How to apply

1. Turku Doctoral Programme of Molecular Medicine (TuDMM)

Turku Doctoral Programme of Molecular Medicine is a doctoral programme established in the Faculty of Medicine. The programme offers diverse and high-standard doctoral training in the broad field of molecular medicine. The traditionally strong research areas of bio- and clinical medicine at the Turku Campus, such as cancer research, endocrinology and metabolism, immunology, microbiology, and connective tissue research, are all represented among the research groups affiliated to our Programme. TuDMM works together with the other local doctoral programmes operating in biosciences and will also participate in the national networks of doctoral programmes in the area of life sciences.
 
2. Closing date for applications and what can be applied for
 
From September 1, 2017 to September 20, 2017 one can apply for:

a) a fixed-term doctoral candidate position
b) a right to study for a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Medicine
c) both of the above (a and b)
The link to the electronic application form will be open from September 1st  00:00 to September 20th 23:59). TuDMM ID number is 4193.
TuDMM application must be done in English.
  
3. Eligibility
 
The right to study for doctoral degree at the Faculty of Medicine can be applied for by persons who meet the eligibility criteria for pursuing a doctoral degree, as stipulated in the Universities Act (558/2009, Section 37), as well as the prerequisites for pursuing a doctoral degree at the Faculty of Medicine.

Eligible for studies leading to an academic postgraduate degree is a person who has completed
1. an applicable higher university degree
2. an applicable higher polytechnic degree; or
3. an applicable education completed abroad which in the awarding country gives eligibility for corresponding higher education.

Degree specific prerequisites for pursuing a doctoral degree are written in the electronic curriculum 2016-2018 of the Faculty of Medicine: Academic postgraduate degrees.

The applicant must have the degree certificate of Master studies latest  on September 20th 2017!

 

4. Applying

4.1 Application documents
 
The application should contain
1) electronic application form (link will be open from September 1st  00:00 to September 20th 23:59)
2) Pdf files
 
The application should include the following:
 
·         Motivation letter (why do you wish to perform doctoral studies in this doctoral programme)
·         CV of the applicant (it is mandatory to use this attached CV model)
·         Research plan (max 3 pages, Arial, font 12). The plan should consist of: abstract, background, aims and hypotheses, significance, how will the plan be carried out in practice, research environment, timetable and funding plan.
·         The theoretical study plan. Mark to the plan the studies you have already taken.
•     Signed declaration about other funding for the applicant from supervisor (required for PhD candidates performing full time research only).
·         Supervision plan – the Faculty’s form
·         University degree certificate, if the applicant has attained the higher university degree somewhere else than in the University of Turku, and in addition, a transcript of studies if the degree has been completed outside Finland (please see the detailed instructions on the Faculty’s www-page (http://www.utu.fi/en/units/med/studying/postgrad/doctoral/apply/Pages/home.aspx) in section “Before applying”)
·         An application for approval of a third supervisor containing an explanation, when proposing three supervisors
·         Signed notice of consent giving permission to check the authenticity of the documents provided with a copy of the passport (instructions and the form)

4.2 Decisions
 
The decisions on granting the right to pursue a degree are made by the Dean of the Faculty in question based on the proposal of the steering committee of the doctoral programme.
 
The decisions on granting the fixed-term doctoral candidate positions and also the right to pursue a degree are made and informed to applicants latest at November 30th 2017 by e-mail.
  
5. Additional information:
 
TuDMM director Kati Elima, kateli(at)utu.fi
TuDMM coordinator Eeva Valve, eeva.valve(at)utu.fi
 
 

 
 

 
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 Check list

 
  • ​Check the application period.
  • Read the instructions of the Faculty and the Doctoral Programme carefully!
  • If you are going to verify your language skills with a language test, make sure that you book your test time well in advance. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make his/her own language test arrangements.
  • Get the required signatures in time and prepare the appendix document.
  • Fill in the electric application form.
  • Remember to apply in time. 

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