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Molecular Life Sciences, Ph. D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #287 (QS) ,
DPMLS 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) 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.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Next call for a right to study will be open March 1 - March 20, 2019
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      4 years
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses include:

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

                English Language Requirements

                This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                Academic Requirements

                General Requirements

                • Eligible applicants for studies leading to an academic or artistic licentiate or doctoral degree have completed
                • a relevant Master’s degree awarded by a university;
                • a relevant Master’s degree awarded by a university of applied sciences; or
                • a relevant applicable study programme abroad which in the awarding country gives eligibility for the corresponding level of higher education.
                • There are no formal language proficiency requirements (language test) regarding applying to doctoral training in the Faculty of Science and Engineering in the application call of  March 2019. However, admitted applicants must have a good knowledge of the English language.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
                    • National

                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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                    Living costs for Turku

                    • 775 - 1130 EUR/month
                      Living Costs

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


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