Doctoral education

Doctoral student forms

Doctoral education services' forms for doctoral students. Please login to see all the forms.

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Doctoral personal study plan (DPSP)

Studies and changes

Pre-examination and defence


Note: graduation request is submitted in Sisu:

Sisu instructions for requesting graduation (

Study right

Application to doctoral studies

Instructions, application periods and application forms (

Non-degree studies

Non-degree studies enable studies at Aalto University without a right to complete a degree. Persons living in Finland may apply for non-degree studies at Aalto University. The purpose of non-degree studies is to improve one's professional skills by taking courses in one's own field.

Instructions and application form (

Application to readmission

If you lose your right to study on account of failure to enrol for the academic year, you must apply for readmission. If more than one academic year has passed since you neglected to enrol, you must append a goal-oriented and feasible plan showing how you will complete your studies within a reasonable period of time. For doctoral students, this plan is the Doctoral personal study plan (DPSP).

Instructions for DPSP ( for readmission and application form (

Waiving/renouncing the study right

If you wish to give up your study right completely, please note that the decision is binding. Please submit the application to your Doctoral programme's Doctoral Education Services (

Application form (


Doctoral education
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