Åbo Akademi University opens applications for 21 funded doctoral positions

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Have you been considering a doctoral degree?

Åbo Akademi University offers a total of 21 funded doctoral positions, starting on 1 September 2023, at the earliest.

Deadline for application submission is on 30 March 2023 3.00 p.m. (Finnish time). Submit your application through the university webpages.

The 21 positions are at placed within the four faculties of the university, more information below:

The employment as doctoral student is for maximum 4 years (48 months). Possible previously received funding for doctoral studies will be considered when determining the final length of the employment.

The announcement is open for those who have a Master’s Degree. Applicants must receive their Master’s degree (or equivalent) by June 30th 2023, at the latest.

An applicant should also have a supervisor or a potential supervisor from the university. Please note that there is a separate application process for the admission to a doctoral programme at ÅAU. Applicants can apply for admission to a doctoral programme at ÅAU after receiving the decision on employment.


For further information about the positions and application process, please contact Åbo Akademi University Graduate School Coordinators, e-mail: graduateschool@abo.fi.

At Åbo Akademi University, we offer research and education in humanities, pedagogics and theology to social sciences, business, law, natural sciences and technology. 

Our special research profile areas are Minority Studies, Solutions for Health, Technologies for a Sustainable Future and The Sea.

The doctoral studies at ÅAU are systematic, well-structured and meet the highest standards.

Our activities are steered by the values of academic tradition in terms of freedom of research and education as well as ethical responsibility. We are a workplace that recognises and utilises the knowledge and competences of the staff and students. We value and endevour diversity, inclusion, equality, health and sustainability in all our activities as well as continuos wellbeing and career possibilities for staff.

Established over 100 years ago, ÅAU operates at the historical campus in Turku and Vaasa, Finland. With our 5,700 graduate and postgraduate students and 1,100 employees, we are an international and unique university. Join us and work for a better world!

Do research with us: https://www.abo.fi/research-at-aau/

Come work with us: https://www.abo.fi/about-abo-akademi-university/come-work-with-us/

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