Doctorate On Campus


Aalto University

48 months
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The Science programme of Aalto University is a multidisciplinary programme with a unique combination of science, technology and business.


The research done is committed to high standards of international excellence and the aim is to educate doctoral students in different research fields to tackle increasingly complex societal challenges in areas such as energy, environment, health and well-being. The Science programme of Aalto University offers a four-year doctoral programme in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science or industrial engineering and management.

Objectives of studies

Doctoral students will be equipped with the professional skills and knowledge required for demanding academic research and teaching positions. They will be trained for management, research and development, and other specialist positions of the information society.

The departments, which are in charge of the doctoral programme’s education and research at the School of Science, offer research fields that are based on strong research traditions and research at the highest international level. The School of Science is also very active in various national and international doctoral education networks.

Programme Structure

The Doctor of Science (Technology) degree consists of three modules:
  • an approved doctoral thesis
  • research field studies (20–35 ECTS)
  • scientific principles and practices  (5–20 ECTS

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

  • Curriculum vitae (CV) including a list of publications and a proof of other scientific activity
  • Study plan (incl. 40 ECTS of doctoral studies)
  • Supervision plan
  • Research plan with an implementation schedule and funding plan.
  • Copy of the identity page of your passport.

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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