For Doctoral Students

The Study Guide will be updated with more information on doctoral studies during the autumn semester and later this page will have an index of pages with information on doctoral studies.

You will can find more information on doctoral studies at the University of Tampere on the webpages of the University of Tampere Doctoral School and the Faculties. More information on how to apply for a study place in one of our doctoral programmes can be found on Admissions pages.

University of Tampere Doctoral School

Faculties at the University of Tampere


Enrolling as a doctoral student

Doctoral programme curricula

Teaching schedules of doctoral programmes and the Doctoral School



  • Changing/adding a new supervisor
  • Dissolving of the supervisory relationship
  • Follow-up group
  • Rights and responsibilities of the doctoral student and the supervisor
  • Personal study and supervisory plan (HOPS)



Licentiate thesis (the page is under construction)

Examination process of the licentiate thesis

Publishing the licentiate thesis

Evaluating the licentiate thesis


Doctoral dissertation

  • Examination process of the doctoral dissertation
  • Permission to defend/publish
  • Publishing the doctoral dissertation
  • Appointing the opponent, the custos, and the evaluation group
  • Evaluating the doctoral dissertation


Degree certificate


Financing doctoral studies

  • Travel grants and other financial support

Doctoral education committees


Faculties’ regulations on postgraduate degrees


Guidelines on the goals, organising and good practices of doctoral training

Study-related decrees and legislation



Restoring your right to study



Financial Aid and Grants