Master’s studies are the second cycle studies. The individuals who have graduated from the bachelor’s (first cycle) or integrated (bachelor’s and master’s) studies and comply with other requirements set out by the University are admitted to these studies. The volume of the study programmes is 90 or 120 study credits; the duration of full-time studies is 1.5 or 2 years. The studies are completed by the master’s final degree project and the graduates are awarded the master’s qualification degree equivalent of the level seven of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework and providing the right to perform professional activities and/or continue studies in the doctoral (third cycle) studies. The list of the master’s study programmes offered by the University is available here.
The entry score of the applicants to the study programmes of the second cycle studies consists of the weighted grade point average of the evaluations of the subjects provided in the diploma supplement of their first cycle studies (weighted coefficient – 0.7); if the applicant has any – evaluation of research activities (scientific publications, presentations at scientific conferences, participation in exhibitions, work in the students‘ scientific society, work in research group, etc.) or artistic activities (publishing or realisation of the works of art, participation in art exhibitions and architectural competitions) in a ten-point grading scale (weighted coefficient – 0.2) and a mandatory motivation assessment in a ten-point grading scale (weighted coefficient – 0.1).
Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is appointed by the Ministry of Education and Science of Lithuania for a recognition of foreign qualifications for the purposes of further studies at KTU.
Academic recognition refers to determining the academic value of a qualification, i.e. it determines whether the foreign qualification, in principle, meets general academic requirements for a similar qualification in Lithuania.
The recognition of foreign qualifications procedure at the University is being fulfilled according to the Guidelines of the Procedure for Assessment of Education and Qualifications Concerning Higher Education and Acquired under Educational Programmes of Foreign States and International Organizations (approved by the Order No. A-126 of the Rector of Kaunas University of Technology, on 6 of April 2022).
Academic recognition is carried out in accordance with the Lisbon Recognition Convention and its subsidiary documents. Additional information is available at: https://www.enic-naric.net/the-lisbon-recognition-convention.aspx. The principles of the Convention have been transferred into the Guidelines of the Procedure for Academic Recognition of KTU.
Full information on academic recognition.
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|Application period||January 16th||June 30th|
|Start of studies||September 1st|
Tuition fees indicated below applies to students starting studies at KTU on 2023-2024 academic year.
|Study field/group of study fields||Price/year||Price/credit|
|Business and Public Administration study field groups, Economics, Political Sciences, Communication, Sociology, Philosophy study fields||4295€||71,58€|
|Engineering Sciences, Technology Sciences, Informatics Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Education Sciences study field groups, Medical Technology, Translations study field||5157€||85,95€|
|Architecture study field||6495€||108,25€|
Kaunas University of Technology offers full or partial tuition fee waiver for candidates with outstanding results depending on their chosen study programme.
Awarded to students with
These scholarships are open to all international applicants.
All perspective students who submitted their application through University’s application system (https://apply.ktu.edu/) will automatically become candidates to receive scholarship.
The application for full tuition fee waivers closes together with the latest deadline of application for studies, 30 June 2023. The receivers of the scholarship will be announced latest in the middle of July. We will contact those who receive the scholarships individually.
The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania offers Lithuanian state scholarships for full-time Master degree studies to study at Lithuanian higher education institutions for the nationals of selected countries.
A monthly scholarship (490 EUR) and free of charge studies are offered for the nationals of:
A monthly scholarship (490 EUR) is offered for the nationals of:
Submit your application to study Master’s at KTU on apply.ktu.edu and get acceptance letter*;
Apply for the scholarship HERE.
* If you are still a bachelor’s degree student, transcript of academic record is accepted instead of bachelor’s degree certificate.
Application deadline for 2023 intake is May 22.
Selection of the candidates
All eligible and complete applications are assessed by experts. The final decision on granting support to candidates will be based on:
Full list of requirements, important dates and other relevant information can be found here.
University’s Talent Scholarships are awarded to the most active students, who achieve exceptional results in their studies, research or art projects, who are active in extra-curricular activities in the areas of business, innovations and social activities that promote KTU name.All bachelor‘s and master‘s students, as well as integrated and non-degree studies students can participate in the Talent Scholarship competition, except for the bachelor‘s students in their first year’s first semester.
Amount of the University’s Talent Scholarship is 250 EUR per month. The total amount of support allocated per semester is 1,000 EUR.
The Erasmus+ Programme is an initiative run by the European Union (EU). Erasmus+ provides opportunities for students to study or gain work experience in a different European country while completing a degree.As an Erasmus+ student you can spend up to 12 month abroad and receive a scholarship from 520 EUR to 450 EUR per month (the amount depends on the host country).
Nominal Sponsor Scholarships and the scholarships established by companies are awarded to active students who achieve high academic results.Sponsor Scholarship awardees are being selected by competition, which procedure is defined in the scholarship establishment contract and approved by sponsors or by University’s Rector. Competition for Sponsor Scholarships is being announced in spring and autumn.
One-time Incentive Scholarship is being awarded for active promotion of the University‘s name by taking part in various activities. The awardees are being named by Faculty Dean’s order and authorised by the Rector.One-time target scholarships are awarded for a purposeful activity representing University:
One-time target scholarships are awarded to students by Vice-Dean’s order, authorised by Rector, of by Dean’s order, authorised by Rector.
