|Study location||Lithuania, Kaunas|
|Nominal duration||2 years (120 ECTS)|
|Awards||MSc (Master of Technological Sciences)|
|Tuition fee||€4,300 per year|
|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.
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
• a university Bachelor’s degree(min. length – 180 ECTS) in engineering, physical/biomedical sciences (molecular biology, biophysics, biochemistry) with a good average grade (min. CGPA>60%),
• motivation (skype interview),
• proficiency in English: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, GRE or equivalent.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.
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.
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.
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.
MSc in Materials Science programme develops research skills, deep theoretical and experimental knowledge of material composition and improvement of their characteristics, knowledge of methodology and technique for technological measurements of materials, processing and analysis of experimental results, knowledge of application of high technologies (micro- and nanotechnologies) in materials science. The programme combines fundamental and engineering studies, and enables the graduates to create and apply functional materials and technologies of their production.
The Master + model offers either to masterpiece in the chosen discipline by choosing the Field Expert track or to strengthen the interdisciplinary skills by choosing the Interdisciplinary Expert track emphasising managerial skills or a choice of a different competence to compliment the chosen discipline and achieve a competitive advantage in one’s career.
Top reasons to study at KTU:
1. KTU research in materials science is recognised internationally, and the research outcomes are applied in industry, e.g. to create scales for precision laser measurement systems.
2. KTU cooperates with leading international organisations: Inter-Academia, Federation of European Materials Society, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials, etc.
3. Master+ model offers either to masterpiece in the specialisation or to strengthen managerial/interdisciplinary skills by choosing individual set of competencies required for career.
Material properties and characterisations Functional materials – exquisite chapters
Applied optics and photonics
Polymer physics and mechanics
Physics of magnetic phenomena
Surface analysis methods
Processes in materials
Computational materials science
Mathematical theory of engineering experiment
Influence of radiation on material
Application of materials and technologies
Plasma and plasmochemical technologies
Surface engineering and nanotechnology
Physical principles of sensors
Science and research project skills
Research project 1
Research project 2
Research project 3
Final degree project
Prospects at the labour market and higher than average remuneration
Surveys of the labour market emphasize that specialists with knowledge of high technologies, development and application of nanotechnologies and various materials, and practical skills, will dominate in the list of the most promising future specialities. According to the data of Research and Higher Education Monitoring and Analysis Centre (MOSTA), the graduates are marketable at the labour market and their remuneration is higher than average in the market.
“University provides wide possibilities for scientific self-expression, which motivates a consistent pursuit of a career. The world constantly presents new challenges, which can be met only by creation of innovative materials, distinguished by new characteristics. Today I can say that it was a right choice and the knowledge, acquired during studies, is very useful at work, which requires constant learning.” – Tomas Tamulevičius, Junior Researcher at KTU Institute of Materials Science.
“Multidisciplinary approach is very important while using the advantages of developed new materials in high technologies. The key to success is the overlapping engineering knowledge of various areas, which is acquired in this study programme. Master’s studies of Materials Science provides a possibility to the already employed student to choose optional study subjects according to the needs of contemporary industry, and prospective plans and trends. Such freedom of studies enables the student to provide a maximum added value to the company during his/her studies, which is relevant to development of new business areas and expansion of the existing ones.” – Paulius Vilemas, Director of UAB “Energenas”.