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Kaunas University of Technology – Lituania

Kaunas University of Technology, also known as KTU is one the largest technological universities in the Baltics. Known for its linkages with business, leadership in scientific research and flexible interdisciplinary study programmes, it is the perfect institution for an unforgettable study experience

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Practical Information
Student Guide

Information about the university

Kaunas is the second largest city in Lithuania, known for its tights with the industry and science sectors.  The city is also known as “the city of young and talented people”: every 7th inhabitant studies at a university or college.  Kaunas University of Technology is a medium sized university with about 10000 students, among which 10% of them are international students. KTU is divided into 9 faculties.

The University of Stavanger have several Erasmus agreements with KUT within Engineering:
(Machine, Data and Civil Protection). In addition, KUT and UiS are both members of the ECIU (The European Consortium for Innovative Universities and students of BA Machine benefit of a tailor-made course program (see under “how to find subjects”)

Language of instruction

Language requirements
English proficiency recommended at minimum B2 level (read upper-intermediate = 4 in English from "vgs" for Norwegian students).
For a description of proficiency levels according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, please click here
Students who do not meet the language requirements will be offered online language courses prior the exchange period.

GPA requirements (karakterkrav)
No GPA required

Total number of study places
Computer science (Bachelor and Master): 2 places per semester divided between Bachelor and Master
Machine - Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor “Maskin” – ECIU Twin Program): 4 places per semester
Civil Protection (Master - Samfunnssikerhet): 3 places per semester

Tuition fee (skolepenger)
Student doing exchange within Erasmus + are exempted from tuition fees

Erasmus + in combination with loan and grant from Lånekassen

Academic year
Autumn semester: End of August – End of January
Spring semester: End of January – End of June
Academic Calender

How to find subjects
Courses for Bachelor in “Maskin” is already approved as part of the ECIU Twin Program. Please check here for an overview of the courses for respective terms.
For other courses, please click here

ECTS credits abroad
1 ECTS credits = 1 Norwegian Study point (Studiepoeng)

The University offers a place in the dormitory for all of the incoming exchange students. Information about application procedures is sent by email from KTU International Office and the Dormitory Group. For more information, please click here

Norwegian students do not need to apply for visa when travelling to Europe. Students who do not hold Norwegian citizenship must check themselves if they need to apply for Visa.

Further inquiries?
Please contact the International Office at


Student reports from exchange studies here