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Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering

The Aalto Doctoral Programme in Chemical Engineering comprises six research fields that focus on: forest products technologies; chemical engineering; industrial biotechnology; materials science and nanotechnology; metals and minerals processing; and energy technology. The Departments of Bioproducts and Biosystems (Bio2), Chemistry and Material Science, and Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering are jointly responsible for the programme.
Doctoral students in the lab


Doctor of Science (Technology)

Application period:

1.9.2022 – 20.9.2022

Language of instruction:



4 years, full-time


Relevant master’s degree awarded by a Finnish university or a Finnish university of applied sciences, or a corresponding degree completed abroad

Field of study:

Technology and Engineering


Organising school:

School of Chemical Engineering

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Basic information on doctoral studies

Get to know our doctoral students!

Taina in lab gear in the laboratoy smiling

Get to know us: Doctoral student Taina Kalliomäki

University of applied science studies before Aalto.

Jere in the laboratory with safety gear holding a bottle

Get to know us: Doctoral student Jere Partinen

Be prepared to face difficulties, but do not let them stop you.


How to apply?

Applications submitted in March will be evaluated in late April and applications submitted in September will be evaluated in October. The final decision will be made in early May or early November, respectively, if all documents were submitted in time. After the decision has been made, the admitted doctoral candidate must accept the offer of a study place via the application platform (, otherwise we cannot proceed with the study right registration. Please note that a study right that allows admission access can be applied for only in March and in September.

Application deadline Doctoral Programme Committee meeting Right to study is granted
September 20th late October early November

Please note that from 1 August 2016 onwards students may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland during one academic term(Universities Act 558/2009).*

*Higher education degrees include bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees awarded by universities as well as degrees from universities of applied sciences. The academic terms run from 1 August to 31 December and 1 January to 31 July. The acceptance of a study place is binding and cannot be canceled. Even if the student postpones the commencement of studies or gives up her/his right to study, the student cannot accept another study place leading to a higher education degree starting the same academic term.

Applicant must submit the electronic application and all required attachments within the deadline. Application period will start on 1 September 2022 at 8.00 (GMT+3). Application period ends 20 September 2022 at 15.00 (GMT+3). Only complete applications will be processed. Link to the application form. 

Although special conditions are in place for the time being, Aalto University is working according to safety guidelines. The new policies enter into force on Thursday 14 May 2020, more information from (if the link doesn't work, you can copy the URL and paste it into your web browser). The policies may be revised if the pandemic situation or official recommendations by the authorities change. 


Contact us

If you have any programme-specific inquiries or questions about admissions and application instructions, please contact [email protected]

The Departments of the School of Chemical Engineering

Department of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering

Sustainable future with high performance products

Researchers in the lab

Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems

Enabling bio and circular economy

 Simone Haslinger and Sherif Elsayed in the laboratory

Research infrastructure

We develop local and global networks

Image from the Aalto Bioproduct centre

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