Studies at the university are executed on bachelor’s, master’s, integrated and doctoral degree study levels. After fulfilling all the requirements of the study programme, the student is awarded a diploma of an equivalent qualification degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctor’s). University also provides professional studies in the field of pedagogy that do not grant qualification degree; they are provided for acquisition of qualification and for training for individual practice.
Study programme is comprised of study modules that are mandatory to be completed and assessed during studies.
Forms of studies
In accordance to the intensity of studies, full-time and part-time studies are available.
Full-time studies is the main form of degree and non-degree (professional pedagogical) studies. A standard full-time study workload is 60 credits, but no less than 45 credits per year.
Part-time studies provide a possibility to study at a slower pace. Workload of one year of part-time studies can be less than 45 study credits, but total duration of studies cannot be one and a half times longer than duration of full-time studies, applying a rate of 60 study credits to full-time studies.
Upon graduation, the education provided by different forms of studies is equal.
Study module is a basic unit of study planning; it consists of independent study subject, which is taught for one semester. Study module can consist of various combinations of lectures, lab works, workshops, seminars, student’s independent work, scientific research work, designing and other forms of classes.
Most programmes enable you to take optional modules in addition to compulsory core modules.
Studies of each module are completed by evaluation of student’s knowledge and skills – examination or other final assessment.
Study workload is measured in study credits. Study credit is a unit for assessing study results and student’s working time. 1,600 hours of one year of studies correspond to 60 credits. One study credit is equal to one credit of European credit transfer and accumulation system (ECTS).
Number of examinations per semester in undergraduate and non-degree study programmes must not exceed 7, in master’s studies it must be no more than 5, excluding the retaken or optional modules (no more than two of the latter can be chosen).
Knowledge assessment system
To ensure constant and active participation of the students during the whole semester, their ability to practically apply theoretical knowledge, objective evaluation of study results, the University applies accumulative evaluation system.
Final mark of the study module consists of the marks of intermediate assessments and final assessment multiplied by weighted coefficients (percentage of each assessment), and adding these multiplications. Student, who fails to get assessment of study module’s intermediate tasks, is not allowed to participate in the final assessment of study module.
It is possible to have two repeated assessments: first one – free of charge, second one – payable.
The first and second repeated assessments are not allowed, if student:
The second repeated assessment is not allowed, if student:
Student can continue studies next semester, if 15 or more of the credits of the programme scheduled for the semester are assessed.
The University uses ten-point grading scale. Knowledge and skills are being assessed as follows:
|Mark||Meaning of the mark||Description of the mark|
|Passed||10||Excellent||Excellent, exceptional knowledge and abilities|
|9||Very good||Solid, good knowledge and abilities|
|8||Good||Better than average knowledge and abilities|
|7||Average||Average knowledge and abilities, minor mistakes|
|6||Satisfactory||Knowledge and abilities (skills) are lower than average, mistakes|
|5||Weak||Knowledge and abilities (skills) fulfil minimum requirements|
|Failed||4, 3, 2, 1||Unsatisfactory||Minimum requirements are not fulfilled|
Levels of achievements
There are three levels of student’s academic achievements:
“Today, universities have to take full responsibility for preparation of graduates for the activities that require multi-dimensional, constantly changing skills.
Graduates have to be ready for the activities that we are not even thinking about yet, that will require the use of technologies that are not invented yet.”
R. Bridgstock, G. Hearn (2012)
Labour market requires not only excellent professional knowledge, but also other skills that are relevant in the current context. Report of the World Bank “Skills, not just diplomas” emphasises the most relevant graduate’s skills:
Modern moethods of teaching/learning
Kaunas University of Technology applies various modern methods of teaching/learning to involve the students of the 21st century (brave, self-confident, particularly technologically-aware) in the learning process. Many university lecturers apply methods of teaching/learning that are student-oriented, based on students’ involvement and active participation in the study process. For example:
It is a method of learning that helps to meet challenges and create innovative solutions in everyday activities. This method is convenient to the student, because knowledge acquired while meeting challenged is easier to understand, remember and apply to the further activities in the labour market. Learning while meeting challenges is the most suitable environment that involves and motivates students. Design-based learning methodology helps to solve real life problems that are difficult to structure and have more than one solution.
