Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences was established on 1 September 2000 after the binary higher education system consisting of two types of higher education provided by colleges and universities was introduced in Lithuania.
The history of Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences dates back to the schools of interwar period and post-war technical schools. The present Faculty of Technologies grew from the Pulp and Paper Industry School established in Kaunas in 1945. Similarly, the Faculty of Economics and Law developed from the Technical School of Statistics established in Kaunas in 1954. The history of the other faculties of Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences dates back to even earlier times. The Faculty of Health Care has grown from short-term courses for midwifes started by professor Pranas Mažylis in 1920 and two-year courses for the sisters of mercy run by the Lithuanian Red Cross. In 1941 these courses became Kaunas School of Nursing. Justinas Vienožinskis Faculty of Arts has also grown from the drawing courses when the first Art School in Lithuania was opened at the initiative of the painter Justinas Vienožinskis in 1922. In 1939 the school became a higher education institution. The Faculty of Landscaping has a more diverse history. A Horticulture School opened in Aukštoji Freda in 1920, was transferred to the Faculty of Nature and Mathematics of Kaunas University in 1923 and in 1924 the operation of the school was taken over by the Ministry of Agriculture. In 1925 the school was renamed to Freda Horticulture School of Further Education. Kėdainiai Jonušas Radvila Faculty counts the years since 1993, when Jonušas Radvila College was established in Kėdainiai by the order of the Minister for Culture and Education.
Today Kauno Kolegija / University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest professional higher education institutions in Lithuania, with a community of over 6000 students, about 1000 employees and about 30000 graduates, who have successfully established their careers in Lithuanian and foreign companies. The university delivers the first cycle studies in the areas of technology, biomedicine, humanities, social sciences and art leading to the Professional bachelor’s degree. The university has four faculties and one regional departments.
The average student age is 22-23 years. Tuition of almost two-thirds of the future professionals is covered by the state, while the remaining students pay tuition fees. Over 1600 students graduate from the university every year.
Bachelor’s Degree Programs
|Study area||Study Program||Language||Duration of Studies
|Agriculture Sciences||Agrobusiness Technologies||Lithuanian||3|
|Arts||Glass, Ceramics, Leather and Textile Arts||Lithuanian||3|
|Arts||Conservation and restoration of art works||Lithuanian||3|
|Business and Public Management||Wellness and SPA Management||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Business and Public Management||International Business||Lithuanian||3|
|Business and Public Management||Tourism and Hotel Management||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Business and Public Management||
|Business and Public Management||Accounting and Finance||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Business and Public Management||Sports Management||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Business and Public Management||Culture and Leisure Management||English, Lithuanian||full time studies
|Part- time studies
|Business and Public Management||Sales and Marketing||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Business and Public Management||Office Administration||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Business and Public Management||Law||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Computer sciences||Multimedia technology||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Computer sciences||Computer Network Administration||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Computer sciences||Information Finance Systems||English, Lithuanian||3.5|
|Education||Pre-School and Pre-Primary Education||Lithuanian||3|
|Engineer Sciences||Landscape design
(No longer available)
|Engineer Sciences||Automation Engineering||Lithuanian||3|
|Health Sciences||Physical Therapy||Lithuanian||3|
|Health Sciences||Pharmacy Techniques||Lithuanian||3.5|
|Health Sciences||Occupational Therapy||Lithuanian||3|
|Health Sciences||Dental Technology||Lithuanian||3|
|Health Sciences||Oral Hygiene||Lithuanian||3|
|Health Sciences||Biomedical Diagnostics||Lithuanian||3|
|Health Sciences||General Practice Nursing||Lithuanian||3.5|
|Humanities||English for Public Relations||English, Lithuanian||3|
|Humanities||Business English||English, Lithuanian||3.5|
|Social Sciences||Social Work||Lithuanian||3|
|Social Sciences||Applied Communication
(Semester courses in English for exchange students)
|Technology sciences||Food Technology||Lithuanian||3|
|Technology sciences||Food Safety and Quality||Lithuanian||3|
|Technology sciences||Graphic Technologies||Lithuanian||3|
|Technology sciences||Interior and Furniture Design (No longer available)||Lithuanian||3|
|Technology sciences||Production of Furniture and Wood Products||Lithuanian||3|
|Technology sciences||Advertising Technologies||Lithuanian||3|
|Double Degree Programmes
|Double Degree Program’s in Information technology
Any person who has sufficient education to be enrolled in a certain programme (for undergraduate programme – twelve years secondary or equivalent education in any other country than Lithuania) and is applying for degree studies at Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences is considered to be an international applicant.
