Duration of doctoral studies and right to study
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Master's and Licentiate's Programmes
Transferring to another doctoral programme
Doctoral studies are a long-term project, and the topic and aims of students’ dissertations often change or are refined in the process. During their studies, doctoral students can apply for a transfer to another doctoral programme for well-grounded reasons.
Doctoral studies at other Finnish universities
Sometimes the topic of a doctoral dissertation or Licentiate thesis requires complementary studies at another university.
The doctoral degree reform and transferring to the new degree structures
The new degree requirements (2017–2020) for doctoral programmes became valid on August 1st, 2017.
Attendance registration of doctoral students
All degree students must register as attending or non-attending for each academic year, regardless of whether they are pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master’s or doctoral degree.
Monitoring of doctoral study progress
The University of Helsinki monitors the progress of its doctoral students when six years have passed since their right to pursue doctoral studies was issued.