Apply to the CEAS Doctoral Programme

Application Procedure

Admission into the doctoral programme of the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) takes place in accordance with guidelines and regulations of the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS) and the Faculty of Social Sciences. For details, please visit these sites.

Applications to the right to conduct doctoral studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences are submitted to the Doctoral Programme of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Prospective students also need to make arrangements with the Professor of East Asian Contemporary History and Politics. The final admission decision is made by the dean, based on the recommendation of the faculty board after consulting the department. The results are announced approximately two months after the application period.

Application periods

There are normally two rounds of applications to the Doctoral Programme of Social and Behavioural Sciences each academic year, one in September and the other in March. The most recent or announced application periods are given in at the website of the doctoral programme.


For details on eligibility requirements, please see the website of the doctoral programme. For more information on eligibility related to East Asian studies, please get in touch with Professor Lauri Paltemaa to discuss your eligibility.


Prospective doctoral candidates are encouraged to seek funding from multiple sources. For funding opportunities, see this Grant Chart (pdf) compiled by the Centre for East Asian Studies.


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Lauri Paltemaa
Professor, Director of CEAS
+358 (0) 29 450 3059, +358 (0) 50 326 5014