PhD University of Oulu, Finland

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Postuar me: 20/08/2013 2:38pm

Afati: 16/09/2013

Niveli: PhD

Lemia: Te ndryshme



Vendi: Finlande | Gjuha: Angleze

The University of Oulu invites applications for 107 doctoral student positions for 2014 – 2017, funded by the University of Oulu (Finland) and distributed between 8 Doctoral Programmes. Six additional “open research project” positions will be allocated to applicants whose research relates to any focus area of the University of Oulu.

The positions are available from 1 January 2014, for highly motivated and talented students wishing to undertake and complete training for a research-focused doctoral degree. The durations of the funded positions are for two years, ending on 31st December 2015, or for four years, ending on 31st December 2017. Depending on the Doctoral Programme, the funded period may include a trial period of up to four months. Applicants may apply for multiple positions open in this call, but successful candidates may occupy only one doctoral student position.


All applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field by the end of 2013, and be able to demonstrate sufficient language skills in English or Finnish. The degree will have been accredited with good grades (at least 60 percent of the maximum grade in both taught studies and the Master’s thesis. Lower grades and Bachelor level degree holders will not be considered). Note that these are the minimum requirements for selection; individual Doctoral Programmes may impose additional or more stringent requirements.


The salary of the selected doctoral students will be set on levels 1–4 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 46.3 percent of whatever salary scale (1 – 4) is set for the post. The total salary for these levels (before tax) currently ranges from about 1,770 to 3,560 Euros/month for full-time employment.


All applicants must include the following documents in their application:

  1. A completed Application for doctoral student positions form
  2. Scanned electronic copies of all documents requested in the Application for doctoral  student positions form, including: two signed reference letters, diplomas and transcripts of the records of previous degrees, and certificates of language proficiency tests if required
  3. Electronic copies of all additional documents requested by the Doctoral Programme to which you are applying. Details for these are provided in the individual call texts of the Doctoral Programmes

All application documents are to be submitted electronically as attachments to a single e-mail addressed to the University of Oulu Registrar’s Office (, or before 16th September, 2013, 15.00 (GMT+2hrs). Applications received after the deadline, or incomplete applications, will not be considered.