Funding for doctoral research
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Travel grants for doctoral candidates
The University of Helsinki awards travel grants for doctoral candidates to support scientific travel both in Finland and abroad.
Financial support for thesis completion
Dissertation completion grants have ceased starting from January 1, 2020. In some doctoral schools, completion grants will be replaced by short-term employment contracts for completing the doctoral thesis.
Employed by the University
As a doctoral candidate, you have a variety of opportunities to find employment at the University and finance your doctoral studies through it:
Grant-funded doctoral studies
The status of grant-funded doctoral candidates depends on their discipline. Science researchers, for example, often work in research groups that provide work facilities, tools and other resources for all group members.
Self-funded doctoral studies
Doctoral studies can be funded in various ways: Doctoral candidates may be appointed to salaried doctoral candidate positions, receive a grant or finance their studies partially or fully by working while studying.