Ph. D. On Campus

Molecular Life Sciences

University of Turku

48 months
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Molecular Life Sciences at University of Turku trains internationally oriented specialists with a wide knowledge on molecular biosciences and a special know-how on one of the main research areas. DPMLS offers doctoral education both in natural and technical sciences.


The Doctoral Programme in Molecular Life Sciences (DPMLS) at University of Turku offers high-quality doctoral training that is based on internationally recognized research. Doctoral dissertations are done within research projects under supervision of distinguished professors and researchers. Biosciences are one of the strong research areas of University of Turku, DPMLS being in the heart of it. Wide and long-term collaborations with researchers from international and national universities, research institutes and companies support networking of doctoral candidates during the doctoral dissertation.

Key facts:

Application calls for a right to study at the doctoral programme in Molecular Life Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering are annually open in March and in September. In September call, it is also possible to apply a fixed-term funded doctoral candidate position.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Final exam
  • Seminars
  • Teaching practice
  • Studies in other scientific fields
  • Project design and management
  • Scientific conferences
  • Research visits
  • Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Next call for a right to study will be open March 1 - March 20, 2019


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Research plan
  • Copies of degree certificates/diplomas
  • Motivation letter
  • Supervision plan signed by supervisor(s), a research director and the applicant
  • Supervisor's statement

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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