Transport Engineering

Joint doctoral studies with Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (coordinating institution), Klaipėda University, and Vytautas Magnus University.

Joint doctoral studies in the research field of transport engineering are being carried out in the following areas: dynamics of weapons systems, creation of means of transportation, analysis of dynamic processes of trains, analysis of transport systems, mechanics of aircraft design. Most of doctoral students complete part of their studies or research at foreign research and educational institutions.

Cycle Third cycle
Language Lithuanian, English
Duration 4 y.
Degree awarded Doctor of Science
  • Vytautas Magnus University
  • Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
  • Klaipėda University

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


Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

Individuals with a master’s degree in transport engineering, aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, marine engineering, business or a related field or an equivalent qualification may participate in an open competition for admission to doctoral studies.

Applicants must achieve a minimum competitive score of 6.5. Those who score below the minimum competitive score are ineligible to apply for state-funded doctoral study positions.


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  •  application form[1]
  • a diploma confirming a master’s degree or a qualification corresponding to it and its supplement (the diploma and supplement are returned after completing the documents); if the diploma was obtained at a foreign university, a certificate of recognition of the higher education qualification obtained abroad issued by the Study Quality Assessment Center (SKVC) or VILNIUS TECH International Studies Center, must be submitted together with the diploma
  • curriculum vitae
  • one or more recommendations from scientists are required, with one of them being the recommendation-consent of the scientific supervisor of the dissertation topic to which the applicant is applying. The recommendations should be prepared within the same calendar year as the admission to doctoral studies
  • a list of scientific publications and their copies. If there are no existing publications a research proposal based on the specified topic in the application or a research paper based on the dissertation topic specified in the application (up to 30 pages)
  •  a copy of the bank transfer receipt as proof of payment for the tuition fee
  • a copy of a passport or a copy of an identity card
  • foreign applicants, who intend to study in English, are required to submit proof of English proficiency, such as an IELTS (score of 5.5 points), a TOEFL (score of 70 points), or a Duolingo certificate indicating a B2 level of English (issued no more than 3 years ago). However, if the first or second-cycle studies were completed in English, the English proficiency certificate is not required
  • consent for the processing of personal data at VILNIUS TECH

Participation in motivational interview

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)


Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

KB = 0.15 × TB + 0.15 × VB + 0.7 × PB

TB – represents the evaluation of the novelty, relevance, and alignment of the dissertation topic with the priority scientific research areas of the department (subdivision) by the doctoral committee in a relevant science field (with a maximum score of 10 points


VB – score evaluation of the scientific activity of the prospective supervisor of the candidate for doctoral studies (a number of publications within the last 5 years in technological sciences only WoS, in social and humanities – WoS and/or Scopus) compared with other prospective supervisors’ scientific activity (up to 5 points) and their effectiveness in training doctoral students as well as their activity in applications for competitive doctoral places (up to 5 points, over the last 5 years)


PB – evaluation of the applicant’s preparation for doctoral studies in points (up to 10 points)





Study programme modules





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