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Architecture

The architecture blends science and art, and it is present in all the spaces around us – our home, neighborhood, cities we live in. The significance of architecture is more than evident.

The main skill of an architect is the ability to create safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing buildings or dwellings. At KTU, the graduates learn that a building is not only a place where people live and work but is also an important part of our surroundings that makes an impact on how we live.

Our students learn using contemporary technology and knowledge of historical, aesthetic, socio-cultural and ecological contexts. KTU graduates become the architects that can create buildings for any purpose, shape the landscape, analyse and design the spaces for the future.

Learning from internationally renowned scholars and practitioners you will analyse and design projects both from user and architects’ perspectives using structural, social, aesthetical, ecological, and economic research. In your studies, you will learn how to visualise the innovative architectural design and urban planning solutions, to generate creative ideas and implement them.

Our graduates can create individual projects and work closely within a team, to coordinate and lead projects, as well as work according to BIM methodology together with other construction participants.

  • You will be taught by the experts awarded with the highest national prizes
  • Possibilities of joining internationally renowned research groups
  • Talented students can join an advanced study path of KTU GIFTed Community

While studying at KTU Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, together with students of the civil engineering program, you will participate in the Joint Project module, during which you will work in teams, collaborate with professionals and gain practical experience More about the Joint Project in this video. You can view student projects in the digital twin of Kaunas city.

Watch the video below and everything will be much clearer!

Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Cycle Integrated
Field Architecture
Language Lithuanian, English
Form Full-time studies - 5 y. (day-time; on-campus)
Degree awarded Master of Arts
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 4664 €
First part - 240 credits
Full-time studies - 6025 €
Second part - 241 - 300 credits
 

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript 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.

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

High school certificate

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

Description of the procedure for admission to the architecture studies at Kaunas University of Technology for academic year 2021 – 2022 can be found HERE.

 

Score structure

Subject Coefficient Type
First subject

Entry exam

0,5

Final exam

Second subject

Mathematics or Information Technologies

or Physics

0,3

Final exam

Third subject

English language

0,2

IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or equivalent

 

Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2021-2022 is indicated below.

First part of the studies (240 credits)
Full-time studies 4664 €
Price per credit 77,73 €
 
Second part of the studies (241-300 credits)
Full-time studies 6025 €
Price per credit 100,42 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
 
First part of the studies (240 credits)
Full-time studies 4664 €
Price per credit 77,73 €
 
Second part of the studies (241-300 credits)
Full-time studies 6025 €
Price per credit 100,42 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price.

 

Financial support

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of the study programme by semesters

Skills

 

 

Values

Why KTU?

Interdisciplinary studies

You will be introduced to different disciplines, therefore you can then choose what fits you the most. Our practice and the research-based course will challenge you to deepen your designing skills and evaluate all interdisciplinary fields. Also, when choosing alternative modules, you can decide which facets to perfect – communication or technical knowledge.

Why KTU?

Become a recognized pro

It is no secret that our graduates are acknowledged as great specialists in Europe and worldwide. After finishing your studies career prospects are broad, that is why you can rest assured about your future. Our former students work not only in the EU but also in China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, etc.

You will gain skills in building information modeling (BIM), parametric design, photorealistic visualization of projects, spatial analysis, and modeling (GIS) of large areas. With a KTU architect’s diploma and a certificate from the Lithuanian Chamber of Architects, you will be able to practice as an architect throughout the European Union.

Why KTU?

Study with your future colleagues

KTU stands out as a university that has a cozy study atmosphere and cultivates close relations between students and lecturers. We think that a teacher has to be your friend and colleague, that is why we practice a “discover together” policy. When a practitioner is your professional friend, he helps to integrate academic knowledge into practical experience and involve students in scientific activities. You will be taught by internationally recognized Lithuanian and foreign architects: Johan De Wachter, Gintaras Balčytis, Gintaras Prikockis, Dalius Šarakauskas to name a few.

 

Career

What will you gain?

  • You will further analyze and design projects both from user and architects perspectives using structural, social, aesthetical, ecological, and economic research.
  • You will visualize innovative architectural design and urban planning solutions, generate creative ideas and implement them.
  • You will be able to create individually or work closely within a team, coordinate and lead projects, as well as work according to BIM methodology together with other construction participants.

