Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences (3-4 yrs)

Application calls for a right to study are open in March and in September. In the September call it is also possible to apply for a fixed-term funded doctoral researcher position under an employment contract. For more information, please click the purple box "Admission criteria and instructions for applicants".

The next calls for a right to study applications will be open:

  • 28 August -13 September 2024 (right to study from 1 January 2025 and doctoral researcher positions with employment contract). The application form closes at 4 pm (16:00, local time in Finland). 
  • 3 March - 14 March, 2025 (right to study from 1 August 2025)  

In the Doctoral Programme in Exact Sciences a PhD degree can be completed in the following research areas (major subjects in parenthesis):

  • Materials Physics (physics, materials science)

-Magnetism and superconductivity, Nanophysics, Photoinduced dynamics in small quantum systems, Computational materials physics, Electrostatics, Porous materials, Pharmaceutical physics, Surface science, semiconductors surfaces and their interfaces with metal/insulator materials

  • Experimental Quantum Physics (physics)

- Atomic hydrogen, Quantum optics

  • Theoretical Physics (theoretical physics)

- Quantum optics, Open quantum systems, Complex systems, Quantum field theory, Quantum information theory and Mathematical quantum physics, Cosmology

  • Astronomy and Space Physics (astronomy, physics)

- Observational astronomy from radio to gamma-rays, Theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, High-energy astrophysics, Experimental and computational heliophysics

  • Chemistry of materials for sustainable development (chemistry)

- Chemistry of soft materials with emphasis on organic thin films and semiconducting composites, in situ spectroelectrochemistry, biodegradable electronics, bioinspired materials, deep eutectic solvents, applied NMR
-Chemistry of inorganic materials with focus on photonic sensors and detectors, optical energy storage and conversion, biomimetic systems, molecular capture and storage.

  • Chemistry of Drug Development (chemistry)

- Bioorganic chemistry focusing on design and preparation of potential biopolymer-based drug candidates and drug delivery strategies.
- Radiopharmaceutical chemistry with emphasis of radiolabeling strategies, radiopharmaceuticals, theranostics and PET-imaging.
- Bioanalytical chemistry with emphasis of high throughput technologies, natural compound chemistry and chemical ecology.

  • Mathematics (mathematics)

- Analysis with emphasis on function spaces and partial differential equations and geometric function theory.
- Discrete Mathematics, including bio-inspired computing, cellular automata, coding theory, combinatorics on words, computability theory, data analytics, discrete dynamical systems, graph theory, logic and foundations of computing, network science, theory of automata.
- Number theory.

  • Applied mathematics (applied mathematics)

- Mathematical modelling, biomathematics, financial and insurance mathematics, optimization.

  • Statistics (statistics)

- Biometrics, econometrics and time series analysis, computational statistics and statistical data analytics, Bayesian analysis, theoretical statistics and statistical inference.

  • Learning analytics (learning analytics)

- Predictive Analytics, Personalisation and Adaptive Learning, Feedback and Assessment, Engagement and Motivation, Learning Interventions, Educational Data Visualisation, Knowledge Management, Learning Design and Analytics, Collaborative Learning Analytics, Competency-Based Education

More information about the doctoral programme can be found on the EXACTUS doctoral programme website.

Contact information


EXACTUS Director:
Professor Juri Poutanen

EXACTUS Coordinator:
Coordinator Eevi Savola