Chemistry

The study program lasts 4 years and is completed by a public defense of doctoral dissertation. The program of study is adapted to the needs of individual students, depending on their prior training and research interests. Study and research opportunities for doctoral students are comprehensive and interdisciplinary, covering inorganic, organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, computational, and theoretical chemistry, food chemistry, materials chemistry, atmospheric and environmental chemistry. Research is typically started during the first year of study. However, during the first two years of studies, PhD students also have to take doctoral modules in broad areas or special topics (30 ECTS in total). Subsequent years focus on thesis research only and writing the dissertation. Original research, performed under the direction of a supervisor and consultants, plays a major role in this degree. The ground of the final dissertation has to be based on at least 2 published original scientific publications (one of them may be accepted only for publication) in high rank international chemistry or material science journals, where the PhD student must be the first author of the article, and the corresponding presentations in international scientific conferences.

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Code N003
Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science

 

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Synthesis and investigation of azoles and azines
prof. habil. dr. Vytautas MICKEVIČIUS state non-funded
Valorisation of poorly studied plant species by evaluating their phytochemical composition and functional properties prof. dr. Petras Rimantas VENSKUTONIS state non-funded
Leaching of metals and organic compounds from fine fraction of waste treatment residues: influencing factors and environmental impact prof. dr. Gintaras DENAFAS state non-funded
Synthesis and properties of novel polysaccharide derivatives for medical applications
doc. dr. Ramunė RUTKAITĖ state non-funded
Design, synthesis of new heterocyclic amino acid derivatives and investigation of structure and properties
doc. dr. Vilija Kederienė state non-funded
Synthesis, investigation and applications of organic semiconductors
v.m.d. dr. Dalius GUDEIKA state non-funded
Formation and Study Metal Chalcogenide Layers on the Polymer Surface
doc. dr. Remigijus IVANAUSKAS state non-funded
Aza-heterocyclic amino acids: synthesis, properties investigation, structural investigation m.d. dr. Greta RAGAITĖ state non-funded
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Minimum requirements

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

Applicants to the doctoral program in the field of science are accepted by competition according to the competition score. Minimum Competition Score 7,5

Additional conditions: A sum of ECTS credits of the subjects in the fields of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry completed during I and II cycle University studies ≥ 30

 

Application procedure

Application and the following documents are submitted online at apply.ktu.edu

  • Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations by two researchers of the relevant science field (one of the recommendations must be written by the supervisor of the research topic the candidate is applying for)
  • A list of the research works (this list is submitted with full bibliographic description) along with copies of the research works (or a research paper on the topic (-s) consistent with the dissertation topic (-s) indicated in the candidate’s application, if a candidate does not have any research works)
  • A copy of the passport personal data page, or a copy of the ID card
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens)
  • A certificate issued by IELTS, TOEFL, CERF or any other competent institution within the last 2 years certifying the level of the English language if the candidate is not a graduate of the first or second cycle studies conducted in the English language

Participation in motivational interview  (Kaunas University of Technology, K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)

 

Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Research experience

Research experience in ten-point grading system (The evaluation of the research experience includes the candidate’s scientific publications or the research paper, other research experience, scientific qualifications, the compliance of the scientific publications and research experience with the topic of doctoral studies)

0,3

Weighted grade point average of the diploma supplement

0,5

Motivational interview, including evaluation of the knowledge of a foreign language

0,15

Recommendations by scientists

One of the recommendations must be written by the supervisor of the research topic the candidate is applying for

0,05

 

 

 

 


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