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APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR DOCTORAL STUDIES

ADMISSION TO PhD STUDIES 2017

The Admission fee for PhD study programmes is 50 EUR for EU citizens and 200 EUR for other foreign citizens.
International bank transfers should be done to*:

Bank name:
AB Swedbank

Bank code:
73000

Bank address:
Konstitucijos pr. 20A, LT-03502
Vilnius, Lithuania

Swift code (for international payments):
BIC HABALT22

IBAN number:
LT617300010129229730

Bank account holder (beneficiary):
Klaipėda University, Herkaus Manto str. 84, LT-92294
Klaipėda, Lithuania

Company code:
211951150

Payment reference – Admission fee
Payment code – 105007
Payer – Applicant’s first name, surname
Payer’s code – Applicant’s personal code or date of birth

* Missing fee or its forwarding to another account leads to rejection of application. The admission fee is non-refundable.

All EU citizens, who are admitted to study in Klaipeda University, sign a study agreement and pay the registration fee 40 EUR.
International bank transfers should be done to:

Bank name:
AB Swedbank

Bank code:
73000

Bank address:
Konstitucijos pr. 20A, LT-03502
Vilnius, Lithuania

Swift code (for international payments):
BIC HABALT22

IBAN number:
LT617300010129229730

Bank account holder (beneficiary):
Klaipėda University, Herkaus Manto str. 84, LT-92294
Klaipėda, Lithuania

Company code:
211951150

Payment reference – Registration fee
Payment code – 105004
Payer – Applicant’s first name, surname name
Payer’s code – Applicant’s personal code or date of birth

DOCTORAL STUDIES

ORDER OF ADDITIONAL ADMISSION TO 2017 DOCTORAL STUDIES IN ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AT KLAIPĖDA UNIVERSITY

 

I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. Regulations for admission to third level (doctoral) studies in 2017 specify conditions and order for those entering the third level (doctoral) studies in 2017.
  2. Doctoral studies can be financed from the state budget of Lithuania, own resources of doctoral students or funds of institutions, financing doctoral studies. Citizens of Lithuania, other EU members and European economic space are eligible for state-funded studies.

 

II. ADMISSION ORDER

1. Persons with master’s or equivalent qualification degree are eligible for the admission.

2. Applicants have to participate in the meeting for the interview. The committee ranks the applicants based on the cumulative score resulting from the assessment criteria (table below) and the interview.

3. Candidates who failed to obtain the minimum threshold cumulative score are not admitted even if the vacancies are still open.

4. In case of vacancies are still left after completion of the first admission stage additional competition of admission to doctoral studies can be arranged according the same admission order.

5. Applicants that didn’t pass the procedure of admission to doctoral studies can apply again not earlier then after one year.

6. The Committee of Doctoral studies takes decisions in all arbitrary cases.

7. Selection criteria:

Education level Selection criteria, extra points Formula of competitive mark
Master‘s degree
or corresponding
qualification
Criteria:

  • Research project1 ,assessment score (A)2
  • Interview assessment score (B)3
  • Average of marks in diploma (annex) (C)
  • Assessment of final project (D)

Extra points: assessment of scientific research publications 4 (E).(E=0÷3)

KB= 0,4 A + 0,4 B + 0,1 C + 0,1 D + E 5

1 Topic of the research project of doctoral studies should be chosen from the list of dissertation topics for the study period 2014/2018. Research project should be written in English and should not exceed six pages of A4 format including pictures and Reference list (font size – 12 pt, line spacing – 1,5 line).
Following elements are necessary in research project:

  1. title;
  2. introduction and state of the art;
  3. relevance and innovative character of topic, specification and definition of scientific problem (research subject);
  4. aim, goals and objectives of research;
  5. research methods, necessary material and equipment of research, additional (planned) financial costs, emerging in the process of research;
  6. description of the activities (preliminary activity plan);
  7. expected results and provisional publication list;
  8. short description of related research projects in KU;
  9. expert list (national and international), necessary/relevant for dissertation;
  10. references.

2 Doctoral studies research project evaluation criteria:

  • Comprehensiveness of the dissertation topic presentation.
  • Relevance and novelty of the planned study.
  • Clarity in definition of the study object.
  • Relevance of the proposed research methods, preliminary work plan and the expected results.

3 Interview evaluation criteria.

  • Level of general scientific education and specific knowledge of the chosen object of study.
  • Ability to present study objectives and tasks in a clear and logical way.
  • Sufficient knowledge of English.

4 Publications are assessed in accordance with their significance and author’s contribution.
5 Candidates obtained the score less than “8” (good) are not accepted for doctoral studies.

8. Major dates of admission to doctoral studies procedures:

Admission procedures Dates
Announcement of topics for dissertations 2017-05-26
Announcement of competition for admission to doctoral studies 2017-06-01
Deadline of application submission for admission to competition 2017-09-01, 10:00 – 2017-09-14, 13:00
Meeting of Committee of Doctoral studies, including participation of applicants 2017-09-28*
Announcement of list for those invited to doctoral studies 2017-09-29, 10:00 val.
Deadline for acceptance of appeals until 2017-10-03, 16:00.
Announcement of results appeals consideration and the announcement of the admitted to doctoral studies 2017-10-10, 10:00
Signing of study contracts with invited to doctoral studies 2017-10-12

* date and time of the meeting to be specified.

9. List of necessary documents:

When applying When formalizing admission
Application to Rector (pointing to the form of studies) 1 photo (3×4)
Notary copies of diploma and annex of master’s qualification degree or corresponding higher education Personal account No., payment card title and No.
In case education is acquired abroad, certificate of validation to be forwarded to http://www.skvc.lt/en/content.asp?id=190
CV
Recommendations of two researchers
List of own research works and their publications, participation at conferences with reports, awarded works in scientific research competitions
Research project of doctoral studies on the basis of chosen topic of dissertation
Copy of passport or ID
Receipt of admission / registration fee

10. Contacts of Admission commission

Admission is organized by the Office of Research and implemented by Committee of Doctoral studies.
Address: Research and arts affairs office of Klaipėda University
Herkaus Manto str. 84, room 301, LT-92294, Klaipėda
Phone: + 370 46 398938, + 370 46 398937
Email: vita.jusiene@ku.lt

Documents are accepted
MON-THU from 8.00 till 16.30
FRI from 8.00 till 11.00
lunch break from 12.00 till 13.00

ORDER AND CONDITIONS OF OPEN COMPETITION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION SCIENCE FIELD IN 2017

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Code of field of science Field of Science
07 S EDUCATION SCIENCE

1.1. Applicants to doctoral studies in Education Science field are admitted through an open competition according to the chosen dissertation topic separately to each doctoral institution that has been granted the joint right of doctoral studies. Applicants can apply to no more than two different dissertation topics.
1.2. The competition is organized by the Doctoral School of Vytautas Magnus University, the competition is conducted by the Doctoral Committee of Education Science Field (hereinafter – Committee).

2. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

2.1. Master’s degree or higher education degree equal to it.
2.2. Scientific research experience, participation in research.
2.3. Knowledge of foreign languages.

3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Application for admission addressed to the Rector
  • Diploma of Master’s degree or qualification adequate to it, its annex/supplement (originals are returned straightaway)
  • Letters of recommendation by two scholars from Education science field
  • Curriculum Vitae (signed by applicant)
  • List of applicant’s scientific publications (submitted in full biobliographic description) and their copies (submitted together with a copy of journal’s cover and contents page); or, if a scientific article in not yet published – a document issued by the editorial board of a scientific journal certifying the acceptance of an article for publication (after the reviewing procedure) and its manuscript
  • Project of scientific research: paper copy and digital copy in .doc or .docx format (digital media not returned); if two topics are indicated in the application, then 2 scientific research projects need to be submitted
  • Personal identification document
  • One photo (3 cm x 4 cm)
  • Documents notifying the change of surname if not all documents are submitted under the same surname
  • Other documents which an applicant wishes to submit

4. SELECTION CRITERIAAPPROVED

4.1. Scientific publications (SP). Applicant’s scientific publications are evaluated by points according to the methodology approved by the order of Minister of Science and Education. Points for scientific publications are allocated and the sum of points is converted to a ten point system in the way described in Annex 1.
4.2.
Scientific research project (RP). The scientific research project is prepared according to the requirements set by Committee (Annex 2). The project is marked by two evaluators appointed by Committee. Its final mark consists of the average of marks given by the two evaluators in a ten-point grading system.
4.3.
Grade point average (GPA) of the marks of study courses and thesis in annex/supplement to Master’s diploma or other diploma confirming the reward of
corresponding qualification.
4.4.
Motivational interview (MI). During the motivational interview the applicant’s motivation to study in the doctoral programme is assessed as well as the adequacy of scientific publications, scientific research and other activity to the chosen topic, recommendations of scientists, knowledge of foreign languages, etc. The final point* of the motivational interview is generated by the average of Committee member marks in a tenpoint grading system. The candidates to doctoral studies must collect no less than 8 points from the motivational interview.

5. STRUCTURE OF COMPETITIVE SCORE (CS)

5.1. Competitive score (CS) is estimated according to the formula:
CS = 0,3SP + 0,3RP + 0,1GPA + 0,3MI, where:

SP – is the point calculated in a ten-point grading system for scientific publications,
RP – is the final point of assessment for scientific research project,
GPA – is the grade point average of the marks in the annex/supplement to Master’s degree or other diploma certifying the reward of the corresponding qualification,
MI – is the final score obtained for the motivational interview.

