Possibilities to attain European PhD (Doctor Europeus) in partnership with PCAM (Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials Network)

Objective of doctoral study programme in chemistry is training doctors of science, who are ready for research career, able to work as scientists and educators. The programme aims to expand their knowledge in chemistry and related fields, at the same time developing their skills of critical thinking, creativity, training their ability to seek original and independent solutions.
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

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


Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Tumor-on-a-chip: Development and research of a cancer investigation platform prototype
vyr.m.d. dr. Edvinas Krugly state-funded
Preparation and characterisation of bioactive scaffolds with encapsulated cell-stimulating growth factors
doc. dr. Odeta Baniukaitienė state-funded
Synthesis and investigation of the electron-transporting materials for perovskite solar cells
vyresn.m.d. dr. Artiom Magomedov state-funded
Evaluation of various microalgal strains as sources of edible protein and bioactive peptides
doc. dr. Michail Syrpas state-funded
Formation and study of metal chalcogenide layers on the surface of various substrates
doc. dr. Remigijus Ivanauskas state-funded
Preparation, characterization and application of metal sulfide composites
prof. dr. Ingrida Ancutienė state-funded
Synthesis and investigation of N-aryl substituted amino acids and their derivatives with azole and azine moiety
prof. habil. dr. Vytautas Mickevičius state-funded
Novel hybrid perovskite compositions for application in solar cells
vyresn.m.d. dr. Kasparas Rakštys state-funded
Synthesis, structure and properties of new five/six-membered heterocyclic compounds prof. habil. dr. Algirdas Šačkus state-funded
Design, synthesis and investigation of novel pyrazole-containing compounds prof. dr. Eglė Arbačiauskienė state-funded
Nauji elektroaktyvūs dariniai organiniams šviesą emituojantiems diodams
prof. dr. Saulius Grigalevičius state-funded
Extraction, characterization and utilization of pectin from plant-based waste and by-products of food processing
doc. dr. Milda Pukalskienė state-funded
Studies of self-assembling biopolymeric derivatives
prof. dr. Ramunė Rutkaitė state-funded
Characterization of the phytochemical composition and functional properties of rosebay willowherb (Chamaenerion angustifolium) extracts
doc. dr. Vaida Kitrytė-Syrpa state-funded
Synthesis, investigation and application of hole-transporting organic electroactive compounds in optoelectronic devices vyresn.m.d. dr. Viktorija Andrulevičienė 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 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 Chemistry and Chemical Engineering completed during I and II cycle University studies ≥ 30

2. An applicant must provide bachelor qualification diploma and it’s supplement

3. One of the submitted recommendations has to be written by the supervisor of the topic


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Application indicating the science field, the topic and the form of funding(online)*
  • Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diploma or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified) and the certificate of recognition if higher education qualification acquired abroad (the sum of ECTS credits for the subjects in the fields of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering completed during the first and second cycle University studies is ≥ 30)
  • 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 with a full bibliographic description and copies thereof; if no research works by the applicant are presented, the applicant is required to present a research paper whose topic is consistent with the dissertation topic indicated in the applicant’s application (if the applicant applies to two dissertation topics, two individual research papers have to be submitted)
  • A copy of a valid personal document: a passport (for citizens of all countries) or an ID card (only for citizens of the European Union)
  • A copy of the receipt of the application fee payment (50 EUR for EU citizens, and 120 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

* The applicant can select no more than 2 (two) research fields and no more than 2 (two) topics per science field.

Participation in motivational interview  (Kaunas University of Technology, Studentų g. 50, Kaunas, Lithuania or online)

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)


Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Weighted grade point average of the Master’s diploma supplement


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)


Recommendations by scientists

One of the submitted recommendations has to be written by the supervisor of the topic


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





Study programme modules





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