Frequently asked questions

Transportation to the venue

Palanga airport. Palanga airport is situated only 7 kilometers off the city. The city can be reached by bus or by taxi. A trip to Palanga city takes 10 min and costs about 15 EUR.

Vilnius airport. Vilnius airport is about 330 km from Vilnius to Palanga. Take an express minibus Vilnius airport-Klaipėda, or a train Vilnius-Klaipėda, and then a bus Klaipėda-Palanga. Another option is to take a bus Vilnius-Palanga.

Kaunas airport. Kaunas airport is situated 10 kilometers off the city. It‘s about 240 km from Kaunas to Palanga. Take a bus Kaunas-Palanga.

Riga airport. Riga airport is situated 272 km from Palanga. There are flights, buses from Riga to Palanga.

The 5th PhD Summer School starts on 17 August 2020. Arrival and registration of participants on site is planned from 9 to 10 a.m.  Therefore you are expected to arrive on time to participate in the whole programme from the very begining!

Yes, you can  e-mail us, and we will proceed your request.
For details on our reimbursement policy, please read the terms and conditions.

Lithuania is a Schengen member state. Anyone entering Lithuania from within Schengen area needs to have a valid passport or other official document issued for travel purposes.
For information about travel requirements to Lithuania from outside of the Schengen area, please contact your nearest Lithuanian Embassy of Consulate or check the information at Ministry of foreign Affairs of Lithuania.

If you need a visa, you have to inform us, and upon your final registration, we will issue an official letter of acceptance which will help you to obtain a valid visa. PhD Summer School cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa, and cannot refund the participant fee should your visa application be denied.

ECIU is the leading international consortium of research intensive universities, with collective emphasis on innovation, creativity and societal impact, driving the development of a knowledge-based economy.
List of members:
Aalborg University
Dublin City University
Hamburg University of Technology
National Institute of Applied Sciences (the INSA)
Kaunas University of Technology
Linköping University
Tampere University
The Tecnológico de Monterrey
University of Nottingham
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
University of Aveiro
University of Stavanger
University of Trento
University of Twente

The program includes:

  • Training program
  • Training materials
  • Welcome Pack
  • Certificate of attendace (2.0 ECTS)
  • Social activities according to the programme
  • Printed Poster (for poster session)

What is not included?

  • Accommodation and transportation costs
  • Other meals not mentioned in the schedule
  • Tours and events not included in programme

Registration will be required for all PhD Summer School participants and accompanying persons. The accompanying person registration fee is 100 euros. Accompanying person cannot attend the lectures. Accompanying person registration fee includes Welcome coffee (17 Aug), Welcome dinner (17 Aug), Farewell Lunch (21 Aug), Social&Cultural Events included in programme.

This PhD Summer School is a full-time activity. Each course consists of about 8 academic hours of academic activities.

The confirmation that your application is received will be sent to you by e-mail indicated in the registration form. Please type your e-mail address carefully. If you are in doubt of your registration, write phd@ktu.lt

Unfortunately, the dates for the school are fixed and participants must undergo the full programme without exception.

Doctoral students usually can apply to their scholarship organization or research council for a grant to cover the costs of attending this event. Some universities or their departments, doctoral programs, etc. may provide small-scale grants for attending training. Research projects funded through third party funds may also include a budget to cover members’ training needs. Please address your research council, local mentor, supervisor or research-training group for more information.

During the PhD Summer School, you are welcome to use wireless internet, which is available at the event centre. Participants of the PhD Summer School will receive login information on the first day of their arrival.
Students are welcome to bring their own laptop, etc.

When participants cancel their registration or when they do not pay the participation fee on time, the vacancies for other participants become available. We will inform you as soon as a place becomes available and expect you to respond quickly to our offer.

Summers in Lithuania are the warmest in July and August, when average maximums are 21°C and minimums are 13°C.

Should you have any special dietary needs, please make sure you let us know upon registration.

We won’t guarantee the appropriate service if you inform us about any special dietary needs later than 1 August 2020.

While in Lithuania, in a medical emergency dial 112.

At the time of application letters of reference are not required.  We will contact the supervisor(s) of shortlisted candidates if necessary.

You will have to send a document certifying that you are a doctoral student to phd@ktu.lt upon request.

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