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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:

5 Dec 2023 – 7 May 2024

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

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?

Application processing cycle for doctoral study right is organized four times a year. 
Application form for spring season's two calls was opened from 5 December 2023 and will close on 7 May 2024 at 23:59h. Please see the application deadlines in the table given below. All given times are in Finnish time.

Only applications with all the required application documents will be processed. Complete applications are processed within the next two months for the doctoral committee meeting, after the application period has ended. Incomplete applications will be rejected, unless the missing materials are sent by the deadline given.

Application deadlines 2024
Tuesday 30 January 2024 at 23:59
Tuesday 7 May 2024 at 23:59
Thursday 12 September 2024 at 23:59
Tuesday 5 November 2024 at 23:59

Applicant must submit the electronic application and all required attachments within the deadline. This application period ends 30 January 2024 at 23.59 (UTC +2). Application form is open. Only complete applications will be processed. The next spring season application period ends on 7 May 2024 at 23:59 in Finnish time. 

Link to the application form

The right to pursue a degree will be valid only after the Dean has granted the right and the applicant has accepted the offer of admission. The applicant has two weeks time to accept the offer and cannot postpone the start of the right to pursue a degree.

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.

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

Lignocellulose samples by Mohamed Magd. Photo: Valeria Azovskaya

Research infrastructure

We develop local and global networks

Image from the Aalto Bioproduct centre

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