Doctoral education

Doctoral student study guide

Doctoral student study guide offers instructions and guidance for doctoral students at every step of their doctoral path and comprises three pages: Beginning your doctoral studies, During your doctoral studies and Finalising your doctoral studies.

Doctoral student study guide is maintained by the Doctoral education services (Learning services).

Doctoral student study guide

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Beginning your doctoral studies

Doctoral students at the beginning of studies: information on arrival, doctoral personal study plan, curriculum and financing etc.

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During your doctoral studies

Doctoral students throughout their studies: information on thesis writing, research work, supervision and mobility etc.

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Finalising your doctoral studies

Doctoral students at the end phases of studies: information on pre-examination, defence, publishing the thesis and graduation, etc.

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Other useful pages for doctoral students

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Researcher skills for doctoral students

Resources and tools for developing your researcher skills

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Doctoral thesis at Aalto University

Resources, guidelines and information on doctoral theses at Aalto University

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Public defence at Aalto University

Instructions for the practical arrangements of the doctoral defences at Aalto University

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Support for challenges during your doctoral studies

If you face difficult situations as a doctoral student, read about the support available and your possible next steps.

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Doctoral student forms

Doctoral education services' forms for doctoral students.

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Doctoral education services

Doctoral education services support doctoral students, supervising professors, thesis advisors and doctoral programme directors in matters related to doctoral studies. Doctoral education services belong to Learning Services.

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