 

 

You may become

Architects take care of the analysis of given space, for example, they can help you to determine the style, space, or type of the building and prepare rough sketches, floor plans, visualizations, and necessary regulations. If needed they can also take care of the construction process.

Landscape architects prepare landscape projects, sketches, and plans. They closely work with the given space, consult and prepare technical conditions as well as contracts. If needed they also make calls for tenders.

Urbanists take care of the legal analysis concerning the urban area, consult about landscape architecture, prepare area plans, perform legal procedures, and publish these projects while maintaining contact with stakeholders.

Web and multimedia developers are architects of the digital space, they design with programming languages, analyze and design websites, software, computer game, sound, and video structures. They also keep close contact with other network professionals to control and ensure web security and user access.

 

 

 

Lecturers. Experts in their field

Johan  De Wachter

Johan De Wachter

„2DVW Architects bvba in Antwerp“ partner
Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė

Gražina Janulytė-Bernotienė

Architect
Gintaras Balčytis

Gintaras Balčytis

Architect
Gintaras Prikockis

Gintaras Prikockis

Architect
Martynas Marozas

Martynas Marozas

Architect
Dalius Šarakauskas

Dalius Šarakauskas

Architect
Vidmantas Minkevičius

Vidmantas Minkevičius

Architect

 

 

Testimonials

Anna Kinturashvili

Anna Kinturashvili

Johan de Wachter Architects office, Architect

 

I knew that I want to become an architect from very early age as my father is also an artist/architect and drawing took big part of my time. Before coming to Lithuania I was studying architecture in Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Coming to technical university I was expecting more intense study of technical subjects. I ended up gaining great knowledge in urban planning. Studies in KTU also helped me to develop my ways of thinking and skills needed to continue working in the field of architecture and urban planning. I started doing my internship in JDWA - Johan de Wachter Architects office, while also working on my thesis. The office is practicing architecture and urban planning, while exploring collaborative design with future users, so I can easily adapt skills gained in KTU and learn new things every day.

Kristijonas Būdelis

Kristijonas Būdelis

"Takram Design Engineering" (Tokyo, Japan), Architect

 

A few years ago I graduated from Bachelor degree studies of Architecture at KTU. Studies at KTU have taught me to learn and individually search for information, which is very helpful while working as an architect in Japan. With University's assistance I found a placement for a year at Tokyo city, Japan. It determined my further architect career in this country. It has been four years of professional work. I am very grateful to KTU studies and lecturers, who curated theses Bachelor studies; not only they provided professional assistance, but always helped at the time of personal difficulties. I have become and still remain friends with a few lecturers. It is sufficiently easy to adapt the knowledge acquired during studies in practice. Part of the taught subjects was based on global practices, which was helpful in work with such famous architects as Kuma Kengo and Toyo Ito. Lectures of Landscape Architecture and Territorial Planning helped while performing huge research during the project of development of a new image of Salt Lake City. My preparation for this project included research, which I partially learned in these lectures. Moreover, if I had questions during my professional work, I could always apply to my former lecturers, who were always glad to help.

Vilius Adomavičius

Vilius Adomavičius

Architectural Bureau "Vilnius ir Partneriai", Manager

 

I have represented thesis defence commission of Architecture Bachelor degree studies for five years, therefore I have a great opportunity to observe the level of students' preparation. Each year this level increases with improvements of study programme. Quite a few graduates worked at our office. We were very satisfied with their knowledge, approach to profession and creativity. I am sure we will not be disappointed in the future.

Egidijus Kasakaitis

Egidijus Kasakaitis

Architecture and Urban Planning Office "MASH studio"

 

The architectural profession is not only a way of life, but also a discipline that requires a broad and open view of the world around us, knowledge of technology, design and other disciplines, the ability to solve problems creatively and to present one's ideas clearly and argumentatively. These qualities are just a few of many important for a future architect. From the very first year, KTU integrated architecture study programme encourages students to be curious and learn from past successes and failures, to think critically, to defend their ideas with arguments and, most importantly, to work in a team. These principles are the basis on which this study program has been created.