Finland Fellowship Doctoral Researcher position, Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 06 Nov 2022

The University of Oulu is part of the international scientific community producing new scientific knowledge and science-based solutions related to problems of the society. The University of Oulu is committed to educate future pioneers for building a more sustainable, intelligent and humane world. Creating new knowledge, taking responsibility and succeeding together are values that build a strong foundation for all our actions. We offer a working environment where individuals can cultivate their skills, do meaningful work, and develop professionally. The specialized research and service units of the University of Oulu enable extensive and diverse development and career opportunities for experts in various fields. Doctoral researchers in the University of Oulu are part of an international, multidisciplinary scientific community. Doctoral training is coordinated by the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS).

At the University of Oulu in the Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme there are available for application:

Finland FellowshipDoctoral Researcher positions.

The Finland Fellowship helps the talented students to start their doctoral research in Finland and provides support for the early stages of doctoral training. The Fellowship covers salary for the first year of research work in Oulu, Finland. The doctoral researcher position is located in the Technology and Natural Sciences Doctoral Programme (TNS-DP) of University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS ). TNS-DP provides high-quality doctoral training in the fields of Architecture, Biology,  Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Geography, Geosciences and Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing, Industrial Engineering and Management, Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Process and Environmental Engineering.

Conditions for receiving the Finland Fellowship

If you are a citizen of non-EU/EEA country, you may apply for a Finland Fellowship funding. If you have a dual citizenship, both of them must be non-EU/EEA.The Finland Fellowships are available for non-EU/EEA individuals who have submitted their doctoral study right application to the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) during the year 2022.

Note! The Finland Fellowship application is separate from the study right application. If you have not already done so please complete your application for the study rights to the UniOGS in .

Fellowship amount and key terms

The Finland Fellowship consists of a salary paid for a fixed term of one year and a relocation cost.

The salary of selected doctoral researchers will be set on level 2 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a supplementary remuneration is given for personal achievement and performance (max. 50 %). In practice, the salary is roughly 2200 – 2700 € per month for an early-stage researcher, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and progress of the doctoral thesis.

In addition, a relocation cost of 2 000€ is paid to the Fellowship recipient’s Finnish bank account after arrival in Finland.

Both the salary and the relocation cost are subject to taxation.

The Finland Fellowship can start at its earliest in January 2023 and at the latest in April 2023.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the online system by 6 November 2022, 23:59 (Finnish local time), with the following attachments as separate pdf files (please note that the online system has a maximum size limit of attachments):

  • Letter referring to OID-number of completed doctoral study right application in
  • Research plan
    • Either the research plan submitted for the study right application or an updated version.
  • Motivation letter in English (1-2 pages)
    • In your letter, please describe how the Fellowship can help you in boosting your innovativeness, progressing your high-quality research work and building your professional networks in your research field in the Oulu region. 
    • Also describe how you pursue your career and future life in Oulu, Finland
  • Certificates/Diplomas:Scanned electronic copies of diplomas and transcripts of the records of relevant previous degrees (MSc and BSc or equivalent). If the original documents are not in English, Finnish or Swedish, each document must be accompanied by an official certified translation into English or Finnish.
  • Applications sent by email will not be considered. All applicants will be notified when the selection process is completed.

    Evaluation criteria

    Applications for the Finland Fellowship are evaluated by the doctoral programme committees of University of Oulu Graduate School. The criteria that will be applied for the evaluation of all applications are:

    • Eligible to apply for the study right at the University of Oulu Graduate School
    • Application of doctoral study right in 2022
    • Academic performance and motivation of the applicant
    • Scientific quality of the research
    • Feasibility and importance of the research
    • Motivation to contribute to Research, Development, and Innovation in the Oulu region and in Finland

    For further information concerning the Finland Fellowship, contact:

    Doctoral Programme Coordinator Riitta Kamula

    e-mail riitta.kamula(at)

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