Make your research plan
Make your personal study plan
Your application should be appended with a personal study plan. When making your plan, comply with the requirements of the doctoral programme under consideration. In each programme, you can take courses from the Graduate School's offer and from other programmes.
If you have already agreed on supervising, complete the supervising agreement.
To the online application system
Application period for doctoral studies in spring 2017:
- from 1 March to 18 April 2017 by 15:00.
Application periods in academic year 2017–2018:
- in autumn from 1 September to 19 October 2017
- in spring from 1 March to 18 April 2018.
The dates and times are local Finnish time. If your application is successful, your study right begins either on 1 January or 1 August, depending on whether you applied in autumn or spring. It is possible to grant the study right at other times, but we require strong grounds – such as significant research funding requiring a doctoral study right – for making such an exception. Your study right application is addressed to the faculty relevant to your research.
The appendices of your application should be delivered in paper or by e-mail within the application period; more detailed guidelines about appendices can be found in the application system. The Applicant and Student Services is responsible for receiving applications and appendices.
Please note: In the application system, the easiest way to get started is by typing in the search field 'University of Lapland'.
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