PhD Position Opportunity in the science field of Civil Engineering

Doctoral studies @ Kaunas University of Technology
15 May Application deadline
1 Sep Start date
4 years Study duration full-time
0€ Tuition fee for Eu citizens

Programme overview

Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) is seeking applications for a state funded PhD researcher position within the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture. This position offers a unique opportunity to work on research aimed at developing integrated approaches to enhance the structural safety, resilience, and retrofitting of buildings in the face of natural hazards. PhD research will be developed between two research groups in KTU (Lithuania) and Frederick University (Cyprus). A student is expected to participate in long-term mobility to FU under supervision of dr. Petros Christou.


Research Overview:

The successful candidate will be involved in research that combines expertise from civil engineering, architecture, environmental science, and policy development. This interdisciplinary approach is crucial in addressing the urgent need for building preparedness amidst the escalating frequency and severity of natural disasters. The research aims to significantly improve building safety, mitigate economic losses, and ultimately save lives in vulnerable regions.


Application Process:

We welcome applications from motivated individuals with a strong background in civil engineering, or related disciplines with a strong background in the analysis of structures. The application procedure is described here: Doctoral studies – Admissions | KTU. Questions can be addressed to andrius.jurelionis@ktu.lt. Application deadline – 15th May 2024.



  • Double degree programme with the University of Bologna, Italy
  • Doctor Europaeus certificate possibilities
  • Doctoral research in a high-profile research team
  • Incentives and rewards for active KTU PhD students
  • “Start up Space” for entrepreneurs
  • Academic mobility, internships abroad
  • KTU International PhD Summer School for core competences


Scholarships and funding

  • Lithuanian state scholarships (1st year of studies 1045 Eur/month, and 2nd-4th year of studies 1210 Eur/month)
  • Additional scholarships for excellent results
  • Grants for doctoral studies and research
  • Grants for academic mobility
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