Master’s studies

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.

 

Admission

Admission of foreign citizens

 

  1. During the institutional admission of foreign citizens, the persons are only admitted to the state non-funded positions of studies at the University to study the full-time study programmes provided in the English language.
  2. The institutional admission of foreign citizens is conducted in two stages: the first stage – for the applicants who want to study from 1 September 2022; the second stage – for the applicants who want to study from 1 February 2023. The beginning of the studies is specified according to the semester in Appendices 5 and 6 of the Admission Rules.
  3. The dates of the admission procedures are established by the Rector’s order and announced on the website – here.
  4. The applications for participation in the competition are only admitted online (electronic application form) on the website at http://apply.ktu.edu.
  5. While submitting an application, it is mandatory to fill in all the required data and submit electronic copies of all the required documents.
  6. The electronic copies of the following documents are submitted while submitting the application for the institutional admission of foreign citizens:
    1. A passport or, in case of the citizen of the European Union, personal ID card;
    2. A valid temporary or permanent residence permit to live in the Republic of Lithuania or another state of the European Union, if the applicant has one;
    3. A photograph for a document;
    4. A maturity certificate and its supplement or other documents certifying secondary education – for admission to the study programmes of the first cycle (Bachelor’s) studies and the study programmes of the second cycle (Master’s) studies; diploma and its supplement – for admission to the study programmes of the second cycle (Master’s) studies;
    5. A certificate of the acknowledgement of the education equivalent to the educational system of the Republic of Lithuania issued by the SKVC if it is received before the submission of the application for studies at the University (if the applicant does not have this certificate, before the submission of the application for studies at the University, the qualification acknowledgement will be performed under the procedure established at the University);
    6. A certificate of the knowledge of the English language;
    7. Other documents certifying education, if any;
    8. Proof of research/artistic activities, if any;
    9. Proof of experience of practical activities;
    10. A document certifying the change of surname or name if not all the submitted documents are issued in the same surname or name.
  7. The documents issued in languages other than Lithuanian or English have to be translated into one of these languages and approved under the procedure stipulated by the law.
  8. The applicant specifies the preferences in the application in descending order of priorities. Indication of the title of the study programme and the study is considered a preference. The applicant can specify up to three preferences in the application.
  9. The International Studies Office is responsible for the transfer (conversion) of the marks if the documents of the acquired education apply an evaluation system other than the one usually used in the Lithuanian educational system. The transfer of the marks is performed according to the guidelines approved by the SKVC (www.skvc.lt) under the procedure established at the University.
  10. An application’s examination begins when the University receives the notification of the paid application fee from the bank.
  11. The information about the procedure of admission and studies of foreign citizens at the University is provided and the consultations regarding the choice of the study programme are provided at the International Studies Office on working days 13:00-17:00. Contacts of the International Studies Office: Studentų St. 50 – Student Info Center, LT-51368 Kaunas; tel.+370 676 42 276 ; email international@ktu.lt.

Admission to state-funded positions

 

  1. The persons who have acquired their education at foreign institutions can be admitted to the state-funded positions of studies under the procedure of competition if they are:
    1. Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, other States of the European Union or the European Economic Area or their family members;
    2. Citizens of the Republic of Lithuania, other States of the European Union or the European Economic Area and stateless persons who have a permanent residence permit for living in the Republic of Lithuania;
    3. Foreigners or Lithuanian origin.
  2. The copies of the following documents are attached to the application:
    1. ID card or passport;
    2. To the persons applying to the first cycle and integrated studies via centralised admission (LAMA PBO) – a certificate of the acknowledgement of the acquired education equivalent to the educational system of the Republic of Lithuania issued by the Study Quality Evaluation Centre (hereinafter – SKVC) and a certificate of the identification of the equivalent subjects and the transfer (conversion) of the evaluation marks;
    3. To the persons applying to the second cycle studies – a certificate of the acknowledgement of the acquired education equivalent to the educational system of the Republic of Lithuania issued by the SKVC if it is received before the submission of the application for studies at the University or a certificate of the qualification acknowledgement issued by the University prepared before the submission of the application for studies at the University;
    4. A certificate of the passed test of the Lithuanian language at level C1 issued by Vilnius University or a certificate of level B2 issued by a competent institution (embassy, municipality school or officially registered Lithuanian community in the country) certifying the knowledge of the Lithuanian language if the studies to which the applicant is applying are organised in the Lithuanian language and the person has not taken the state examination of the Lithuanian language and literature under the educational programme of the international organisation. The document and its official translation has to be submitted in the Lithuanian, English or Russian language;
    5. A certificate certifying the level of the English language issued by IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or another competent institution within the last 2 years if the studies the applicant is applying to are organised in the English language and the person has not taken the state examination of the English language;
    6. A certificate or another document certifying the Lithuanian origin issued by the Lithuanian community of the country from which the applicant arrives or another competent institution (embassy, etc.) if the person is a foreigner of Lithuanian origin. The document and its official translation has to be submitted in the Lithuanian, English or Russian language;
  3. The admission procedures for the persons who comply with the criteria stipulated above are provided in the Admission Rules.
  4. In order to receive more information on application process with state funding possibilities please contact us via international@ktu.lt.

