Ph.D. On Campus


University of Helsinki

12 months
Tuition fee
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The Law programme at the University of Helsinki belongs to the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences.


The responsible faculty of the Law programme at the University of Helsinki is the Faculty of Law, which is also its home unit. In this context, the programme offers a high-quality training programme and an outstanding environment for research in legal science and studies of law and justice.

All those who aim at the Doctor in Laws degree in the Faculty of Law belong, in principle, to the Doctoral Programme in Law. The programme is also open for doctoral students who have Master’s degree in another field than law.

Programme aims

The aims of the Doctoral Programme in Law are in accordance with the strategy and research interests of the University of Helsinki. The research done in the programme is connected especially to following focus areas of research at the University of Helsinki: The Changing environment – clean water, Language and culture, Social justice, and Globalisation and social change.

Programme Structure

Focus areas of research:

  • Clean water
  • Language and culture
  • Social justice
  • Globalisation and social change

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

  • Applications must meet the minimum requirements set for supervisory arrangements (see selection criteria). The supervisors named in the application must have preliminarily agreed to the task.
  • Your previous degree must be relevant to the planned research topic and discipline. A degree is regarded as relevant if it includes sufficient studies in a discipline which, given the topic of the proposed doctoral dissertation, can be regarded as a suitable basis for doctoral studies.
  • All the studies required for the degree you apply with completed, graded and registered by the end of the relevant application period. No exceptions are made to this rule. Applicants who are granted a study right must be able to present a certified copy of their official degree diploma before accepting the offered study place.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

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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