5.2. In case of equal scores, an applicant with a higher evaluation of scientific research
project shall be given a priority.
* Points are rounded to the nearest hundredths.

6. ADMISSION PROCEDURE

6.1. Applicants are required to submit an application form to take part in the competition addressed to the Rector of the institution to which they are applying. This request can be submitted to the Doctoral School/Office of Science of each doctorate institution having the right to organize such studies. Together with the application, all document specified in Section 3 need to be submitted. Only those who submit all required documents can take
part in the competition.
6.2. All applicants are required to take part in a motivational interview with the Committee members.
6.3. The Committee generates a competitive score according to the selection criteria and makes priority lists of applicants for each partner institution’s dissertation topics.
6.4. In three days after the announcement of competition results, applicants can submit a motivated appeal to the Committee, and upon receiving a negative response, in three days, can appeal to the head of the doctoral institution, to which doctoral studies they applied.

6.5. After the final list of invited candidates is announced, applicants who were not accepted into state-funded study places, but who meet the requirements for doctoral studies, can choose fee-paying doctoral study places and study paying a tuition fee set by a doctoral institution.
6.6. Candidates invited to doctoral studies sign a bilateral contract with the doctoral institution, and the Rector’s order is issued on their acceptance to doctoral studies.
6.7. If, after the admission process is over, there are free study places left, a second round of admission can be organized, which is carried out following the same procedure.

Admission to Vytautas Magnus University, Klaipėda University and Mykolas Romeris university:

Submission and registration of documents 2017 07 03 – 2017 08 31
Doctoral Committee Meeting (motivational interview with
applicants)
2017 09 04 – 2017 09 15
Doctoral Committee Meeting (calculations of the competition
results)
2017 09 04 – 2017 09 15
Notification of applicants about the competition results 2017 09 19
Submission of motivated appeals to Doctoral Committee 2017 09 20 – 2017 09 22
Submission of appeals to the Head of the Doctoral Institution to
which the applicant applied
2017 09 25 – 2017 09 27
Announcement of a list of invited candidates 2017 09 28
Signing agreements with the Doctoral Institution 2017 09 29

Admission to Vilnius University:

Submission and registration of documents 2017 06 01 – 2017 06 27
Acceptance of scientific projects 2017 06 12 – 2017 06 16
Doctoral Committee Meeting (motivational interview with
applicants)
2017 06 30
Doctoral Committee Meeting (calculations of the results of the
competition)
2017 06 30
Notification of applicants about competition results 2017 06 30
Submission of motivated appeals to Doctoral Committee 2017 07 03
Submission of appeals to the Head of the Doctoral Institution to
which the applicant applied
2017 07 03
Announcement of a list of invited candidates 2017 07 04
Signing agreements with Doctoral Institution 2017 07/08

7. ADMISSION OF CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMME STUDIES

7.1. Applicants from foreign countries, having acquired a Master‘s degree or corresponding qualification outside the Lithuanian Republic, have to submit all the documents indicated in Section 3 and the following additional documents:

7.1.1. Notarised translation of the Master’s degree diploma and its supplement into the Lithuanian language.
7.1.2.Document recognizing the qualification acquired abroad (according to Decision No. 212 of 29 February 2012 of the Lithuanian Republic Government “On approval of provisions for academic recognition and assessment of qualifications acquired abroad 
which provide right to higher education and higher education qualifications” (Official Gazette, 2012, No. 29-1290), issued by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (http://www.skvc.lt/en/content.asp?id=4).
7.1.3.Application form for admission is filled in English. Curriculum vitae, a list of scientific publications and their copies can be presented in the English language.

7.2. Applicants taking part in the competition take their responsibility for all travel expenses and documents: passport, visa, temporary residence permit, health insurance etc.
7.3 Applicants who have been admitted to doctoral programme studies, need to obtain a permission for temporary residence in the Republic of Lithuania or a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic as a citizen of the country member of the European Community or have a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic permanently.

8. TUITION FEES PER YEAR

8.1. Students admitted to fee-paying study places have to pay a normative fee for tuition approved by the Order No. V-189 of 22 March of 2017 of the Minister of Education and Science of the Lithuanian Republic:

8.1.1. 8223 EUR per year for full-time studies;
8.1.2. 5482 EUR per year for part-time studies.

8.2. Tuition fee can be reduced upon the decision of doctoral institution.
8.3. Tuition fee should be paid in 15 calendar days from the day the study contract comes
into effect.

9. CONTACTS

Vytautas Magnus University K. Donelaičio str. 52–303,
KaunasContact person – Rasa Andrišiūnaitė,
tel. +370 37 209815, + 370 619 21615
email: darbuotojai.mid@vdu.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Mykolas Romeris University Didlaukio g. 55-404 (MRU LAB),
VilniusContact person – Loreta Paukštytė,
tel. +370 5 271 4469
email: paukstyte@mruni.eu
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Klaipėda University Herkaus Manto str. 84 – 301,
KlaipėdaContact person – Vita Jušienė,
tel. +370 46 39 89 32
email: vita.jusiene@ku.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Vilnius University Universiteto str. 3 – 352,
VilniusContact person – dr. Virginija Uksienė
tel. +370 5 268 70 93
email: virginija.uksiene@cr.vu.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.

 

ANNEX 1
ASSESSMENT OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Type of scientific work Measurement unit Points
Scientific articles in publications, refereed in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge (ISI) databases Author’s input* 4
Scientific articles in scientific publications, refereed in other international databases Author’s input 3
Scientific articles in other reviewed scientific publications Author’s input 2
Scientific articles in reviewed cultural, art and professional publications; in conference proceedings Author’s input 1
Other ** Author’s input 0–4

* Author‘s input (AI) is calculated according to the formula: AI=1/NA, where NA is the total number of authors of the article. For example, if the number of authors is 4, one author’s input is worth 0.25, i.e. AI = 1/4 = 0.25.
** The Committee shall also have a right to assess other applicant’s scientific output that is not included in this table, and assign additional points from 0 to 4.
Reviewed scientific articles: reviewed periodical publications, reviewed series or one-time publications, having editorial board of scholars and ISSN or ISBN number.
Scientific article is an article published in scientific publications, written in compliance with requirements for a scientific article in a particular science field (footnotes, bibliography, formulas, drawings, description
of methodology, statistic tables, and etc.), and corresponding to the scientific criteria, recognised in that science field; the minimum scope valid is 0.25 of the quire. The decision to accept shorter than 0.25 (1
quire = 14 pages) of the quire scientific publications is made by the Committee.

The total sum of points is converted into a 10-point grading system as follows:

  • The maximum number of points of the applicant (Tmax) equals10 points.
  • Tmax divided by 10 equals the constant -k (k = Tmax/10).
  • The total scored sum of other competition participants’ points is divided by constant -k, and equals the applicant’s number of points for scientific publications (points are rounded off to one decimal place).

 

ANNEX 2
RECOMMENDATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. A scientific research project of a Ph.D. applicant (hereafter a Project) is an independent scientific work, which aims to reveal the author’s scientific abilities, creativity, methodological preparation, motivation, theoretical preparation, practical experience, and particular scientific experience in the chosen topic.
2. The scientific Project shall describe the problem to be examined; evaluate its relevance and perform the analysis of previous research on the topic; define the aim and objectives of the work; identify possible directions and research methods.
3. The Project shall consist of the following sections:

  • INTRODUCTION. This section deals with the relevance of the topic, its novelty, the necessity for further exploration, formulates the research problem, plans the object, purpose and objectives of the dissertation, sets hypotheses and/or defensive theses.
  • LITERATURE REVIEW. This section covers the exploration of the topic in Lithuania and the world, how the dissertation thesis can contribute to the accomplished research.
  • METHODOLOGY. This section aims at discussing possible methods and process of the research and explaining how the data will be analysed, how reliability will be determined.
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY. In this section, reference sources and literature are provided, used when preparing the Project.

4. The scope of the Project is 8 000–12 000 characters (with spaces), i.e. approximately 4-5 pages.
5. The text should be printed in 1.5 spacing between lines, 12 pt., Times New Roman. Margins of the page are as follows: left – 3cm, right – 1.5, top and bottom – 2 cm.

ASSESMENT CRITERIA OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. The object of the research, scientific problem, purposes and objectives are formulated precisely and clearly.
2. The relevance of the chosen topic is determined in the context of scientific research and development.
3. The applicant can substantiate the prospective research theoretically, is familiar with the accomplished research on the chosen topic, can show links between different works, compare and generalise critically, formulate conclusions.
4. The chosen material for the research corresponds to the object of the research, is authentic and sufficient.
5. The chosen research methodology complies with the purposes and objectives of the research.
6. The project is written in scientific language and meets the methodological requirements set for scientific research (it is a conscientious piece of work, new and original ideas are presented, thoughts are logical and coherent, references and bibliography are consistent, the style of the scientific language is accurate).

ORDER AND CONDITIONS OF OPEN COMPETITION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES IN ETHNOLOGY SCIENCE FIELD IN 2017

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Code of field of science Field of Science
07 H Ethnology

1.1. Applicants to doctoral studies in Ethnology science field are admitted through an open competition according to the chosen dissertation topic separately to each doctoral institution that has been granted the joint right of doctoral studies. Applicants can apply to no more than two different dissertation topics.
1.2. The competition is organized by the Doctoral School of Vytautas Magnus University, the competition is conducted by the Doctoral Committee of Ethnology Science Field (hereinafter – Committee).

2. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

2.1. Master’s degree or higher education degree equal to it.
2.2. Scientific research experience, participation in research.
2.3. Knowledge of foreign languages.

