Each year the faculties of the University of Vaasa accept a few international doctoral students to study on doctoral level.
The applicants should have completed their Master’s degree before applying for admission to the doctoral studies.
For doctoral studies, the student should send an application to the university. The application is first checked at the International Office and forwarded to the faculty concerned. The application with the required documents will then be evaluated and, in some cases, approved by the Dean based on a statement of the relevant unit or professors of the field of study. If the earlier studies in the major subject are considered insufficient for the doctoral studies, the student may be required to include supplementary studies in his/her study plan.
For the Doctorate degree, the student has to prepare a Doctoral thesis or optionally a set of articles that are published in scientific publications approved by the faculties concerned.