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Applications for doctoral studies are processed twice per year. Application rounds are usually open in April and in October.

The detailed information about the major subject which the applicants wish to enter must be clearly indicated in the application form. Please note that the candidate's Master's thesis must be on the same subject or field of study as in which they wish to do complete their licentiate/doctoral studies.

Application Procedure

The application period for doctoral studies commencing in the autumn of 2017 is during October 2nd to October 31st, 2017. Applicants for doctoral degree are required to complete an electronic application form.  Link to the application form.

The application period ends on 31st October at 15.45 (Finnish time). Please take care that your application with attachements is saved before the application period ends.

Please note. One study place per term provision is in effect in this application round.

According to this provision, a student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland during one academic term. This rule applies to all higher education starting in autumn term 2016 (1 August 2016) and after that.

Higher education degrees included in the provision are:

  • Bachelor degrees and Master degrees awarded by Finnish universities of applied sciences.
  • •Bachelor degrees and Master degrees awarded by Finnish universities
  • Licentiate and Doctoral degrees awarded by Finnish universities

Only exceptions to the provision are:

  • Transfer student selections
  • The Åland Polytechnic
  • The Police College of Finland
  • Higher education institutions outside of Finland

The academic term (from 1 August to 31 December or 1 January to 31 July) is the set framework for implementation. The provision does not prevent acceptance of a place in another degree programme during another academic term. Even if the student postpones the commencement of studies, or interrupts his/her studies, that student cannot accept another study place for a degree programme starting in the same academic term.

PLEASE NOTE!  The applications are taken only during the application period mentioned above and the applications can be submitted only by using the online application form. An email sent to somebody at the University is not regarded as the application.

The right to study is granted to the doctoral programme of School of Management and to the applicable degree. Please see the major subjects available from our website.

The applicant is required to give detailed information about the following:

  • a draft research proposal for licentiate thesis or doctoral dissertation
  • certificates of academic and educational background or an official transcript of previous university records
  • Master’s degree certificate translated into English
  • certificates of foreign language skills, if any, e.g. English, German, Finnish
  • descriptions of the syllabus of the applicant's previous studies
  • full copy of the Master’s thesis in English or upon agreement in some other language, in which case an English abstract is required.

Please note that because the applicant has to present feasible preliminary study and research plans for graduate studies, the professor of the prospective major subject should be consulted before submitting the application.

The University of Tampere does not offer any scholarships for foreign students, and all students are expected to finance their studies independently. If the applicant comes from a non-EU country they must show that their income is secured either with a scholarship, a grant or other funds with which the student can support themselves during the academic studies. Students must be able to prove that they have at their disposal at least 500 EUR a month or 6,000 EUR per year.

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