3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Application for admission addressed to the Rector
  • Diploma of Master’s degree or qualification adequate to it, its annex/supplement (originals are returned straightaway)
  • The recommendations of two scientists of ethnological sciences or one recommendation of the scientist of the field of ethnology and one recommendation of the related scientific field.
  • Curriculum Vitae (signed by applicant)
  • List of applicant’s scientific publications (submitted in full biobliographic description) and their copies (submitted together with a copy of journal’s cover and contents page); or, if a scientific article in not yet published – a document issued by the editorial board of a scientific journal certifying the acceptance of an article for publication (after the reviewing procedure) and its manuscript
  • Project of scientific research: paper copy and digital copy in .doc or .docx format (digital media not returned); if two topics are indicated in the application, then 2 scientific research projects need to be submitted
  • Personal identification document
  • One photo (3 cm x 4 cm)
  • Documents notifying the change of surname if not all documents are submitted under the same surname
  • Other documents which an applicant wishes to submit

4. SELECTION CRITERIA

4.1. Scientific publications (SP). Applicant’s scientific publications are evaluated by points according to the methodology approved by the order of Minister of Science and Education. Points for scientific publications are allocated and the sum of points is converted to a ten point system in the way described in Annex 1.
4.2. Scientific research project (RP). The scientific research project is prepared according to the requirements set by Committee (Annex 2). The project is marked by two evaluators appointed by Committee. Its final mark consists of the average of marks given by the two evaluators in a ten-point grading system.
4.3. Grade point average (GPA) of the marks of study courses and thesis in annex/supplement to Master’s diploma or other diploma confirming the reward of corresponding qualification. Only those applicants whose grade point average is not lower than 8 points* are eligible for studies in a doctoral programme.
4.4. Motivational interview (MI). During the motivational interview the applicant’s motivation to study in the doctoral programme is assessed as well as the adequacy of scientific publications, scientific research and other activity to the chosen topic, recommendations of scientists, knowledge of foreign languages, etc. The final point* of the motivational interview is generated by the average of Committee member marks in a tenpoint grading system. The candidates to doctoral studies must collect  no less than 7 points from the motivational interview.

5. STRUCTURE OF COMPETITIVE SCORE (CS)

5.1. Competitive score (CS) is estimated according to the formula:

CS = SP + RP + GPA + MI, where:
SP – is the point calculated in a ten-point grading system for scientific publications,
RP – is the final point of assessment for scientific research project,
GPA – is the grade point average of the marks in the annex/supplement to Master’s
degree or other diploma certifying the reward of the corresponding qualification,
MI – is the final score obtained for the motivational interview.

5.2. If there are several candidates having an equal number of points, a higher place in the competition is granted to the applicant whose thesis topic corresponds to the ones published by the doctoral institution and whose rating of scientific publications is higher.
* Points are rounded to the nearest hundredths.

6. ADMISSION PROCEDURE

6.1. Applicants are required to submit an application form to take part in the competition addressed to the Rector or the Head of the institution to which they are applying. This request can be submitted to the Doctoral School/Office of Science of each doctorate institution having the right to organize such studies. Together with the application, all document specified in Section 3 need to be submitted. Only those who submit all required documents can take part in the competition.
6.2. All applicants are required to take part in a motivational interview with the Committee members.
6.3. The Committee generates a competitive score according to the selection criteria and makes priority lists of applicants for each partner institution’s dissertation topics.
6.4. In three days after the announcement of competition results, applicants can submit a motivated appeal to the Committee, and upon receiving a negative response, in three days, can appeal to the head of the doctoral institution, to which doctoral studies they applied.
6.5. After the final list of invited candidates is announced, applicants who were not accepted into state-funded study places, but who meet the requirements for doctoral studies, can choose fee-paying doctoral study places and study paying a tuition fee set by a doctoral institution.
6.6. Candidates invited to doctoral studies sign a bilateral contract with the doctoral institution, and the Rector’s order is issued on their acceptance to doctoral studies.
6.7. If, after the admission process is over, there are free study places left, a second round of admission can be organized, which is carried out following the same procedure.

Submission and registration of documents 2017 07 03 – 2017 08 25
Doctoral Committee Meeting (motivational interview with applicants) 2017 09 04 – 2017 09 08
Doctoral Committee Meeting (calculation of the competition results) 2017 09 04 – 2017 09 08
Notification of applicants about the competition results 2017 09 13
Submission of motivated appeals to Doctoral Committee 2017 09 14 – 2017 09 18
Submission of appeals to the Head of the Doctoral Institution to which the applicant applied 2017 09 19 – 2017 09 21
Announcement of a list of invited candidates 2017 09 27
Signing agreements with the Doctoral Institution 2017 09 28 – 2017 09 29

7. ADMISSION OF CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMME STUDIES

7.1. Applicants from foreign countries, having acquired a Master‘s degree or corresponding qualification outside the Lithuanian Republic, have to submit all the documents indicated in Section 3 and the following additional documents:

7.1.1. Notarised translation of the Master’s degree diploma and its supplement into the Lithuanian language.
7.1.2.Document recognizing the qualification acquired abroad (according to Decision No. 212 of 29 February 2012 of the Lithuanian Republic Government “On approval of provisions for academic recognition and assessment of qualifications acquired abroad which provide right to higher education and higher education qualifications” (Official Gazette, 2012, No. 29-1290), issued by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (http://www.skvc.lt/en/content.asp?id=4).
7.1.3.Application form for admission is filled in English. Curriculum vitae, a list of scientific publications and their copies can be presented in the English language.

7.2. Applicants taking part in the competition take their responsibility for all travel expenses and documents: passport, visa, temporary residence permit, health insurance etc.
7.3 Applicants who have been admitted to doctoral programme studies, need to obtain a permission for temporary residence in the Republic of Lithuania or a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic as a citizen of the country member of the European Community or have a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic permanently.

8. TUITION FEES PER YEAR

8.1. Students admitted to fee-paying study places have to pay a normative fee for tuition approved by the Order No. V-189 of 22 March of 2017 of the Minister of Education and Science of the Lithuanian Republic:

8.1.1. 8223 EUR per year for full-time studies;
8.1.2. 5482 EUR per year for part-time studies.

8.2. Tuition fee can be reduced upon the decision of doctoral institution.
8.3. Tuition fee should be paid in 15 calendar days from the day the study contract comes into effect.

9. CONTACTS

Vytautas Magnus University K. Donelaičio str. 52–303, Kaunas
Contact person – Rasa Andrišiūnaitė, tel. +370 37 209
815, + 370 619 21615, email: darbuotojai.mid@vdu.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Lithuanian History Institute Kražių str. 5, Vilnius.
Contact person – Saulė Urbanavičienė,
Tel. + 370 5 262 38 29, email: urbanaviciene@istorija.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Klaipėda University Herkaus Manto str. 84 – 301, Klaipėda
Contact person – Vita Jušienė, tel. +370 46 39 89 32,
email: vita.jusiene@ku.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.

 

Annex 1
ASSESSMENT OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Type of scientific work Measurement
unit
Points
Scientific articles in publications, refereed in Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge (ISI) databases Author’s input* 4
Scientific articles in scientific publications, refereed in other international databases Author’s input 3
Scientific articles in other reviewed scientific publications Author’s input 2
Scientific articles in reviewed cultural, art and professional publications; in conference proceedings Author’s input 1
Other ** Author’s input 0–4

* Author‘s input (AI) is calculated according to the formula: AI=1/NA, where NA is the total number of authors of the article. For example, if the number of authors is 4, one author’s input is worth 0.25, i.e. AI = 1/4 = 0.25.
** The Committee shall also have a right to assess other applicant’s scientific output that is not included in this table, and assign additional points from 0 to 4.
Reviewed scientific articles: reviewed periodical publications, reviewed series or one-time publications, having editorial board of scholars and ISSN or ISBN number.
Scientific article is an article published in scientific publications, written in compliance with requirements for a scientific article in a particular science field (footnotes, bibliography, formulas, drawings, description of methodology, statistic tables, and etc.), and corresponding to the scientific criteria, recognised in that science field; the minimum scope valid is 0.25 of the quire. The decision to accept shorter than 0.25 (1 quire = 14 pages) of the quire scientific publications is made by the Committee.
The total sum of points is converted into a 10-point grading system as follows:

  • The maximum number of points of the applicant (Tmax) equals10 points.
  • Tmax divided by 10 equals the constant -k (k = Tmax/10).
  • The total scored sum of other competition participants’ points is divided by constant -k, and equals the applicant’s number of points for scientific publications (points are rounded off to one decimal place).

 

Annex 2
RECOMMENDATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. A scientific research project of a Ph.D. applicant (hereafter a Project) is an independent scientific work, which aims to reveal the author’s scientific abilities, creativity, methodological preparation, motivation, theoretical preparation, practical experience, and particular scientific experience in the chosen topic.
2. The scientific Project shall describe the problem to be examined; evaluate its relevance and perform the analysis of previous research on the topic; define the aim and objectives of the work; identify possible directions and research methods.
3. The Project shall consist of the following sections:

  • INTRODUCTION. This section deals with the relevance of the topic, its novelty, the necessity for further exploration, formulates the research problem, plans the object, purpose and objectives of the dissertation, sets hypotheses and/or defensive theses.
  • LITERATURE REVIEW. This section covers the exploration of the topic in Lithuania and the world, how the dissertation thesis can contribute to the accomplished research.
  • METHODOLOGY. This section aims at discussing possible methods and process of the research and explaining how the data will be analysed, how reliability will be determined.
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY. In this section, reference sources and literature are provided, used when preparing the Project.

