ACADEMIC STUDENT SUPPORT
Unit for International Relations conducts consultations about admission to Kaunas University of Applied Sciences. Individuals wishing personal advice or meeting must contact the admission coordinator.
Unit for International Relations will provide information about:
- General and specific information about admission;
- Minimum requirements for entrants;
- Advise on how to choose the right study programme.
Integration into studies:
Introductory meetings are organised for first-year students, during which students are introduced to the legal documents regulating the study process, structure of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences and faculties, procedure for the organisation of studies and examination sessions, study schedule, internal rules, regulations for awarding scholarships, library work and access to its services, the structure, scope, system of assessment of study plans and learning achievements, compulsory and optional subjects, access to loans and social scholarships.
During the first meeting, the lecturer(s) of the subject/module introduces students/listeners to:
- the purpose and contents of the study subject/module;
- expected results of the study subject/module;
- a cumulative grading system;
- evaluation criteria, etc.;
- recalls the importance of academic integrity;
- informs about the consequences of plagiarism or disregarding academic integrity.
The lecturer(s) of the subject/module also advises on the issues of the taught subject/module, preparing for the session, final exams, final and other written works. Consultations are carried out according to a set schedule or individually depending on students’ needs. Consultations can take place face-to-face or remotely using a virtual environment and/or e-mail.
Academic group tutor (a lecturer)
- advises students, provides initial information about studies and the study programme;
- assists in solving students’ questions and problems of the supervised academic group;
- initiates meetings of the academic group as required.
Internship Supervisor consults students/listeners on:
- issues regarding internships and helps to resolve them,
- and at the end of the internship evaluates it.
Thesis Advisor consults students on:
- a thesis proposal,
- thesis improvements,
- in consultation with the head of the department/ head of the academy/ head of the centre, offers the student counsellors if needed.
- advises students on mobility opportunities to specific partner institutions according to the study program;
- helps to solve organisational and administrative issues of mobility implementation;
- organises and coordinates the selection of faculty mobility participants;
- ensures the integration of foreign students at the faculty and organises their admission.
Head of Studies advises students/listeners on:
- issues of study organisation and implementation;
- issues of payments for studies;
In the Library and Centre of Information Resources students may:
- borrow books home;
- study and read publications;
- use computers and special computer programs for studies, connect to the wireless Internet;
- use self-service book borrowing and return machines;
- use rooms for self-study and teamwork;
- use devices and software for students with hearing or visual disabilities;
- participate in the courses and training sessions organised by the Library on the search and selection of information sources, the use of sources in study papers, on plagiarism prevention, copyright, etc.
The Library provides interactive services such as:
- access to subscribed databases and other resources;
- one-stop-shop search of resources in individual databases and in the virtual library;
- login to personal accounts;
- reminders by e-mail;
- order books and extend the book return time online;
- help on the Library website and YouTube videos;
- news and relevant issues on Facebook and Instagram;
- remote training sessions and consultations;
- answers to individual questions by e-mail.
Career Centre staff:
- provides individual consultations on career planning/management, entrepreneurship, continuity of studies;
- organises trainings and seminars on general competencies and career planning matters;
- helps to get acquainted with future employers at the annual Career Days event.
The date and time of the consultation are set individually. Students are kindly requested to register for the meeting via the contacts provided.
Specialists of International Relations Services:
- provide assistance related to a visa or temporary residence permit in Lithuania (provides mediation documents to the Migration Department);
- mediate in obtaining an international student certificate – ISIC;
- mediate in opening a bank account in Lithuania;
- mediate and assist in case of any health issues;
- provide information regarding university email and login details;
- advise on questions related to studies or internships abroad.
International Coordinators of KUAS Faculties:
- assist with issues regarding integration, schedules, etc.;
- advise and mediate in processing documents at the Dean’s Office or obtaining study certificates;
- provide information on Moodle and Study Management System;
- advise on matters of abroad studies or internships.
Students – mentors:
- assist with issues regarding dormitories, leisure time, etc.;
- organise cultural and other events;
- escort students to other institutions, such as banks, hospitals, etc., if necessary.
