Master in Applied Chemistry

Kaunas University of Technology
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2024

September 2025

September 2026

About this program

From batteries to painkillers, chemistry is essential to our modern lives. The industrial applications of chemistry directly affect us daily – what we eat, what we wear, our transport, the technology we use, how we treat illnesses and how we get electricity – to name just a few.

Why @KTU?

The design of new sustainable processes, materials and chemical products requires an understanding of the synthesis and physical/chemical properties of substances, as well as the relationship between the structure and the properties. While studying MSc Applied Chemistry at KTU, you will develop and analyse state-of-the-art products, innovative technologies, market trends and use contemporary equipment.

During your studies, you will expand your understanding of the complex chemical technology processes and will learn to assess the value of new technologies from an economic perspective. Your deep knowledge in chemistry and chemical technology together will research skills will equip you with an ability to form and solve both fundamental and industry challenges in the field.

After graduating with a master’s in Applied Chemistry at KTU you will be able to develop sustainable and socially responsible large-scale production of various goods, meeting society’s needs for new products.

The graduates of the MSc Applied Chemistry study programme are the innovation leaders – they can shape society’s attitudes towards science and industry as the drivers of human well-being. Relying on the newest chemistry and chemical technology achievements, they can seek a career in high-technology research and industrial companies. They develop innovative functional, hybrid, composite and nano-materials, alternative energy, environment-friendly processes and materials, biopharmaceutical products that are change our lives every day.

  • While studying, you will have access to the latest complex chromatographic, spectroscopic, thermal, dynamic mechanical analysis, and other equipment
  • Students can join internationally renowned research groups, international fundamental research and R&D projects
  • Excellent opportunities to go on exchange studies at universities in Germany, the UK, France, Netherlands, Spain and other countries

What will you study?

  • Materials: functional, smart, nano-materials, composite, innovative
  • Synthesis: modelling of structure, conversion, catalysis and kinetics
  • Analysis: thermal, X-ray, spectroscopic, chromatographic
  • Technologies: (opto)electronics, energy, functional covers
  • Application: idea, model, technology, solution of problems, innovations

Admission requirements

Undergraduate diploma (or higher)

  • a university Bachelor’s degree(min. length – 180 ECTS) in Engineering, Physical, Technology, Life, Health, Veterinary or Agricultural study field degree; ≥18 ECTS completed in the Chemistry study field subjects with a good average grade (min. CGPA>60%),
  • proficiency in English: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, GRE or equivalent.

English Language requirements

  • Accepted proof of proficiency: Cambridge English, IELTS, TOEFL, or another equivalent
  • IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85 or equivalent to C1 and higher
  • or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) standardized admission test.
  • If your previous studies have been fully in English and it is marked on your degree certificate or transcript, or noted in confirmation from the school which confirms that your studies have been fully in the English language, an additional English test may not be required.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis
  • Collected Chapters of Chemistry
  • Liquid and Gas Chromatography
  • Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds

Competence Electives

  • Courses of Study Field (Competence of Expert)
  • Optional Competence of MA+

Semester 2

  • Research Project 1
  • Technology of Nanomaterials
  • Thermal Analysis and X-Ray Powder Diffraction Methods


  • Chemistry of Heterocyclyc Compounds
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Green Chemistry and Renewable Resources
  • Materials and Technologies of Organic Electronics
  • Photochemical Conversion and Photocatalysis
  • Properties and applications of dispersion systems

Competence Electives

  • Courses of Study Field (Competence of Expert)
  • Optional Competence of MA+

Scholarships & funding

All international students automatically become candidates to receive the Scholarship for International Students, which is assigned for first-year Bachelor or Master students with strong academic records and motivation.

The residents of European Union countries and the global citizens of Lithuanian origin can apply for state-funded study places. This means that all the applicants, who fall into one of the aforementioned categories, will participate in the general admission’s competition for state-funded study places and get the chance to study free of charge, depending on their admission score.


  • Full-time studies 5157 €
  • Price per credit 685,95 €


Awards: MSc (Master of Physical Sciences)

Credits: 120 ECTS

Student’s competences:

  • Understanding and application of the latest methods of instrumental analysis;
  • Knowledge of chemistry of cosmetic preparations, their raw materials and properties, selection of production technology and equipment for production;
  • Knowledge of inorganic materials chemistry and technology, identification of links between properties and application area of biomedical polymers;
  • Knowledge of functional organic materials chemistry and technology; selection of synthesis methods, properties of materials and research methods.

Student’s skills:

  • Able to apply knowledge of chemistry and technology of functional materials, perform procedures of synthesis and analysis, and solve problems arising in production;
  • Able to work with various equipment of instrumental analysis;
  • Able to perform research of chemical materials, their composition, and properties applying knowledge of chemical sciences; to search for possibilities of their application in practice.

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About this institute

Kaunas University of Technology

Established in 1922, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) provides studies and research in all areas answering the demands of today’s ever-changing world. Ranked the 1st in Lithuania by alumni employability and student satisfaction, KTU is among the top 500 world...

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Why study at Kaunas University of Technology

KTU, the main provider of research services for business and industry, one of the most active science institutions in Lithuania boasts impressive research facilities. In addition to state-of-the-art laboratories designed for studies, such as FabLab, Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, Auto Diagnostics Lab and others, the laboratories of Santaka Valley and the Faculties equipped with the newest technology are open to student research and studies.

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Kaunas University of Technology

Donelaicio St. 73
LT-44249 Kaunas

Phone no: +370 37323894

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