Part time studies

Spend 1-2 semesters at a higher education institution abroad with the assistance from Erasmus+ or mobility scholarship.

Erasmus+ charter

It highlights your rights and obligations and tells you what you can expect from
your sending and receiving organisations at each step of your Erasmus+ experience.

Erasmus+ app

Find everything you need to know about opportunities to go abroad with Erasmus+ and check out all the features that are specifically built to facilitate your experience.

“Erasmus+” studies

KTU announces the selection for ERASMUS+ exchange studies at foreign higher education institutions during the spring semester of 2019/2020 academic year.

 

Students willing to participate in the selection have to

  1. Choose a university abroad. List of available institutions and study programmes can be found HERE.
    The language of instruction at the host university and the compatibility of the study plan must be taken into consideration.
  2. Carry out a language test. Language tests are held on September 12th, 16th 17 and 18th at 5 pm, address A. Mickevičiaus str. 37.
    Registration for the test until September 12th at shmmf.ukc@ktu.lt (name, surname, faculty, study cycle and year to be indicated). Consultation about tests on September 10th at 5 pm, address A. Mickevičiaus str. 37.
  3. Register online from August 26th until September 22nd. The application form for ERASMUS+ studies can be found at https://outgoing.ktu.edu/.
    The following documents must be attached to the application form: Transcript of Records and Certificate of Language Proficiency (the certificate shall be not more than 2 years old).
  4. Take part in the selection (interview) at the faculties on September 24th – 30th. Selection timetable for the faculties can be found HERE.
    Participation of applicants is compulsory.

About “Erasmus+”

The Erasmus Programme is an initiative run by the European Union (EU).

Since 2007, it has been a part of the Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP). In 2014 the EU launched a new framework programme called Erasmus+ that is meant to support international cooperation and activities within the fields of education, training, youth and sport.

The Programme provides opportunities for students to study or gain work experience in different European countries while completing a degree. There are many benefits, including the chance to learn another European language, and to experience life within a different culture.

KTU has been awarded the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education by the European Commission for the period 2014–2020 which is a pre-requisite for higher education institutions to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme.

Students studying any subject, both undergraduate and postgraduate, can apply to participate in the Erasmus+ Programme for study exchange.

“Erasmus+” scholarship

Students may be awarded an Erasmus+ EU grant to help cover travel and subsistence expenses incurred in connection with their study period abroad. The amounts of the grant are defined by the National Agency.

“Erasmus+” scholarship
Students may be awarded an Erasmus+ EU grant to help cover travel and subsistence expenses incurred in connection with their study period abroad. The amounts of the grant are defined by the National Agency.

Group Programme countries Grant
I Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway, 520 EUR/month
II Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal 470 EUR/month
III Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey 420 EUR/month
  PARTNER COUNTRIES GRANT
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brasil, Israel, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Ukraine, USA 700 EUR/month + travel grant*

 

*Travel distances Amount
Between 10 and 99 KM: 20 EUR per participant
Between 100 and 499 KM: 180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1999 KM: 275 EUR per participant
Between 2000 and 2999 KM: 360 EUR per participant
Between 3000 and 3999 KM: 530 EUR per participant
Between 4000 and 7999 KM: 820 EUR per participant
8000 KM or more: 1500 EUR per participant

Note: “travel distance” includes the distance from the place of origin to the place where the activity is implemented, whereas “an amount” means funds for travelling to and from the place where the activity is implemented.

 

The final amount for the mobility period is determined by multiplying the number of months of the mobility with the rate applicable per month for the receiving country. In the case of incomplete months, the financial support is calculated by multiplying the number of days in the incomplete month with 1/30 of the unit cost per month.

Erasmus+ students regardless of Erasmus+ EU grant are exempted from paying fees for tuition, registration, examinations and access to laboratory and library facilities at the host institution. The payment of any national grant or loan to outgoing students is maintained during the study period abroad.

Students with a zero-grant from EU funds are mobile participants that do not receive an EU grant related to travel and subsistence, but they otherwise meet all student mobility criteria and benefit from all advantages of being Erasmus+ student. They may receive a regional, national or other type of grant to contribute to their mobility costs.

Additional financial support

Students with special needs can request additional grant support. A person with special needs is a potential participant whose individual physical, mental or health-related situation is such that his/her participation in the mobility would not be possible without extra financial support. In preparation of your Erasmus+ mobility, you should indicate your needs and foreseen extra costs linked to your physical, mental or health-related conditions, in order to apply for the Erasmus+ special needs support grant.

