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About

The University of Vaasa Doctoral Programme is a multidisciplinary programme where students can graduate as a Doctor or Licentiate of Economics and Business Administration, Administrative Sciences, Technology or Philosophy.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Science Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the Technical Sciences doctoral programme at the University of Vaasa  is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations.

Education

In the field of technical sciences, graduates include Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech.)) or Licentiates of Science in Technology, Doctors of Science in Economics and Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ.)) or Licentiates of Science in Economics and Business Administration as well as Doctors of Philosophy (PhD).

Doctoral degrees in the field of technical sciences may be obtained in the following fields of research (major subject): automation technology, energy engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, telecommunication engineering and industrial management.

Doctoral degrees in the field of business studies may be obtained in the following fields of research (major subject): information systems science, industrial management, statistics and business mathematics. 

In addition, the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) can also be obtained in other subjects (such as mathematics, statistics and business mathematics), if the student is eligible for doctoral studies in the major subject in question and can be offered expert and sufficient supervision. At the same time as when the student is granted the right to study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, it is established whether the degree will be completed according to the degree structure of technical sciences or business studies. 

Programme Structure

  • GENERAL SCIENTIFIC STUDIES 10–15 ECTS
  • METHODOLOGICAL STUDIES 10–15 ECTS
  • STUDIES IN THE RESEARCH FIELD 15–30 ECTS
  • STUDIES SUPPORTING RESEARCH WORK AND RESEARCHER’S CAREER 5–10 ECTS
  • DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 180–200 ECTS

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Eligible for studies leading to an academic doctorate degree shall be a person who has completed

  • an applicable higher university degree;
  • an applicable higher polytechnic degree; or
  • an applicable education completed abroad which in the awarding country gives eligibility for corresponding higher education.

The following documents must be enclosed in the application for doctoral studies:

  • Officially certified copies of Degree certificates
  • Transcript of Records of the previous degrees and explanation of the grading scale
  • Photocopy of passport's information page
  • Proof of language proficiency
  • Curriculum Vitae. Please use the Europass CV form
  • Preliminary research plan. The research topic of the doctoral thesis is presented in the research plan. 
  • Preliminary study plan of the doctoral studies.
  • Motivation letter for doctoral studies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.

There are no tuition fees or other mandatory fees for doctoral students. 

Living costs for Vaasa

680 - 990 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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