Apply to the Doctoral Programme
At the Doctoral Programme in Molecular Life Sciences you can study for
Doctor of Philosophy degree in:
  • Biochemistry
  • Food Chemistry
  • Molecular Biotechnology and Diagnostics
  • Molecular Plant Biology
Doctor of Science (PhD Tech.) degree can be completed in:
  • Analytical Biotechnology
  • Food Development

Current call for applications and application forms

The next application periods for doctoral studies at DPMLS is:

  • September 1 - September 20, 2017

In this application call you may apply for:

  • The right to pursue a doctoral degree in DPMLS at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
  • The funded doctoral candidate positions
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Call for applications

DPMLS Hakujulistus

Guidelines for electronic application

Please, read and follow the guidelines carefully!

The application for study right is prepared on electronic application form, which will be active during the application period. The link to the application form can be found by clicking "APPLY HERE" banner on the upper right corner of this page. In addition to electronic application form the application consists of application attachments. Please read from the Application Guidelines how to submit the attachments. 

If you cannot sign in to the electronic system, please, contact: UTUGS-Saimi@utu.fi

Requirements

In order to be eligible for doctoral studies in DPMLS, you must have an appropriate university degree (typically MSc). Eligibility criteria and the responsibilities of doctoral students can be found from the instructions concerning doctoral training given by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
 
Before applying, you must create personal connections with the professor and other researchers at the department. This is because you need supervisors for your PhD research, and you will have better chances to prepare applicable plan for your doctoral studies.
 
Both your research plan and the supervision arrangements have to be approved by a professor in the department in question. This professor will become your research director ("valvoja" in Finnish) if your application for the right to study is approved. 
 
You need a funding plan, since money is needed both to secure your livelihood during the doctoral studies and to carry out the research you are aiming to do. The funding plan has to be credible. Note that foreigners cannot obtain a residence permit in Finland without a documented source of income.
 
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