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
These instructions is aimed at doctoral students whose doctoral study right has started prior to August 1st, 2017, and who have not yet transferred to the new degree structures.
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.