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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.).

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

Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Formation and investigation of thin film heterostructures of multiferroic magnetoelectrics doc. dr. Vytautas STANKUS state non-funded
Bismuth titanate thin film synthesis and characterization doc. dr. Aleksandras ILJINAS state non-funded
The formation and characterization of metal doped diamond-like carbon films prof. dr. Liutauras MARCINAUSKAS state non-funded
The Mechanisms of Mass Transfer Processes during Plasma nitriding of Alloys prof. habil. dr. Arvaidas GALDIKAS state non-funded
Photoelectric characteristics of the directly synthesized graphene/Si heterojunctions vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS state non-funded
2D nanostructures of noble metallic nanoparticles for nanophotonics applications
prof. habil. dr. Sigitas TAMULEVIČIUS state non-funded
Investigations of the properties of directly synthesized graphene sensors vyr.m.d. dr. Šarūnas MEŠKINIS 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 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 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 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, 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 Bachelor’s diploma supplement


Weighted grade point average of the Master’s diploma supplement


Research experience

Research experience demonstrated by publications (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)


Research proposal


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 for





Study programme modules