What are your access needs?

 

Areas that could be eligible for support linked to your Erasmus+ mobility, according to individual needs, include but are not limited to: adapted accommodation, travel assistance, medical attendance, supportive equipment, adaption of learning material, an accompanying person, etc.

 

How to apply?

 

Ask the academic exchange coordinator to help you with the Erasmus+ special needs support application form. Information for outgoing students is available at KTU Academic Mobility and Networks Office (erasmus@ktu.lt).

Apply for mobility

First, you have to choose a partner university abroad. The choice of the receiving institution must be based on the compatibility of the study plan offered in the host institution with the field of study at your home university. The language of instruction at the host university must also be taken into consideration.

In your application form at least three universities must be indicated by priority due to the limited number of places at the receiving institutions and possible difficulties in finding suitable modules.

In order to participate in the programme, students have to:

  • Register online. The registration link is provided when the call for selection is open
  • Have a current Transcript of Records (to be ordered at the Faculty and attached to the registration form). For master‘s and PhD students graduation diploma, its supplements and current Transcript of Records are needed
  • Undertake a language test (certificate to be attached to the registration form)
  • Take part in the selection at their Faculties. It is mandatory to attend the interview

After selection

 

Request for the explanation of selection results

Each student, who has participated in the selection competition for exchange studies, has a right to provide the chairman of the Selection Commission with a reasoned request for explanation of the results of selection competition within 5 workings days after the date of the announcement of the results of selection competition. Chairman of the Selection Commission examines the motives of the request in 5 working days and can refuse this request providing a reasoned explanation, or repeal the decision and organise a new meeting of the Selection Commission.

 

Students who have been selected for Erasmus+ studies must:

  • Apply for studies at universities abroad. Information regarding application procedures and documents of the receiving institutions can be found on their websites. Pay attention to the application deadlines depending on the university
  • Check what documents they have to submit at the receiving universities. In most cases, these are Learning Agreement, Transcript of Records, Language Proficiency Certificate, other documents required by the host universities (copy of a passport, motivation letter, etc.). Some universities have online application systems; others require original documents to be send via airmail or scanned via email. Documents for sending must be submitted at the Academic Exchange and Networks Office (AENO), room 105, KTU Central Building, K. Donelaičio Street. 73.
  • Fill in and sign the Learning Agreement. Discuss your study plan with your study programme coordinator and your Faculty’s international coordinator. The Learning Agreement has to be approved and signed by the international coordinator. Later, it has to be signed by the coordinator of the host university.
  • Bring Letter of Acceptance/Invitation from the host university to AENO immediately after they have received it. The start and end dates of the mobility must be indicated in the Acceptance Letter; or a relevant academic calendar must be submitted.
  • Sign Financial Agreement. The amount of the Erasmus+ grant awarded will depend on the country of destination, the number of mobility periods and its lenght. The final amount of the grant shall be determined by multiplying the number of months/days of the mobility with the rate applicable per month/day for the receiving country concerned. In the case of incomplete months, the financial support is calculated by multiplying the number of days in the incomplete month with 1/30 of the unit cost per month.
  • Fill in the Application to Leave and Plan for Partial Studies, collect the signatures and submit the documents at the faculty.
  • Buy health insurance valid for the period of their stay in the host country.
  • VISA and TRP: students need to have a valid TRP/VISA in Lithuania even if they will be abroad for next semester. All countries have different requirements for incoming students. The host university usually provides their incoming student with the information about the requirements in their country. It could be found in their information packages sent to incoming students.

While being abroad

  • Complete learning agreement, get all the signatures, send the copy to KTU International relations Department. Changes in the learning agreement can be made during the first month of the mobility period and they have to be signed by the host university and the Faculty’s international coordinator.
  • Students who have a licence to a language course have to attend online courses starting with the beginning of the mobility period and ending with the final language test

After coming back

After coming back, the student has to bring all the required documents to the International Relations Department and to the Faculty’s international coordinator.

FAQ

 

How long can my Erasmus+ period for studies or traineeships abroad be?

Students and doctoral candidates are able to study abroad for a period of 3 months (or one academic term or trimester), and up to a maximum of 12 months per study cycle. The duration of a traineeship period is of a minimum of 2 months to a maximum of 12 months. In case of a combined study and traineeship, the minimum duration is 3 months and the maximum duration is 12 months, no matter how the time is shared between studies and traineeship.

