Ph.D. On Campus

Oral Sciences (FINDOS Turku)

University of Turku

48 months
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Finnish Doctoral Program in Oral Sciences (FINDOS) at University of Turku represents all different fields of Oral Sciences and brings together preclinical and clinical researchers to encourage the exchange of knowledge and ideas, and improve the possibilities for translational Dental research.


Doctoral candidates at Finnish Doctoral Program in Oral Sciences (FINDOS) at University of Turku have their background in dentistry, medicine or another related field (e.g. biochemistry, biology, biomaterials science), with a common interest in Oral Sciences.

Key facts:

FINDOS-Turku is a part of a national Doctoral training network FINDOS. FINDOS provides systematic, well supervised and high-standard doctoral training in the field of Oral Sciences. It collaborates actively with the Swedish National Clinical Research School in Dental Medicine as well as with other national and international partners.

Programme Structure

Research themes

  • Research in Biomaterials: Biomaterials science, Prosthetic Dentistry, Cariology and Restorative Dentistry
  • Research in Infectious Diseases of the Oral Cavity: HPV Research, Periodontology, Probiotics
  • Social Dentistry: Dental anxiety and fear, Oral health promotion in schools
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Development and Orthodontics, Stomatognathic Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Suitable Academic Degree (Licentiate of Dentistry or equivalent, MSc level) e.g. in biology, biochemistry or biomaterials. Dental and medical students at the university of Turku may receive the right to study for a doctoral degree already before obtaining the Licentiate degree.
  • Research plan approved by the supervisor.
  • Research area in the field of oral sciences.
  • Contain a scientifically significant and feasible thesis project which thematically fits in the scope of the scientific fields represented by FINDOS.
  • Demonstrate that the applicant is motivated and has potential to develop into an independent researcher.
  • Demonstrate that the applicant will significantly benefit from the four-year PhD training program.
  • Include structured research and study plans approved by the supervisor.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /month
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