Doctoral degrees offered by the University of Helsinki are of a high quality and enjoy international recognition. Doctoral graduates from the University of Helsinki possess excellent skills and knowledge for research work and other demanding expert positions in both Finnish and international businesses and organisations. Would you like to be one of them?

Application periods

Starting in autumn 2017 the University of Helsinki will have common application periods for all doctoral programmes. During the academic year 2017-2018 the admission periods are as follows:

1-14 September 2017
1-14 November 2017
1-14 February 2018
3-16 April 2018

In September and April all doctoral programmes admit new doctoral candidates; in addition some doctoral programmes admit new candidates also in November and February. Specific information on the application periods for each doctoral programme will be available by August 2017.