Informatics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #1001 (WUR) ,
The aim of doctoral studies in Informatics is to educate scientists capable to develop and creatively apply the methods of information technology for creation and analysis of the mathematical models of real world objects and systems aiming to find solutions to important scientific and practical problems.

About

Informatics (09P) is the science field based on Computer Science and Computational Science. The research is carried out using mathematical models of analysed object or system, creating corresponding simulation algorithms and obtaining the results important for science and practice. PhD students investigate the research fields of data analysis, signal and image analysis, simulation modelling, computational intelligence, physically-based behavior, development and analysis of general dynamic models, cryptography algorithms, systems formalization and high-level transformation of specifications, etc. Some of the research fields can as also be categorized in the scientific field of Informatics Engineering, depending on the dominant aspect of the model’s implementation – mathematical model of a system or engineering-architectural aspect.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Studies consist of 30 ECTS comprising 4-5 study modules, at least one of them must be taken abroad, and research

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

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

1.  Official legalised Bachelor’s and Master’s diplomas or a higher education degree equivalents and academic transcripts (translated into English or Lithuanian and notary verified).

2. Copy of ID card

3. Curriculum Vitae

4. References by two academic referees

5. List of scientific publications

6. Copies of scientific publications (or a research paper if a candidate does not have any publication)

7. Copy of application fee payment (40 EUR for EU citizens, and 100 EUR for non-EU citizens).

8. Certificate of English proficiency: IELTS >=6.5, TOEFL>=90, ECFR>=C1, or equivalent (or a proof that the previous studies were in English)

Tuition Fee

Doctoral students studying in self-funded positions, pay annual tuition fee of amount of 8015 Euros.

Living costs for Kaunas

  • 350 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Doctoral students studying in state-funded positions receive monthly scholarship, i.e. 395,20 EUR per month during the first year of studies, and 456 EUR per month during 2nd-4th years of studies.

Additional scholarships from Research Council of Lithuania and Kaunas University of Technology funds are available.

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