Forms and instructions library

Here you can find Graduate School's forms and instructions.

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European recommendations and principles for the Doctoral Training:

For applying doctoral study rights:

See first Instructions for applicants and Requirements for admission.

Follow-up group:

Doctoral Training Plan:

Approving field specific ECTS credits into a doctoral degree:

For travel grants:

Nominating new supervisor:

Instructions and forms for the end-process:

NEW: The Final Stages of the Doctoral Degree Process (pdf file).


Sharing costs between faculties and units

NOTE: This template agreement (optimized for Microsoft Word) is for use only by Research Unit Directors and/or Deans of the Faculties of the University of Oulu, or by persons specifically designated by them (available only in English).

Miscellaneous instructions:


Last updated: 1.6.2020