How to Apply?

There are two application rounds per year to the Hanken PhD Programme.

Two Application Rounds per Year

There are two application rounds per year to the Hanken PhD Programme.

The following application dates are:

  • Spring 2019 application round: 28 January - 1 March 2019 at 3 pm (studies start in August 2019)
  • Autumn 2019 application round: 2 September - 27 September 2019 at 3 pm (studies start in January 2020)

The application is made electronically. A link to the application form will be available here when the application round is open.

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



Further information


General Information on the Application Rounds

Deadline for supplementing the application with final degree certificate and final transcript of records for those who have been conditionally admitted (thus, you can apply even though you have not yet graduated during the application period/round, however you have to receive your final degree certificate before these dates):

Spring application round 2019: 31 July 2019

Autumn application round 2019: 31 December 2019

The application form and the mandatory enclosures must be submitted electronically. Please submit the enclosures when you are filling the application form.

NB! Officially certified copies of your degree diplomas, transcripts of records and Diploma Supplement must be sent directly to Hanken by regular post/courir. The documents shall reach Hanken by 4 pm on the last day of the application round. You can also submit electronic copies of the documents, but please note that the documents must be posted in order to be processed. The certificate for exemption from the language test reqirement shall also be posted with the degree documents. 

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.