Choice of the target degree
The degree is chosen by the student either when applying for or during doctoral studies (change of the target degree). It is possible to change the degree; however, at the latest, before submitting a doctoral dissertation for pre-examination.
Apply for change of the target degree with the form available at Kamu.
Change of the doctoral programme or major
If a doctoral student wishes to change his/her major within a doctoral programme or degree, he/she may apply for a change in his/her study right on a separate form. Where necessary, a new research plan, commitments of supervisors and certificates of previous studies must be attached to the application. It will be ascertained in conjunction with processing the application whether the applicant meets the selection criteria for the discipline in question. The new study right will be granted on the decision of the Dean and, under the same decision, the old study right will be revoked. In this case, it is not necessary to adhere to the doctoral programme application deadlines.
If a student wishes to change his/her doctoral programme without changing faculty or major, the recommendation of the main supervisor is sufficient.
If a change of major or doctoral programme requires a change of faculty, the student must make a new application for doctoral study rights in accordance with the application instructions and deadlines for the doctoral programme in question.
Apply for change of the doctoral programme or the major with the form available at Kamu.
See deadline for applications on Studyinfo.fi.