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Open calls in doctoral studies

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We announce PhD study places open for admission at the University of Tartu here. There are four intakes:

  • 1–15 February (admission information is announced by 15 January) - some specialities
  • 1–15 May (admission information is announced by 15 April) - main intake
  • 15–30 September (admission information is announced by 1 September) - some specialities
  • 15–30 November (admission information is announced by 1 November) - some specialities

Starting from the 2022/2023 academic year in most cases the admitted doctoral student will work as junior research fellow at the university. In some cases, admission may be for a study place without a work contract. Details are specified below under speciality admission information. Read more about status and funding of doctoral students.

 Please carefully read the requirements for the study place for which you are applying. All international applicants are required to submit proof of English, except applicants to the Russian Language and Literature speciality (proof of Russian is required). There may be special requirements for your chosen speciality or project

1-15 February intake

Admission decisions are made by 15 March.

The speciality belongs to the doctoral programme in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Research projects open for admission:

  1. Methods and Tools for Developing Secure Intelligent Infrastructures (supervisor Raimundas Matulevicus).
    Studies begin during the spring semester 2022/2023.

  1. Hybrid quantum-classical highperformance computing (supervisor Dirk Oliver Jim Theis). 
    Studies begin during the spring semester 2022/2023.

  1. Formal verification of quantum cryptography (supervisor Dominique Unruh). 
    Studies begin on 4 September 2023.

Abstracts of the projects

Admitted students will work as junior research fellows at the University. The workload is 1.0 and the time period is four years.

Candidates must submit an application with other requested documents. See further information on the programme website of Mathematics and Computer Science.

Applicants will be informed of their interview date and time by the respective faculty.

The speciality belongs to the doctoral programme in Chemical and Physical Sciences.

Research project open for admission:

  1. Atmospheric new particle and cloud formation in the cold region of the atmosphere (supervisors Heikki Junninen, Sander Mirme)

Abstracts of the projects

Admitted student will work as junior research fellow at the University. The workload is 1.0 and the time period is four years. Studies begin on 4 September 2023.

Candidates must submit an application with other requested documents. See further information on the programme website of Chemical and Physical Sciences.

Applicants will be informed of their interview date and time by the respective faculty.

The speciality belongs to the doctoral programme in Humanities.

Research project open for admission:

  1. Orthodox Archives in Estonia and Latvia 1918-1940 (supervisors Irina Paert, James White)

The study place does not have a junior research fellow position. Studies begin during the spring semester 2022/2023.

Candidates must submit an application with other requested documents. See further information on the programme website of Humanities. For further information about the research topic please contact the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

Applicants will be informed of their interview date and time by the respective faculty.

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