Design-based method of thinking is:
Design-based teaching method is actively used at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Design and Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture.
It is a way of learning when students are learning by analysing and solving complex problems with lecturer’s assistance. The result of such method of learning is the ability to understand the problem and suggest its solution. Many elements of problem-based learning can have individual variations ensuring that problem-based learning is implemented not only according to preliminary rules, but it is consistent with real context of its application. Application of problem-based learning develops students’ critical thinking, team work and analytical skills. This method develops the skills of problem solving required in practical activities and links theoretical elements with practical activities.
Problem-based learning is:
Problem-based learning is actively used in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology and others.
Learning based on case study – method that creates attractive, student-oriented learning environment. The core of this method is linking of theoretical and practical knowledge, and creation of new knowledge. Learning based on case study is characterised by analysis of real cases and situations of particular reality. This way of learning is also useful, because it allows working with real life problems of professional activities, analysing them objectively, comprehending various circumstances and cause of their occurrence. This method is a great opportunity to exchange ideas of solutions related to performance of work, because students not only diagnose the causes of problems in respective cases or summarise the analysed situation, but often try to solve it themselves.
Case study is:
Case study is actively used at School of Economics and Business, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities and other faculties.
The University provides a complex academic support to the students: “GUIDed” mentorship programme, individual consultations by lecturers, bridging courses of core subjects (English language, mathematics, physics, chemistry, information technologies) for the first-year students of first cycle, psychologist’s consultations, career consultations, etc.
Mentorship is an educational partnership between a more experienced and competent mentor and a motivated student, where the mentor is capable to inspire, encourage and to provide comprehelsive assistance to the student, who intends to adopt the mentor’s experience and to apply the acquired knowledge in the future.
Objectives of KTU “GUIDed” mentorship programme:
Everyone can choose a mentor at the University. There are 5 types of mentors that students can choose in each stage of their studies:
Internship is an integral part of studies, included in a study programme as a separate module, designed to provide possibility for student to learn at an actual workplace. The internship results are being assessed and marked.
Internship programme is tailor-made for every student. Internships are being organised by the University’s academic departments with assistance of the Career and Education Centre and International Relations.
Students’ internships are being organised by the Internship Coordinator, who is assigned by the related University‘s academic department.
Internship Supervisor (tutor) is a teacher, assigned for this duty by the academic department. S/he methodologically supervises internship process, and, together with the related University department, is responsible for student‘s internship as an integral part of study process – for the preparation of internship programme and for the procedure for assessment of completed internship.
Internship Supervisor at the Organisation (mentor) is a person assigned by the organisation that organises student’s internship. S/he consults student on internship issues, is directly responsible for implementation of the content of internship programme and its smooth organisation at the place of internship.
Internship organisation (place of internship) is Lithuanian or international company, institution or organisation where student completes internship under a signed tripartite agreement on internship. Internship organisation must comply with the following criteria:
Place of internship is indicated in the appendix to the graduate‘s diploma.
Status of the student-trainee in the company, institution or organisation during internship is determined by a tripartite agreement on practical training, made between student, university and company, institution or organisation which organises internship. The agreement defines internship duration, completion term, rights and obligations of the parties, rights and obligations of internship supervisors (University and company).
Students can find internship and job offers from enterprises on the Job and Internship Platform “Wanted”:
Assessment of internship results and quality
To ensure the quality of the internship, the University’s Internship Supervisor (tutor) and Internship Supervisor at the Organisation (mentor) monitor the process.
Mandatory parts of cumulative evaluation of internship:
Students, who do not complete their internship plan or their completed internship get negative assessment, can be offered to repeat internship individually on their free time. If internship report receives negative marking, repeated assessment is organised under the University‘s current procedure for assessment of study modules.