KTU students, who are living in the non-renovated dormitories, who have difficult material or social situation and do not pay more than 96 Eur for a room can apply for a dormitory accommodation grant.
Documents to be submitted:
2. documents, supporting the circumstances indicated in the request:
2.1. certificate on family composition
2.2. certificate on family’s and (or) person’s calculated and paid salary and other benefits (from the municipality)
2.3. other documents supporting student’s material and/or social status
Applied monthly Accommodation Grant for one person at the dormitory is determined by the commission.
Scanned documents have to be submitted in your AIS by the 20th of each month at the latest.
Eligibility of a candidate is assessed once the documents are submitted on our Online Application System (https://apply.ktu.edu/) and the application has been reviewed. You may find all of the entry requirements in the description of each study program. The country specific requirements can be found here: https://admissions.ktu.edu/academic-recognition/#country-specific-requirements.
Once the application fee has been paid and confirmed, the application is reviewed within 2 – 3 working days. Also, you will be informed about any further steps, required documents and online tests.
Minimum average grade (CGPA) should be no less than 60 % in each entry subject.
You can apply for the Visa as soon as the Final Acceptance Letter and a Mediation letter have been issued. Please note that Conditional Letter does not grant you with the opportunity to start the Visa process.
We do have several scholarship options for KTU students. Please see them here: https://admissions.ktu.edu/master/#scholarships
Kaunas University of Technology offers free of charge Bachelor or Master studies for the candidates with outstanding results (students with a strong academic record and motivation). These scholarships are open to all international applicants. All perspective students who submitted their applications will automatically become candidates to receive this type of scholarship.
The results of the scholarship will be announced, once the application period is closed and all of the applications are reviewed and evaluated.
In order to transfer your studies to KTU, you need to be eligible and provide the necessary documents. First of all, you have to ask your current university to provide you with a transcript of records and course descriptions, in order for the relevant Faculty to compare the programmes accordingly. Once you have the necessary documents collected, please apply through our application system http://apply.ktu.edu, submit all the required documents and pay the application fee (100 EUR).Once you will do this, your application will be reviewed and the decision will be made.
Please keep in mind that you need to submit your previous qualification documents as well.
Accepted proof of proficiency for MA study programmes:
Cambridge English, IELTS, TOEFL or other equivalent IELTS ≥6, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, IESOL C1, or equivalent or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) standardised admission test.
If your previous studies have been fully in English and it is indicated in your degree certificate, transcript of records, or confirmation from the school, an additional English test may not be required.
If an applicant does not have any official English test result, KTU may do an online examination free of charge..
Yes, KTU does offer intensive English preparatory courses. You can find description of the programme here: https://apply.ktu.edu/courses/course/81-prep-course-intensive-english-language-preparatory-course-a1–b2.
Please keep in mind, that the preparatory courses are linked with the full degree programmes. Meaning, if you will start a preparatory course with us, you will also need to continue your degree studies at our university and meet the requirements of the study programme you would like to join after the English course. In your application on https://apply.ktu.edu/ please add English preparatory classes to your application together with the study programme you would like to study.
As per Visa and University requirements, the tuition fee must be covered for the first academic year, prior to your arrival to Lithuania. From the 2nd year the tuition fee can be paid in instalments (once per semester).
You can reserve a place at the KTU dormitory once you will receive login data to the University’s Academic Information System. Usually this data is provided a couple of weeks before the start of the semester.
No, the tuition fee only covers the fee for your studies and does not include accommodation or food.
The applications are opened twice a year. The first application period starts from the mid of January for Autumn Intake (school year starts in September). The second application period starts at the beginning of October for Spring Intake (school year starts in February).
Yes, it is possible to ask for a refund of the tuition fees in case of Visa refusal. Please note that after filling the refund form, it may take up to one or two months for the refund to reach your account.
Yes, a 100% refund could be done before the start of the school year. It may not be possible to get a 100% refund, if you have already started your studies. Each case is individually evaluated by the relevant faculty.
Yes, at the beginning of studies each freshman will receive an e-mail from a mentor, who will help out to get acquainted with the city and the student life.
We have a Study@KTU Ambassadors program, where our current students and alumni are ready to answer questions about the studies and share their experiences about living in Lithuania. You can contact them here: https://admissions.ktu.edu/ambassadors/.
As per Visa requirements, the tuition fee must be covered for the first academic year, prior to your arrival to Lithuania. If the tuition fee is not paid, you are not provided with a mediation letter for the visa application.
If there is no Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in your country, you can apply for the Visa directly through VFS Global Visa Centre. Please find more information here: https://www.vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html.
If your country is included in the Hague Convention your documents can be certified with an Apostille.
If your country is not included in the Hague Convention and your documents cannot be certified with an Apostille, you need to proceed with the double legalization. First, your document must be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the document was issued. Second, after arriving to Lithuania you need to legalize your certificate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Lithuania. You may find detailed information about the procedure here.
Yes, KTU Centre of Foreign languages organises Lithuanian language courses for foreigners. Duration of the courses: 40 academic hours (2 academic hours 2 times a week). Classes are taught by KTU lecturers.