Doctoral school

The University of Helsinki Doctoral School (UHDS) has a total of 33 doctoral programmes. The school and programmes cooperate in research and doctoral education, and the structure of doctoral education encompasses all of the University’s disciplines and doctoral researchers.
University of Helsinki Doctoral School

The University of Helsinki Doctoral School offers professional skills training to doctoral researchers studying in their doctoral programmes and develop doctoral education in their fields in collaboration with the doctoral programmes and faculties in charge of them.

The doctoral programmes working under the doctoral school provide doctoral researchers with systematic education and supervision in their fields.

Doctoral study rights are always applied to from the doctoral programmes.

Do you have questions? Please contact the office email of the doctoral school:

Are doctoral studies for me?

The completion of a doctoral degree is a long-term, yet rewarding process. Doctoral graduates from the University of Helsinki are scientific experts with a diverse education who can work in demanding academic research and teaching positions as well as specialist positions in the information society that require academic expertise. If you decide to apply here, start preparing in good time before the next application round and don’t forget to acquaint yourself with the different options for funding your doctoral studies.

Upcoming doctoral defenses