The decision process and the confirming of the study place / Doctoral training at the Faculty of Medicine

The schedule of the application process in the spring term (28 February – 28 March 2024)

The decisions for the right to study for a doctoral degree from August 1, 2024 onwards are made by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine based on the proposal of the steering committee of the doctoral programme by the end of May 2024 at the latest. The applicant will be informed by email (/regular mail).

An admitted applicant has to notify University of Turku of their acceptance of the study place by the 14 June 2023 at 15.00 (local time in Finland) according to the instructions given in the admission notification. If the admitted applicant does not give the notification in the time indicated, they shall forfeit the study place.
A person admitted to more than one university or polytechnic degree programme only notifies the one educational institution at which they choose to accept the study place. Notification, i.e., accepting a study place, is binding and may not be cancelled or changed later.

According to Finnish legislation, student may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland during one academic term (autumn term 1.8.-31.12. or spring term 1.1.-31.7). This rule applies to all higher education, i.e., Bachelor's and Master's degrees awarded by Finnish universities of applied sciences, and Bachelor's, Master's, Licentiate and Doctoral degrees awarded by Finnish universities. This regulation is not applied to study rights received in transfer student selections, from the Åland University of Applied Sciences, from the Police University College, and from institutions of higher education outside Finland.

The applicants who have completed their prior degree in a country other than Finland and who are granted a study right in this call, need to deliver either the original degree certificates or certified copies of the original degree certificates and their translations to the University of Turku, as instructed in the admission notification, on 6 September 2024 at the latest. If the admitted applicant does not deliver the required certificates by the deadline, they forfeit the study right. Instructions on delivering certificates and country-specific requirements are available here:

Please note: It is strongly advised to acquire officially certified paper copies of the required degree certificate documentation and submit them well before the deadline to the university.