Aalto Doctoral Programme in Engineering

Starting your studies

After admission to doctoral studies

Welcome to our doctoral community! All new doctoral students take part in the Aalto Doctoral Orientation Days at the start of the studies. Make sure to handle all the practicalities too - we are here to help you!

All doctoral students have a student status at Aalto, but many of you also have a work contract. Do note that application to doctoral programme and study right is a different process from the recruitment to a doctoral researcher's paid work contract. If you are unsure of your status, please contact the Doctoral education services.

Welcome to Aalto University!

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Aalto Doctoral Orientation Days

Key information for the first year of doctoral studies - and later!

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Info session series for doctoral students

Get information and ask questions about various essential issues related to doctoral studies and research.

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Aalto-yliopiston opetuksesta vastaava vararehtori Petri Suomala

Vice president Petri Suomala's welcome speech for new students

Petri Suomala welcomes new students to the Aalto community, whose strengths include collaboration between people of diverse backgrounds and fields of study.


ENG-L1000 Introduction to doctoral studies

Orientation course for doctoral students at the School of Engineering is organized twice a year. Next course will take place in Spring 2024.

Link to Sisu.

Doctoral student study guide

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Beginning your doctoral studies

Doctoral students at the beginning of studies: information on arrival, doctoral personal study plan, curriculum and financing etc.

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During your doctoral studies

Doctoral students throughout their studies: information on thesis writing, research work, supervision and mobility etc.

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Finalising your doctoral studies

Information on pre-examination, defence, finalising the thesis, public display and approval of thesis etc.

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