Student, who does not complete internship, loses his/her right to prepare and defend a final project.
Types of internship
Final degree projects
A study programme is completed by the evaluation of the student’s academic achievements – final degree project. It is a student’s individually prepared work which reveals a level of the student’s knowledge and understanding, ability to analyse a chosen topic, evaluate previous research works in a respective study field, study individually and perform research in that field, describe the research project performed by the student in a correct language, formulate clear and reasonable research conclusions. A final degree project by the student of art studies has to reveal a level of the student’s creativity, ability to develop ideas individually in a creative work, apply up-to-date knowledge and technologies.
The scope of the final degree project of the first degree studies is at least 12 or 15 credits:
The scope of the final degree project of the second degree and integrated studies is 30 credits. The students who study in interdisciplinary study programme prepare one joint final degree project integrating the learning outcomes of all study fields.
A final degree project is included in the student’s individual study plan as a separate module (or several modules, if a student studies in minor studies); the independent tasks are assessed under the schedule provided in the description of the study module. The marks for the independent work are being submitted to the Academic Information System. They form the basis for the module credits given to the student who acquires a right to defend his/her project at a public session of the qualification commission.
Graduation from the studies of a respective study cycle provides a Bachelor’s or Master’s qualification degree.
Types of diplomas
Qualification degrees and certifying diplomas are issued in accordance with the completed study programme:
The diploma with honours is awarded to the graduate who finished studies with final marks not lower than 8, grade point average not lower than 9,5, final degree project not lower than 9-10.
Examples of diplomas:
University applies the Grand Charter of the European Universities and the Charter of the European Researchers, declarations and regulations of the Common Space of Education and Scientific Research of the European Union; competence, professionalism, initiative, devotion to duty and responsibility are developed and respected at the University. Values and moral principles of activities, main regulations of ethical behaviour of the University’s community are established and the most important standards of the avoidable behaviour are regulated by the University’s Academic Code of Conduct.
Members of the University’s community follow the main principles of ethics:
Teacher’s standards of ethics
Relationship between the University’s teacher and student are based on the principles of respect, equity, kindness, non-discrimination and tolerance, academic cooperation and transparency. Teacher provides correct, objective and honest assessment of the student’s knowledge and skills, which is in line with objectives of the taught subject. Teacher does not reveal student’s confidential information.
Student’s standards of ethics
Relationships between students and their relationships with the University’s employees are based on the principles of collegiality, amiability, honesty, tolerance and solidarity, focused on the quality of studies and insurance of academic atmosphere. Student commits to:
Each member of the academic community has to comply with the principle of academic integrity.
The University’s students acknowledge truth, knowledge and skills, understand academic values and hope for trust and fair assessment of their achievements; they sign a learning agreement and declaration of academic integrity and have to follow the principle of academic integrity, performing tasks individually and honestly.
The following are considered the most serious violations of academic integrity:
If you have any questions on procedures for co-occurrence inspection and plagiarism detection, settlement of academic violations and implementation of academic penalties, please contact the Study Management team by email email@example.com.
Appeal is submitted regarding the written decision made at the University in regards to the student, when making of such decision could allegedly violate academic ethics, procedures and/or include technical errors. Appeal cannot be submitted aiming for a repeated evaluation of the performed tasks or aiming for permission to repeat an assessment when the student considers that his/her evaluation is incorrect, or aiming for repeated processing of the made decision without providing any arguments related to the conditions specified in the guidelines.
Complaint is submitted regarding the alleged violation of the student’s rights and legitimate interests caused by the actions or omissions of the University’s employee, other student, department, commission or other body functioning at the University in the following areas: 1) quality assurance in studies; 2) compliance with processes and procedures of the organisation of studies; 3) quality assurance in learning resources and learning environment; 4) compliance with provisions of the Code of Academic Ethics; 5) quality assurance and compliance with procedures in additional services (for example, allocation of financial support, accommodation, leisure activities, etc.); 6) in other cases.
