Doctoral studies provide students with the abilities and the opportunity to conduct independent and creative artistic research. Artistic research is a field of multidisciplinary research that focuses on the artist and art.They engage in a diverse and critical dialogue with the different actors in society. As experts in their field, they create art and produce information, knowledge, and insights based on art-related practices that can be applied in the arts and also in other sectors of society.
The Doctoral Programme in Fine Arts at the University of the Arts Helsinki develops the artist-researchers’ ability to apply their skills as artists, researchers, teachers, and experts.
Graduates of our programme are artist-researchers who develop and renew arts, as well as the making, research and teaching of arts.
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- Theme seminars
- Research seminar
- Thesis circle
- Methodical studies
- Interfaces of artistic research
- Conference presentation
- Research ethics
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Applicants can be admitted to doctoral studies if they have completed:
- an applicable higher university degree
- an applicable higher degree at a polytechnic or university of applied sciences
- an applicable degree outside of Finland permitting one to enrol in similar university studies in the country of the degree.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
There is no tuition fee in the doctoral programme.
Living costs for Helsinki
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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