How to apply

First you need to apply a right to pursue a doctoral degree from one of the faculties participating in the school. Applying funding is a separate process and there are various options. The next call for university-funded doctoral candidate positions will be open September 14-27, 2018. For further information on the doctoral student positions, visit the web pages of the doctoral programmes.

AP­PLIC­ANT

  • selects a faculty and a doctoral programme
  • writes and submits the application according to the faculty's instructions (in most cases a study plan, a research plan and a funding plan are required)

DOC­TORAL PRO­GRAMME

  • evaluates the quality of the application
  • proposes accepting/rejecting the application to the faculty

FAC­ULTY AD­MIN­IS­TRA­TION

  • based on the doctoral programme’s quality statement, prepares the decision of granting/rejecting the right to pursue a doctoral degree

FAC­ULTY DEAN or fac­ulty coun­cil

  • makes the decision of granting/rejecting the applicant the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the faculty

FAC­ULTY AD­MIN­IS­TRA­TION

  • informs the applicant and the doctoral programme of the Dean or faculty council’s decision
  • implements the decision
  • stores the application in the faculty’s archive

 

Applying a right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki and applying funding for doctoral training are separate processes. The right is always applied from a faculty whereas funding can be applied from various sources. The deadlines for applications vary in the faculties affiliated to the doctoral school:

  • In the Faculty of Science there are four application deadlines each year.
  • In the Faculty of Arts there are two application deadlines each year.
  • In the Faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, Biological and Environmental Sciences, and Pharmacy there are four application deadlines each year.

Further information about the admissions are available here.

Admission criteria for doctoral programmes in the Doctoral School in Natural Sciences
These guidelines apply to doctoral education for which applications can be submitted as of 1 August 2018. The guidelines will apply until further notice.

Luonnontieteellisen tutkijakoulun tohtoriohjelmien valintaperusteet
Tässä esitetyt linjaukset koskevat tohtorintutkintoon johtavaa koulutusta, jonka haku alkaa 1.8.2018 tai sen jälkeen. Linjaukset ovat voimassa toistaiseksi.