Top-Ranked Fully Funded PhD Fellowship in Helsinki, Finland 2024-2025

Written by admin

The UNU-WIDER Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme offers registered doctoral students an opportunity to utilize UNU-WIDER’s resources and facilities for their PhD dissertation or thesis research focusing on developing economies. Additionally, participants can collaborate with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest. Typically, visiting PhD fellows spend three consecutive months at UNU-WIDER before returning to their home institution. During their stay, fellows write one or more research articles and give a seminar on their findings, with the prospect of publishing their work in the WIDER Working Paper Series.

Selection Criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a PhD program and demonstrate their abilities to undertake research on developing economies.
  • Candidates from other social sciences backgrounds are welcome to apply, but it is important to note that UNU-WIDER primarily focuses on economics.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English, as well as strong quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills, are required.
  • Applications from early-career researchers, female researchers, and those from developing countries are particularly encouraged. The programme is especially beneficial for researchers in the later stages of their PhD studies.
  • The Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme is highly competitive, and only a limited number of fellows are accepted each year, with a success rate of approximately one percent based on recent years’ data.

Financial Assistance:

  • For fellows undertaking the fellowship in Helsinki, UNU-WIDER provides a travel grant covering transportation expenses to and from the fellow’s PhD granting institution or country of residence, medical insurance (for medical and hospital services during the fellowship period), and a monthly stipend of EUR 2,000 to cover living expenses in Helsinki. However, expenses related to dependents are not covered by the programme.

Application Procedure:

  • UNU-WIDER accepts online applications for the Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme twice a year.
  • The deadlines for submission of applications are March 31st and September 30th, 23:59 UTC+3, annually.
  • Applicants applying in September would visit UNU-WIDER for three months between March and June of the following year, while those applying in March would undertake their fellowship between September and November of the same year.

For more detailed information and to apply

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

About the author


1 Comment

Leave a Comment