Exchange Studies

Kaunas University of Technology has more than 300 Erasmus+ and bilateral agreements with the universities worldwide. If you are a student from a partner university, we would like to invite you to come to KTU as an exchange student and to spend 1 or 2 semesters in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Why KTU?


Kaunas University of Technology has more than 300 Erasmus+ and bilateral agreements with the universities worldwide. If you are a student from a partner university, we would like to invite you to come to KTU as an exchange student and to spend 1 or 2 semesters in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.


KTU has a very strong community of international students, organising themed and cultural events, parties or various gatherings, making sure that everybody has a good time. International Exchange Student Network (ESN) is an organisation which is devoted for international students, offering plenty of activities to choose from.


The university offers a place in the dormitory for all of the incoming exchange students. KTU also has great sports facilities, where students can take up various types of sports like climbing, yoga, basketball, cricket, etc. for free.


You will be able to create your personal study plan from a variety of courses offered in English and experience studies in another university.

Application procedure


Start your application process at our Mobility Online application system now and make sure that you complete the online application and upload all of the required documents by the established deadline. Incoming students can choose not more than 33 ECTS credits per semester. Please kindly note that a course is taught only if a sufficient number of students registers for it. In the case of absence of sufficient number of students, the course might be offered in the form of consultations. You can also apply for the accommodation in KTU dormitory by filling in the appropriate part of the online application form.


Application dates:

Autumn semester and academic year – June 30

Spring semester – November 30

Required documents:

  1. Learning agreement:
    • Erasmus+ exchange students coming to KTU should sign and upload the Learning agreement. You may find the template here. Fill in the Learning agreement template, sign it, get the signature from the faculty coordinator at your home university and upload it to our online application system.
     Students coming with other exchange programmes, please fill in this Learning Agreement: for other programmes and upload it to your online application.
  2. Transcript of records;
  3. English language proficiency certificate (CEFR B2+, IELTS 5.5+, TOEFL IBT 70+ or equivalent) which cannot be older than 2 years;
  4. Copy of a valid passport (for non EU citizens) or ID card (only for EU and EEA citizens).


Guidelines for the admission of the students of partial studies, the execution, extension and termination of studies at Kaunas University of Technology can be found here.

Check KTU factsheet if you want more information about exchange studies at KTU.

Grading system


Ten-point grading system is applied at the University. Knowledge is evaluated by the following marks:

Passed, failed Mark Meaning of the mark Evaluation criteria
Passed 10 Excellent Excellent, exceptional knowledge and abilities
9 Very good Strong, good knowledge and abilities
8 Good Better than average knowledge and abilities
7 Average Average knowledge and abilities, non-essential mistakes
6 Satisfactory Knowledge and abilities (skills) are lower than average, mistakes
5 Weak Knowledge and abilities (skills) fulfil minimum requirements
Failed 4, 3, 2, 1 Unsatisfactory Minimum requirements are not fulfilled

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.

Before the arrival


After receiving an acceptance letter from KTU, start preparing for your arrival. The most important points are provided below:

  • Visa
  • Health insurance
  • Accommodation

Also check full relocation to Kaunas guide here:


Non-EU citizens coming to Lithuania for exchange studies, e.g. under Erasmus programme, (for 1-2 semesters) have to apply for a national multiple entrance visa prior to arrival to Lithuania. The visa is normally issued in 15 days.

One of the main documents to get D type visa is Mediation certificate of KTU. International Office prepares and sends Mediation certificate together with acceptance letter to the exchange student through the online system.

Visas are issued at the embassies, diplomatic missions or consular offices of the Republic of Lithuania abroad.
Please check the website of the nearest Embassy of Lithuania to get the detailed information about visa application procedure.

 Health insurance

What kind of insurance you need depends on your nationality:

Citizens of EU/EEA Countries

Please acquire an 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.

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



The rooms in the student dormitory are single and double. They are furnished with basic furniture. The linen service is provided for additional fee*. Several rooms on the same floor have to share the kitchen area. Kitchen utensils are not provided; students have to bring them from home or to buy them in Kaunas. Wi-Fi is available in every room (no extra fee). The dormitories are different in their infrastructure (they can be renovated or not).


Monthly rent rates vary depending on the room type ranging from 79,20 to 248,83 EUR / month.


Student accommodation center address:
Studentu st. 69
Student Leisure Centre (ground floor of dormitory No. 3)


Opening hours:
I–IV: 8:00–17:00
V: 8:00–15:45

Mentor guidance


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:

  • provide initial information before the arrival
  • help to adapt and get to know around KTU and Kaunas during your first days in our city

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


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.

Average cost of living for students in Kaunas city

Purpose Amount EUR/month
KTU dormitory 90 – 250
Private rent 250 – 450
Utilities (if living in private rent) 50 – 100
Groceries 200
Meal at restaurant 8 – 15 EUR/meal
Hygiene products 30
Public transportation 6
Entertainment 80

Student life at KTU


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.

Internships at KTU


If you want to apply for an internship at KTU, please check the programmes and institutes of the university which would be the most suitable for you and define what type of internship would you like to carry out.


After checking the available departments, contact  Your application will then be sent to an appropriate faculty for consideration which will then give you an answer on the possibility to do an internship.



Monika Kačenauskienė

Exchange Programmes Manager

International Studies Office
Studentų st. 50 – Student Info Center, LT-51368, Kaunas