4. The scope of the Project is 8 000–12 000 characters (with spaces), i.e. approximately 4-5 pages.
5. The text should be printed in 1.5 spacing between lines, 12 pt., Times New Roman. Margins of the page are as follows: left – 3cm, right – 1.5, top and bottom – 2 cm.

ASSESMENT CRITERIA OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. The object of the research, scientific problem, purposes and objectives are formulated precisely and clearly.
2. The relevance of the chosen topic is determined in the context of scientific research and development.
3. The applicant can substantiate the prospective research theoretically, is familiar with the accomplished research on the chosen topic, can show links between different works, compare and generalise critically, formulate conclusions.
4. The chosen material for the research corresponds to the object of the research, is authentic and sufficient.
5. The chosen research methodology complies with the purposes and objectives of the research.
6. The project is written in scientific language and meets the methodological requirements set for scientific research (it is a conscientious piece of work, new and original ideas are presented, thoughts are logical and coherent, references and bibliography are consistent, the style of the scientific language is accurate).

ORDER AND CONDITIONS OF OPEN COMPETITION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES IN HISTORY SCIENCE FIELD IN 2017

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Code of field of science Field of Science
05H History

1.1. Applicants to doctoral studies in History science field are admitted through an open competition according to the chosen dissertation topic separately to each doctoral institution that has been granted the joint right of doctoral studies. Applicants can apply to no more than two different dissertation topics.
1.2. The competition is organized by the Doctoral School of Vytautas Magnus University, the competition is conducted by the Doctoral Committee of History Science Field (hereinafter – Committee).

2. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

2.1. Master’s degree or higher education degree equal to it.
2.2. Knowledge of foreign languages.
*Scientific experience, participation in scientific activity is an advantage (4.1 assessment methodology)

3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Application for admission addressed to the Rector
  • Diploma of Master’s degree or qualification adequate to it, its annex/supplement (originals are returned straightaway)
  • Letters of recommendation by two scholars from history science field
  • Curriculum Vitae (signed by applicant)
  • List of applicant’s scientific publications (submitted in full biobliographic description) and their copies (submitted together with a copy of journal’s cover and contents page); or, if a scientific article in not yet published – a document issued by the editorial board of a scientific journal certifying the acceptance of an article for publication (after the reviewing procedure) and its manuscript
  • Project of scientific research: paper copy and digital copy in .doc or .docx format (digital media not returned); if two topics are indicated in the application, then 2 scientific research projects need to be submitted
  • Personal identification document
  • One photo (3 cm x 4 cm)
  • Documents notifying the change of surname if not all documents are submitted under the same surname
  • Other documents which an applicant wishes to submit

4. SELECTION CRITERIA

4.1. Scientific publications (SP). Applicant’s scientific publications are evaluated by points according to the methodology approved by the order of Minister of Science and Education. Points for scientific publications are allocated and the sum of points is converted to a ten point system in the way described in Annex 1.
4.2. Scientific research project (RP). The scientific research project is prepared according to the requirements set by Committee (Annex 2). The project is marked by two evaluators appointed by Committee. Its final mark consists of the average of marks given by the two evaluators in a ten-point grading system.
4.3. Grade point average (GPA) of the marks of study courses and thesis in annex/supplement to Master’s diploma or other diploma confirming the reward of corresponding qualification.
4.4. Motivational interview (MI). During the motivational interview the applicant’s motivation to study in the doctoral programme is assessed as well as the adequacy of scientific publications, scientific research and other activity to the chosen topic, recommendations of scientists, knowledge of foreign languages, etc. The final point* of the motivational interview is generated by the average of Committee member marks in a tenpoint grading system. The candidates to doctoral studies must collect no less than 7 points from the motivational interview.

5. STRUCTURE OF COMPETITIVE SCORE (CS)

5.1. Competitive score (CS) is estimated according to the formula:
CS = 0,2*SP + 02*RP + 0,2*GPA + 0,4*MI, where:

SP – is the point calculated in a ten-point grading system for scientific publications,
RP – is the final point of assessment for scientific research project,
GPA – is the grade point average of the marks in the annex/supplement to Master’s
degree or other diploma certifying the reward of the corresponding qualification,
MI – is the final score obtained for the motivational interview.

5.2. In case of equal scores, an applicant with a higher evaluation of scientific publications shall be given a priority.
* Points are rounded to the nearest hundredths.

6. ADMISSION PROCEDURE

6.1. Applicants are required to submit an application form to take part in the competition addressed to the Rector of the institution to which they are applying. This request can be submitted to the Doctoral School/Office of Science of each doctorate institution having the right to organize such studies. Together with the application, all document specified in Section 3 need to be submitted. Only those who submit all required documents can take part in the competition.
6.2. All applicants are required to take part in a motivational interview with the Committee members.
6.3. The Committee generates a competitive score according to the selection criteria and makes priority lists of applicants for each partner institution’s dissertation topics.
6.4. In three days after the announcement of competition results, applicants can submit a motivated appeal to the Committee, and upon receiving a negative response, in three days, can appeal to the head of the doctoral institution, to which doctoral studies they applied.
6.5. After the final list of invited candidates is announced, applicants who were not accepted into state-funded study places, but who meet the requirements for doctoral studies, can choose fee-paying doctoral study places and study paying a tuition fee set by a doctoral institution.
6.6. Candidates invited to doctoral studies sign a bilateral contract with the doctoral institution, and the Rector’s order is issued on their acceptance to doctoral studies.
6.7. If, after the admission process is over, there are free study places left, a second round of admission can be organized, which is carried out following the same procedure.

Submission and registration of documents 2017 07 03 – 2017 08 31
Doctoral Committee Meeting (motivational interview with
applicants)
2017 09 04 – 2017 09 08
Doctoral Committee Meeting (calculation of the competition
results)
2017 09 04 – 2017 09 08
Notification of applicants about the competition results 2017 09 13
Submission of motivated appeals to Doctoral Committee 2017 09 14 – 2017 09 18
Submission of appeals to the Head of the Doctoral Institution
to which the applicant applied
2017 09 19 – 2017 09 21
Announcement of a list of invited candidates 2017 09 26
Signing agreements with the Doctoral Institution 2017 09 28 – 2017 09 29

7. ADMISSION OF CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMME STUDIES

7.1. Applicants from foreign countries, having acquired a Master‘s degree or corresponding qualification outside the Lithuanian Republic, have to submit all the documents indicated in Section 3 and the following additional documents:

7.1.1. Notarised translation of the Master’s degree diploma and its supplement into the Lithuanian language.
7.1.2.Document recognizing the qualification acquired abroad (according to Decision No. 212 of 29 February 2012 of the Lithuanian Republic Government “On approval of provisions for academic recognition and assessment of qualifications acquired abroad which provide right to higher education and higher education qualifications” (Official Gazette, 2012, No. 29-1290), issued by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (http://www.skvc.lt/en/content.asp?id=4).
7.1.3.Application form for admission is filled in English. Curriculum vitae, a list of scientific publications and their copies can be presented in the English language.

7.2. Applicants taking part in the competition take their responsibility for all travel expenses and documents: passport, visa, temporary residence permit, health insurance etc.
7.3 Applicants who have been admitted to doctoral programme studies, need to obtain a permission for temporary residence in the Republic of Lithuania or a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic as a citizen of the country member of the European Community or have a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic permanently.

8. TUITION FEES PER YEAR

8.1. Students admitted to fee-paying study places have to pay a normative fee for tuition approved by the Order No. V-189 of 22 March of 2017 of the Minister of Education and Science of the Lithuanian Republic:

8.1.1. 8223 EUR per year for full-time studies;
8.1.2. 5482 EUR per year for part-time studies.

8.2. Tuition fee can be reduced upon the decision of doctoral institution.
8.3. Tuition fee should be paid in 15 calendar days from the day the study contract comes into effect.

9. CONTACTS

Vytautas Magnus University K. Donelaičio str. 52–303, Kaunas
Contact person – Rasa Andrišiūnaitė, tel. (8 37) 209 815,
+ 370 619 21615, email: darbuotojai.mid@vdu.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Klaipėda University Herkaus Manto str. 84 – 301, Klaipėda
Contact person – Vita Jušienė, tel. +370 46 39 89 32,
email: vita.jusiene@ku.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.

 

Annex 1
ASSESSMENT OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Type of scientific work Measurement
unit
Points
Scientific articles in publications, refereed in
Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge (ISI)
databases
Author’s input* 4
Scientific articles in scientific publications,
refereed in other international databases
Author’s input 3
Scientific articles in other reviewed scientific
publications
Author’s input 2
Scientific articles in reviewed cultural, art and
professional publications; in conference
proceedings
Author’s input 1
Other ** Author’s input 0–4

* Author‘s input (AI) is calculated according to the formula: AI=1/NA, where NA is the total number of authors of the article. For example, if the number of authors is 4, one author’s input is worth 0.25, i.e. AI = 1/4 = 0.25.
** The Committee shall also have a right to assess other applicant’s scientific output that is not included in this table, and assign additional points from 0 to 4.
Reviewed scientific articles: reviewed periodical publications, reviewed series or one-time publications, having editorial board of scholars and ISSN or ISBN number.
Scientific article is an article published in scientific publications, written in compliance with requirements for a scientific article in a particular science field (footnotes, bibliography, formulas, drawings, description of methodology, statistic tables, and etc.), and corresponding to the scientific criteria, recognised in that science field; the minimum scope valid is 0.25 of the quire. The decision to accept shorter than 0.25 (1 quire = 14 pages) of the quire scientific publications is made by the Committee.
The total sum of points is converted into a 10-point grading system as follows:

  • The maximum number of points of the applicant (Tmax) equals10 points.
  • Tmax divided by 10 equals the constant -k (k = Tmax/10).
  • The total scored sum of other competition participants’ points is divided by constant -k, and equals the applicant’s number of points for scientific publications (points are rounded off to one decimal place).

