Finland Fellowships for new doctoral students

Funding available for a one-year paid position for new doctoral students coming from outside EU/EEA

Finland Fellowship funding is available for new non-EU/EEA doctoral candidates who are admitted to doctoral studies at the University of the Arts Helsinki after 1 January 2022.

The Fellowship consists of salary paid by Uniarts Helsinki for a fixed term of one year and a separate one-off compensation of 2,000 EUR for relocation expenses. There is an option for a second year depending on the progress of studies and available funding.

The Finland Fellowships are funded by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The funding is available from 2022 to 2024.

Who can apply?

If you are a citizen of non-EU/EEA country, you may apply for a Finland Fellowship funding. If you have a dual citizenship, both of them must be non-EU/EEA.

You are required to move to Finland for the duration of the fellowship position.

How to apply?

The fellowship positions are applied at the same time you apply to the doctoral studies in the Studyinfo system (Opintopolku) by checking the corresponding field on the application form. Applications sent any other way are not considered.

Employment conditions

The selected candidates for fellowships are employed by Uniarts Helsinki. The positions are located at one of the academies of Uniarts Helsinki depending on the discipline.

The salary for the position will be based on level 2-4 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. The total amount in the beginning of the contract is 2,180 – 2,700 EUR with the salary component depending on personal performance. Both the salary and one-off compensation are subject to taxation.

As a doctoral student, you will perform research and study in the doctoral programme of your discipline. Further tasks may include teaching and administrative tasks.

The annual working time for a Doctoral Student is 1612 hours. A more detailed task description is agreed upon in the Annual Work Plan.