Joint doctoral studies in the field of architecture – third cycle university studies designed to prepare highly-qualified architectural researchers who can initiate and implement, design, interpret and develop research based on architectural practice, as well as generate systematic practical and theoretical knowledge for the development of new ideas; apply state-of-the-art knowledge to the advancement of society, culture, or business, thus enabling effective expression in the areas of arts and architectural creation.

Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Art
  • Vilnius Academy of Arts

Doctoral School
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LT-51368, Kaunas


Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
The commemoration of destroyed or partially destroyed historical objects through forms of artistic expression doc. Gintaras Prikockis
doc. dr. Aušra Mlinkauskienė
Design as a strategic tool for policy development and implementation to promote green transition and circular economy prof. dr. Rūta Valušytė state-funded
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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

Persons with a Master’s Degree in Architecture or Arts or equivalent degree of higher education may participate in an open competition for admission to doctoral studies. 


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Application to the VAA rector
  • A copy of Master diploma and diploma supplement in the original language, with the certified translation to English or Lithuanian (Documents issued in English or Lithuanian do not require a translation)
  • Letters of recommendation of two architects and (or) recognized artists (2024)
  • Portfolio (Creative works) and CV (Professional development)
  • Description of the art research project (3000 – 5000 words)
  • List of artistic, scientific and cultural publications (if available) and copies thereof
  • A copy of ID or passport
  • A copy of a document certifying the change of name and/or surname if not all the documents submitted are under the same name and/or surname
  • Receipt of the admission fee
  • Consent regarding processing of personal data


Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients



Description of art research project creative


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Doctoral School
Student Info Center
Studentų st. 50
LT-51368, Kaunas