Annex 2
RECOMMENDATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. A scientific research project of a Ph.D. applicant (hereafter a Project) is an independent scientific work, which aims to reveal the author’s scientific abilities, creativity, methodological preparation, motivation, theoretical preparation, practical experience, and particular scientific experience in the chosen topic.
2. The scientific Project shall describe the problem to be examined; evaluate its relevance and perform the analysis of previous research on the topic; define the aim and objectives of the work; identify possible directions and research methods.
3. The Project shall consist of the following sections:

INTRODUCTION. This section deals with the relevance of the topic, its novelty, the necessity for further exploration, formulates the research problem, plans the object, purpose and objectives of the dissertation, sets hypotheses and/or defensive theses.
LITERATURE REVIEW. This section covers the exploration of the topic in Lithuania and the world, how the dissertation thesis can contribute to the accomplished research.
METHODOLOGY. This section aims at discussing possible methods and process of the research and explaining how the data will be analysed, how reliability will be determined.
BIBLIOGRAPHY. In this section, reference sources and literature are provided, used when preparing the Project.

4. The scope of the Project is 8 000–12 000 characters (with spaces), i.e. approximately 4-5 pages.
5. The text should be printed in 1.5 spacing between lines, 12 pt., Times New Roman. Margins of the page are as follows: left – 3cm, right – 1.5, top and bottom – 2 cm.

ASSESMENT CRITERIA OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. The object of the research, scientific problem, purposes and objectives are formulated precisely and clearly.
2. The relevance of the chosen topic is determined in the context of scientific research and development.
3. The applicant can substantiate the prospective research theoretically, is familiar with the accomplished research on the chosen topic, can show links between different works, compare and generalise critically, formulate conclusions.
4. The chosen material for the research corresponds to the object of the research, is authentic and sufficient.
5. The chosen research methodology complies with the purposes and objectives of the research.
6. The project is written in scientific language and meets the methodological requirements set for scientific research (it is a conscientious piece of work, new and original ideas are presented, thoughts are logical and coherent, references and bibliography are consistent, the style of the scientific language is accurate).

  1
ORDER AND CONDITIONS OF OPEN COMPETITION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE FIELD IN 2017

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Code of field of science Field of Science
03S MANAGEMENT

1.1. Applicants to doctoral studies in Management science field are admitted through an open competition according to the chosen dissertation topic separately to each doctoral institution that has been granted the joint right of doctoral studies. Applicants can apply to no more than two different dissertation topics.
1.2. The competition is organized by the Doctoral School of Vytautas Magnus University, the competition is conducted by the Doctoral Committee of Management Science Field (hereinafter – Committee).

2. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

2.1. Master’s degree or higher education degree equal to it.
2.2. Scientific research experience, participation in research.
2.3. Knowledge of foreign languages.

3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Application for admission addressed to the Rector
  • Diploma of Master’s degree or qualification adequate to it, its annex/supplement (originals are returned straightaway)
  • Letters of recommendation by two scholars from Management science field
  • Curriculum Vitae (signed by applicant)
  • List of applicant’s scientific publications (submitted in full biobliographic description) and their copies (submitted together with a copy of journal’s cover and contents page); or, if a scientific article in not yet published – a document issued by the editorial board of a scientific journal certifying the acceptance of an article for publication (after the reviewing procedure) and its manuscript
  • Project of scientific research: paper copy and digital copy in .doc or .docx format (digital media not returned); if two topics are indicated in the application, then 2 scientific research projects need to be submitted
  • Personal identification document
  • One photo (3 cm x 4 cm)
  • Documents notifying the change of surname if not all documents are submitted under the same surname
  • Other documents which an applicant wishes to submit

4. SELECTION CRITERIA

4.1. Scientific publications (SP). Applicant’s scientific publications are evaluated by points according to the methodology approved by the order of Minister of Science and Education. Points for scientific publications are allocated and the sum of points is converted to a ten point system in the way described in Annex 1.
4.2. Scientific research project (RP). The scientific research project is prepared according to the requirements set by Committee (Annex 2). The project is marked by two evaluators appointed by Committee. Its final mark consists of the average of marks given by the two evaluators in a ten-point grading system. Only those applicants whose scientific research project was evaluated not lower than 7 points are eligible for studies in a doctoral programme.
4.3. Grade point average (GPA) of the marks of study courses and thesis in annex/supplement to Master’s diploma or other diploma confirming the reward of corresponding qualification.
4.4. Motivational interview (MI). During the motivational interview the applicant’s motivation to study in the doctoral programme is assessed as well as the adequacy of scientific publications, scientific research and other activity to the chosen topic, recommendations of scientists, knowledge of foreign languages, etc. The final point* of the motivational interview is generated by the average of Committee member marks in a tenpoint grading system. The candidates to doctoral studies must collect no less than 7 points from the motivational interview.

5. STRUCTURE OF COMPETITIVE SCORE (CS)

5.1. Competitive score (CS) is estimated according to the formula:
CS = 0,3SP + 0,3RP + 0,1GPA + 0,3MI, where:

SP – is the point calculated in a ten-point grading system for scientific publications,
RP – is the final point of assessment for scientific research project,
GPA – is the grade point average of the marks in the annex/supplement to Master’s
degree or other diploma certifying the reward of the corresponding qualification,
MI – is the final score obtained for the motivational interview.

5.2. In case of equal scores, an applicant with a higher evaluation of scientific research project shall be given a priority.
* Points are rounded to the nearest hundredths.

6. ADMISSION PROCEDURE

6.1. Applicants are required to submit an application form to take part in the competition addressed to the Rector of the institution to which they are applying. This request can be submitted to the Doctoral School/Office of Science of each doctorate institution having the right to organize such studies. Together with the application, all document specified in Section 3 need to be submitted. Only those who submit all required documents can take part in the competition.
6.2. All applicants are required to take part in a motivational interview with the Committee members.
6.3. The Committee generates a competitive score according to the selection criteria and makes priority lists of applicants for each partner institution’s dissertation topics.
6.4. In three days after the announcement of competition results, applicants can submit a motivated appeal to the Committee, and upon receiving a negative response, in three days, can appeal to the head of the doctoral institution, to which doctoral studies they applied.
6.5. After the final list of invited candidates is announced, applicants who were not accepted into state-funded study places, but who meet the requirements for doctoral studies, can choose fee-paying doctoral study places and study paying a tuition fee set by a doctoral institution.
6.6. Candidates invited to doctoral studies sign a bilateral contract with the doctoral institution, and the Rector’s order is issued on their acceptance to doctoral studies.
6.7. If, after the admission process is over, there are free study places left, a second round of admission can be organized, which is carried out following the same procedure.

Submission and registration of documents 2017 07 03 – 2017 09 01
Doctoral Committee Meeting (motivational interview with
applicants)
2017 09 11 – 2017 09 15
Doctoral Committee Meeting (calculation of the competition
results)
2017 09 11 – 2017 09 15
Notification of applicants about the competition results 2017 09 20
Submission of motivated appeals to Doctoral Committee 2017 09 21 – 2017 09 22
Submission of appeals to the Head of the Doctoral Institution
to which the applicant applied
2017 09 22 – 2017 09 25
Announcement of a list of invited candidates 2017 09 28
Signing agreements with the Doctoral Institution 2017 09 29

7. ADMISSION OF CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMME STUDIES

7.1. Applicants from foreign countries, having acquired a Master‘s degree or corresponding qualification outside the Lithuanian Republic, have to submit all the documents indicated in Section 3 and the following additional documents:

7.1.1. Notarised translation of the Master’s degree diploma and its supplement into the Lithuanian language.
7.1.2.Document recognizing the qualification acquired abroad (according to Decision No. 212 of 29 February 2012 of the Lithuanian Republic Government “On approval of provisions for academic recognition and assessment of qualifications acquired abroad which provide right to higher education and higher education qualifications” (Official Gazette, 2012, No. 29-1290), issued by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (http://www.skvc.lt/en/content.asp?id=4).
7.1.3.Application form for admission is filled in English. Curriculum vitae, a list of scientific publications and their copies can be presented in the English language.

7.2. Applicants taking part in the competition take their responsibility for all travel expenses and documents: passport, visa, temporary residence permit, health insurance etc.
7.3 Applicants who have been admitted to doctoral programme studies, need to obtain a permission for temporary residence in the Republic of Lithuania or a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic as a citizen of the country member of the European Community or have a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic permanently.

8. TUITION FEES PER YEAR

8.1. Students admitted to fee-paying study places have to pay a normative fee for tuition approved by the Order No. V-189 of 22 March of 2017 of the Minister of Education and Science of the Lithuanian Republic:

8.1.1. 8223 EUR per year for full-time studies;
8.1.2. 5482 EUR per year for part-time studies.

8.2. Tuition fee can be reduced upon the decision of doctoral institution.
8.3. Tuition fee should be paid in 15 calendar days from the day the study contract comes into effect.

