Doctoral Programme in Chemistry

The Doctoral Programme in Chemistry is a part of the University of Jyväskylä Graduate School for Doctoral Studies and the Faculty of Mathematics and Science Doctoral School.  When a doctoral student is admitted, they are simultaneously placed into the doctoral programme. The Doctoral Programme in Chemistry is led by professor Karoliina Honkala.

Obtaining a study right in the Doctoral Programme in Chemistry can be done by applying for doctoral studies during the general application period (1-2 times yearly, call for admission announced on the faculty's webpage) or by applying for open vacancies for doctoral students (open vacancies announced on the university's main page). In addition, you may also contact a professor working on a field of your interest and enquire about postgraduate possibilities.

Admittance to the doctoral programme must always be done through an application directed to the faculty. The application should include a motivation letter, a (preliminary) study plan and a research plan. In addition, certificate in the proficiency of English is required. More information on the faculty's website. The Faculty of Mathematics and Science grants the student the right to pursue postgraduate studies. The faculty also grants and grades the PhD degrees. 

The PhD degree includes studies that should support and promote research. In addition to doctoral studies, a student admitted to doctoral training must write a dissertation and have a public examination of it. The writing of dissertations must follow the principles of the University’s dissertation requirements. The scope of dissertations must be limited so that it is possible to complete a doctoral degree within four years of full-time study.