For applicants

Application period to the Aalto Doctoral Programme in Arts, Design and Archtecture is once a year in March.

  • Admission schedule

    Application opens on Monday, 2 March 2020 at 09.00 (EET)
    Application ends on Monday, 23 March 2020 at 15.00 (EET)



  • Phase two for shortlisted applicants occurs in April - May:

    The admissions results are published on Monday, 1 June 2020.
    Accepting a student place must occur at the latest by 26 June 2020, 15.00 (EET)
    The right to study is valid from 1 August 2020 and courses will start in September 2020.

For doctoral candidates

Orientation

The course Introduction to Doctoral Studies is organised by the School of Arts, Design and Archtecture in September each year.

Application processing times

Applications are handled by Doctoral Programme Committee, Vice Dean and the Learning services.

 Application processing times

Matter

Average processing time (starting when the application and appendices and possible further clarifications are submitted)

Please note

Readmission after neglecting the enrollment for the university

1-2 weeks

Readmission fee €35

Renouncing the right to study

1-2 weeks


Application for doctoral studies

About 2 months from end of the application period


Programme's confirmation of the personal study plan (HOPS)

1-2 weeks

Doctoral candidate needs to get the confirmation from the supervising professor first and then submit the plan.

Grouping of the studies in the study register

 1-2 weeks

After all the required studies have been completed, usually right before pre-examination.

Credit transfer

1-2 weeks

Studies need to be confirmed in the personal study plan (HOPS)

Appointing the pre-examiners and sending the manuscript

On the Doctoral Programme Committee meeting dates


Permission for defence

On the Doctoral Programme Committee meeting dates


Appointing the opponent, date of the defence

On the Doctoral Programme Committee meeting dates


Evaluation and approval of dissertation

In the next Doctoral Programme Committee meeting following your defence


Graduation (Doctoral degree)

After the Doctoral Programme Committee has approved the dissertation, you may apply for graduation and degree certificate.


Degree certificate readyCheck dates from Pre-examination to graduation

Change of research field and/or supervising professor

On the Doctoral Programme Committee meeting dates


Incentive scholarships for doctoral candidates

Decision: 1-2 weeks, Payment 2-4 weeks

Notice: paid with the payroll for employees/ payday 15th of each month or the last day of each month


Graduation dates

Please check under Pre-examination to graduation

Academic calendar 2018-2020

Autumn term 2019

Teaching and evaluation periods

Time                   

Week numbers

First evaluation period; orientation

2 Sep – 6 Sep 2019

36

Period I and evaluation week

9 Sep – 25 Oct 2019

37–43

Period II and evaluation week

28 Oct – 13 Dec 2019

44–50

Second evaluation period    

16 Dec – 3 Jan 2020

51–1

Spring term 2020

Teaching and evaluation periods

Time                   

Week numbers

Period III and evaluation week

7 Jan 2020 – 21 Feb 2020

2–8

Period IV and evaluation week

24 Feb – 10 Apr 2020

9–15

Period V: multimodal period**

13 Apr – 29 May 2020

16–22

Summer courses are subject to separate guidelines.


**Multimodal periods are periods in which diverse forms of teaching are implemented, for example:

  • Six weeks of teaching, including an evaluation of learning
  • Intensive studies of varying lengths
  • A project course, beginning as contact teaching and continuing as a summer project

Academic calendar 2018-2019


 Autumn term 2018

Teaching and evaluation periods
Evaluation week is always the final week of the period.

Time                   

Week numbers

Summer teaching period

1 Jun – 31 Aug 2018

22–35

First evaluation period; orientation

3–7 Sep 2018

36

Period I and evaluation week

10 Sep – 26 Oct 2018

37–43

Period II and evaluation week

29 Oct – 14 Dec 2018

44–50

Second evaluation period (for retake exams)

17 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019

51–1

 Spring term 2019

Teaching and evaluation periods

Time                   

Week numbers

Period III and evaluation week

7 Jan – 22 Feb 2019

2–8

Period IV and evaluation week

25 Feb – 12 Apr 2019

9–15

Period V: multimodal period**

15 Apr – 31 May 2019

16–22

Summer courses are subject to separate guidelines.

**Multimodal periods are periods in which diverse forms of teaching are implemented, for example:

  • Six weeks of teaching, including an evaluation of learning
  • Intensive studies of varying lengths
  • A project course, beginning as contact teaching and continuing as a summer project