9. CONTACTS

Vytautas Magnus University K. Donelaičio str. 52–303, Kaunas
Contact person – Rasa Andrišiūnaitė, tel. (8 37) 209 815,
+ 370 619 21615, e-mail: darbuotojai.mid@vdu.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Mykolas Romeris University Didlaukio g. 55-404 (MRU LAB), Vilnius.
Contact person – Loreta Paukštytė, e-mail:
paukstyte@mruni.eu, tel. +370 5 271 4469
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Klaipėda University Herkaus Manto str. 84 – 301, Klaipėda
Contact person – Vita Jušienė, tel. +370 46 39 89 32,
email: vita.jusiene@ku.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Šiauliai University Vilniaus str. 88, Šiauliai
Contact person – Rita Melienė
tel. +370 41 59 58 21, e-mail: doktorantura@cr.su.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Aleksandras Stulginskis
University
Studentų str. 11 – 218, Akademija, Kauno distr.
Contact person – dr. Judita Černiauskienė
tel. +370 37 75 22 54, e-mail:
judita.cerniauskiene@asu.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.

Annex 1
ASSESSMENT OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Type of scientific work Measurement
units
Points
Scientific articles in publications, refereed in
Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge (ISI)
databases
Author’s input* 4
Scientific articles in scientific publications,
refereed in other international databases
Author’s input 3
Scientific articles in other reviewed scientific
publications
Author’s input 2
Scientific articles in reviewed cultural, art
and professional publications; in conference
proceedings
Author’s input 1
Other ** Author’s input 0–4

* Author‘s input (AI) is calculated according to the formula: AI=1/NA, where NA is the total number of authors of the article. For example, if the number of authors is 4, one author’s input is worth 0.25, i.e. AI = 1/4 = 0.25.
** The Committee shall also have a right to assess other applicant’s scientific output that is not included in this table, and assign additional points from 0 to 4.
Reviewed scientific articles: reviewed periodical publications, reviewed series or one-time publications, having editorial board of scholars and ISSN or ISBN number.
Scientific article is an article published in scientific publications, written in compliance with requirements for a scientific article in a particular science field (footnotes, bibliography, formulas, drawings, description of methodology, statistic tables, and etc.), and corresponding to the scientific criteria, recognised in that science field; the minimum scope valid is 0.25 of the quire. The decision to accept shorter than 0.25 (1 quire = 14 pages) of the quire scientific publications is made by the Committee.

The total sum of points is converted into a 10-point grading system as follows:

  • The maximum number of points of the applicant (Tmax) equals10 points.
  • Tmax divided by 10 equals the constant -k (k = Tmax/10).
  • The total scored sum of other competition participants’ points is divided by constant -k, and equals the applicant’s number of points for scientific publications (points are rounded off to one decimal place).

Annex 2
RECOMMENDATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. A scientific research project of a Ph.D. applicant (hereafter a Project) is an independent scientific work, which aims to reveal the author’s scientific abilities, creativity, methodological preparation, motivation, theoretical preparation, practical experience, and particular scientific experience in the chosen topic.
2. The scientific Project shall describe the problem to be examined; evaluate its relevance and perform the analysis of previous research on the topic; define the aim and objectives of the work; identify possible directions and research methods.
3. The Project shall consist of the following sections:

INTRODUCTION. This section deals with the relevance of the topic, its novelty, the necessity for further exploration, formulates the research problem, plans the object, purpose and objectives of the dissertation, sets hypotheses and/or defensive theses.
LITERATURE REVIEW. This section covers the exploration of the topic in Lithuania and the world, how the dissertation thesis can contribute to the accomplished research.
METHODOLOGY. This section aims at discussing possible methods and process of the research and explaining how the data will be analysed, how reliability will be determined.
BIBLIOGRAPHY. In this section, reference sources and literature are provided, used when preparing the Project.

4. The scope of the Project is 8 000-12 000 characters (with spaces), i.e. approximately 4-5 pages.
5. The text should be printed in 1.5 spacing between lines, 12 pt., Times New Roman. Margins of the page are as follows: left – 3cm, right – 1.5, top and bottom – 2 cm.
ASSESMENT CRITERIA OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT
1. The object of the research, scientific problem, purposes and objectives are formulated precisely and clearly.
2. The relevance of the chosen topic is determined in the context of scientific research and development.
3. The applicant can substantiate the prospective research theoretically, is familiar with the accomplished research on the chosen topic, can show links between different works, compare and generalise critically, formulate conclusions.
4. The chosen material for the research corresponds to the object of the research, is authentic and sufficient.
5. The chosen research methodology complies with the purposes and objectives of the research.
6. The project is written in scientific language and meets the methodological requirements set for scientific research (it is a conscientious piece of work, new and original ideas are presented, thoughts are logical and coherent, references and bibliography are consistent, the style of the scientific language is accurate).

The joint Committee of Doctoral studies in Management at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Mykolas Romeris University (MRU), Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU), Klaipėda University (KU), and Šiauliai University (ŠU).

ORDER AND CONDITIONS OF OPEN COMPETITION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES IN PHILOLOGY SCIENCE FIELD IN 2017

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Code of field of science Field of Science
04 H Philology

1.1. Applicants to doctoral studies in Philology science field are admitted through an open competition according to the chosen dissertation topic separately to each doctoral institution that has been granted the joint right of doctoral studies. Applicants can apply to no more than two different dissertation topics.
1.2. The competition is organized by the by the Doctoral School of Vytautas Magnus University, the competition is conducted by the Doctoral Committee of Philology Science Field (hereinafter – Committee).

2. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

2.1. Master’s degree or higher education degree equal to it.
2.2. Scientific research experience, participation in research.
2.3. Knowledge of foreign languages.

3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Application for admission addressed to the Rector
  • Diploma of Master’s degree or qualification adequate to it, its annex/supplement (originals are returned straightaway)
  • Two letters of recommendation by scholars from Philology science field
  • Curriculum Vitae (signed by applicant)
  • List of applicant’s scientific publications (submitted in full biobliographic description) and their copies (submitted together with a copy of journal’s cover and contents page); or, if a scientific article in not yet published – a document issued by the editorial board of a scientific journal certifying the acceptance of an article for publication (after the reviewing procedure) and its manuscript
  • Project of scientific research: paper copy and digital copy in .doc or .docx format (digital media not returned); if two topics are indicated in the application, then 2 scientific research projects need to be submitted
  • Personal identification document
  • One photo (3 cm x 4 cm)
  • Documents notifying the change of surname if not all documents are submitted under the same surname
  • Other documents which an applicant wishes to submit

4. SELECTION CRITERIA

4.1. Scientific publications (SP). Applicant’s scientific publications are evaluated by points according to the methodology approved by the order of Minister of Science and Education. Points for scientific publications are allocated and the sum of points is converted to a ten point system in the way described in Annex 1.
4.2. Scientific research project (RP). The scientific research project is prepared according to the requirements set by Committee (Annex 2). The project is marked by two evaluators appointed by Committee. Its final mark consists of the average of marks given by the two evaluators in a ten-point grading system.
4.3. Grade point average (GPA) of the marks of study courses and thesis in annex/supplement to Master’s diploma or other diploma confirming the reward of corresponding qualification.
4.4. Motivational interview (MI). During the motivational interview the applicant’s motivation to study in the doctoral programme is assessed as well as the adequacy of scientific publications, scientific research and other activity to the chosen topic, recommendations of scientists, knowledge of foreign languages, etc. The final point* of the motivational interview is generated by the average of Committee member marks in a tenpoint grading system. The candidates to doctoral studies must collect no less than 7 points from the motivational interview.

5. STRUCTURE OF COMPETITIVE SCORE (CS)

5.1. Competitive score (CS) is estimated according to the formula:
CS = 0,2*SP + 0,3*RP + 0,2*GPA + 0,3*MI, where:

SP – is the point calculated in a ten-point grading system for scientific publications,
RP – is the final point of assessment for scientific research project,
GPA – is the grade point average of the marks in the annex/supplement to Master’s
degree or other diploma certifying the reward of the corresponding qualification,
MI – is the final score obtained for the motivational interview.

5.2. In case of equal scores, an applicant with a higher evaluation of scientific research project / motivational interview / scientific publications / grade point average shall be given a priority.
* Points are rounded to the nearest hundredths.

6. ADMISSION PROCEDURE

6.1. Applicants are required to submit an application form to take part in the competition addressed to the Rector or the Head of the institution to which they are applying. This request can be submitted to the Doctoral School/Office of Science of each doctorate institution having the right to organize such studies. Together with the application, all document specified in Section 3 need to be submitted. Only those who submit all required documents can take part in the competition.
6.2. All applicants are required to take part in a motivational interview with the Committee members.
6.3. The Committee generates a competitive score according to the selection criteria and makes priority lists of applicants for each partner institution’s dissertation topics.
6.4. In three days after the announcement of competition results, applicants can submit a motivated appeal to the Committee, and upon receiving a negative response, in three days, can appeal to the head of the doctoral institution, to which doctoral studies they applied.
6.5. After the final list of invited candidates is announced, applicants who were not accepted into state-funded study places, but who meet the requirements for doctoral studies, can choose fee-paying doctoral study places and study paying a tuition fee set by a doctoral institution.
6.6. Candidates invited to doctoral studies sign a bilateral contract with the doctoral institution, and the Rector’s order is issued on their acceptance to doctoral studies.
6.7. If, after the admission process is over, there are free study places left, a second round of admission can be organized, which is carried out following the same procedure.

