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Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania, Kaunas
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Tuition fee €5,204 per year

This extended undergraduate programme leads to the master’s degree (5 years programme).
The tuition fee of the 5th year of studies is EUR 6634.00 per year.

*KTU offers partial tuition fee waivers for the candidates with outstanding results

Application fee €100 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.

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The architecture blends science and art, and it is present in all the spaces around us – our home, neighbourhood, cities we live in. The significance of architecture is more than evident.
The main skill of an architect is the ability to create safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing buildings or dwellings. At KTU, the graduates learn that a building is not only a place where people live and work but is also an important part of our surroundings that makes an impact on how we live.

Our students learn using contemporary technology and knowledge of historical, aesthetic, socio-cultural and ecological contexts. KTU graduates become the architects that can create buildings for any purpose, shape the landscape, analyse and design the spaces for the future.
Learning from internationally renowned scholars and practitioners you will analyse and design projects both from user and architects’ perspectives using structural, social, aesthetical, ecological, and economic research. In your studies, you will learn how to visualise the innovative architectural design and urban planning solutions, to generate creative ideas and implement them.
Our graduates can create individual projects and work closely within a team, to coordinate and lead projects, as well as work according to BIM methodology together with other construction participants.

• You will be taught by the experts awarded with the highest national prizes
• Possibilities of joining internationally renowned research groups
• Talented students can join an advanced study path of KTU GIFTed Community
This extended undergraduate programme leads to the Master’s degree (5 years programme).

Top reasons to study at KTU:

1. Studio based teaching method is applied in the development of conceptual and contextual buildings, urban and landscape projects, followed by application of BIM, CAD, Space Syntax, ArcGIS software.

2. Friendly and collegial relationship between professors and students achieved by providing a supportive learning environment which fosters a spirit of independent enquiry and individual enterprise.

3. Students benefit from taking part in numerous competitions, workshops and conferences: “Europe: place, space and nature”, Kaunas festival of architecture (KAFe), “Smart city”, etc.

You can find the best student works from the previous school year HERE.

Programme structure

Development of conceptual and contextual buildings, urban and landscape projects
Fundamentals of architectural design
Residential architecture
Architecture of public buildings 1, 2
Architecture of building complexes
Urban planning 1, 2
Research project
Master Final Degree Project

Design based on aesthetic, technical, environmental, economic, ergonomic, cultural and social criteria
Typology of spaces
Building structures and architectural materials
Cultural heritage
Spatial Legislation
Economics of spatial decisions
Sociology of Spaces
Sustainable architecture and urbanism

Designing with up-to-date software and methods (bim, cad, space syntax, arcgis, etc.)
Computer aided architectural design 1, 2
Building Information Modeling
Space syntax
Geographic information systems for territory planning
Joint project

Integration of diverse communication methods
Parametric animation
Parametric installation
Virtual reality generation
Virtual reality activation

If you have any questions about programme structure, study processes and/or student life in the Civil Engineering and Architecture faculty, you are welcome to book a consultation.

Career opportunities

“I knew that I want to become an architect from very early age as my father is also an artist/architect and drawing took big part of my time. Before coming to Lithuania I was studying architecture in Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Coming to technical university I was expecting more intense study of technical subjects. I ended up gaining great knowledge in urban planning. Studies in KTU also helped me to develop my ways of thinking and skills needed to continue working in the field of architecture and urban planning. I started doing my internship in JDWA – Johan de Wachter Architects office, while also working on my thesis. The office is practicing architecture and urban planning, while exploring collaborative design with future users, so I can easily adapt skills gained in KTU and learn new things every day.”Anna Kinturashvili, Johan de Wachter Architects office, Architect.

“I have represented thesis defence commission of Architecture Bachelor degree studies for five years, therefore I have a great opportunity to observe the level of students’ preparation. Each year this level increases with improvements of study programme. Quite a few graduates worked at our office. We were very satisfied with their knowledge, approach to profession and creativity. I am sure we will not be disappointed in the future.”Vilius Adomavičius, Manager of Architectural Bureau *“Vilnius ir Partneriai”.

“Today, the profession of architect requires a wide range of skills: spatial thinking, analytical skills, understanding of the principles and processes of urban development, technical knowledge, social, teamwork, presentation and many other competencies. KTU Architecture’s integrated study program combines technology, architectural theory, design and other disciplines, through which students’ creativity and critical thinking are constantly stimulated, and thus provide the skills necessary for the profession of architect. The studies aim at a deep understanding of social, economic, spatial, and technical issues, which allows for the systematic analysis of complex problems and their clear presentation to colleagues and the public. Students work on a variety of architectural design and urban planning projects, individually or in groups, and thus learn about the interplay between technology, culture and living environment, and different disciplines. All projects are based on research by design principles. This means that in order to test the functioning of the project object, its prototyping, adaptation and modification are encouraged. The work takes place in thematic design studios working in groups and solving complex problems of the real environment of our cities. It enables the acquisition of skills and competencies vital to the professional life of the 21st century architect.”Martynas Marozas, Head of MMAP.

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2024/25
Application deadline
30 Jun 2024, 23:59:59
Eastern European Time
Studies commence
1 Sept 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States