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Fine Arts, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

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.

Opportunities

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodical studies
  • Writing 
  • Interfaces of artistic research 
  • Introduction to doctoral studies 
  • Conference presentation
  • Symposium 
  • Publication

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Selection criteria:

  • current artistic and research emphasis and feasibility of the research plan
  • artistic and research merit and professional activity in the field of visual arts
  • readiness for independent research
  • ability to make a long-term commitment to doctoral studies in accordance with degree requirements
  • the connection of the research plan to the fields of study and research profile represented by the Academy of Fine Arts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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