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.

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

Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Synthesis and properties of electroactive materials for organic light emitting diodes
prof. dr. Saulius GRIGALEVIČIUS state-funded
Design, synthesis of new heterocyclic amino acid derivatives and investigation of structure and properties doc. dr. Vilija Kederienė state-funded
Synthesis and investigation of azoles and azines prof. habil. dr. Vytautas MICKEVIČIUS state-funded
Synthesis, investigation and application of organic compounds exhibitting TADF effect
dr. Dalius GUDEIKA state-funded
Studies of self-assembling biopolymeric amphiphiles and their properties
doc. dr. Ramunė RUTKAITĖ state-funded
Synthesis and investigation of hole transporting organic molecules for hybrid solar cells
prof. dr. Vytautas GETAUTIS state-funded
Synthesis and investigation of hole transporting enamines for perovskite based solar cells
prof. dr. Vytautas GETAUTIS state-funded
Fibrous pharmaceutical delivery systems
vyr.m.d. dr. Edvinas KRUGLY state-funded
Design, synthesis and investigation of novel heterocyclic compounds doc. dr. Eglė ARBAČIAUSKIENĖ state-funded
Valorisation of poorly studied plant species by evaluating their phytochemical composition and functional properties
prof. dr. Petras Rimantas VENSKUTONIS state-funded
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Entry requirements

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:
1. 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
2. A recommendation by the supervisor of the topic to which the candidate is applying


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Filled in application form (online on
  • 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 that the candidate is applying to)
  • 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)


Weighted grade point average of the  Master’s diploma supplement


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


Recommendations by scientists

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





Study programme modules