Apply to Doctoral Studies

At Uniarts Helsinki, you can complete a doctoral degree in fine arts, music, theatre, or dance. Admissions to doctoral programmes are academy and programme specific. 

Doctoral Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts

The Doctoral Programme in Fine Arts at The Academy of Fine Arts of the University of the Arts Helsinki admits students through an open application procedure. A maximum of 5 new doctoral students will be admitted to commence studies to complete a Doctor of Fine Arts degree (DFA). The scope of the degree is 240 ECTS credits.


Doctoral Studies at the Theatre Academy

The Doctoral Programme of Artistic Research in Performing Arts at the Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki admits doctoral students through an open application procedure. 

The application period has ended. See the results of student admission here.

Application instructions for doctoral study at Theatre Academy 2019

Doctoral Studies at the Sibelius Academy

At the Sibelius Academy, doctoral students work towards creative and analytical expertise in art, research, development, and education. In addition to gaining expertise in their fields, doctoral graduates from Sibelius Academy are committed to work for an ethically sustainable future. Doctoral study at Sibelius Academy is based on the interaction between art, research, and pedagogy. The goal of the doctoral students is to complete a doctor of music degree. Students admitted to the doctoral school can also complete a licentiate degree before the doctor of music degree. The following instructions apply primarily to the doctor of music degree. If the instructions for the licentiate of music degree differ from the instructions for a doctor of music degree, the differences will be described as necessary.


Results of the admission procedure 2017.


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