Emotional and physical health

Free psychological assistance

Inform administration of faculty

If a student gets ill or is involved in an accident during the semester or the examination session, he/she (or another person authorised by the student) must notify the Faculty Study Centre about this fact within three working days at the latest. If a student fails to inform about his/her illness or other important reasons for the absence at sessions and/or assessments within the specified time, he/she loses the possibility to reschedule the accounting for semester individual work tasks or the examination.

After recovery, the student provides the documents proving the illness or other documents justifying the student’s absence at classes and/or assessments to the Faculty Study Centre on the third working day after the issue of such a document at the latest

Contact the doctor

Affidea Lietuva provides free* primary health care services and exclusive discounts to KTU students or personnel who sign up for this clinic.

You just need:
– upon arrival at the clinic, have an identity document and health insurance card (private one or European Health Insurance Card) with you
– after choosing a family doctor, sign up at the Affidea Lietuva family clinic online: mano.affidea.lt
After registering as a KTU student or personnel, you will receive a separate phone number with which you will contact the doctor assigned to you.

Address: Savanorių pr. 178, Kaunas
Contacts: email: pacientams@affidea.lt

Working hours:
I-V: 7.00 – 22.00
VI: 8.00 – 20.00
VII: 8.00 – 20.00

The clinic is adapted for the disabled – convenient entrance, free parking

* for those who are registered with the clinic and have PSDF insurance, health care services are financed by TLK funds.

The Lithuanian health system is organised around the family doctor (Family Clinics). When you have a medical problem, the family doctor is the first to contact, except in cases of the emergency. If you need to consult with a certain specialist, first you have to go to the family doctor to get a referral. Medication prescribed by a doctor can be bought at the nearest pharmacy (in Lithuanian, vaistinė). Some medicine you can buy only with a doctor’s prescription.
There are many Primary Health Care Institutions (larger than Family Clinics) in Kaunas belonging to the Lithuanian National Health System. They have not only family doctors but also various specialists working there, and you can have more health examinations at the same place.

Health Insurance

All international students must have medical insurance valid in Lithuania for the study period (can be renewed every year). The insurance can be obtained in the student’s home country or from a Lithuanian insurance company upon arrival.

Health insurance for EU citizens

Students from EU countries are not required to have any special health insurance. European health insurance card or form E111 confirming that a student has EU health insurance is valid in Lithuania.

Health insurance for non-EU citizens
Students from non-EU countries may obtain their health insurance either in their home country or in Lithuania.
If you come to Lithuania without a visa, make the health insurance for 3 months and then extend it when you apply for the visa or Temporary Residence Permit (TRP).
If you came holding national visa D, it means you should have health insurance for the period of visa. When you get TRP, it is more convenient to obtain health insurance in Lithuania.
Health insurance costs about 50 EUR (unconditional deductible* – about 90 EUR) or about 140 EUR (unconditional deductible* – 0 EUR) per year if you purchase it in Lithuania.
Unconditional deductible – the amount that will be deducted from the amount of loss/expenses in case of every insured event. The deductible can be indicated either in EUR or as a percentage of the insurance amount. Usually, the amount of deductible is not subtracted from the total insurance amount.
For example, if the insurance amount is 5,792.4 EUR, the deductible is 90 EUR. In case of an insured event the insurance company will cover expenses above 90 EUR and below 5,792.4 EUR. Thus if the expenses of the insured event are 250 EUR, 90 EUR will be the deduction that you have to cover by your own while the remaining expenses of 160 EUR will be covered by the insurance company. Please ask about all conditions of your insurance before paying for it.

Psychological Support

Studying at the University can present a variety of challenges that you may face. KTU takes full care of students’ well-being and provides free psychological assistance to students.

  • Hard to concentrate, lack of motivation?
  • Have you noticed that you tend to procrastinate?
  • Are you experiencing emotional difficulties (stress, anxiety, fear, etc.)?
  • Having communication or relationship problems?
  • Having trouble with your friend or loved one?
  • Want to help but don’t know how?

KTU Career and Service Centre psychological support:

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Contact consultation hours:
I-III 8:00 a. m. – 5:00 p. m., V 8:00 a. m. – 3:45 p. m.

Non-contact consultation hours:

IV – 8:00 a. m. – 5:00 p. m.

Feedback form of Eimantas Lukoševičius.

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Marija Aušraitė


Contact consultation hours:

II, IV 08:00 a. m.– 5:00 p. m.

Non-contact consultation hours:

III – 08:00 a. m. – 11:30 a. m.

Feedback form of Marija Aušraitė.

