It is a talent development programme providing all the possibilities for the talented students of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) to improve and realise their abilities in science and business areas by participating in the “Challenge” activities.
You will develop your personality!
You will accept professional challenges!
You will aim to become an expert in your professional area!
By becoming the master of your career, you will be able to:
|Financial incentive||Possibilities and financing are provided for additional educational activities (scholarship of 300 EUR).|
|Expert in the professional area||Participation in the “Challenge” projects and advanced-level lectures.|
|Career competences||Participation in personal development and educational activities. Consultations of a career mentor and a career planning specialist.|
|Member of the exclusive community||Cooperation in an interdisciplinary and motivating environment of like-minded people. Possibility to work on the premises of KTU “Santaka” Valley.|
|Value-adding contacts||Cooperation with highest-level professionals in science and business areas.|
|The beginning of your career||You get an individual file of competences, a recommendation of KTU Rector and a diploma of the GIFTed Talent Academy.|
PARTICIPATE IN THE SELECTION!
If you are a first-year student of the Bachelor’s studies at Kaunas University of Technology, your competition score for admission to the University is at least 8 and you are ready to accept challenges – submit an application to “GIFTed” Talent Academy.
Fill in a participant’s form in the section “Competitions” of the Academic Information System (AIS) from 24 August to 14 September and submit the following documents:
Receive a letter confirming that you have passed to the second stage of the selection and participate in an interview. This stage will provide you an opportunity to reveal your potential, willingness and motivation to become a student of the GIFTed Talent Academy.
Motivational interviews will take place on 21-24 of September. Please, check your University email regularly.
Receive a letter confirming that you have become a student of the GIFTed Talent Academy and get ready to accept CHALLENGES!
Selected students will be announced on the 25th of September. Please check your University email regularly.
At the beginning of the second semester of the first year, an additional selection can be conducted if there are vacancies at the Talent Academy. All the first year students of the Bachelor’s studies whose semester’s grade point average is at least 8 are invited to participate in the selection*. The documents to the GIFTed talent development programme can be submitted in the Academic Information System from 13 January 2020. The results are announced until 3 February.
* You can also apply to the Talent Academy when the final grade point average of the semester is not yet known. The semester’s final results are checked additionally in the last days of January.
The main selection to the GIFTed Talent Academy is in August-September.
The additional selection to the GIFTed Talent Academy can be organised at the beginning of the second semester of the first year of there are vacancies. All the first year students of the Bachelor’s studies whose grade point average of the first semester is at least 8 are invited to participate in the selection.
The Talent Academy is a 4-year programme. To complete the Talent Academy, you have to participate in its activities at least for 3 years. Only the first year students of the Bachelor’s studies can be admitted to the Talent Academy.
The students of the GIFTed Talent Academy are awarded a scholarship of 150 EUR per month in the first semester of the first year of studies. The students of the GIFTed Talent Academy are awarded a scholarship of 300 EUR per month from the second semester of the first year of studies.
The students of the GIFTed Talent Academy can freely choose additional modules from the Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes but it is not mandatory.
You will study the following modules: Media Philosophy, Mathematics 1, Mathematics 2, Project Management.
You will study the advanced modules with other first year students of the Talent Academy. The lectures of the advanced modules are individually combined with the usual study timetable of students.
After graduation from the GIFTed Talent Academy, you will be awarded an individual file of competences, a recommendation of KTU Rector and a diploma of the GIFTed Talent Academy.
The agreement made between the GIFTed Talent Academy and a student is terminated if the student: