The doctoral degree requires approximately four years of full-time studies. The Licentiate degree usually requires two years of full-time studies.

The holders of Master's degree have the possibility to complete the postgraduate degrees of

  • Licentiate of Science (Technology)
  • Doctor of Science (Technology)
  • Licentiate of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
  • Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration)
  • Licentiate of Social Sciences
  • Doctor of Social Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy

Finland Doctoral Fellowships at Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT

Finland Doctoral Fellowship is a four-year (fixed term) full-time Junior Researcher position. Finland Doctoral Fellow will be in an employment relationship with LUT and is paid a monthly salary in accordance with the national salary system of Finnish universities (YPJ system). In addition, Finland Doctoral Fellows who move to Finland from abroad will receive a separate maximum 2000€ arrival grant to be used for travel and moving costs. The arrival grant is paid based on proven costs and is liable to taxation.

Finland Doctoral Fellowships are allocated to the best international doctoral students who have been admitted to the doctoral programmes of LUT in the yearly application rounds. Eligible for the funding are those doctoral students who are not a citizen of an EU/EEA country and who will reside in Finland during the employment. If a doctoral student has a dual citizenship, both must be non-EU/EEA.

All non-EU/EEA doctoral students who are admitted to the doctoral programmes of LUT in the future application round will be taken into consideration. There is no separate application for the fellowships. Decisions about the fellowships will be made based on the criteria of admission to doctoral training. The next and last application round will be organized in autumn 2023 and new Junior Researcher positions will start in spring 2024 at the earliest.

LUT Doctoral School

LUT University specialises in internationally high-level scientific research and doctoral education. LUT Doctoral School incorporates doctoral programmes that are part of the academic units (schools) of the university.