Fill in the registration form and we will agree on the time and date of the consultation. If you are unable to attend a psychologist’s consultation at the agreed time, please inform us of the changed situation 3 working days in advance to reconcile the next time, otherwise, students will be re-enrolled.

If you have questions please contact us via general e-mail psichologas@ktu.lt.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

The duration of the consultation is 50 min. During an online consultation, the student must ensure a comfortable environment for the session: he or she must be alone, without other people or additional distractions.

If it is important to receive help sooner than the agreed consultation time, we recommend:

  • Contact the outpatient/clinic where you are enrolled – they usually have psychologists who can offer free consultations.
  • Apply to the emotional helpline, crisis management center, emergency psychological assistance institutions, whose contacts in Kaunas and throughout Lithuania can be found here.



Where to apply for spiritual guidance?

In KTU Cultural Centre Building (Laisvės Avenue 13–106) you can find the KTU Chapel, named after the Our Lady of Šiluva. Members of the academic community are welcome here to come and pray or just spend some time in peace. During the Holidays the Holy Mass is being held in the Chapel.

In the chaplain’s room at KTU Student Campus there are praying groups organised, and you are always welcome to come and have a conversation.

Chaplain – Petras Pich


Studentų gatvė 50, Kaunas
email kapelionas@ktu.lt

There is a possibility to make adjustments to the study process for students with disabilities or individual learning needs. After completing the survey, the Social Welfare Coordinator of the Student Affairs Department will be able to provide suggestions for adapting the study process after systematising the information. We will also be able to respond to your needs faster and more efficiently. All data provided by you is protected by data-protection law and will not be passed on to third parties.
What needs to be done:

  1. Complete a survey that aims to identify personal needs and help to adjust the learning process to individual cases.
  2. Write a letter to the Social Welfare Coordinator of the Student Affairs Department via e-mail. wellbeing@ktu.lt and agree on a suitable time and date for the meeting (in person or remotely).


Possible adaptations:

  • Giving lectures according to the student’s situation;
  • Presentation of study material;
  • Regulations on the assessments;
  • Working rooms at the library;
  • Classrooms availability.

Software available at KTU

  • SuperNova Magnifier 13.03. The program magnifies all or part of the information on the computer screen.
  • Topaz XL XD 24‘. Stationary electronic image magnification device, operated in learning spaces installed in libraries.
  • Bellman Audio Domino. Digital signal processing technology.
  • Bellman Audio Domino receiver. Receiver of digital signal processing technology.

Ensuring emotional and social well-being at the University, including, but not limited to, the most sensitive groups of community members:

    • Disabilities (physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction
      with various barriers, may hinder someone’s full and effective participation in society on
      the same footing as others);
    • Health problems (health issues including severe illnesses, chronic diseases, or
      any other physical or mental health-related situation that prevents from participating in
      the programmes);
    • Cultural differences (lack of knowledge of a foreign language and fear of cultural differences, migrants or refugees, people belonging to a national or ethnic minority, sign language users, etc.);
    • Social barriers (s limited social competences, anti-social or high-risk behaviours, (former) offenders, (former) drug or alcohol abusers, social marginalisation, etc.);
    • Economic barriers (low living standards, low income, learners who need to work to support themselves, long-term unemployment, poverty, being homeless, in debt, etc.);
    • Barriers linked to discrimination (linked to gender, age, ethnicity, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation, disability).

Formal assignment of the most sensitive groups of community members: 

    • takes place only upon a person’s separate request and voluntary provision of personal information, when it is necessary for the person to apply for financial support, material and intangible assistance or other possible benefits provided or administered by the University; 
    • By the order of the Rector, an Emotional and Social Welfare Commission is formed, which considers the applications, documents, and data submitted by the members of the University community, which are necessary for assigning a person to the most sensitive groups of the community, and makes a decision by a protocol resolution. 
    • Requests for the formal assignment of a person to the most sensitive groups of community members are submitted through KTU AIS (Studies > Submission of applications) until the 1st day of the current month. The application has to be examined and a decision has to be made no later than until 15th of the current month of receipt of the application. 

Guidelines for emotional and social well-being can be found on the KTU Office365 intranet.



Marija Aušraitė


Studentų gatvė 50, Kaunas
email psichologas@ktu.lt

Eimantas Lukoševičius


Studentų gatvė 50, Kaunas
email psichologas@ktu.lt

Ausma Minkauskaitė

Social Welfare Coordinator

Studentų g. 50, Kaunas
email wellbeing@ktu.lt

Chaplain – Petras Pich


Studentų gatvė 50, Kaunas
email kapelionas@ktu.lt