Fees and funding

Study fees

Doctoral students do not pay any study fees at the University of Eastern Finland. However, the IMPDET-LE students are expected to cover related study costs, such as visits to the campus during the studies, as well as defend the doctoral dissertation in the end of the studies. Doctoral studies in the IMPDET-LE programme can be studied online, but at least one longer study period on campus is highly recommended.


Currently, IMPDET-LE programme does not have funding availble for the doctoral students. Thus, most of the IMPDET-LE students study part-time, e.g. they have a full or part-time job outside of UEF and oftern in their home country, which allows them to pursue the studies. IMPDET-LE students should discuss with his/her supervisor about funding possibilities and sources. The student should be active and have the main responsibility for applying funding. The IMPDET-LE Wiki includes information about possible funding sources: https://wiki.uef.fi/x/jgi9AQ

UEF also has positions for doctoral students, which usually are applied on an annual basis. The UEF doctoral student positions are salary-paying positions, enabling the doctoral students to engage in full-time study with an objective to complete the doctoral degree in four years' time. The persons selected to the UEF doctoral student positions will be hired as early stage researchers by the University of Eastern Finland. However, the competition for the salary-paying positions is high, so this funding possibility should not be the priority plan for getting the funding. There is also so called finalising scholarships availabe at least in the Faculty of Science and Forestry, which can be applied in the end of the studies.

More information about the salary-paying doctoral student positions in UEF can be found at: https://www.uef.fi/en/research/doctoralschool/doctoral-student-positions

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