EXCHANGE STUDENTS

Come to KTU as an exchange student and to spend 1 or 2 semesters in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes on the basis of Erasmus+ agreements, Bilateral agreements between universities, State scholarships under international agreements.

Exchange students

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 http://incoming.ktu.edu 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 1

Spring semester – November 1

Required documents:

  1. Learning agreement:
    Erasmus+exchange students coming to KTU must use the OLA (Online Learning Agreement). You can do so here: https://www.learning-agreement.eu/ Please wait for a confirmation from the coordinator that everything is alright, before signing the OLA
     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).

 

In case you would like to write your thesis / final degree project at KTU, please fill the following document:

NOTE!

  • You can save your online application at any time and continue to work on it at a later stage if you wish so.
  • After the supporting documents are prepared/signed, they have to be scanned and saved on your computer.
  • Scanned documents have to be uploaded in your online application.
  • No documents have to be sent by post.
  • You can apply for the accommodation in KTU dormitory by filling appropriate part of online application form.

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 4321 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.

Spring 2020/2021

Process Start End
Welcome Week 25-01-2021 29-01-2021
Lecture period 01-02-2021 31-05-2021
Spring holidays 05-04-2021 11-04-2021
Exams session 01-06-2021 30-06-2021

Autumn 2021/2022

Process Start End
Welcome Week 26-08-2021 31-08-2021
Lecture period 01-09-2020 23-12-2021
Winter holidays 24-12-2021 02-01-2022
Exams session 03-01-2022 31-01-2022

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

Visa

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.


Accommodation

KTU offers dormitory accommodation where a student can have a shared room (2 or 3 people), may use the kitchen, laundry, internet and other facilities. Monthly rent rates vary depending on the room type ranging from €90 to €140.

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 per month for a flat (1–3 rooms).

Meet & Greet

 

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
  • meet you in the airport, train or bus station
  • 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.

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 incoming@ktu.lt.  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.

Contacts

 

Monika Kačenauskienė

Exchange Programmes Manager

International Studies Office
K. Donelaičio St. 73, room 104, LT-44029 Kaunas
e-mail monika.kacenauskiene@ktu.lt
Phone: +37067642274

 

Coordinators at the Faculties
(Responsible people to sign Learning Agreements)

Dovilė Sinkevičiūtė Faculty of Chemical Technology dovile.sinkeviciute@ktu.lt
Assoc prof. Aušra Mlinkauskienė Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture ausra.mlinkauskiene@ktu.lt
Miglė Svygrienė Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering migle.svygriene@ktu.lt
Gintarė Lukoševičiūtė Faculty of Informatics gintare.lukoseviciute@ktu.lt
Miglė Drūlytė Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences migle.drulyte@ktu.lt
Sigita Urbanavičiūtė Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design sigita.urbanaviciute@ktu.lt
Audronė Daubarienė Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities audrone.daubariene@ktu.lt
Brigita Stanikūnienė Panevėžys Faculty of Technologies and Business brigita.stanikuniene@ktu.lt
Ieva Likadzijauskė School of Economics and Business ieva.likadzijauske@ktu.lt