How to Apply

Call for applications 

Next call for applications will be open on September 3 - September 21, 2018.

The application period begins on September 3, 2018 (00:00 UTC+3) and ends on September 21, 2018 (23:59:59 UTC+3). The application form is electronic. Applications arrived after the closing date for applications are not processed.

Application call September 2018

Hakuilmoitus syksy 2018

The link to the electronic application form and the detailed application guidelines can be found on the right side of the this page before the application period starts. Please study the application guidelines carefully before applying!

The right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Turku can be applied for by persons who have graduated in Finland or abroad a higher education degree which in the awarding country gives eligibility for the doctoral studies (Section 37 of the Universities Act 558/2009).

The degree that gives eligibility for the study right for a doctoral degree must be completed by the application deadline, 21 September 2018. However, students graduating after the application deadline may apply, on the condition that the certified copy of the original degree certificate (in the original language) and final transcript, and their English, Finnish or Swedish translations (or an English-language Diploma Supplement) are submitted and arrive at the University of Turku by 30 November 2018 at 15:00 (local time in Finland).

Those applicants who have been granted the right to study and who have completed their studies at a university abroad have to submit original or officially certified copies of the degree certificates, other educational documents and the official translations of the documents to the University of Turku a
ccording the instructions given in the admission notification. Please note that the schedule for submitting the documents after the notice of acceptance is very tight. More information on submitting degree certificates and transcripts will be given with the acceptance email. Please keep your original degree certificates and other relevant educational documents at hand during the application process.

Application procedure in the Autumn call (September)

In the autumn call you can apply for the right to pursue the doctoral degree and funded doctoral candidate positions.

The application process of having the right to pusue the doctoral degree has two application phases. In the first phase applicants leave their applications and attachments to the electronic application form. 

The steering committee of the doctoral programme assess the first round applications. The particular assessment criteria is stated in the call for applications in question.  Best applicants will be invited to the second phase and the steering committee will suggest them a supervisor.

The second phase application includes a research and a supervision plan. An applicant will prapere these documents in collaboration with a supervisor.  

The steering committee of the Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences makes a proposal on granting the right to study for a doctoral degree and funded doctoral candidate positions. Decisions are made by the Vice-Dean and the heads of departments.

Application procedure in the Spring call (March)

In the spring call there is one phase in the application round. This means that an applicant has to agree with a supervisor and a research director of supervision and a research plan before the application can be made.

There are no funded positions in the application call of the spring term.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria and the responsibilities of postgraduate students can be found from the instructions concerning doctoral training given by the Faculty of Science and Engineering.


Requirements of Degree Certificates

If the applicant has completed the former degree(s) which make him/her eligible for doctoral studies at a university in Finland, the degree certificates, the transcripts of study records and other educational documents which may influence in the student selection must be attached in the electronic application form as scanned files.

If the applicant has completed the former degree(s) which make him/her eligible for doctoral studies at a university abroad (i.e. outside Finland), the degree certificates, the transcripts of study records and other educational documents, which may influence in the student selection must be attached in the electronic application form as scanned files. If the original degree certificates and other educational documents are not written in English, Finnish or Swedish, official translations to one of these languages are required. Translations of the educational documents must be issued by the awarding institution, officially certified copy of a translation issued by the awarding institution, translated by an official translator or an officially certified copy of a translation made by an official translator.

Those applicants who have been granted the right to study and who have completed their studies at a University abroad have to submit officially certified copies of the degree certificates, other educational documents and the official translations of the documents to the University of Turku according to the instructions given in the admission notification. The right to study for a doctoral degree is conditional until this is done.

The required educational documents are returned to the following address by the application deadline:

Admission Services, Student Centre Disco, University Hill (yliopistonmäki), 20014 University of Turku. Phone number: +358 29 450 3878.


The applicant has to give permission for the University of Turku to check the authenticity of the documents provided. A signed notice of consent with a copy of the passport are recommended to be attached to the application (authorisation form).

 

More information

Coordinator Nina Lehtimäki (nina.lehtimaki(at)utu.fi)


 
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Application call September 2018

Hakuilmoitus syksy 2018
 

Application attachment forms and instructions:

Keep your original certificates at hand and prepare to acquire officially certified copies if needed.

Supervision plan

Authorisation form

Guide for the electronic application form

Submitting degree certificates and transcripts of study records

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