Here you will find all information needed for your first weeks in KTU.
Here you will find all information needed for your first weeks in KTU.
There are two types of student cards:
ISIC is internationally recognised proof of student status issued in over 130 countries. The card allows you to prove your student status worldwide as well as gain access to discounts and benefits in over 125,000 locations. ISIC is also accepted by various Lithuanian institutions.
How to order ISIC?
a) If you come for exchange studies, you can get ISIC at your home country.
Note: Some places may not accept non-European ISIC as a valid student document.
b) Order ISIC at either Zigzag Travel (E. Ožeškienės g. 27), Megaturas (Islandijos pl. 32), ZIP Travel (Kęstučio g. 57-1) or Pasaulio lietuvių centas (S. Daukanto g. 11). After going to one of these places, an ISIC card can be made in several minutes.
Note: Megaturas, ZIP Travel and Pasaulio lietuvių centas may ask you for a document confirming your status as a student which can be issued at your faculty.
ISIC card is valid for 9 – 16 months depending on your study cycle and the time, when you have ordered it.
The price of ISIC:
LSP is a document that proves your student status in Lithuania. With this document you will have the right to use KTU libraries and equipment as well as to take your exams. LSP will provide you with discounts for public transport, internet access, copying and other facilities. It’s your document for studies and leisure.
How to order LSP?
Go to https://lsp.lt/en (choose English language if it’s Lithuanian by default), click on “Register”, enter requested information very carefully and follow the directions. If you need a confirmation that you are a student of KTU, go to your faculty and ask to issue a document confirming your student status.
When your status in the section “LSP form assigned department” is “LSP form was accepted”, choose a branch of Swedbank where you’ll bring your LSP form, indicate the day and the time of the appointment, print your form (2 copies) and the bank receipt. Fill in the indicated form, glue on your recent photo on it and go to the branch that you have indicated and pay for LSP.
The price of LSP
The price of a new LSP varies from 4.50 EUR to 12 EUR (+ bank taxes).
The price depends on the duration of your studies and your study cycle.
ISIC vs. LSP
Since we do not want you to feel lost at the beginning of your study period (and of course during the studies), University and ESN KTU will assign you a mentor. The main aim of this is to create couples, consisting of a new incoming student and a mentor. Mentor is usually a Lithuanian or an international student who already knows KTU ant Kaunas very well and is able to help you.
A mentor contacts new students before their arrival, advise them about what they should pack in their luggage, answers the questions regarding all the matters starting from weather condition in Lithuania to places for leisure in Kaunas. Then, a mentor usually picks up new students upon their arrival to the city or during their first days here, takes them to the dormitory and helps them to arrange all the formalities and do the registration. From there, everything is up to you – a mentor is your first friend here, so you can hang out together, spend your free time discovering new places in Kaunas, travel, party and study together, arrange collective dinners to increase the cultural knowledge, etc. Even if the things with your mentor are not going according to the original plan, you can be sure that you will always have a person whom you can contact in case of an emergency or when you’re having some questions.
On 27th of January KTU has welcomed incoming Erasmus+ and full degree students for spring semester ’20. New students was officially registered by our International studies office as well as greeted by ESN KTU volunteers. In addition, speakers from multiple departments and organizations of university presented in front of the students to help kick of the semester easier.
Check the pictures of day 1 HERE.
In case you missed the introductory lectures you can find them bellow.
On 26th of August – 2nd of September we have welcomed new incoming students to KTU. Newcomers were introduced with structure of KTU and had a chance to find out about leisure, sports and arts opportunities in the community of university. In addition Erasmus Students Network KTU has welcomed incoming students with a bunch of new activities lasting during whole semester. Check photos from the first day of welcome week in the button bellow.
Welcome Week kicked off at KTU during 28 January – 3 February 2019. About 150 students from all around the world gathered together for the adventure in the university. With lots of creative and fun activities, KTU has a unique way to welcome international students – they are participating in introductory lectures, signing up for student organizations and making friends with fellow students, as well as taking part in various games, sport activities, movie night, orientation around the campus or trip to Vilnius and Trakai.
