How to apply? For foreign applicants Contact Information

Coordinator Anni Tonteri


Phone: +358-50-448 4434

Department of Biosciences
P.O. Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
00014 University of Helsinki

Biocenter 3, 5th floor, room 5601


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Eligibility for PhD studies


In order to apply for the right to pursue postgraduate studies at the University of Helsinki, each applicant must hold a higher academic degree (i.e. a Master's degree or equivalent) from a higher education institution. In addition, if the degree has been granted by a foreign institution the applicant must demonstrate proficiency in Finnish, Swedish or English.

Each faculty at the University of Helsinki has its own application procedure. If you are interested in pursuing your PhD studies in LUOVA, please familiarize yourself with the application procedure of the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, or the Faculty of Science.