Doctoral Candidate Positions in Multiscale Modeling of Sea Ice at Aalto University, Finland

Doctoral Candidate Positions in Multiscale Modeling of Sea Ice at Aalto University, Finland

 Doctoral Candidate Positions in Multiscale Modeling of Sea Ice at Aalto University, Finland.

Aalto University is looking for a motivated Doctoral Student to work on the Multiscale Numerical Modelling of Sea Ice project. Applications for the academic year 2022-2023 are now open.

This scholarship will provide financial support to international students who want to undertake their doctoral programme at Aalto University.

Established in 2010, Aalto University is a public research university located in Espoo, Finland. The university comprises six schools and has nearly 17,500 students and 4,000 employees, making it Finland’s second largest university. Aalto University’s operations showcase Finland’s experiment in higher education. Aalto University has defined four fundamental competence areas: ICT and digitalisation, Materials and sustainable use of natural resources, Global business dynamics, and Art and design knowledge building.

Why choose to study at Aalto University? Aalto University is ranked #275 in Best Global Universities. Its mission is to create an innovative society in which breakthrough discoveries are deeply integrated with design and business thinking, allowing for systemic solutions and accelerating innovation.

Application Deadline: Applications must be received no later than September 9, 2022.

Brief Description

University or Organization: Aalto University

Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Course Level: Doctoral

Award: Salary

Number of Awards: N/A

Access Mode: Online

Nationality: International

The award can be taken in Finland.


Eligible Countries: All nationalities

Eligible Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by the university

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:

Applicants must hold an offer at Aalto University.

Applicants must be enrolled in the Doctoral degree program.

How to Apply

How to Apply: Students must log in to the online application Portal and complete their admission application. Please contact Assistant Professor Arttu Polojarvi (email: [email protected]). All international students will be considered based on their eligibility.

Supporting Documents: The application material includes

Motivation letter (maximum one page)

CV and other proof of scientific activity (publications, conference papers, etc.)

A certified copy of the master’s degree certificate and official transcript of records

An English abstract or summary of the MSc thesis

Any other supporting documents, like a recommendation letter

Admission Requirements: The research performed is mostly computational. The applicant should, thus, have a good understanding of solid and computational mechanics and fairly strong programming skills. Suitable background may come from applied and computational mechanics, mechanical engineering, engineering physics, or geophysics. Experience in discrete element methods, differential methods, and parallel computing is considered beneficial. By starting, the applicant must fulfill the requirements for entitlement to postgraduate studies at Aalto University.

Language Requirement: The candidates should be very proficient in the English language.


The university will provide a salary for a doctoral student is about 2500 € a month (gross) and it increases as you progress in your research and studies.


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