Submission and registration of documents 2017 07 03 – 2017 08 31
Doctoral Committee Meeting (motivational interview with
applicants)
2017 09 04 – 2017 09 11
Doctoral Committee Meeting (calculation of the competition
results)
2017 09 04 – 2017 09 11
Notification of applicants about the competition results 2017 09 14
Submission of motivated appeals to Doctoral Committee 2017 09 15 – 2017 09 19
Submission of appeals to the Head of the Doctoral Institution
to which the applicant applied
2017 09 20 – 2017 09 22
Announcement of a list of invited candidates 2017 09 27
Signing agreements with the Doctoral Institution 2017 09 28 – 2017 09 29

7. ADMISSION OF CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMME STUDIES

7.1. Applicants from foreign countries, having acquired a Master‘s degree or corresponding qualification outside the Lithuanian Republic, have to submit all the documents indicated in Section 3 and the following additional documents:

7.1.1. Notarised translation of the Master’s degree diploma and its supplement into the Lithuanian language.
7.1.2.Document recognizing the qualification acquired abroad (according to Decision No. 212 of 29 February 2012 of the Lithuanian Republic Government “On approval of provisions for academic recognition and assessment of qualifications acquired abroad which provide right to higher education and higher education qualifications” (Official Gazette, 2012, No. 29-1290), issued by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (http://www.skvc.lt/en/content.asp?id=4).
7.1.3.Application form for admission is filled in English. Curriculum vitae, a list of scientific publications and their copies can be presented in the English language.

7.2. Applicants taking part in the competition take their responsibility for all travel expenses and documents: passport, visa, temporary residence permit, health insurance etc.
7.3 Applicants who have been admitted to doctoral programme studies, need to obtain a permission for temporary residence in the Republic of Lithuania or a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic as a citizen of the country member of the European Community or have a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic permanently.

8. TUITION FEES PER YEAR

8.1. Students admitted to fee-paying study places have to pay a normative fee for tuition approved by the Order No. V-189 of 22 March of 2017 of the Minister of Education and Science of the Lithuanian Republic:

8.1.1. 8223 EUR per year for full-time studies;
8.1.2. 5482 EUR per year for part-time studies.

8.2. Tuition fee can be reduced upon the decision of doctoral institution.
8.3. Tuition fee should be paid in 15 calendar days from the day the study contract comes into effect.

9. CONTACTS

Vytautas Magnus University K. Donelaičio str. 52–303, Kaunas
Contact person – Rasa Andrišiūnaitė, tel. +370 37 209
815, + 370 619 21615, email: darbuotojai.mid@vdu.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Klaipėda University Herkaus Manto str. 84 – 301, Klaipėda
Contact person – Vita Jušienė, tel. +370 46 39 89 32,
email: vita.jusiene@ku.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Šiauliai University Vilniaus str. 88, Šiauliai.
Contact person – Daiva Korsakienė,
tel. 370 41 59 58 21, email: doktorantura@cr.su.lt.
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Lithuanian Language Institute P. Vileišio str. 5 – 155, Vilnius.
Contact person – Aurelija Tamulionienė,
tel. 370 5 234 71 94, email: lki@lki.lt.
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.

Annex 1
ASSESSMENT OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Type of scientific work Measurement
unit
Points
Scientific articles in publications, refereed in
Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge (ISI)
databases
Author’s input* 3
Scientific articles in other reviewed scientific
publications
Author’s input 2
Scientific articles in reviewed cultural, art and
professional publications; in conference
proceedings
Author’s input 1
Other ** Author’s input 0–3

* Author‘s input (AI) is calculated according to the formula: AI=1/NA, where NA is the total number of authors of the article. For example, if the number of authors is 4, one author’s input is worth 0.25, i.e. AI = 1/4 = 0.25.
** The Committee shall also have a right to assess other applicant’s scientific output that is not included in this table, and assign additional points from 0 to 3.
Reviewed scientific articles: reviewed periodical publications, reviewed series or one-time publications, having editorial board of scholars and ISSN or ISBN number.
Scientific article is an article published in scientific publications, written in compliance with requirements for a scientific article in a particular science field (footnotes, bibliography, formulas, drawings, description of methodology, statistic tables, and etc.), and corresponding to the scientific criteria, recognised in that science field; the minimum scope valid is 0.25 of the quire. The decision to accept shorter than 0.25 (1 quire = 14 pages) of the quire scientific publications is made by the Committee.

The total sum of points is converted into a 10-point grading system as follows:

  • The maximum number of points of the applicant (Tmax) equals10 points.
  • Tmax divided by 10 equals the constant -k (k = Tmax/10).
  • The total scored sum of other competition participants’ points is divided by constant -k, and equals the applicant’s number of points for scientific publications (points are rounded off to one decimal place).

Annex 2
RECOMMENDATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. A scientific research project of a Ph.D. applicant (hereafter a Project) is an independent scientific work, which aims to reveal the author’s scientific abilities, creativity, methodological preparation, motivation, theoretical preparation, practical experience, and particular scientific experience in the chosen topic.
2. The scientific Project shall describe the problem to be examined; evaluate its relevance and perform the analysis of previous research on the topic; define the aim and objectives of the work; identify possible directions and research methods.
3. The Project shall consist of the following sections:

INTRODUCTION. This section deals with the relevance of the topic, its novelty, the necessity for further exploration, formulates the research problem, plans the object, purpose and objectives of the dissertation, sets hypotheses and/or defensive theses.
LITERATURE REVIEW. This section covers the exploration of the topic in Lithuania and the world, how the dissertation thesis can contribute to the accomplished research.
METHODOLOGY. This section aims at discussing possible methods and process of the research and explaining how the data will be analysed, how reliability will be determined.
BIBLIOGRAPHY. In this section, reference sources and literature are provided, used when preparing the Project.

4. The scope of the Project is 8 000–12 000 characters (with spaces), i.e. approximately 4-5 pages.
5. The text should be printed in 1.5 spacing between lines, 12 pt., Times New Roman. Margins of the page are as follows: left – 3cm, right – 1.5, top and bottom – 2 cm.

ASSESMENT CRITERIA OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. The object of the research, scientific problem, purposes and objectives are formulated precisely and clearly.
2. The relevance of the chosen topic is determined in the context of scientific research and development.
3. The applicant can substantiate the prospective research theoretically, is familiar with the accomplished research on the chosen topic, can show links between different works, compare and generalise critically, formulate conclusions.
4. The chosen research methodology complies with the purposes and objectives of the research.
5. The project is written in scientific language and meets the methodological requirements set for scientific research (it is a conscientious piece of work, new and original ideas are presented, thoughts are logical and coherent, references and bibliography are consistent, the style of the scientific language is accurate).

ORDER AND CONDITIONS OF OPEN COMPETITION TO DOCTORAL STUDIES IN POLITICAL SCIENCES FIELD IN 2017

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Code of field of science Field of Science
02 S Political Sciences

1.1. Applicants to doctoral studies in Political sciences field are admitted through an open competition according to the chosen dissertation topic separately to each doctoral institution that has been granted the joint right of doctoral studies. Applicants can apply to no more than two different dissertation topics.
1.2. The competition is organized by the Doctoral School of Vytautas Magnus University, the competition is conducted by the Doctoral Committee of Political Sciences Field (hereinafter – Committee).

2. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

2.1. Master’s degree or higher education degree equal to it.
2.2. Scientific research experience, participation in research.
2.3. Knowledge of foreign languages.

3. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • Application for admission addressed to the Rector
  • Diploma of Master’s degree or qualification adequate to it, its annex/supplement (originals are returned straightaway)
  • Letters of recommendation by two scholars from Political sciences field
  • Curriculum Vitae (signed by applicant)
  • List of applicant’s scientific publications (submitted in full biobliographic description) and their copies (submitted together with a copy of journal’s cover and contents page); or, if a scientific article in not yet published – a document issued by the editorial board of a scientific journal certifying the acceptance of an article for publication (after the reviewing procedure) and its manuscript
  • Project of scientific research: paper copy and digital copy in .doc or .docx format (digital media not returned); if two topics are indicated in the application, then 2 scientific research projects need to be submitted
  • Personal identification document
  • One photo (3 cm x 4 cm)
  • Documents notifying the change of surname if not all documents are submitted under the same surname
  • Other documents which an applicant wishes to submit

4. SELECTION CRITERIA

4.1. Scientific publications (SP). Applicant’s scientific publications are evaluated by points according to the methodology approved by the order of Minister of Science and Education. Points for scientific publications are allocated and the sum of points is converted to a ten point system in the way described in Annex 1.
4.2. Scientific research project (RP). The scientific research project is prepared according to the requirements set by Committee (Annex 2). The project is marked by two evaluators appointed by Committee. Its final mark consists of the average of marks given by the two evaluators in a ten-point grading system.
4.3. Grade point average (GPA) of the marks of study courses and thesis in annex/supplement to Master’s diploma or other diploma confirming the reward of corresponding qualification.
4.4. Motivational interview (MI). During the motivational interview the applicant’s motivation to study in the doctoral programme is assessed as well as the adequacy of scientific publications, scientific research and other activity to the chosen topic, recommendations of scientists, knowledge of foreign languages, etc. The final point* of the motivational interview is generated by the average of Committee member marks in a tenpoint grading system.
* Only professional military service soldiers, civil servants of the national defence system and contract staff are admitted to Doctoral studies at the Lithuanian Military Academy. Soldiers and KAS staff have to obtain the license to study at the doctoral program at the The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania until July 1 (see Order V-195 of the Minister of National Defence Republic of Lithuania of 8 March 2017).

5. STRUCTURE OF COMPETITIVE SCORE (CS)

5.1. Competitive score (CS) is estimated according to the formula:
CS = 0,2SP + 0,5RP + 0,2GPA + 0,1MI, where:

SP – is the point calculated in a ten-point grading system for scientific publications,
RP – is the final point of assessment for scientific research project,
GPA – is the grade point average of the marks in the annex/supplement to Master’s
degree or other diploma certifying the reward of the corresponding qualification,
MI – is the final score obtained for the motivational interview.

