Graduate School Admissions

The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa is looking for motivated, talented and research-oriented students to its doctoral programmes.

There are two application periods for doctoral studies at the university annually. The application period in the spring starts in 15 of March and ends at the end of April. In the autumn application period is in October each year. The students apply for admission to the doctoral programmes, and the primary study right is given for a doctorate degree. A doctorate degree consists of doctoral studies and research work. The main emphasis in the degree is put on the research work. The estimated duration of a doctorate degree is 4 years with full-time studies.

A supervisor or supervisors are appointed to each and every doctoral student, and students agree on the main principles of the supervision with their supervisors. The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa follows students’ progress in their studies and research work regularly.

There are no tuition fees or other mandatory fees for doctoral students. Doctoral students may become members of the Student Union by paying the Student Union fee which entitles them to use (limited) services of the student union.

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