Ph.D. On Campus

Brain and Mind

University of Helsinki

12 months
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The Brain and Mind programme at the University of Helsinki is based on a multidisciplinary network of leading neuroscience research groups at the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. 


The doctoral candidates from the Brain and Mind programme at the University of Helsinki have a background in medicine, biosciences, psychology, cognitive sciences, humanities, technology or physics and chemistry.

Programme highlights

The research strategies are strongly integrative, implying that questions are addressed at different levels of organization (from molecules to behavior), at different stages of development, and under both normal and pathophysiological conditions. 

In addition to basic research, a number of the research groups are also developing applications relevant for pharmaceutical companies, for the clinic, and for novel technologies to be used in research. 

In view of the integrative nature of research training in B&M, we do not support pure methods-development projects. 

Rather, all new methodologies developed as part of a doctoral thesis project should be applied to data collection or analysis.

Programme Structure

Research and doctoral training in the B&M includes the following fields of science:

  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Excitability, synaptic transmission, and neuronal networks
  • Disorders of the nervous system
  • Sensory and motor systems
  • Neuroimmunology, neuroendocrine systems and sleep
  • Cognition and behavior
  • Systems and computational neuroscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants to the Doctoral Programme Brain & Mind must have completed:

  • An applicable second-cycle university degree
  • An applicable second-cycle degree from a university of applied sciences, or
  • An applicable education at an institution abroad providing eligibility for equivalent higher education in the country in question

Tuition Fee

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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.


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