The enrolment period for the academic year 2019-2020 ends 6 September 2019

Enrolment via WebOodi ( ends 6 September 2019.

Don’t forget to enroll for the academic year 2019-2020! Doctoral candidates need to enroll as attending or non-attending every year until graduation. Students who fail to enroll for attending or non-attending within the enrolment period, will forfeit their right to study.

More information:  

From academic year 2019-2020 onwards, personal information of those doctoral candidates who enrol as attending is transferred to Aalto Current Research Information System (ACRIS). More information.

New deadline for the dissertation manuscript in the pre-examination process

As of 1 October 2019, deadline for the dissertation manuscript in the pre-examination process will be five days before the Doctoral Programme Committee meeting (Decision of the DPC 20.8.2019). Currently deadline has been one day before the meeting.

Please see updated timetable, including timetables for spring 2020.

Changes in the personnel of the Student Services of the Doctoral Programme in Science

Student Services of the Doctoral Programme in Science and Student Services of the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering have been merged in spring 2019. As of 1 August 2019, our tasks concerning doctoral candidates in the School of Science are distributed as follows:

Ms. Katri Seitsonen

  • Pre-examination applications, licenciate theses, general and international matters as well as development of the SCI Doctoral Programme

Ms. Laura Öhrnberg

  • All the other matters concerning doctoral candidates at the departments of:
    • Applied Physics (PHYS)
    • Industrial Engineering and Management (DIEM)
    • Mathematics and Systems Analysis (MS)

Ms. Päivi Koivunen

  • All the other matters concerning doctoral candidates at the departments of: 
    • Computer Science (CS)
    • Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE)

Updated and detailed information is available at:

Don’t know whom to contact?

Please remember that you can contact any one of us in any matter and we will guide you or forward your message to the right person. You will find us from TUAS-building, Maarintie 8, rooms 1161 and 1157.

What kind of courses can be included in the doctoral degree?

Courses acceptable for the doctoral degree are courses, which type is Advanced Studies or Doctoral Studies. Letters E and L denote these courses in the course codes, e.g. CS-E3210 Machine Learning: Basic Principles and TU-L2001 Doctoral Course in Operations Management.

Registering individual study attainments

You can also include individual study attainments, e.g. attending summer schools, to your degree. More information is available at

Welcome breakfast for new doctoral candidates

Time: Wednesday 2 October at 9.00 – 11.00
Place: Fazer Food & Co. Restaurant A Bloc (in the restaurant’s cabinet), Otaniementie 12

Doctoral Programme in Science is organizing a welcome breakfast for new doctoral candidates at the School of Science on Wednesday 2 October 2019. All new doctoral candidates are warmly welcome to join our event, meet other new doctoral candidates and have breakfast together.  

Programme and registration are available at: Welcome breakfast for new doctoral candidates at the School of Science 2 October 2019.

Pedagogical courses for doctoral candidates

Interested in developing your pedagogical knowledge? UNIPS (University Pedagogical Support) is a digital learning platform for university teachers and doctoral candidates to study university pedagogy as a self-study.

Enrollment now open (more information requires login to

Enrollment opens later: Pedagogics in Digital Learning & Entrepreneurial Teaching. The courses are in English and they do not require any previous pedagogical training.

Other pedagogical training in autumn 2019: (requires login to

Language Centre courses and services for doctoral candidates

Intercultural communication and speech communication:

Writing Clinic:

Speech Clinic:

Upcoming lectures and courses for doctoral candidates

More information, exact dates and registration coming soon by email. 



Travel Clinics – personal assistance in travel related matters for Aalto employees

At Travel Clinics you can get help e.g. with the following:

  • How to make travel claims via M2 Blue
  • How to make cost claims via M2 Blue
  • Information on travel policy and practices
  • Credit card payments (online orders, conference registrations etc.)

Starting from 1 September 2019, travel clinics are arranged as follows:

  • Tuesdays at 10.00 - 12.00, Computer Science -building, Konemiehentie 2, Room B121
  • Wednesdays at 12.00 - 14.00, Otakaari 1, Maininki, M102 

PoDoCo (PostDocs in Companies) autumn application round 15.9.-31.10.2019

Are you a young or soon-to-be postdoc interested in putting your research knowledge and expertise into practice? PoDoCo program may be just right for you! All young doctors who have recently completed or will soon complete their doctorate degree are welcome to join the PoDoCo program.

More information:


See current calls at Aurora database

Aalto University incentive scholarships for doctoral candidates

Remember, that Aalto University awards incentive scholarships to doctoral candidates The scholarships are awarded to doctoral candidates who have met the conditions for receiving a scholarship beginning from 1 January 2014. The scholarship system will be continued until the end of year 2021 according to the current principles. The application has to be submitted within six months of the fulfillment of the scholarship criteria. The scholarships are not awarded backdated.

  • 500 euro scholarship for the first refereed article
  • 500 euro scholarship for completing theoretical studies
  • 2,000 euro scholarship for completing the doctoral degree 

More information about scholarships: Incentive scholarships