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The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies selects researchers through an international competition of a very high standard. Every year, less than 5% of applicants are accepted. Applications are invited once a year. Usually instructions for the application procedure will appear here around mid-June. The application period normally starts around the second week of August and ends four weeks later.
We only accept applications from applicants who have completed their PhD degrees by the application deadline. In addition to holding a doctoral degree, successful applicants are expected to have other academic achievements. The application procedure aims to ensure that appointed fellows are of various degrees of academic seniority, and represent various disciplines. However, the Collegium has no fixed seniority or discipline quotas, nor does it have nationality or gender quotas; the Collegium, like the University of Helsinki, is committed to promoting equality and preventing discrimination in all its operations.
At the University of Helsinki, the director of an independent institute employs the staff of the institute. Thus the Director of the Collegium will select the appointees on the basis of an evaluation made by the Collegium’s international Academic Advisory Board and the Collegium Board. The decisions are announced usually around the second week of February.
For a more detailed explanation of the selections process, eligibility requirements, scheduling and the like see the Call Announcement published in June. We also hold an application information session in August of each year. This event will be streamed live with the possibility of asking questions. Details will appear here closer to the date of the event.