Apply to doctoral programmes

The University of Helsinki Doctoral School has 33 doctoral programmes. Doctoral study rights are applied to from the programmes. Study rights are applicable 2–5 times a year, depending on the doctoral programme. Call for applications for new university-funded doctoral researcher positions is opened once a year.
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The University of Helsinki is an international research environment: one fourth of our doctoral researchers are international students. Completing a doctoral degree in English is possible in all our doctoral programmes. No tuition fees are charged of doctoral researchers, but you are expected to cover your costs for living and accommodation. Approximately a quarter of our doctoral researchers complete their research in an employment relationship with the University.