Doctorate On Campus

Science, Technology and Computing

University of Eastern Finland

48 months
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The Science, Technology and Computing programme of the University of Eastern Finland combines science with computational analysis and technology to form a multidisciplinary programme.


The computational component includes computing sciences, mathematics and inverse problems and mathematical modelling. Science and technology combine photonics, chemistry and medical physics and technology.

The purpose of the Science, Technology and Computing programme of the University of Eastern Finland is to provide students with the competences required to create new knowledge, apply scientific research methods in a critical manner and independently, and to work in demanding expert and research positions in academia, business and the public sector. Research conducted in internationally acknowledged research groups forms a key part of the studies. Students will benefit from wide-ranging networking opportunities during their studies.

Research areas in the doctoral programme

On the programme, students can complete a doctoral degree in the following fields of science and research: photonics, computer science, mathematics, computational physics and inverse problems, chemistry, medical physics and technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biomedical Optics 
  • Optical Metrology and Fabrication 
  • Commercializing high-tech
  • Spectral Imaging Devices 
  • Display Technology 
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The doctoral programme is open for admissions throughout the year. 




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Students with suitable background education and a MSc or licentiate degree can be accepted as PhD students in the programme (need for supplementary studies will be assessed on a case-by-case basis).

The following documents must be submitted with the application:

  • a copy of the basic university degree certificate, and other documents which may affect the granting of a study right
  • a transcript of earlier academic records
  • a preliminary research plan approved by the main supervisor
  • a supervisor agreement/supervisors' agreement (form in Finnish/form in English)
  • if necessary, a statement from the Comittee on Research Ethics and a permission for the use of laboratory animals.

The application must include the written consent of at least two supervisors. At least one of the supervisors must be a professor, or a senior researcher with a docent's qualification, at the University of Eastern Finland. 

Tuition Fee

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There are no tuition fees. 

Living costs for Joensuu

700 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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