Doctoral studies

Application requirements for full-time History and Theory of Arts doctoral studies 2022 academic year

Dates and Deadlines

Application documents must be submitted. 1-2 of September 2022
Admission documents are submitted in one pdf. by e-mail (
Admission commission meeting (applicant’s participation is obligatory). 12th of September 2022, 9 am
The announcement of admission results. 12th of September 2022, 5 pm
Reception of appeals. 13-14 September 2022
The announcement of the list of the invited to doctoral studies. 16th of September 2022

Required documents

  • Application to the VAA rector;
  • The copy of Master diploma and diploma supplement in the original language, with the certified translation to English or Lithuanian; 
    Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) has been granted the right by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports of the Republic of Lithuania to recognize foreign qualifications of its international applicants for the purposes of further studies at VAA. Recognition of foreign qualifications at VAA is accomplished by the International Relations Office.
  • Letters of recommendation of two recognized scientists (2022);
  • CV and description of scientific activity;
  • Scientific research project (in English or Lithuanian languages about 40000 characters); Dissertation project should be related to scientific researches carried out in Academy of Arts; The project must be assigned to the main research field (please choose from the list);
  • List and copies of scientific publications.
  • Copy of ID or passport;
  • Receipt of admission fee.

Competition grade formula

Competition grade consists of the evaluation of the scientific research project (Mtp), interview (Pk) and average grades of publications (Mpb).

Ʃ - competition grade
Ʃ = 0,5Mtp + 0,3Pk + 0,2Mpb

Admission fee payment, account requisites

Admission fee is 30 EUR
Vilniaus dailės akademija
Legal entity (VAA) code 111950439
Swedbank AB
Account no. LT44 7300 0100 0245 5498
Bank code 73000
The title of the entrance fee should be: stojamoji imoka i doktorantura+applicant’s name.

 In case admission fee is paid not to VAA account the application is not considered. If an applicant withdraws the documents, the admission fee is not refunded.


Students admitted to state-funded places of doctoral studies receive a scholarship of the amount established by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania during the period of studies from 9 576 EUR to 11 088 EUR per year.

Tuition fee

Students admitted to state-funded positions are exempted of the tuition fee. Self-funded doctoral students pay the tuition fee that is 11 045 euros per year.

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