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
We have two application periods for doctoral studies:
- in autumn from 1 September to 20 October 2016 by 15:00
- in spring from 1 March to 18 April 2017 by 15:00.
Please note: in autumn 2016, the Faculty of Social Sciences has its own application period, ending on 15 November at 15:00.
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.
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