5.2. In case of equal scores, an applicant with a higher evaluation of motivational interview shall be given a priority.
* Points are rounded to the nearest hundredths.

6. ADMISSION PROCEDURE

6.1. Applicants are required to submit an application form to take part in the competition addressed to the head of the doctoral institution to which they are applying. This request can be submitted to the Doctoral School/Office of Science of each doctorate institution having the right to organize such studies. Together with the application, all document specified in Section 3 need to be submitted. Only those who submit all required documents can take part in the competition.
6.2. All applicants are required to take part in a motivational interview with the Committee members.
6.3. The Committee generates a competitive score according to the selection criteria and makes priority lists of applicants for each partner institution’s dissertation topics.
6.4. In three days after the announcement of competition results, applicants can submit a motivated appeal to the Committee, and upon receiving a negative response, in three days, can appeal to the head of the doctoral institution, to which doctoral studies they applied.
6.5. After the final list of invited candidates is announced, applicants who were not accepted into state-funded study places, but who meet the requirements for doctoral studies, can choose fee-paying doctoral study places and study paying a tuition fee set by a doctoral institution.
6.6. Candidates invited to doctoral studies sign a bilateral contract with the doctoral institution, and the Rector’s order is issued on their acceptance to doctoral studies.
6.7. If, after the admission process is over, there are free study places left, a second round of admission can be organized, which is carried out following the same procedure.

Submission and registration of documents 2017 07 03 – 2017 08 21
Doctoral Committee Meeting (motivational interview with
applicants)
2017 09 04 – 2017 09 08
Doctoral Committee Meeting (calculation of the competition
results)
2017 09 04 – 2017 09 08
Notification of applicants about the competition results 2017 09 14
Submission of motivated appeals to Doctoral Committee 2017 09 15 – 2017 09 19
Submission of appeals to the Head of the Doctoral Institution
to which the applicant applied
2017 09 20 – 2017 09 22
Announcement of a list of invited candidates 2017 09 27
Signing agreements with the Doctoral Institution 2017 09 28 – 2017 09 29

7. ADMISSION OF CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES TO DOCTORAL PROGRAMME STUDIES

7.1. Applicants from foreign countries, having acquired a Master‘s degree or corresponding qualification outside the Lithuanian Republic, have to submit all the documents indicated in Section 3 and the following additional documents:

7.1.1. Notarised translation of the Master’s degree diploma and its supplement into the Lithuanian or English language.
7.1.2.Document recognizing the qualification acquired abroad (according to Decision No. 212 of 29 February 2012 of the Lithuanian Republic Government “On approval of provisions for academic recognition and assessment of qualifications acquired abroad which provide right to higher education and higher education qualifications” (Official Gazette, 2012, No. 29-1290), issued by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (http://www.skvc.lt/en/content.asp?id=4).
7.1.3.Application form for admission is filled in English. Curriculum vitae, a list of scientific publications and their copies can be presented in the English language.

7.2. Applicants taking part in the competition take their responsibility for all travel expenses and documents: passport, visa, temporary residence permit, health insurance etc.
7.3 Applicants who have been admitted to doctoral programme studies, need to obtain a permission for temporary residence in the Republic of Lithuania or a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic as a citizen of the country member of the European Community or have a permission to live in the Lithuanian Republic permanently.

8. PRICE OF NON-FUNDED DOCTORAL STUDIES

Study form Tuition fees per year, EUR
Vytautas
Magnus
University*
Kaunas
University of
Technology
Klaipėda
University*
The General Jonas
Žemaitis Military
Academy of
Lithuania*
Full-time studies 8223 6570 8223 8223
Part-time studies 5482 5482 5482

Tuition fee is to be paid in 15 calendar days from the day the study contract comes into effect.
* A normative fee for tuition approved with the Order No. V-189 of 22 March of 2017 by the Minister of Education and Science of the Lithuanian Republic, is subject to reduction upon the decision of doctoral institution.

9. CONTACTS

Vytautas Magnus University K. Donelaičio str. 52–303, Kaunas
Contact person – Rasa Andrišiūnaitė, tel. +370 37 209
815, + 370 619 21615, email: darbuotojai.mid@vdu.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Kaunas University of
Technology
Donelaičio str. 73, Room 423, Kaunas.
Contact person – Leonas Balaševičius,
tel. + 370 (615) 31 969, email: doktorantura@ktu.lt.
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
Klaipėda University Herkaus Manto str. 84 – 301, Klaipėda
Contact person – Vita Jušienė,
tel. +370 39 89 32, email: vita.jusiene@ku.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.
The General Jonas Žemaitis
Military Academy of Lithuania
Šilo str. 5A – 311/K4, Vilnius
Contact person – Veronika Butkevičiūtė,
tel. +370 52 10 35 69, email: Veronika.Butkeviciute@mil.lt
Office hours: 9.00–15.00.

Annex 1
ASSESSMENT OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Code Type of scientific work Measurement Points
01 Scientific monograph, science study, theoretical, synthetic scientific works Number of quires 4
02 Scientific articles, book chapters published in reviewed publications. unit 3
03 Other scientific articles, book chapters, academic reviews and alike, with scientific apparatus in science, culture and professional periodical, continuous and one-time publications. unit 2
04 Publications of sources, translations with scientific commentaries, scientific dictionaries, reference books, encyclopaedias, (bio)bibliographies, higher education textbooks. Number of quires 2
05 Social and cultural development works:

  • science research and science policy publications;
  • academic publications and academic reviews without scientific apparatus;
  • specialized information, expertise, evaluation and comments (on historical, philological, sociological issues, art criticism, legal acts and their projects) submitted to state institutions and municipalities;
  • prepared sets and readers on the basis of Lituanistic and world cultural material (folklore, literature, philosophy, religion, texts, art, language examples, historical sources, etc.) for educational purposes and the needs of general public;
  • demonstrations, exhibitions, mentoring of expositions and descriptive material of examples of natural diversity, archaeological finds, tangible and intangible material of traditional cultural objects collected during field studies, cultural monuments, literature and art, museum and archival collections;
  • educative projects prepared on the basis of scientific data;
  • preparation of new cultural heritage, linguistic and sociological material for databases.
unit 1

*Author‘s input (AI) is calculated according to the formula: AI=1/NA, where NA is the total number of authors of the article. For example, if the number of authors is 4, one author’s input is worth 0.25, i. e. AI = 1/4 = 0.25.
** The Committee shall also have a right to assess other applicant’s scientific output that is not included in this table, and assign additional points from 0 to 4.
Reviewed scientific articles: reviewed periodical publications, reviewed series or one-time publications, having editorial board of scholars and ISSN or ISBN number.
Scientific article is an article published in scientific publications, written in compliance with requirements for a scientific article in a particular science field (footnotes, bibliography, formulas, drawings, description of methodology, statistic tables, and etc.), and corresponding to the scientific criteria, recognised in that science field; the minimum scope valid is 0.25 of the quire. The decision to accept shorter than 0.25 (1 quire = 14 pages) of the quire scientific publications is made by the Committee.

The total sum of points is converted into a 10-point grading system as follows:

  • The maximum number of points of the applicant (Tmax) equals10 points.
  • Tmax divided by 10 equals the constant -k (k = Tmax/10).
  • The total scored sum of other competition participants’ points is divided by constant -k, and equals the applicant’s number of points for scientific publications (points are rounded off to one decimal place).

Annex 2
RECOMMENDATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. A scientific research project of a Ph.D. applicant (hereafter a Project) is an independent scientific work, which aims to reveal the author’s scientific abilities, creativity, methodological preparation, motivation, theoretical preparation, practical experience, and particular scientific experience in the chosen topic.
2. The scientific Project shall describe the problem to be examined; evaluate its relevance and perform the analysis of previous research on the topic; define the aim and objectives of the work; identify possible directions and research methods.
3. The Project shall consist of the following sections:

INTRODUCTION. This section deals with the relevance of the topic, its novelty, the necessity for further exploration, formulates the research problem, plans the object, purpose and objectives of the dissertation, sets hypotheses and/or defensive theses.
LITERATURE REVIEW. This section covers the exploration of the topic in Lithuania and the world, how the dissertation thesis can contribute to the accomplished research.
THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND METHODOLOGY. This section aims at discussing possible methods and process of the research and explaining how the data will be analysed, how reliability will be determined.
BIBLIOGRAPHY. In this section, reference sources and literature are provided, used when preparing the Project.

4. The scope of the Project is no less that 10 000 characters (with spaces, not counting bibliography).
5. The text should be printed in 1.5 spacing between lines, 12 pt., Times New Roman. Margins of the page are as follows: left – 3cm, right – 1.5, top and bottom – 2 cm.

ASSESMENT CRITERIA OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH PROJECT

1. The object of the research, scientific problem, purposes and objectives are formulated precisely and clearly.
2. The relevance of the chosen topic is determined in the context of scientific research and development.
3. The applicant can substantiate the prospective research theoretically, is familiar with the accomplished research on the chosen topic, can show links between different works, compare and generalise critically, formulate conclusions.
4. The chosen research methodology complies with the purposes and objectives of the research.
5. The project is written in scientific language and meets the methodological requirements set for scientific research (it is a conscientious piece of work, new and original ideas are presented, thoughts are logical and coherent, references and bibliography are consistent, the style of the scientific language is accurate).