Doctoral education in ICT in Aalto University and University of Helsinki is coordinated by the following doctoral programmes:

If you are interested in a doctoral student position in the Helsinki Metropolitan area, you can either apply directly to any of the above mentioned doctoral programmes, or follow the joint calls organised by HICT, see

HICT is a joint initiative by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The network involves at present over 60 professors and over 200 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.

The quality of research and education in both HICT universities is world-class, but the education is still practically free as there are no tuition fees in the Finnish university system for doctoral students Most students in HICT work as full-time employees in research groups. In the Finnish university system, a person must have a Master’s degree in order to enroll for doctoral studies. In case you wish to pursue graduate studies with a B.Sc. background, please apply first to one of the participating units’ Master’s programmes: Aalto SCI, Aalto ELEC, University of Helsinki. A number of these programmes provide special “doctoral tracks” with some financial support and study plans oriented towards continuing to doctoral education after the M.Sc. degree.

Read more from the home page of the HICT network: