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

Research topics

Topic title Possible scientific supervisors Source of funding
Research of the aeroelastic phenomena of a slender composite rocket prof. dr. Sigitas KILIKEVIČIUS state-funded
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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

Persons with a Master’s degree in transport engineering, aeronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, marine engineering, business or a related field or an equivalent qualification

Applicants must achieve a minimum competitive score of 6.5.


Application procedure

Mandatory documents for admission:

  • Filled in application form
  • 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


Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Competive score (KB)  = PB*0.7 + VB*0.15 + TB*0.15

PB = MP*0.25 + SĮV*0,5 + PK*0,25

MP – Research experience

SĮV – Weighted grade point average of the Master’s diploma supplement

PK – Motivational interview

VB – activity of the future supervisor of a candidate

TB – novelty and importance of the research topic of a candidate




Study programme modules