Ph.D. On Campus

Atmospheric Sciences

University of Helsinki

12 months
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The Atmospheric Sciences programme at the University of Helsinki educates the next generation of top-level atmospheric scientists and experts with all the necessary multidisciplinary skills to tackle the future challenges of climate change, air quality matters and environmental technologies. 


The Atmospheric Sciences programme at the University of Helsinki will enable those experts to serve at different challenging positions in society and industry. 

Programme highlights

Beside classical curriculum skills and knowledge, the education on the state-of-the-art measurement technologies (laboratory, ground-based and remote sensing), data-analysis and modelling (from box models to Earth system models) are emphasized.

Programme Structure

Key research areas
  • The Doctoral Programme in Atmospheric Sciences is an interdisciplinary programme of the study of the atmosphere and its interactions with ecosystems, human activities, waterways and soils. 
  • The research in the program includes theory, laboratory and field measurements, development of measuring instruments, use of remote sensing methods, data analysis and modeling from process models to global models. The multidisciplinary nature of the program enables students to gain new and broader perspectives on their research and to interact with researchers from diverse disciplines in an internationally respected scientific community.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application periods are:

  • 1–15 September 
  • 1–15 November  
  • 17–31 January 
  • 5–19 April 




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 and the coordinating academic named in the application must have 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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