How to Apply?

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There is one application round per year to the Hanken PhD Programme.

Applying to Hanken PhD programme

The application period for studies beginning in September 2022 is open:

  • Winter 2022: 1st December 2021- 19th January 2022

The application is made electronically, apply through the application form by clicking: here.

Please read the instructions on the form carefully and remember to upload all the mandatory enclosures.



Further information


General Information on the Application Rounds

The application form and the mandatory enclosures must be submitted electronically. Please submit the enclosures when you are filling the application form. Applicants who have not yet graduated before the application period starts can apply without a final degree certificate. For these applicants the deadline for supplementing the application with final degree certificate and final transcript of records will be July 31st 2021 in case they get admitted as students.

NB! Admitted students need to send Hanken hard copies of their educational documents that are officially certified and follow country specific requirements. The hardcopies of the educational documents are to be delivered to the address below as soon as possible, but no later than 1 month after the admission decision. The exact deadline will be notified to you if you are granted admission. 

You can also bring the documents yourself to Hankens reception (opening hours Mon-Fri 8-16) as long as the documents fulfil the country-specific requirements.

Please send your appendices:


By regular mail:

Hanken School of Economics

Doctoral Studies Coordinator

P.O. Box 479

00101 Helsinki



By courier mail:

Hanken School of Economics

Doctoral Studies Coordinator
Arkadiankatu 22

00100 Helsinki



Our online information is updated for each application round. All updates for each application round are available no later than the start of that application round. Possible corrections or specifications made during the application round will be posted on this page.