The Ministerial decree makes a division between the applicants on the basis of their citizenship. Therefore, the application procedure as well as financial conditions of studies is different for those two groups of applicants.
1st group. Applicants from the EU and EEA countries as well as the persons having permanent residence permit in Lithuania may apply for studies under the same conditions as Lithuanian applicants.
2nd group. International applicants from any other country as well as the EU citizens who apply directly to Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences are accepted via the Department of International Relations.
Documents for the application:
· Application form
· Official legalised Matriculation / School Leaving Certificate including the grades (Academic Transcript). If You want to transfer studies at Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences you have to submit Certificate or other document of your previous study results;
· A document issued by the Centre of the Quality Assessment in Higher Education confirming the academic qualification obtained in a foreign country
· Notarized copy of passport (for non EU citizens) or ID card (only for EU and EEA citizens)
· Motivation Letter
· A copy of the check showing paid Application fee of 180 EUR (where the name of the applicant and the date of payment are indicated)
· English language proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL or any equivalent) showing at least intermediate knowledge of English if the previous studies were not in English
· Health Certificate including complete medical examination and International Vaccination Pass (only when applying for health sciences). Information that should be included to your Vaccination Documentation: the date when you took the two doses of Tetanus (not earlier than 10 years), Diphtheria (not earlier than 10 years), MMR (mumps, measles, and rubella) (the 2nd dose at least 3 weeks before arrival to Lithuania), Hepatitis (A / B) (if you have had it / them and how many doses).
· All the documents have to be either in English or Lithuanian language. Subscription of the Notary for English and Lithuanian translations of all written documents is required. The educational and financial documents must be legalised. The Application without supporting documents will not be considered. The applicant might be asked to submit additional documents.
Application fee: 180 EUR
Tuition fee (for non EU citizens): 2500 EUR (The price depends on the study programme).
– The deadline is 1st of June.
– The new academic year begins on the 1st of September.
Legalization and Recognition of Diplomas
· Documents witnessing educational and financial status acquired abroad are a subject to legalisation.
· Applicants who received their education in countries acceding to The Hague 1961 Convention (e.g. Israel, Italy, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Venezuela, Colombia, etc.) should have an attached Apostille to their educational documents. The Apostille is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or by the Ministry of Education (in most of the countries).
Applicants who received their education in another country (e. g. Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brazil, etc.) should pass a double legalisation of their educational documents:
– The educational documents should be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the diplomatic mission or consular post of the country where education was received;
– The documents should be legalised by the Lithuanian diplomatic mission or consular post in the country where education was received or in the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.
Evaluation and Recognition of Diplomas of Foreign Schools
Lithuanian legal system requires to evaluate and to recognise diplomas of foreign schools or universities in order to assure that the education obtained abroad is sufficient to study the chosen study programme at Kauno kolegija / University of Applied Sciences. The evaluation is done by the Centre of Quality Assessment in Higher Education.
The Department of International Relations can intermediate in accomplishing the procedure.
All the students can apply for a room at the dormitory. All international students (full-time and exchange) are provided with a room if required.
· There are three types of accommodation:
– 1 block with 3 rooms that share a shower, a toilet, and a kitchen with all the facilities. Monthly price – 196 EUR per room;
– 1 block with 3 rooms that share a shower and a toilet. The kitchen is shared with other rooms. Monthly price – 188 EUR per room;
– 1 block with 2 rooms that share a shower and a toilet. The kitchen is shared with other rooms. Monthly price – 188 EUR per room.
The deposit is 90 EUR per person. They money is refunded upon departure if no damage is done.
· Paying for the dormitory:
Students must pay for the dormitory before the 15th day of every month for the current month.