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Physics

Joint doctoral programme with the University of Southern Denmark (coordinating institution: Kaunas University of Technology)

Double degree programme with Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan

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

Objective of doctoral studies in Physics is the development of highly qualified researchers in the field of physics, who are able to conduct scientific research for solution of critical problems.
This joint doctoral programme provides doctoral students with competences and knowledge in the areas of condensed matter, interaction of radiation and matter, optical spectroscopy; the programme offers a wide range of topics and general experimental and theoretical research in the areas of meso, micro and nano structures, photonic structures, including their formation, analysis and application in plasmonics, bio sensors and alternative energy. Research involves the use of new functional materials, modern technologies (electron-beam lithography, reactive plasma etching, and holographic lithography) and progressive research methods (spectroscopic ellipsometry, Raman scattering, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, ultra-rapid process spectroscopy, etc.).

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

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 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)
  • 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 (see academic recognition)
  • 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 research proposal on the selected topic
  • 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, 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 Bachelor’s diploma supplement

0,1

Weighted grade point average of the Master’s diploma supplement

0,25

Research experience

Research experience is evaluated: publications (in the publications referred in the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database, conference proceedings) and research experience (participation in research projects, research funded by the Research Council of Lithuania and/or other institutions, winners of the competitions organised by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and/or other scientific and innovation organisations, oral or poster presentations at national and international conferences)

0,4

Research proposal on the selected topic for admission

0,1

Recommendations by scientists

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

0,05

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

0,1

 

 

 

Study programme modules