Food Science and Technology

Providing people with safe and healthy quality foods daily is one of the most important global challenges that food scientists and technologists are facing today.

By studying BSc of Food Science and Technology at KTU, you will gain all the skills necessary for a future food technologist – students in this program are deepening their knowledge in food chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, technology and engineering. Also, you will be able to integrate this knowledge with fundamentals of entrepreneurship and economics.

Food Science and Technology is one of the few bachelor level programs in the field of food technology in Lithuania, and the only one which has been awarded the international EQAS-Food Label quality mark. KTU is the only university in the Baltic States offering studies accredited with this quality mark on an international level.

Students of this program gain practical skills while working together with experienced food technologists, and being involved in real-life problem solving. Students have access to modern food technology labs, which are provided with pilot-scale technological lines used to model and perform various technological processes

The graduates of this program are valued by the employers for their unique mix of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in food technologies, food engineering, food chemistry, and microbiology.

Freshmen enrolled to state-funded studies are candidates to receive 150 Euros monthly scholarship established by the Ministry of Agriculture.

Location Kaunas
Faculty of Chemical Technology
Cycle First cycle
Field Food Technology
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 4 y. (day-time; on-campus)
Degree awarded Bachelor of Technological Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 3836 €

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


Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.


Score structure

Subject Coefficient Type
First subject



Final exam

Second subject

Chemistry or Physics or Biology

or Information Technologies or Geography


Final exam

Third subject

English language


Final exam


Tuition fee

The indicated tuition fee is applied to 2024-2025 academic year.

Full-time studies 3836 €
Price per credit 63,93 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3836 €
Price per credit 63,93 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Module of the study programme by semesters


Nutrients – structure, properties, functions in food, functions in human organism, analysis methods
Micro-organisms – structure, properties, prevalence in food, biochemical processes
Technologies – design, organisation, production, ensuring of safety and quality, food additives
Engineering – facilities, processes, systems
Design of food product technologies and organisation of production Design of catering product technologies and organisation of production Management of food safety and quality Physical, chemical, and microbiological analysis of food




Why @KTU?

Competences of a future expert

This program is targeting technological, engineering, and life sciences, so you will acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and competences vital for developing new food products. Knowledge, obtain though the studies, will be easily combined with entrepreneurship as you will be able to evaluate the impact of technological processes and products on environment and people.

Contribute to established companies
Why @KTU?

Challenges that allow you to grow

You will be implementing theoretical knowledge gained through the program to solve real-life problems – this way you will be able to share your skills even before joining the job market. As a result, you will obtain a thorough knowledge of overall food chain, from food production, safety and quality, to distribution and consumption.

Why @KTU?

Graduates easily find jobs

Food industry is one of the most important and largest economic sectors in Lithuania. The employers value the graduates of this program due to their knowledge as well as practical skills. In fact, the majority of potential employers are the graduates of this programme themselves.

Product and service development

Are you interested in creating real products and services while studying? It is now possible to test yourself by getting involved in a product development project (PDP). During the project, you will work in teams, collaborating with KTU researchers and social partners. While solving current, relevant problems you will improve your teamwork, project management, and problem-solving skills, deepen professional knowledge and expand your career opportunities.



After graduating, you will be able to:
  • analyze, model, design and install technologies for food and catering products, organize, execute and manage production processes and assure product safety and quality;
  • follow and analyze innovations in food science and technologies, apply latest knowledge and design skills in development and implementation of food technologies projects for improvement of nutritional value, quality and safety of products;
  • plan, perform and analyze research of food and catering products’ composition, quality and safety, use modern technological, analytical and software equipment;
  • apply principles of good laboratory practice, work effectively both individually and in team, understand the impact of technological and engineering solutions to the public and environment.
You will gain competences of:
  • analysis of composition and properties of food substance, its function in the food and function in the human organism;
  • knowledge of composition, properties of microorganisms, their occurrence in food, biochemical processes;
  • establishment and assurance of production methods, material and quality standards;
  • design of food and catering companies, organization of production, knowledge of food industry equipment, processes and systems.

You may become

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Organisation and control of technological production processes.
  • Preparation of technological documents, understanding of processing standards, technical specifications in accordance with professional integrity and standards of ethics.
  • Quality assurance and control of the manufactured products.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Implementation of preventive programmes and strategies related to food safety, quality of water, polluted and dangerous substances.
  • Planning of nutrition and menus, supervision of preparation and serving of food, monitoring of the amount and quality of the food eaten.
  • Performance of research works of nutrition, dissemination of their results in scientific conferences and other events.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Knowledge of quality standards and processes, assurance of labelling and other requirements.
  • Assessment of quality indicators in the specific company’s performance, preparation of recommendations.
  • Control of compliance with sanitation-hygiene standards.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Control of raw materials, materials used in production, technological process and quality of finished products.
  • Establishment of control standards and procedures for insurance of safety of employees and chemical production operations.
  • Processing of laboratory documents in accordance with the regulations on document preparation and storage.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Creation of new products, their development and introduction in production.
  • Coordination of the process of product creation with production and commercial divisions.
  • Search for innovations and their testing.




Tadas Aleknavičius

Tadas Aleknavičius

Product Development Senior Manager at Fazer Bakery Baltic


Many of the management positions at Fazer Lietuva are occupied by KTU graduates who have studied food technology. Their diverse theoretical knowledge complemented with practical skills allows them to work successfully in a team with specialists from various fields, creating healthy and safe food products, expanding the production capacity of companies and opening new markets for Lithuanian food products. It is very valuable that KTU invites practising food technologists and market leaders to to give lectures and training. The understanding of food technologists educated at KTU of the demands that today's consumers have for food producers is the most direct way to a successful career.

Remigijus Žiaukas

Remigijus Žiaukas

Director of Genba Taste JSC


Working in the field of food ingredient distribution and implementing innovative technological solutions in Lithuanian food industry companies, we have to cooperate with a wide range of food industry professionals - technologists, product development managers, production directors. In many cases, these important positions are successfully filled by KTU graduates of food technology studies with high competence in food technology, good knowledge of chemical processes in food and the ability to develop innovative food products. The valuable knowledge gained during their studies at KTU creates a strong foundation for further development and a successful career in food industry.





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