomes you to study PhD in one of 19 fields of science in technological, physical or social sciences, and humanities.

Extended information about Doctoral studies at Kaunas University of Technology can be found on the Research page.

Regulations for 2018 Admission of Doctoral Students to Kaunas University of Technology

Admission procedure

► 1st step

Fill in the application form online


► 2nd step

Upload required documents online (only PDF format):

  • Copy of ID card or passport
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and certified by notarization)
  • References by two academic referees or researchers from the relevant field of science
  • List of scientific publications
  • Copies of scientific publications or a research paper on the selected topic (from the list of available topics)
  • Research proposal on the selected topic (if required)
  • Certificate of English proficiency: IELTS >=6.5, TOEFL>=90, ECFR>=C1, or equivalent
  • Other relevant documents

The failure to provide on time all required documents will result in the exclusion from the competition.


► 3rd step

Participate in motivational interview

  • at Kaunas University of Technology, K. Donelaičio St. 73, LT-44249 Kaunas, Lithuania


  • via Internet

► 4th step

Sign study contract at Kaunas University of Technology, K. Donelaičio St. 73, LT-44249 Kaunas, Lithuania

(Passport or ID is required).

Admission to doctoral studies 2019

Submission of applications on 1 February – 15 May 2019
Motivational interviews end of  June 2019
Results of admission beginning of  July  2019
Study agreements beginning of July 2019
Start of studies 1 September 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 4742 EUR to 5472 EUR per year.


8 additional scholarships for doctoral students of intake 2018

KTU offers eight scholarships for outstanding doctoral students (in addition to student’s scholarship established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania)

Amount of additional scholarship: 6240 EUR per year

Period of scholarship: September 2018 – August 2019

Additional Funding

Doctoral students may expect additional funding:

  • Scholarships of the Research Council of Lithuania and KTU Funds are awarded for excellent results of studies and scientific research
  • Financial incentive of KTU Doctoral Fund for scientific activities of doctoral students
  • Financial incentive of the Research Council of Lithuania for academic visits of doctoral students
  • Support of KTU Fund of International Scientific Events for participation in the international scientific conferences, seminars, and science competitions.



Application fee

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.


Tuition fee

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.



Doctoral School

Kaunas University of Technology

K. Donelaičio St. 73, rooms 422, 423,

LT-44249 Kaunas, Lithuania


Phones:  +370 626 227 01, +370 37 300 049




Consultation hours:

I-IV 13:00-17:00

V 13:00-15:45