Doctorate On Campus


Aalto University

48 months
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The Engineering programme of Aalto University consists of eight research fields including spatial planning and transportation engineering; real estate economics; geoinformatics; civil engineering, water and environmental engineering; technology education; mechanical engineering; and energy technology.


Objective of studies

The goal of the Engineering programme of Aalto University is not only to educate researchers and professors of the future, but also to equip them with professional skills so that they can become experts and game changers in the engineering industry and other sectors.

The aim of doctoral studies is that the student:

  • To acquire a profound knowledge of their research field and its social significance;
  • To obtain the necessary skills to independently apply the scientific methods of their field and produce new scientific knowledge;
  • To obtain a thorough knowledge of the research methods and development of their research field;
  • To possess a sufficient level of expertise in the philosophy of engineering and other areas related to their research field.

Programme Structure

Research Fields
  • Energy Technology
  • Engineering Design and Production
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Geoinformatics
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Land-use Planning and Transportation Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
  • A curriculum vitae (CV) that includes a list of publications and other scientific activity
  • Preliminary study plan
  • Preliminary research proposal (PDF) and schedule for its completion. The proposal must include the signature of the applicant and the professor in charge of the research field applied for.
  • Funding plan; alternatively, it can be included in the research proposal. Indicate the start and ending of secured funding time and describe your funding sources (scholarships, projects etc.).
  • Supervision plan (Guidelines for supervising doctoral candidates). The supervision plan must include the signatures of the applicant, the supervising professor, and the thesis advisor.
  • Statement of the supervising professor confirming the applicant's aptitude for doctoral studies
  • Motivation letter in English, one page long
  • Copy of the applicant's passport or ID-card
  • Any other supporting documents e.g. letter(s) of recommendations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • No tuition fee for Doctoral/PhD level studies and research

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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