Before the submission of appeal the student has to get acquainted with the documents regulating the area of the alleged violation, other important information, and, if needed, consult the Vice-Dean for Studies of his/her faculty (students of the third cycle studies – consult the head of the International Doctoral School). If possible, first of all it is recommended to solve the issue with the employee or head of the responsible department, commission or other body functioning at the University.
Student Information and Service Centre
Studentų Street 50–168, Kaunas
Tel. +370 (37) 300 327, +370 (614) 20 055
Time of lectures
Classes for all students of all study cycles start at the following time:
Time of the session
1 – Modules of foreign languages; 2 – Faculty can have another time scheduled for classes.
Student attendance in the modules’ classes and performance of the academic activities during these classes provide conditions for the students’ successful learning and good academic achievements; monitoring of the module’s intermediate assessment results and participation in the module helps identifying the student acing learning difficulties and providing them with timely support.
All students and external students, except for the third cycle, have to attend the study modules’ laboratory works; attendance in other types of academic classes is defined by the minimum requirements for attendance set by the study module’s coordinating lecturer.
Requirements for the module’s attendance for students are available in the module’s programme in the University’s Academic Information System and Virtual Learning Environment Moodle.
Absence at sessions
Student, who is not able to attend the module’s class and/or assessment during semester or examination session due to the important justified reasons stipulated by the University, has to notify the faculty’s study centre on the same day and submit the documents justifying his/her absence to the study centre within three working days after his/her return to studies.
Prices for the preparation of educational documents (the services are provided to the University’s students and unclassified students free of charge and to the graduates and the students who terminated their studies – for a specified fee):
|No.||Educational document||Language||Price, EUR||Price without VAT||VAT|
|1.||Certificate on the acquired education and/or period of studies (issued to the persons who studied in a one-cycle system of studies until 1993)||Lithuanian||10||–||–|
|2.||Certificate on the acquired education and/or period of studies (issued to the persons admitted to the first and second cycle studies from 1994)||Lithuanian/English||7||–||–|
|3.||Transcript on the period and results of Doctoral studies (issued to the persons admitted from 2002)||Lithuanian/English||10||–||–|
|4.||Transcript on the period and results of Doctoral studies (issued to the persons admitted from 2003)||Lithuanian/English||7||–||–|
|5.||Academic transcript (issued to the persons who studied in a one-cycle system of studies until 1993)||Lithuanian||20||–||–|
|6.||Academic transcript (issued to the persons admitted to the first and second cycle studies from 1994)||Lithuanian/English||10||–||–|
|7.||Academic transcript (issued to the persons admitted to Doctoral studies from 1994)||Lithuanian/English||7||–||–|
|8.||Academic transcript including the short descriptions of the completed study modules (issued to the persons admitted to the first and second cycle studies from 1995)||Lithuanian||12||–||–|
|9.||Academic transcript including the short descriptions of the completed study modules (issued to the persons admitted to the first and second cycle studies from 2000)||English||12||–||–|
|10.||Academic transcript including the short descriptions of the completed study modules (issued to the persons admitted to the Doctoral studies from 2003)||Lithuanian/English||12||–||–|
|11.||Comprehensive description of a study module (issued to the persons admitted from 2000)||Lithuanian||5||–||–|
|12.||Comprehensive description of a study module (issued to the persons admitted from 2005)||English||5|
|13.||Non-standard certificate prepared using the client’s form or request||Lithuanian/English||20||–||–|
|14.||Non-standard certificate which requires additional search of information||Lithuanian/English||25||–||–|
|15.||Certificate on the University’s assessment system||English||5||–||–|
|16.||Copy of a diploma, a study certificate||30||–||–|
|17.||Copy of a diploma appendix/supplement||38||–||–|
Prices for the provision of additional services (the prices are applied to all the University’s students, graduates and students who terminated their studies):
|No.||Additional services||Language||Price, EUR||Price without VAT||VAT|
|1.||Translation of a diploma into the English language (issued to the persons admitted to the first and second cycle studies from 1994 to 2005)||15||12.40||2.60|
|2.||Translation of a diploma into the English language (issued to the persons admitted to the first and second cycle studies from 2006)||7||5.78||1.22|
|3.||Translation of a diploma into the English language (issued to the persons who acquired the doctoral degree from 2004)||7||5.78||1.22|
|4.||Copy of a diploma and approval of the authenticity of the copy||3||2.47||0.53|
