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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
Distributed adaptive safe control of self-organizing swarm of unmanned air vehicles doc. dr. Saulius JAPERTAS state non-funded
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Entry requirements

Minimum requirements


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; certificate of diploma recognition in Lithuania is mandatory)
  • 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 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)

Participation in motivational interview 

Signing a study agreement (if invited to study)


Selection criteria and their weighted coefficients

Competition score  = 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