Doctoral training

Dopsy - the doctoral training network in psychology. All info in English.

About the network

This page describes the basic principles of cooperation between the member universities of Psykonet in the area of doctoral education.

Doctoral courses

Below, you will find a link to see all doctoral courses available at each member university. All courses directed specifically at doctoral students in psychology are open to students from all Psykonet universities, provided that there is enough space on the course to accommodate them. Please contact the coordinator for more information.You could also look at various MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses, links below) and discuss with your supervisor whether you could include those in your studies.

Cooperation in doctoral education

The Network of Finnish Doctoral Programmes in Psychology (Dopsy) provides doctoral students in psychology a national platform for furthering their educational goals.Dopsy has been very successful in producing excellent forms of cooperation and it has improved the ability of doctoral students to network, to keep up their motivation and to develop their skills and knowledge. Psykonet and Dopsy will foster this tradition between all six universities offering degrees in psychology in Finland even after the funding provided by the Academy of Finland ended at the end of 2015.

Email lists and other information sources

To keep up-to-date on the latest news of interest to doctoral students of psychology, you have several options. You can keep checking back at this website, join the email list for doctoral students or alumni, or join the Facebook page for Psykonet. All these information channels offer information on funding opportunities, courses at the member universities and elsewhere as well as national and international conferences and other relevant topics.This page will also contain a list of links to relevant resources such as a regularly updated list of upcoming conferences in psychology and related disciplines.


One of the topics that has come up in discussion on what Dopsy could provide students with is advice on internationalisation. This page aims to help towards that end.

Lyhyesti tohtorikoulutusyhteistyöstä

Psykologian valtakunnallisen tohtoriohjelma Dopsyn rahoitus päättyi 31.12.2015. Dopsyn piirissä on saatu aikaan erittäin hyviä tuloksia yhteistyön toimivuudessa ja se on vaikuttanut positiivisesti tohtorikoulutettavien verkostoitumiseen, opiskelumotivaatioon ja kehittymismahdollisuuksiin.