Minimum requirements

  1. The persons complying with the following requirements are eligible for admission to the study programmes of the second cycle studies:
    1. Have a Bachelor’s qualification degree of the first cycle or integrated university studies or a diploma of integrated studies in the fields specified in Appendix 6 to the Admission Rules;
    2. Complying with the additional admission requirements specified in Appendix 6 to the Admission Rules;
    3. A weighted grade point average of the evaluation marks of their Bachelor’s qualification degree is at least 60 %;
    4. If the English language is not the person’s native language, the knowledge of the English language is at least at level C1 according to CEFR, IELTS evaluation of at least 6 if the individual evaluations of all the components are at least 5.5, TOEFL iBT evaluation is at least 85 or equivalent level of other international examinations of the English language determined within the last two years;
    5. Additional requirements can be applied depending on the country in which the applicant has acquired the secondary education (more information is available here).

Composition of entry score

 

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).

Academic recognition of foreign qualificiations

 

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-421 of the Rector of Kaunas University of Technology, on 1 September 2017).

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.

Other useful sites:

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (SKVC)

EAR Manual of HEIs

Application for autumn intake

Start End
Applicants from countries with Lithuania embassy or visa center, European Union countries January 17th July 30th
Applicants from countries without Lithuania embassy or visa center January 17th June 30th
Start of studies September 1st

Application for spring intake

Start End
Applicants from countries with Lithuania embassy or visa center, European Union countries September 30th November 30th
Applicants from countries without Lithuania embassy or visa center September 30th December 15th
Start of studies February 1st

 

Financial information

Payment of the fees

 

  1. The foreign citizens who participate in the institutional admission of foreign citizens have to pay an application fee. The application fee is non-refundable after the registration of the application for participation in the competition. The reference number from the personal invoice of application fee must be indicated in the payment purpose.
  2. Upon the receipt of the invitation to studies, an advance tuition fee for the first year of studies (60 credits) has to be paid within the specified deadline, before making a learning agreement.
  3. The annual price for the first and second cycle and integrated studies to the foreign citizens who agree to pay a full tuition fee is approved by the decree of the University’s Senate and announced on the University’s website – here.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees indicated below applies to students starting studies at KTU on 2022-2023 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 4096€ 68,27€
Engineering Sciences, Technology Sciences, Informatics Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics Sciences study field groups, Medical Technology, Translations study field 4916€ 81,93€
Architecture study field 6187€ 103,12€
 

Scholarships

Scholarship for international applicants

 

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

  • strong academic record
  • motivation.

 

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, 31 July 2022. The receivers of the scholarship will be announced in the middle of August. We will contact those who receive the scholarships individually.

Loyalty programme

Kaunas University of Technology graduates are encouraged to continue their education in the same institution.
international students who successfully finished their Bachelor studies at KTU and applying for Master studies from 2022 autumn intake are eligible to get tuition fee discounts to continue their studies here.

Scholarship for Master degree students

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 (420 EUR) and free of charge studies are offered for the nationals of

  • the Republic of Armenia,
  • Georgia,
  • the Republic of Azerbaijan,
  • the Republic of Moldova,
  • the Republic of Ukraine,
  • Belarus
  • foreign citizens of Lithuanian origin.

A monthly scholarship (420 EUR) is offered for the nationals of

  • the People’s Republic of China,
  • the State of Israel,
  • Japan,
  • the Republic of South Korea

 

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 9th May 2022 (1st selection round).

 

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:

  • Applicant’s motivation (30 %);
  • The level of command of the language of instruction (20 %);
  • Academic achievements (50 %).

Full list of requirements, important dates and other relevant information can be found here.

Talent scholarship

 

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.

Erasmus+ scholarship

 

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).

Incentive scholarship

 

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:

  • Participation in international and/or national scientific conferences, seminars, Olympiads, projects or other events
  • Representation of the University at international and/or national sport, art and/or competitions of public organisations, conventions or another kind of events

One-time target scholarships are awarded to students by Vice-Dean’s order, authorised by Rector, of by Dean’s order, authorised by Rector.One-time Incentive Scholarship amount is up to 114 EUR.

Social scholarship

 

One-time Social Scholarships are awarded to the students, who are in a difficult financial situation due to:

  • Illness,
  • Illness or death of a family member,
  • Natural disaster or loss of property,
  • In other exceptional cases.

The scholarship amount is up to 800 EUR.

Accommodation grant

 

KTU students,  who have difficult financial or social situation, can apply for dormitory Accommodation Grant. Applied monthly Accommodation Grant for one person at the dormitory is determined by the commission. Application can be submitted until 20th day of each month in the Academic Information System (AIS). The documents which have to be submitted:

  • application
  • certificate regarding family situation
  • certificate regarding salary and other compensations payed for person/family
  • any other documents proving the financial/social situation of student
 

F.A.Q. Master's studies

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.

Each case is very individual and since all of the educational documents are sent to the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, the whole process might take a little longer. We do inform students as soon as we receive any updates from the relevant institution.

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/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).

Yes, KTU has several dormitories, where the students can stay.. Please find more information here: https://dormitory.ktu.edu/

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.

Accommodation is not included in the tuition fee; therefore, it has to be covered at your own cost. More information on KTU dormitories can be found here: https://dormitory.ktu.edu/

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/.

Yearly price for full time Master level studies is 4787 EUR for technological programmes and 3989 EUR for social sciences and business studies. There is also a possibility to receive a partial tuition fee waiver.

All of the documents must be submitted through our application system http://apply.ktu.edu and evaluated. Once the application is reviewed, the documents are sent to the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education. After the consultation with the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, the Final decision regarding the admission will be made.

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.

 

Contacts

International Studies Office

Studentų st. 50 – Student Info Center, Kaunas, LT-51368
Email address: international@ktu.lt