|5.||Copy of a diploma supplement and approval of the authenticity of the copy (issued to the persons who graduated until 2005)||5||4.13||0.87|
|6.||Copy of a diploma supplement and approval of the authenticity of the copy (issued to the persons who graduated from 2006)||10||8.26||1.74|
|7.||Copy of another educational document and approval||3||2.47||0.53|
|8.||Approval of the acquired education/period of studies, filling of the form provided by the client (institution/person)||20||16.53||3.47|
|9.||Putting of certificates into an envelope, sealing and approval of the envelope (when the envelope is sent by the person)||5||4.13||0.87|
|10.||Sending of prepared documents to the foreign receiver by post||10||8.26||1.74|
|11.||Sending of prepared documents to the Lithuania receiver by post||5||4.13||0.87|
|12.||Additional copy of a transcript/certificate||3||2.47||0.53|
The prices for the preparation of education documents and additional services are approved by order No. A-583 “On the prices for the preparation of educational documents and related services” of the Rector of Kaunas University of Technology of 10th September 2019.
Ordering of certificates
For current students
University’s students can order all certificates on studies electronically in the section “Studies → Ordering of certificates” of the Academic Information System.
When ordering a certificate, students have to read the information at the end of the certificate title – description of the certificate, and consider which type of certificate is required by the institution it will be submitted to. If certificate is for personal use only and will not be submitted to any institution, its electronic form may be downloaded.
Certificates are prepared within 15 working days. Preparation status of the ordered certificate can be monitored in the “History of the ordering of certificates”; students are informed about the prepared certificate, address for its collection and administrator’s working hours by the email provided by the university. Communication with the administrator preparing the certificate is carried out in the “History of the ordering of certificates” via the link “Messages”.
If you have questions, apply to the faculty’s Study Centre.
For students who studied previously
University’s graduates and students who have terminated their studies order certificates by submitting a signed application. Application has to be submitted to your faculty’s Study Centre.
Certificates and other documents are prepared within 15 working days.
If you have questions regarding filling in of the application, apply to the faculty’s Study Centre or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certificates are prepared within 15 working days. Persons are informed about the prepared certificate, address for its collection and administrator’s working hours by the email specified in the application. Certificate can also be sent by registered post (this service is payable).
When certificate is prepared, payment check is sent by the email specified in the application. When collecting the documents which preparation is payable, the employee issuing the certificate has to be provided with a bank receipt or a copy of the payment order confirming the fee has been paid.
Collection of certificate
When collecting a certificate, you have to provide your personal identity document. If a person cannot come and collect a certificate personally, the document can be sent by registered post to his/her specified address (this service is payable). Other person has no right to collect the certificate without a notarised power of attorney.
To ensure a constant and active work of students during the entire semester of studies, their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice and objective evaluation of the study results, the cumulative evaluation of the study results is applied at the University.
The final mark of a study module consists of the intermediate assessments and a final assessment multiplied by their weighted coefficients (percentage component of each assessment), then adding the multiplications. If a student fails to get the assessment of the study module’s intermediate tasks, he/she is not allowed to participate in the module’s final assessment.
It is possible to take two repeated assessments: the first one is free of charge and the second one is payable. The repeated assessments are only available if the conditions stipulated by the University are met.
The ten-point evaluation system is applied at the University:
|Mark||Description of the mark|
|10 (excellent)||Excellent, exceptional knowledge and abilities|
|9 (very good)||Solid, good knowledge and abilities|
|8 (good)||Better than average knowledge and abilities|
|7 (average)||Average knowledge and abilities with minor mistakes|
|6 (satisfactory)||Knowledge and abilities (skills) are lower than average including mistakes|
|5 (weak)||Knowledge and abilities (skills) fulfil the minimum requirements|
|4||(unsatisfactory)||Minimum requirements are not fulfilled|
There are three levels of the student’s study results:
The volume of the student’s study plan for one semester cannot exceed 45 credits of the studied study modules (including the repeated and additionally chosen modules). If the volume of the studied study modules exceeds 45 credits per semester, the student is offered to repeat the course.
