Doctoral study rights and duration of studies
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When you search for a degree programme by name or by part of the name the options in the list of degree programmes below the search field is narrowed down. After this you have to choose the degree programme from the list.
Master's and Licentiate's Programmes
Specialist training programmes
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.
Sometimes the topic of a doctoral dissertation or Licentiate thesis requires complementary studies at another university.
The three-year transition period of the degree reform has ended on December 18, 2020. The contents of this page are archived content which has been kept public to facilitate study counselling given after the end of the transition period.
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.
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.
Have you taken a break from your studies? Did you forget to register for the academic year?
The notification of forfeiture is binding and final.