Ph. D. On Campus


University of Turku

48 months
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The Doctoral Programme of University of Turku of Economics aims at training of experts for the needs of business, society, and academic comminity. It offers scientific researcher training to solve relevant, current and anticipated problems related to business, economy and society.


University of Turku offers a phd in Economics.

Key facts:

We offer

  • a 4-year doctoral programme
  • an array of disciplines and research fields where to make your doctoral studies
  • the possibility to study full-time or part time in a slower pace
  • the degrees of Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration, Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Social Sciences

Programme Structure

Areas of expertise:

  • entrepreneurship
  • management control
  • networks in business
  • economic policy and markets

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application must include a one-page letter of motivation. In the letter, the applicants must state reasons why they are applying specifically to the University of Turku and to the chosen major subject. The applicants must also express the novelty value the intended research would bring to the scientific field. The letter must also include the applicant’s reflections on their professional aspirations.
  • The application must include a high quality research plan prepared by the candidate. 
  • Applicants must be proficient in Finnish or English to be able to take part in teaching and to communicate with the university staff. In practice, engaging with the international scientific community requires proficiency in English.
  • Additionally, the applicant’s ability to study full time as well as a realistic financing plan as a part of the research plan are advantageous for the applicant. 

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /month
Living costs

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


  • Salaried position as a doctoral candidate 
  • Working in an externally funded research project
  • Full-time scholarship
  • Employment outside of the university, in business or in other organizations
  • Various funding instruments for shorter time periods or for researcher mobility

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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