|Nominal duration||1.5 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Public Policy and Administration)|
|Tuition fee||€3,500.00 per year
Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, China, Moldova, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan may apply for special scholarships.
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
Payable within 2 weeks from the application submission by transferring it to the KTU bank account. Non-refundable. Bank details will be provided during application.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
• a university Bachelor’s degree(min. length – 180 ECTS) in any field (priority is given to the ones from Social science) with a good average grade (min. CGPA>60%),
• motivation (skype interview),
• proficiency in English: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
The documents must be legalised (Apostille)by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.
You must take verified copies of the entry qualification documents along with you when you finally go to the university.
The accepted student must bring all notary verified documents which were submitted during the application as well as their originals upon arrival or send before:
International Studies Office
You will also need Police Clearance Certificate (non-criminal record) from all countries you have lived before arriving to Lithuania for more than 6 months. We recommend to take Police Clearance Certificate not earlier than 1 month before departure.
If your previous studies have been fully in English and it is marked on your degree certificate or transcript, or noted in a confirmation from the school which confirms that your studies have been fully in English language, additional English test may not be required (the latter is not applied to those who graduated in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, etc.)
If an applicant does not have any official test, online examination may be organised by KTU.
Public policy is oriented to analysis of the conceptual knowledge of management processes in national and international context, enhancement of the abilities to analyse, model and forecast public policy decisions. Objective of the programme – preparation of highly qualified management specialists, who are able to think systematically and actively participate in the state management. Besides competences of public policy, students also acquire competences of public administration.
Partners: Kaunas city municipality, Ministry of Environment, Parliament of Lithuania, Civil Service Department of Lithuania
Networks: European Group of Public Administration (EGPA), European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)
Databases: Lithuanian data Archive, CESSDA
Advantages: this programme is an unique programme in Lithuania that offers a diploma in public policy and administration. Graduates may be eligible for membership of various internationally recognised professional and academic associations as well as to become active participants in the process of public governance at national and international levels.
Participation in Drafting of Decisions
Process of Public Policy
Systems of Public Management
Human Resources in Public Sector
Harmonisation of Decisions
Public Policies of the European Union
Regional Policy and Development of Local Self-government
Analysis of Draft Decisions
Assessment of Public Programmes
Social Research Methods
Management of Public Finances and Budget
Performance of Target Analyses and Summary of Achieved Results
Analysis of Public Policy
Comparative Social Policy
Management of Health Policy
Graduates can work the legal, managerial, administrative, leading, consulting, expert, scientific-research work in
• the national (Lithuanian and foreign) at central, regional or local level and
• international (European Union, United Nations, The World Bank and others) institutions and organisations,
• in the business, third sector or community-based organisations which provide public services, and
• in educational and scientific institutions
as well as they can be active participants in public governance.
"Public policy programme fully met my objectives and expectations. All study subjects were very interesting and very useful for achievement of my objective. I could not name one subject that was not necessary in this study programme. Useful and interesting practical works. It provided me with confidence in myself and my possibilities, knowledge to form my approach and personal improvement, abilities to understand and provide assistance. After graduation I bravely assessed my opportunities which I plan to use in my further professional career. I actively search for possibilities of self-realisation." – Head of Personnel at medium-sized private capital company, Loreta Bagonienė.