International research visits and doctoral studies
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Studying abroad as a doctoral researcher - start here!
Would you like to write a part of your doctoral dissertation abroad? The University of Helsinki encourages doctoral researchers to engage in international activities, and an exchange period or a researcher visit abroad is a good way to get international experience.
Research visits and international networks
The Doctoral School and the programmes encourage doctoral researchers to undertake visits to suitable universities, research institutes and equivalent units outside Finland. Some doctoral programmes also belong to international research and doctoral education networks that can organize for example PhD courses and other mobility.
Invest in networking during your doctoral studies! The opportunity to meet other doctoral researchers and established researchers in your field at local, national and international meetings and conferences promotes your integration into the academic community.
A doctoral researcher who has a valid right to complete a doctoral degree both at the University of Helsinki and at another university abroad can, in certain cases, opt to pursue a jointly supervised bi-national double degree. These degrees are called cotutelle degrees.
Travel support for doctoral researchers
The University of Helsinki supports doctoral researchers' traveling to scientific events both in Finland and abroad. Most travel supports are awarded by the doctoral school or doctoral programmes and should be applied for following the specific instructions given by doctoral school or programme.
Exchange agreements and funding from the International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation unit
You can apply for funding for international exchange, which lasts up to one year from the International Exchange Services and Education Cooperation unit.