Support for doctoral students

The supervisors of doctoral students are the primary support of doctoral candidates. In addition to them, the Graduate School, doctoral program coordinators and personnel of University Services provide advice and support on campus. The peer support for doctoral student is provided by the student representatives of the doctoral programs and the researchers of the research groups.

The graduate school provides general advice on all issues related to doctoral education. Graduate school organizes the general science and methodological studies for doctoral students and annually awards scholarships for dissertation researchers. Questions can be sent directly to the coordinator or to the address of the graduate school

The specialist of the Graduate School advises e.g. issues related to the right to study. The specialist ensures that the study attainments included in the degree are registered in the study information system. The specialist also monitor the progress of studies through PSP and the passive register. In addition, the specialist provides guidance, especially on issues related to the dissertation process and graduation.

Student representative of the doctoral programme acts as peer support for the doctoral student. They also gather feedback and wishes from doctoral students and organizes social activities.

Experts from University Services and the library advise, among other things, on applying for funding and give tips on how to prepare grant applications. They also provide support for issues related to open science, publishing, research communication and researcher mobility.

Head of Research Services, Dr. Virpi Juppo,, acts as a support person for good scientific practice. You can contact her in confidence if you have questions about good scientific practice and research ethics.

The university's  study psychologist, career counsellors and university priest also support doctoral students.