Deepen your expertise and complete a doctoral degree in fine arts, theatre and dance, or music.
Become a doctoral student
Read more about our doctoral programmes and the application process.
Doctoral Programme in Fine Arts
The Academy of Fine Arts offers doctoral education that emphasises high-quality artistic work and related research in the field of fine arts.
Doctoral Programme of Artistic Research in Performing Arts
Deepen your expertise and become an artist-researcher at the Theatre Academy.
Doctoral Programme in Music
Doctoral students can choose between three specialisation areas: Arts Study Programme,
Research Study Programme and Applied Study Programme.
Latest admission results for doctoral programmes
Admission results: Doctoral Programme in Fine Arts 2021
Six applicants have been admitted as doctoral students to the Academy of Fine Arts.
Admission results: Doctoral Programme of Artistic Research in Performing Arts at the Theatre Academy 2021
Eight applicants have been selected to complete a doctoral degree at the Theatre Academy.
Admission results: Doctoral Programme in Music at the Sibelius Academy 2021
Twenty applicants have been selected to complete a doctoral degree at the Sibelius Academy.
Funding for doctoral students
Finland fellowship for new doctoral students
Funding available for a one-year paid position for new doctoral students in music coming from outside EU/EEA.
Doctoral units in the academies
Find out more about our doctoral and research units in our three academies.
Research and doctoral education at the Academy of Fine Arts
Our international community conducts artist- and art-based research in fine arts and educates artist-researchers who renew the arts.
The Performing Arts Research Centre Tutke and Doctoral Studies at the Theatre Academy
The internationally networked research centre promotes artistic research in performing arts and their pedagogy.
Docmus Doctoral School of Classical Music
We train independent experts in their fields who are aware of their background, knowledge and skills as part of a tradition and who nurture this tradition while creating and developing new ideas.
Mutri Doctoral School and Research Unit of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music
We are responsible for doctoral education and research in the Faculty of Music Education, Jazz and Folk Music at the Sibelius Academy.
Find out more about our research
Visit the institutional repository Taju and filter by organisational unit to see a list of our students’ doctoral thesis.
See all our research projects as well as development and international co-operation projects.
Living and studying in Helsinki
Helsinki is a lively student city and one of the most popular European cities for international students.
Practical information about life in Finland
Moving to another country can be a puzzle. Here are some links and resources that might be useful if you are considering becoming a part of our international staff.