Employed, grant-funded or self-funded? At the University of Helsinki, a doctoral degree may be completed through either full- or part-time study. Doctoral students may receive funding from the University of Helsinki or one of its departments, institutes or faculties, a research project, foundation, association or some other external funder. They may also fund their own studies or pursue their degree in tandem with work. About a third of all doctoral students are in an employment relationship with the University and are thus members of University staff.

Salaried doctoral candidate positions will next be applicable in the autumn of 2018.

The call for applications will be announced on this page closer to the application dates (September 14th to September 27th, 2018) and on the University of Helsinki's Open Positions website. Please note that when you apply for a salaried doctoral candidate position, you must also apply for a doctoral study right at the University of Helsinki, if you do not already have one.

The Doctoral Programme in Theology and Religious Studies supports internationalization by granting travel grants for both international and domestic trips. The international travel grant application periods are organized by the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences HYMY and there are two application periods each year. Additionally, the Doctoral Programme may have other application periods for grants intended for domestic trips.

HYMY travel grants

The next HYMY travel grant application period for domestic travel takes place on 19.3. – 6.4.2018. Instructions and the application form can be found here.

Instructions for the payment of granted travel grants can be found here.