Fees and funding

Study fees

There is no study fee for doctoral education in the University of Eastern Finland. However, the 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 direct 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, which allows them to pursue the studies. The student should discuss with his/her supervisor about funding possibilities and sources. The student should be active and have main responsibility for applying funding. The IMPDET-LE Wiki includes information about 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 positions is high, so this funding possibility should not be the priority plan for getting the funding.

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

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