There is one application period each year for University-funded doctoral researcher positions for all of the University's doctoral programmes.
The next application period for salaried positions will be in 29.08.-14.09.2023.
This year, University of Helsinki opens 128 4-year positions starting in January 2024. A share of the positions are earmarked in particular for Multidisciplinary research on One Health, including a global dimension.
On this page, the whole application process will be explained step-by-step.
Familiarise yourself first with the information found on this page, and then find out specific details from the webpages of the doctoral programme of your choice.
If you are unable to find an answer to a question in either these instructions, or those on the doctoral programme webpages, please check the Frequently asked questions below.
General questions regarding the application can be addressed to email@example.com.
If you would like to know more about different doctoral programmes, research plans or supervisors, please contact the doctoral programme directly. Contact details can be found from the webpages of each doctoral programme.
A UH salaried position means that you receive a salary as an employment contract with the University for working on your doctoral thesis.
Post-graduate study rights allow you to pursue a post-graduate doctoral degree at one of the UH faculties. Study rights do not include funding.
If you are offered both a salary position and funding from another source, you may have to choose how to use the funding appropriately.
The educational documents of applicants are assessed by doctoral programmes and must be included as part of the application.
Not if you are applying based on your master's degree.
If you wish for it to be evaluated in relation to your application, please submit copies of your degree.
The degree requirements of doctoral programmes are available in the Instructions for Students under Scope and Structure of Doctoral Degrees
This depends on the doctoral programme. Please read the instructions on the website of your selected doctoral programme.
Suitable supervisors can be sought from the University of Helsinki research portal.
After finding a suitable supervisor please contact them directly.
You can accept the position which is best suited to you.
You should discuss the matter with your supervisor before making a decision.
Please note that you may need to change the doctoral programme and possibly reapply for study right if your faculty or target degree changes.