 

Where can I study under Erasmus+?

Starting from the 2015/2016 academic year, it is be possible to study in institutions based in Programme and Partner Countries, as long as these institutions have signed an “inter-institutional agreement” with Kaunas University of Technology. Programme Countries are those countries participating fully in the Erasmus+ programme. The 34 Programme Countries are: the 28 EU Member States, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. Partner Countries are all the other countries in the world. For a complete list of KTU Partner Countries and universities please refer to “Partner Universities List for Exchange Studies“ under Selection.

 

When do I apply for the selection?

Erasmus+ selection for studies is held two times a year: during the Spring and Autumn semesters.

  • first stage in February-March: selection for Autumn semester studies of the coming academic year;
  • second stage in September: selection for Spring semester studies of the current academic year.

 

What are the selection criteria to participate in Erasmus+ mobility?

Students participating in the selection for exchange studies have to meet the following selection criteria:

  • at least one academic year of Bachelor studies has been completed in the same field of studies as that chosen abroad (the first year and the last semester students shall not be allowed to go to the Programme studies); The first year bachelor students are allowed to participate in the spring selection but they can only leave after the successful completion of the first academic year.
  • conformity of the chosen plan of studies at the receiving institution to the University study programme;
  • a student’s academic results (minimum average of marks – 6.5 points). Students, having academic debts, shall not be eligible to the selection;
  • foreign language knowledge (minimum level of knowledge of a foreign language– B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent according to other international foreign language tests);
  • clear and reasonable motivation to study abroad.

 

What are the best countries to go on exchange?

The main criteria for the country selection are language of instruction  and compatibility of study programmes. For KTU students, the most popular destinations are Scandinavian countries, Czech Republic, Germany and Spain. It is helpful to check with those tried destinations recommended by the former exchange students who have already experienced studies abroad.

 

Do I have to necessarily choose three mobility options? After concluded the selection process, can I choose another host institution?

No, it is not mandatory to choose three mobility options. However, in order to considerably enhance the chances of being selected, we advise all applicants to include more than one host institution. After the selection process, applicants can choose another host institution from the list of remaining institutions that have not been offered to the selected students.

 

 What is the deadline for applications at host universities?

Students who have been selected for Erasmus+ studies have to find out the application procedure and deadlines themselves. Information on application dates is usually available on the receiving university’s website.

 

When does Learning Agreement for Studies have to be filled in and signed?

Before the mobility, it is necessary to fill in page 1 with information on the student, the Sending and the Receiving Institutions and Study plan. The three parties have to agree on this section to be completed before the mobility. The students going to the Erasmus+ programme countries fill in Online Learning Agreements. The student accesses the OLA platform at learning-agreement.eu, completes the LA and signs it.

 

Grants and funding

 

 Is my Erasmus+ grant compatible with other scholarships or types of revenue?

The entitlement to any grant or loan awarded to students to study in KTU must be maintained during the period abroad. A mobility period is compatible with a part-time job. Furthermore, the Erasmus+ EU grant is compatible with the revenue that the student receives as long as he or she carries out the activities foreseen in the agreed mobility programme.

 

Can my institution reduce my grant/ask me to reimburse part of/all of my Erasmus+ grant?

Students that receive an Erasmus+ grant from EU funds will have to fully or partially reimburse the EU grant if they do not comply with the terms of the grant agreement. However, there is an exception to this rule when students are prevented from completing their planned activities abroad due to a case of “force majeure”, i.e. an “unforeseeable exceptional situation or event beyond the participant’s control and not attributable to error or negligence on his/her part”. In that case, students are entitled to receive the amount of the grant corresponding to the actual duration of the mobility period  and remaining funds will have to be refunded.

If the confirmed mobility duration is shown to be shorter than the one presented in the financial agreement (the difference is more than 5 days), the balance payment is payed after recalculation of the financial support according to the confirmed mobility period.