Centre of Languages offers:
- the following language course as optional study subjects: German (A1, A2), French (A1, A2), Russian (A1, A2, B1), Spanish (A1, A2), Italian (A1, A2), Polish (A1), Estonian (A1), Norwegian (A1, A2), Swedish (A1), Finnish (A1), Turkish (A1), Arabic for beginners, Japanese for beginners, Chinese for beginners, Lithuanian Sign Language (for student with hearing);
- consultations for outgoing “Erasmus+” students on how to join the OLS (Online Linguistic Support) system, take OLS Test, etc.;
- Lithuanian language courses for foreign students.
Centre of Languages services:
- English, German, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish language course at various levels;
- Business English courses;
- Cambridge English Placement Test (CEPT).
Business Centre of the Faculty of Business – a separate unit of the college, developing partnerships between the business sector and scientific institutions, offers students:
- advice (individual and group) on business start-up issues;
- mentoring programme „MentorMe“ to gain practical knowledge of business management, develop the necessary skills and improve personal qualities;
- various meetings with business representatives, entrepreneurship workshops and other format events and project activities developing entrepreneurial competencies.
NON-ACADEMIC STUDENT SUPPORT
- One-time targeted scholarships for foreign students of KUAS for outstanding study and/or research results and/or participation in the activities of the university (e.g. participation in international study exhibitions, projects or other events representing Kaunas University of Applied Sciences, active participation in mentoring activities, etc.
- Scholarships for foreign students participating in international exchange programmes and undergoing short-term studies and/or internships abroad
- In order to be able to attend lectures on a free schedule or to study individually, in order to be granted a study break or academic leave or an early or postponed examination session the student must submit an application to the Dean of the Faculty (for more details see “The study Procedure of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences”;
- In order to adapt certain study conditions to their individual needs, the student may submit an application together with supporting documents proving the disability and/or learning difficulties and/or information about individual needs related to the study process to the Student Support Coordinator (for more details (for more details see “The Description of the Procedure for Individualisation of the Study Process of Students / Unclassified Students with Disabilities and / or Learning Difficulties of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences”).
- Benefits from the Department of Disability Affairs under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour;
- Targeted payments from the State Studies Fund.
For more information, please contact Unit for International Relations
- visually and hearing-impaired students can use special equipment and software;
- students with mobility impairments can access the required floors of the library by an elevator installed in the Study Centre;
- books can be pre-ordered online, returned through a self-service machine or handed over to a librarian;
- the library has a workplace with a height-adjustable table and an ergonomic chair.
Kaunas University of Applied Sciences provides accommodation services to students/listeners in four dormitories:
KUAS organizes sports events, competitions, various workouts, and leisure activities.
Students may choose from these sports:
- table tennis;
- group sessions (Body design, Ball training, Interval training, Cross training).
Students may participate in such activities at KUAS:
- the joint KUAS and Gruodis Conservatory choir;
- Folk Dance Group “KauKas”;
- Dance Group “Salsa bachata”.
Kaunas University of Applied Sciences provides psychological help for students who experience difficulties related to studies or personal life. Every student is welcome to consult when feeling down, anxious, lonely, sad, or hopeless, when affected by personal problems at work, relationship, loss of a family member, eating disorders, alcohol, drug abuse, etc.
Additionally, psychological counselling is available for issues related to studies students, for instance, when encountering difficulties in communication with others or overall decision making, or when facing difficulties in time planning, effective learning, lack of motivation or issues with public speaking.
Taking into consideration the current situation in Lithuania, we would like to inform you that the psychologist will provide free consultations to students of KUAS remotely in Lithuanian, English and Russian.
We kindly invite students of Kaunas University of Applied Sciences to take opportunity and enrol in free psychological counselling.
In need of information or to register for counselling, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
Psychologist Marina Guptor
E-mail address: email@example.com
Specialists of the KUAS Advertising and Media Centre advise on:
- choosing the right printing method;
- the selection and application of materials;
- matters related to publishing;
- matters related to press and post-press processes.
KUAS Advertising and Media Centre provides the following paid services:
- layout and design;
- publication services;
- digital printing (printing, copying, scanning) on various types and thicknesses of paper;
- wide-format printing;
- sublimation printing;
- the cutting technique used in the production of boxes, packaging, labels, charms);
- plottering (cutting adhesive films);
- heating of thermal films on a textile product;
- laser engraving;
- paperback binding;
- production of stapled, spiral-bound brochures;
- production of business cards, postcards, calendars.