If a state-funded student shows non-satisfactory results and has collected more than 15 credits of academic failure during the entire period of studies, he/she loses the right to the state funding and can continue the studies in the state non-funded place.
Inclusion of the study results acquired via formal education
The Guidelines for the Inclusion of Study Results are applied at the University. Following these Guidelines, the study results achieved while studying under the higher education study programmes at the Lithuanian or foreign schools of higher education can be included. A study module is included if its volume makes at least two thirds of the volume of the study module scheduled in the study programme that the person is studying or prefers to study; if it complies with the fundamental objectives and main components of the module’s content and the requirements of the part of the study programme.
No more than 75% of the volume of the study programme the person intends to study can be included. The included part can contain the modules of the lower study cycle or type of studies (not applicable in case of the third study cycle) in comparison to the study programme the person intends to study; however, their volume cannot exceed the following: 50% of the volume of the first cycle study programme the person intends to study; 25% of the volume of the study programme of the second cycle or integrated studies the person intends to study. The electives of the study programme are included without any limitations, the final degree project is not included.
Inclusion of the competences acquired via non-formal and informal learning
The Guidelines for the Evaluation of Learning Achievements and the Acknowledgement of Competences Acquired via Non-Formal and Informal Learning are applied at the University. Following these Guidelines, the competences acquired via non-formal and informal learning can be evaluated and acknowledged as study results. A candidate can apply regarding the evaluation of the learning achievements acquired in his/her occupational activities, non-formal educational system for adults, unpaid or voluntary work, during the traineeships, courses, seminars or projects, via individual learning.
No more than 50% of the volume of the study programme the person intends to study can be included. The final degree project is not included.
The procedure for the acknowledgement of learning achievements consists of the following stages:
Inclusion of the competences – after the evaluation of the candidate’s learning achievements, the assessor decides to acknowledge, not to acknowledge or partially acknowledge the proof of non-formal and informal learning achievements submitted by the candidate; the inclusion is formalised by a mark.
The data of the University’s present and former students are processed in accordance with the Regulations on the Processing of the Personal Data Used in the Implementation and Administration of the Study Process of the Students of Kaunas University of Technology that stipulate the processing of the personal data required for the implementation and administration of the study process.
The personal data of the students are processed based on the following key principles: purpose limitation, validity, accuracy, integrity and confidentiality, fairness and transparency, data minimisation and limitation of the storage period. In the processing of personal data, proper security of personal data is guaranteed by the use of the appropriate organisational and technical measures.
The following personal data of the students are processed in the implementation and administration of the study process:
The assigned data protection specialist is responsible for the protection of personal data at the University; the specialist can be contacted by email email@example.com or by the address K. Donelaičio str. 73-110, Kaunas.
State legal acts regulating the studies
Classification of studies
Provision of study programmes
Inclusion of study results
Compensation of tuition fee
Repayment of tuition fee paid for a student by the State
The documents of Kaunas University of Technology regulating the studies
|Kristina Ukvalbergienė||Director||+370 (650) 59 firstname.lastname@example.org
|K. Donelaičio str. 73-412, Kaunas|
|Study Processes Office|
|Sandra Kavalevskytė||Head||+370 (674) 30 email@example.com||K. Donelaičio str. 73–406a, Kaunas|
|Study Data Management Office|
|Jolita Rakickaitė||Head||+370 (37) 300 firstname.lastname@example.org||K. Donelaičio str. 73–406a, Kaunas|
|Vaiva Šlėderienė||Senior Coordinator||+370 (665) 17 email@example.com||K. Donelaičio str. 73–404, Kaunas|