Ph.D. On Campus

Mathematics and Statistics

University of Helsinki

12 months
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The Mathematics and Statistics programme at the University of Helsinki offers PhD thesis topics and high-quality supervision in several areas of mathematics. These areas include, for example, analysis, inverse problems, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematical logic and statistics.


The Doctoral Programme in Mathematics and Statistics from University of Helsinki offers dissertation topics and guidance pure and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics which are represented in the research profile of the department. 

These include analysis, inverse problems, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematical logics and statistics. Topics bordering other research fields can be considered if they have a strong mathematical component.

Events and activities

The programme organises a Monthly Meetup, where current issues in doctoral education are discussed.

The programme also organises a yearly student seminar, which brings together all the students in the programme. At the seminar, the students get to give flash talks about their research and meet other students and supervisors.

Programme Structure

  • A doctoral degree in the programme comprises of a doctoral thesis and 40 credits of additional studies. The studies are divided into discipline-specific studies, aimed to support your research project, and transferable skills training.

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.


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.

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