Materials Physics

Improvement of the properties of materials is one of the cornerstones of the modern world, leading to new, better products and equipment that are stronger, more sustainable and more efficient. It is such discoveries that the graduates of this program seek, who during their studies delve into fundamental and applied physics, study the structure of materials, ways to improve and synthesize materials.

At KTU, the students of MSc Materials Physics receive profound knowledge within physics and materials science and acquire research skills and in-depth theoretical and experimental knowledge of materials composition and improvement of their characteristics. This, together with the mastery of methodology and technique for technological measurements of materials, makes them proficient in processing and analysing experimental results.

  • These studies combine fundamental and engineering competencies, with a strong focus on practical skills and the application of high technologies (micro- and nanotechnologies)
  • A unique to Lithuania MA+ study model allows students either to aim for excellence in a chosen speciality field or to strengthen their interdisciplinary competencies by choosing different elective study paths
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Cycle Second cycle
Field Physics, Materials Technology
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 2 y. (evening-time; on-campus)
Degree awarded Master of Physical Sciences
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 5266 €

International Studies Office
Student Info Center
Studentų St. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas


Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

University bachelor degree certificate

Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, Informatics, Physical, Health, Life, Veterinary, Agricultural or Sport Sciences study field degree.

Language CGPA

IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or previously completed studies in english language.

Average grade (CGPA) > 60 %

Additional requirements

Often you can get a suitable transcript of bachelor degree from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.


Score structure

Component Coefficient
First component of the competition score

Average grade(CGPA) of University‘s Bachelor’s degree (min. length – 180 ECTS) and its supplement


Second component of the competition score

Motivation letter and online interview


Additional component for the competition score:

Additional points can be added to the competition score for the following activities:

  • science activities (scientific publications, presentations at scientific conferences, participation in exhibitions, work in student science society or science group etc.) or art activities (publication or realization of artwork, participation in art exhibitions, contests of architecture) (up to 2 points);
  • at least 1 year work experience in the field of study programme (0,5 points);
  • partial studies in the higher education institution abroad with ≥24 ECTS completed (0,5 points);
  • graduated from academic talent development program in higher education institution (for example “GIFTed talent academy”) (0,5 points);
  • bachelor’s or master’s (if integrated study programme is completed) degree diploma with honors (0,5 points).

Points from the same criteria are only added once. Points from different criteria are added up. The maximum score from additional points criteria can be no higher than 4.


Tuition fee

The indicated tuition fee is applied to 2024-2025 academic year.

Full-time studies 5266 €
Price per credit 87,77 €
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 5266 €
Price per credit 87,77 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.


Financial support






Module of the study programme by semesters





Practical skills are key


During the studies you will delve into physical phenomena important for the modification and formation of materials, micro- and nanotechnologies. Special attention will be paid to the development of practical skills – you will solve real world industrial and scientific problems related to the application of materials.

Boldly managed technologies


After your studies, you will feel confident in laboratories of various types and specializations, which work with the most complex and state-of-the-art research and materials synthesis equipment. You will be able to do this by gaining a thorough knowledge of the application of materials and technologies acquired during your studies.

Motivating perspectives


Labor market research shows that the need for specialists in this field is constantly growing. Moreover, according to the Center for Monitoring and Analysis of Science and Studies, the salaries of our graduates are significantly higher than the average in the field.

Availability of the state-of-the-art


You will have access to the state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Throughout the studies, you will be able to use both classical and modern laboratory equipment as well as the latest material formation and research systems located in KTU’s Santaka Valley.



Student’s skills

– Use the latest advances and theories in materials science and technology.
– Apply modern surface engineering, micro- and nanotechnology methods and tools.
– To form micro- and nanostructures and to use and develop devices.
– To evaluate the existing knowledge of the theory of physics, to integrate it in planning, organizing and conducting practical research and experiments.
– To prepare the methodology of research work in solving scientific problems.
– Make technological solutions and solve atypical problems.
– To define, analyze and solve the problems of materials science development, research, technological processes and environmental protection.



You may become

These specialists design and implement integrated engineering systems, take care of the analysis of production processes and, taking into account the results, improve and optimize technologies. They can work in laboratories, publishing, forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical and medical companies, scientific institutions.

These specialists create high-tech companies and organize their activities. Such companies design and install engineering systems. Such experts also set up consulting firms and offer their expertise to other organizations.

These are researchers who, after completing their master’s studies, choose doctoral studies and obtain a doctoral degree. These specialists can continue their studies after doctoral studies, work in Lithuanian or foreign universities and research institutes.




Lecturers. Experts in their field

Arvaidas Galdikas

Arvaidas Galdikas

Professor at Physics Department
Tomas Tamulevičius

Tomas Tamulevičius

Professor at Physics Department
Liutauras Marcinauskas

Liutauras Marcinauskas

Professor at Physics Department
Giedrius Laukaitis

Giedrius Laukaitis

Professor at Physics Department








International Studies Office
Student Info Center
Studentų St. 50, LT-51368 Kaunas