|Study location||Lithuania, Kaunas|
|Nominal duration||5 years (300 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Arts)|
|Tuition fee||€3,200.00 per year|
|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.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
• a senior high school diploma with a good average grade (min. CGPA >60 % (legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated into English and notary verified),
• maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible,
• minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject: final exams of Mathematics,
• entry exam of drawing and composition (online) and portfolio.
If an applicant has no sufficient skills in drawing, we can offer Architecture preparatory course (each year in Spring semester).
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian / Lithuanian.
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 the original 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.
or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) standardised admission test.
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.
If an applicant does not have any official test, online examination may be organised by KTU.
A relevant portfolio is required.
Entry exam of architectural composition – please upload your work.
Choose one from the suggested topics: one family house in countryside, tourist information bureau in the city, summer cafe in town square, summer cafe in city park. Imagine how it can look.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Maximum gap after high / secondary school or later studies cannot be more than 3 years.
Turkish citizens must upload the following document together with all other documents: Higher Education Examination-Undergraduate Placement Examination (YGS-LYS) examination certificate.
A dynamic, innovative and practical at the same time, programme is implemented through Studio method – study courses are integrated into a single complex task: students learn architecture-related principles of drawing, composition, physics, materials strengths, etc. and apply directly in the project they are working on. Another exclusivity of the programme lays in the historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical critical analysis of existing typologies, associated with the design of aesthetic prototyping which integrates constructions, mechanical, ecological and economic research.
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”, “Structum”, etc.
Development of conceptual and contextual buildings, urban and landscape projects
Architectural experiment 1, 2, 3
Architectonic development 1, 2
Urban planning 1, 2
Design based on aesthetic, technical, environmental, economic, ergonomic, cultural and social criteria
Typology of spaces
Economics of spatial decisions
Designing with up-to-date software and methods (bim, cad, space syntax, arcgis, etc.)
Computer aided architectural design
Geographic information system for territory planning
Integration of diverse communication methods
Virtual reality generation
Virtual reality activation
“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.” – Manager of Architectural Bureau “Vilnius ir Partneriai”, Vilius Adomavičius.