PhD in Chemistry 
(Physical Sciences)

Kaunas University of Technology

Program Description

PhD in Chemistry 
(Physical Sciences)

Kaunas University of Technology

Double degree programme with Institute National Polytechnique of Toulouse, France

The study program lasts 4 years and is completed by a public defense of the doctoral dissertation. The program of study is adapted to the needs of individual students, depending on their prior training and research interests. Study and research opportunities for doctoral students are comprehensive and interdisciplinary, covering inorganic, organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, computational, and theoretical chemistry, food chemistry, materials chemistry, atmospheric and environmental chemistry. Research is typically started during the first year of study.

However, during the first two years of studies, Ph.D. students also have to take doctoral modules in broad areas or special topics (30 ECTS in total). Subsequent years focus on thesis research only and writing the dissertation.

Original research, performed under the direction of a supervisor and consultants, plays a major role in this degree. The ground of the final dissertation has to be based on at least 2 published original scientific publications (one of them may be accepted only for publication) in high-rank international chemistry or material science journals, where the Ph.D. student must be the first author of the article and the corresponding presentations in international scientific conferences.

Usually, the research supervisors have experienced university professors or associate professors with the international scientific reputation. Research is carried out at modern KTU infrastructure, including state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories to support the research program. A broad range of grants provided by the KTU doctoral fund and the fund for international events, Erasmus and other international programs, allow Ph.D. students to visit partner universities and research centers abroad or to take participation in the international scientific conferences or summer training schools.

The international training opportunities cover also the agreements on joint Ph.D. supervising or joint Ph.D. programs with other EU universities.

Graduates typically obtain jobs in academia (50 percent), governmental or international agencies (20 percent) or in the chemical industry (30 percent).

Core research themes:

  • Macromolecular chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry

Admission Information

Application and the following documents are submitted online at apply.ktu.edu :

  • Official legalized Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified).
  • Copy of ID card or passport
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • References by two academic referees or researchers from the relevant field of science
  • List of scientific publications (also accepted publications)
  • Copies of scientific publications (or a research paper on the selected topic from the list of available topics, if a candidate does not have any publication)
  • Copy of application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens).
  • Certificate of English proficiency: IELTS >=6.5, TOEFL>=90, ECFR>=C1, or equivalent (or a proof that the previous studies were in English)
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Kaunas University of Technology

Last updated February 14, 2018
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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
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4 years
Full time
Price
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Free
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Locations
Lithuania - Kaunas
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Sept. 2018
Lithuania - Kaunas
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8015 EUR/year. Tuition fee is applied for those who are admitted to self-funded position. All candidates are eligible to apply for state-funded positions (i.e. with scholarship, and no tuition fees).