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Information about PhD studies

PhD studies are provided in Ecology and Environment without partners and  jointly in 10 fields with partner in Lithuania and abroad:

  • Biomedical sciences: Ecology and Environmental Science;
  • Physical sciences: Physical Geography;
  • Humanities: Ethnology, Philology, History, Art Criticism;
  • Social sciences: Education Science, Economy, Political Sciences, Management;
  • Technological sciences: Transport Engineering.

 Forms of studies

In accordance to the intensity of studies, there are full-time (4 years) and part-time studies (6 years).

Selection criteria

People are admitted to doctoral studies on the basis of an open competition. The most important criteria are:

  • Published or accepted to be published scientific publications;
  • Scientific research project that details out what the applicant plans to research during his/her studies. It should be around 5-12 pages long;
  • Grade point average of master’s diploma;
  • Motivational interview in which all the applicants must participate (life or via Internet).

 Admission requirements

  • Diploma of master’s degree or qualification adequate to it, its annex/supplement;
  • Notarised translation of the master’s degree diploma and its supplement into the Lithuanian language;
  • Document recognizing the qualification acquired abroad issued by the Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education of Lithuania;
  • 2 letters of recommendation;
  • CV;
  • Scientific publications (if there are any) and their copies;
  • Project of scientific research;
  • Copy of ID document.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees in all the science areas are:

  • 8250 EUR per year for full-time studies;
  • 5500 EUR per year for part-time studies.

For motivated students scholarships might be provided depending on the particular situation upon presenting a motivational letter explaining circumstances why the sholarship should be provided.

Requirements during the studies

During his/her studies, one should implement these conditions:

  • To take approx. 5 subjects (30 ECTS);
  • To write and publish at least 2 scientific articles;
  • To participate in at least 2 conferences (one should be international);
  • To write a dissertation.