Photos from the first day of registration can be found HERE
On 27 August – 2 September, KTU welcomed new students. People from all over the world spent their first week at the University participating in seminars about the university life and living in Kaunas, were introduced to possibilities to join organisations, arts and sports groups at KTU. Students tried traditional Lithuanian dances, had a tour around student campus and main places in Kaunas, participated in picnic, movie night, festive opening ceremony. The week ended with a tour to Lithuanian capital Vilnius and historical capital Trakai.
On January 29 – February 4, KTU welcomed the new students with Welcome Week 2017/2018 Spring events. Students from all over the world spent their first week at the University participating in seminars about the university life and living in Kaunas, were introduced to possibilities to join organisations, arts and sports groups at KTU. The week ended with a tour to the capitals – to the old Lithuanian capital Trakai and to the current one, Vilnius.
Welcome Week kicked off at KTU during 24 August – 2 September 2017. Students from all around the world gathered together for the adventure in the university. With lots of creative and fun activities, KTU has a unique way to welcome international students – they are participating in introductory lectures, signing up for student organizations and making friends with fellow students, as well as taking part in various games, sport activities, movie night, picnic or orientation around the campus.
The university received nearly a thousand applications for admission this year. The university is growing and expanding geographically – students from different continents and distant countries such as South Korea, Mexico or Brazil are joining KTU this year.
It’s been almost a week since I arrived and I love it. Couple of my friends, who are students at KTU, recommended the university and the country, so I decided to apply and – luckily for me – I also received a scholarship. Lithuania is a growing European Union country, so there are a lot of opportunities. I’m also planning to participate in Erasmus+ internship programme in order to gain international work experience. People I met in Kaunas so far are very kind and helpful and it’s also a big plus.
– Hasan from Azerbaijan
The Welcome Week for international students this spring was held from 30th January to 5th February 2017 and it has passed by in a blink of an eye. It was filled with exciting introductory activities, some paperwork, new sights, new beginnings, and the joy which, hopefully, will be long lasting.
The week started by letting newcomers register and formalise their arrival, introduce themselves to each other, to Erasmus Student Network (ESN) KTU, and to the Department for Internationalisation. Shy faces, eyes asking: “Is it always this cold?”, and an evident uneasiness of being in an unknown environment gradually faded away. As they got a chance to say “Hi”, to play some introductory games, and to be officially welcomed to the university, the strangers became friends.
The second day was marked by numerous presentations given by representatives of University and various organisations. New students learned some things about the country and its culture, and about what to expect. The day was wrapped up with the surprise from Nemunas art club, where students learned some traditional games and dances and were fuelled with good mood to last the whole semester.
During the next days the new students were introduced to all the practicalities, important for student life to run smoothly. The seriousness was balanced by the fun movie night, campus tour full of fun tasks and, finally, by the Welcome Party. The week ended by a bus trip to Vilnius and the old Lithuanian capital city Trakai. Students from many countries of the world were happy to see what Lithuania looks like beyond Kaunas and, surely, it will not be their last trip outside the city.
“I came to Lithuania because my grandfather is Lithuanian and I wanted to experience this country, which in some ways is a part of me and my family tree. One of my goals while I’m here is to learn the basics of Lithuanian language”.
Liene Bakāne from Latvia
Each and every student has their own intentions for coming to Lithuania: finding new friends, visiting a new country, or, like Jan Balek from Czech Republic, finding an internship and get involved in teaching at a local school.
Welcome Week is just a start for the exciting study journey. Hopefully, all 200 students who joined KTU this spring, will find this journey fulfilling and an enriching, both academically and personally.
Welcome Week for international students arriving to KTU was held from 26th August to 4th September 2017. Full week of events ranging from city and campus tours to lectures on Lithuanian culture and University life will provide a fresh start to the new members of our international community.
Lectures, discussions, tours to Vilnius and to the old capital of Lithuania, Trakai, picnic and even a flash mob were among the highlights of the 10-day greeting event. The organisers, KTU Department of International Relations, with the help of volunteers aimed to make the start of the new academic year for the international “freshers” as smooth as possible.
Around 130 degree and around 160 exchange students started their studies at KTU this autumn. We are happy to welcome students from the countries where our university has been popular for several years now (Italy, Turkey, Germany, India and Azerbaijan), and are greeting the students from South Korea, Malaysia, Sweden. Young people from Venezuela, Nepal and the United States are among the degree students joining KTU student community this year.