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Guidelines for Doctoral Studies

Supervision Plan Supervisor | Study PracticesTutoring | Networking Student and Staff Mobility Financial Aid and ScholarshipsRequirements for Doctoral Studies | Regulations and Guidelines on Research Ethics  |   Practical Information on the Examination Process | Unipoli Tampere



Supervision Plan for the Doctoral Programmes of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities 

Please see the supervision plan here.


Appointment and change of supervisor.


Study Practices

Please find information on study practices here.


Tutoring for doctoral students

Tutoring for doctoral students is available according to the table below. Please note! The tutors can help with practical issues concerning doctoral studies. They don't supervise theses. 

Name Discipline Office hours Room
Marika Haataja social sciences, especially gender studies Mon   9-10 Linna 5055
Risto Turunen humanities, especially history upon agreement Pinni B 3049
Julia Katila  social sciences, especially social psychology Thu 10-11 Linna 5106
Onerva Alanen humanities, especially history upon agreement Pinni B3098
Kirsi Günther social sciences, especially social work  upon agreement  Linna 6082
Lauri Lahikainen humanities, especially philosophy Thu 11-12 PINNI B4145
Jallu Lindblom psychology and logopedics Thu 13:00-14:00 Linna 4040
Johanna Hokka social sciences, especially sociology Wed 10-11 Pinni B3023

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The School of Social Sciences and Humanities offers an Excel worksheet where doctoral students can enter their contact information and keywords of their research to network with other doctoral students. The worksheet is updated only by students. The instructions on how to enter the information are in the worksheet.



Student and Staff Mobility

Centre for International Education and Human Resources department of the University of Tampere advise foreign employees and doctoral students leaving and arriving to Finland. Please contact International Coordinators of the Centre for International Education or HR Specialist Nuppu Suvanto (  in matters concerning student and staff mobility.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Learn more.

Search for funding opportunies: Aurora database.

Research Services of the University of Tampere is responsible for support duties and services concerning external research funding (intranet pages). Contact person of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities: Research Funding Specialist Leena Rodriguez (


Requirements for Doctoral Studies 

You will find the instructions and orders concerning Licentiate's Thesis, Doctoral Dissertation and studies, from admission on to applying a degree certificate in this website through the navigation links on the left. These regulations came into effect on August 1st, 2012. It is recommended to visit these web pages especially when the student is planning to hand in the manuscript of the thesis or of the dissertation to the examination process.

Guide for Doctoral Studies 2015-2018 (pdf). Please note! This pdf does not include all the contents of these web pages.


University regulations

Unversity of Tampere's Ragulations on Degrees and on the Assessment of Studies.


Regulations and Guidelines on Research Ethics

The regulations concerning the degrees of the School and other rules concerning the completion of degrees are available in the School Office. The Government Decree on University Degrees is available online

The University governing board has approved the guidelines concerning good scientific practise and procedures for handling misconduct and fraud in science. These guidelines are proposed by the Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK) which is nominated by the Ministry of Education. The guidelines are available at the following address:



Practical Information on the Examination Process 

Please find the practical information for Ph.D Student concerning the examination process here:

PLEASE NOTE: there are some things in the instructions that the students are expected to do on their own initiative. The regulations should be followed carefully!


Unipoli Tampere

Unipoli Tampere offers leisure time activities for the international students and staff of the three universities in the Tampere region. For more information please see:  


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