Academic Mobility Office

K. Donelaičio Street. 73, Room 105
LT-44249 Kaunas

phone: +370 (37) 300 035

Coordinators at faculties

Faculty of Chemical Technology Dovilė Sinkevičiūtė
international.ctf@ktu.lt
Radvilėnų pl. 19, 247 kab.
School of Economics and Business Ieva Likadzijauskė
international.evf@ktu.lt
Gedimino g. 50, 325 kab.
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Alma Dervinienė
international.eef@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 48, 213 kab.
Faculty of Informatics Gintarė Lukoševičiūtė
international.if@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 50, 410 kab.
Faculty of Matchematics and Natural Sciences Miglė Drūlytė
international.mgmf@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 50, 216 kab.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design Kristina Lukšaitė
international.midf@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 56, 136 kab.
Panevėžys Faculty of Technology  and Business Brigita Stanikūnienė
international.ptvf@ktu.lt
Nemuno g. 33, 220 kab., Panevėžys
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Živilė Kemeklienė
international.shmmf@ktu.lt
Mickevičiaus g. 37, 102 kab.
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture Aušra Mlinkauskienė
international.saf@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 48, 408 kab.

Come along to the annual STUDY ABROAD FAIR!

Date February 12   Time 12:00-14:00 h

Place Studentų St. 48, II floor

The event is designed to provide information on studying  and internships abroad and to promote various exchange programmes available for KTU students.

  • Presentations by incoming international students and former outgoing students;
  • Participate in the prize competition and win great prizes;
  • Come to the fair and get invitation to the  International Party organised in the evening, February 12th.

More information: erasmus@ktu.lt

 

 

If you are a former KTU exchange student, we invite you to attend STUDY ABROAD FAIR 2019 to represent your host university

 

Who better to promote foreign universities and give our prospective exchange students important advice than you?

 

At the fair, Each University will be organized by country, and each country will have a group of stands and tables. As a participant, you are welcome to take promotional material, photos, etc. You can take a friend or two who went on exchange with you and you can represent your university together.

 

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE AWARDED DIGITAL BADGES FOR VOLUNTEERING! More information on digital badges: https://students.ktu.edu/digital-badges/

The deadline for registration is 6th February.

For registration and further details about Study Abroad Fair, please contact Exchange programmes coordinator erasmus@ktu.lt. In your registration, please indicate your name, country and home university. We will provide you all further information.

 

We are looking forward to see you there!

Exchange under bilateral agreements

KTU announces the selection for bilateral exchange studies at foreign higher education institutions during the spring semester of 2019/2020 academic year.

 

Students willing to participate in the selection have to

  1. Choose a university abroad. List of available institutions and study programmes can be found HERE.
    The language of instruction at the host university and the compatibility of the study plan must be taken into consideration.
  2. Carry out a language test. Language tests are held on September 12th, 16th 17 and 18th at 5 pm, address A. Mickevičiaus str. 37.
    Registration for the test until September 12th at shmmf.ukc@ktu.lt (name, surname, faculty, study cycle and year to be indicated). Consultation about tests on September 10th at 5 pm, address A. Mickevičiaus str. 37.
  3. Register online from August 26th until September 22nd. The application form for ERASMUS+ studies can be found at https://outgoing.ktu.edu/.
    The following documents must be attached to the application form: Transcript of Records and Certificate of Language Proficiency (the certificate shall be not more than 2 years old).
  4. Take part in the selection (interview) at the faculties on September 24th – 30th. Selection timetable for the faculties can be found HERE.
    Participation of applicants is compulsory.

Exchange under bilateral agreements

Each semester a number of exceptional students are able to win a mobility scholarship provided by the International Relations Department for part time studies or summer/winter courses.

The host institution shall waive tuition fees from incoming exchange students, but they shall be responsible for the rest of expenses. If a student is coming to summer/winter courses he or she is expected to cover participation fee. KTU provides mobility scholarships for the best candidates.

The selected students may be eligible for a mobility grant contributing to living costs and travel expenses.

Grant for living costs

 Outgoing students 700EUR per month

 

Contribution for travel expenses

Travel distance Amount
Between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR per participant
Between 500 and 1,999 km: 275 EUR per participant
Between 2,000 and 2,999 km: 360 EUR per participant
Between 3,000 and 3,999 km: 530 EUR per participant
Between 4,000 and 7,999 km: 820 EUR per participant
8,000 km or more: 1,500 EUR per participant

Note: “travel distance” includes the distance from the place of origin to the place where the activity is implemented, whereas “an amount” means funds for travelling to and from the place where the activity is implemented.

Requirements for applicants

  • If you are applying for undergraduate studies, you must have completed minimum 1 (one) year of studies at your home university
  • Motivation letter
  • Application form and approved study plan
  • Transcript of Records
  • Proof of language proficiency. If you have a valid TOEFL/ IELTS/ CFC test with a grade corresponding to C1 level, you do not need to test your language knowledge again. Such certificate is valid for 2 years. Tests at KTU will be held before the application process is closed.

