Funding for doctoral research
Search for degree programme
When you search for a degree programme by name or by part of the name the options in the list of degree programmes below the search field is narrowed down. After this you have to choose the degree programme from the list.
Master's and Licentiate's Programmes
Specialist training programmes
The University of Helsinki awards travel grants for doctoral candidates to support scientific travel both in Finland and abroad.
Dissertation completion grants have ceased starting from January 1, 2020. In some doctoral schools, completion grants will be replaced by short-term employment contracts for completing the doctoral thesis.
As a doctoral candidate, you have a variety of opportunities to find employment at the University and finance your doctoral studies through it:
There are hundreds of grant-funded researchers active at the University of Helsinki who are working on their doctoral theses and postdoctoral research with personal grants.
Doctoral studies can be funded in various ways: Doctoral candidates may be appointed to salaried doctoral candidate positions, receive a grant or finance their studies partially or fully by working while studying.
This instruction includes information about grants offered by the UH Funds and other funds.