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Civil Engineering

Double degree programme with the University of Bologna, Italy

The programme aims to educate the best qualified scientists and educators of civil engineering for Kaunas University of Technology and other institutions of higher education; to prepare researchers, who are able to carry out actual problem-solving oriented research in the construction area, for the companies and administrations of construction sector.
Doctoral dissertation topics in civil engineering research are relevant in Lithuania and abroad, they are linked with research activities of Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Institute of Architecture and Construction. The doctoral programme corresponds to the main fields of researches: increase of the energy efficiency of buildings, designing and researches of building’s constructions, development and research of new building materials, construction technology and management. All necessary equipment and facilities for research are present in the departments. Most PhD students are accepted for part-time work in the departments or institutes during the period of their doctoral studies. During the study period, PhD students gain practical experience of research, processing and future application of their results. PhD students have an opportunity to communicate with representatives of the manufactures; consequently, they get comprehensive practical information about materials and products. Most of doctoral students of the civil engineering science carry out a part of their studies and research in foreign scientific and educational institutions.

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

Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
The reinforcement shadows on the visible surface of precast concrete element
prof. dr. Mindaugas DAUKŠYS state non-funded
The systems of alkali activated materials under elevated temperatures prof. dr. Danutė VAIČIUKYNIENĖ state non-funded
Synthesis of artificial aggregates suitable for concrete and roads with ash from cogeneration plants, and research of properties of these aggregates prof. dr. Vitoldas VAITKEVIČIUS state non-funded
Next-generation building performance systems for improving perceived indoor conditions, schoolchildren performance and wellbeing
prof. dr. Lina ŠEDUIKYTĖ state non-funded
Development of Sustainable Usage of Natural Resources in Building Engineering Systems
prof. dr. Tadas ŽDANKUS state non-funded
Investigation of performance and durability of sealing tapes for building airtightness accomplishment
v.m.d. dr. Vaida DOBILAITĖ state non-funded
Investigation of textile waste utilization for interior decoration panels
v.m.d. dr. Milda JUCIENĖ state non-funded
Optimization of area of transparent partitions of Energy-efficient residential buildings
v.m.d. dr. Raimondas BLIŪDŽIUS state non-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 8.0

Additional condition: 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 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 research proposal on the topic selected for admission
  • 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

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)


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


Research proposal





Study programme modules