The application form is in Studyinfo. The form is open only during the application period.
Start by providing your personal details and educational history. Remember, once you save the application, personal information cannot be edited.
Tell us about the degree that qualifies you for doctoral studies (e.g., master's degree, licentiate of medicine).
Write a brief summary of the thesis from your qualifying degree (max 1500 characters).
You can also include details about one additional relevant degree (e.g., bachelor's degree, second master's degree, specialized training).
Attach your transcript of records and degree certificate as PDF files. Keep in mind that these files might need to be accompanied by officially certified paper copies or electronic documents through a credential service for official consideration.
For more details, refer to the page about application enclosures.
University of Helsinki demands an indication of academic level language skills in either Finnish, Swedish or English of all applicants.
You can prove your language skills either with your educational background or a language test. First choose the language you want to prove your proficiency in, and then choose the method of proving your language skills from the list that opens below.
If you prove your language skills with the degree that gives you eligibility, you do not need to attach a separate proof of language proficiency to your application. In other cases, please attach a scanned proof of your language proficiency as a PDF file to your electronic application.
Please see more information on the page for proving your language skills.
In addition, you must choose the language of your dissertation.
You will write your reasearch plan in the application form's answer fields. You cannot write a free form reasearch plan. Note that the answer fields have character limits. Spaces count as characters.
You must answer the following questions on the application form:
*Doctoral Programme in School, Education, Society and Culture:
Check your programme's selection criteria if you should have a supervisor and do you need a signed supervision agreement.
Check your faculty's requirements for the coordinating academic.
Some programmes expect you to have a thesis committee already when you are applying. Check your programme's requirements from its selection criteria.
If your programme demands a written commitment from your supervisor, you must attach a signed supervision agreement to your application form.
Write your study plan in the next fields. Please see the university's Studies service for information on the doctoral degree's scope and structure.
List the courses that you are interested in:
At the end of the form you must name your contact language, give consent to electronic communication and affirm that all given information is correct.
The application cannot be saved as a draft. To avoid losing unsaved data it is advisable to prepare your answers in a separate file so you can easily copy your answers to the application form.
The saved application can be edited until the end of the application round.
You will receive an email after you have successfully saved the form. Remember to submit your possible paper enclosures and keep an eye on your email for possible requests to supplement your application.