Admission to the JSBE Doctoral Programmes

Admission of new doctoral students to the JSBE Doctoral Programmes takes place twice a year, in March and August. Note that the application period may finish before the end of the month. 

Before completing your application, please first read carefully the description of

You can apply to the JSBE Doctoral Programmes by following the instructions provided by the University of Jyväskylä Graduate School. An electronic application form will be available during the application period. We will not consider any applications sent by email. 

The on-going JSBE doctoral program application forms can be accessed in https://studyinfo.fi.

Please read the Graduate School instructions carefully and note also the following:

  • All applicants with sufficient background knowledge can apply (see description of studies above as well as eligibility and admission criteria, including language requirements).
  • It is necessary to contact your possible supervising JSBE professor/faculty in advance; see contact details of JSBE faculty.
  • Also voluntary recommendation letters can be sent directly to the suggested superviser(s) before the application deadline; format of the letters is free.
  • In JSBE, we organize our research activities in research groups. In the application, you should indicate, which one of the JSBE research groups fits your research interests the best.
  • Applications arriving late will not be considered. Please note that applications must arrive before the deadline. Applicant information is treated confidentially.
  • The March application period is for programmes starting on 1 August. The August application period is for programmes starting on 1 January.
  • The applicant is responsible for the correctness of the information provided. Submitting incorrect information during the doctoral application procedure will result in the applicant losing the study place that he/she has already achieved.
  • After the submission deadline your application will be processed by the Faculty Research Committee after consulting the suggested main supervisor. Then the decision regarding new doctoral students is made by the Dean. 
  • Admission to the JSBE doctoral programme does not guarantee funding. Funding decision are made independently. 

For inquiries about doctoral studies, please contact doctoral-studies-jsbe@jyu.fi.

For admitted doctoral students

See separate instructions for enrolment to the doctoral programme.