Documents

After selection

Before leaving Lithuania

After coming back

FAQ

 

What is the exchange under bilateral agreements?

Bilateral Agreements are inter-institutional agreements between Kaunas University of Technology and foreign partner institutions outside the EU, in order to develop cooperation and student exchange. It offers excellent opportunity for KTU students to spend a semester or two in Canada, Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, etc. Bilateral Agreement guarantees tuition free studies at partner institution. KTU students who participate in the selection and meet the selection requirements can apply for the Mobility Scholarship.

 

Where can I study under bilateral exchange agreements?

The precise number of available destinations varies each year. During each selection, the list of partner universities, accepting the students for exchange, is announced. It is published online with the announcement about the Erasmus+ and bilateral exchange selection at https://en.ktu.edu/erasmus/studies/ (Exchange under bilateral agreements → Selection).

 

How long are the exchange periods?

The duration of an exchange is normally one semester or full academic year (up to 12 months). The precise duration and timing of the exchange will be determined by the schedule of the host university. You should note that the start and end dates of semesters may differ from those of your home university.

 

When do I apply for the bilateral exchange studies?

The selection for bilateral exchange studies is held two times a year: during the Spring and Autumn semesters (at the same time as the Erasmus+ selection):

  • first stage in February-March: selection for Autumn semester studies of the coming academic year;
  • second stage in September: selection for Spring semester studies of the current academic year.

 

What are the selection criteria to participate in bilateral exchange programme?

Students participating in the selection for exchange studies have to meet the following selection criteria:

  • At least one academic semester of Bachelor studies has been completed during application in the same field of studies as that chosen abroad. The first year bachelor students can take part in the selection but they are allowed to leave only after a successful completion of their first year. The last semester students of all cycles shall not be allowed to go to the Programme studies;
  • conformity of the chosen plan of studies at the receiving institution to the University study programme;
  • a student’s academic results (minimum average of marks – 7.5 points). Students, having academic debts, shall not be eligible to the selection;
  • foreign language knowledge (minimum level of knowledge of a foreign language– B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent according to other international foreign language tests); Some partner universities require a TOEFL test or an Academic IELTS score.
  • clear and reasonable motivation to study abroad.

 

How do I apply for bilateral exchange studies?

Applying for exchange is a three-stage process. In the first stage, you apply for exchange for your home university, i.e. you apply to become a KTU candidate for exchange for a certain host university/exchange programme. The first-stage application is submitted on the electronic application system https://outgoing.ktu.edu/. The applicants accepted in the first stage then apply for the Mobility grant. Finally, students apply for the actual exchange place from the host university. Every university and programme has a different process for the applications.

 

How to get to know what is the deadline of application in the receiving institution?

Students must individually check what is the application procedure and the application deadline in the partner university. These dates can be found on the receiving institution’s website.

 

Will the study abroad period be recognised upon my return to KTU?

Yes, it is recognised if you got the approval to the proposed Partial Study Plan before your departure. After your Bilateral Exchange, contact your International Coordinator at the faculty for credits’ recognition.

Academic Mobility Office

K. Donelaičio Street. 73, Room 105
LT-44249 Kaunas

phone: +370 (37) 300 035

Coordinators at faculties

Faculty of Chemical Technology Dovilė Sinkevičiūtė
international.ctf@ktu.lt
Radvilėnų pl. 19, 247 kab.
School of Economics and Business Ieva Likadzijauskė
international.evf@ktu.lt
Gedimino g. 50, 325 kab.
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Alma Dervinienė
international.eef@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 48, 213 kab.
Faculty of Informatics Gintarė Lukoševičiūtė
international.if@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 50, 410 kab.
Faculty of Matchematics and Natural Sciences Miglė Drūlytė
international.mgmf@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 50, 216 kab.
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design Kristina Lukšaitė
international.midf@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 56, 136 kab.
Panevėžys Faculty of Technology  and Business Brigita Stanikūnienė
international.ptvf@ktu.lt
Nemuno g. 33, 220 kab., Panevėžys
Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Živilė Kemeklienė
international.shmmf@ktu.lt
Mickevičiaus g. 37, 102 kab.
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture Aušra Mlinkauskienė
international.saf@ktu.lt
Studentų g. 48, 408 kab.
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