Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences


Doctoral candidates who are pursuing their doctoral degrees in PCS Doctoral Programme are transferred to Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (EXACTUS) OR to Doctoral Programme in Technology (DPT) on 1 January 2022. Please see below, which research fields will be transferred to EXACTUS and which will be transferred to DPT.

The call for applications for a right to study a doctoral degree and / or a funded doctoral candidate position is open on 30 August - 17 September 2021 in EXACTUS and DPT Doctoral Programmes.

More information on EXACTUS Programme:

More information on DPT Programme:

Research fields transferred to EXACTUS Programme:

  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Physics
  • Theoretical Physics

Research field transferred to DPT Programme:

  • Materials Engineering


The Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS) is responsible for the doctoral education in astronomy, chemistry, materials science and engineering, physics and theoretical physics at the University of Turku.

Under the guidance of distinguished professors and supervisors the PCS provides comprehensive doctoral education in physical and chemical sciences.
Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences works in collaboration with
Like all the Doctoral Programmes of the University of Turku, PCS is part of the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS).
The UTUGS aims at providing high quality doctoral studies for the duration of four years and offers all the doctoral candidates attentive guidance and support by organising multidisciplinary training on academic topics, transferable skills and career planning.

Contact information


PCS Director:
Professor Juri Poutanen

PCS Coordinator:
Coordinator Nina Lehtimäki

PCS UTUGS funded positions, Decision

Sitaatti PhD PCS Khan 9
For a Doctoral Candidate in Materials Science who is thirsty to learn with a will of becoming an independent scientist, I believe that the brainstormed teaching and excellent research supervision offered by the Professors here is of high standards which leads the Doctoral Candidates to an exciting and bright future.
Mukarram Khan, Doctoral Candidate