Admission criteria

The application period for the IPPE programme is November 16th – December 15th, 2020, for the programme starting August 2021.

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The admission criteria to the doctoral programme is a master’s degree (equivalent to at least four years of study) in a relevant study area, such as public health, biostatistics or medicine.

Basic knowledge in epidemiology and statistics is required. Priority will be given to students who have a research plan or at least a preliminary idea of a research project that can be used as research material for the doctoral degree.

The students will complete the theoretical studies and finalize their research plan in Finland. After that students have the option of working on their PhD project in Finland or abroad. Completion of a doctoral degree usually requires 3-4 additional years of research work.

The programme requires residence in Tampere, Finland, for 10 months (August – May) to complete the theoretical part of the programme. After the research work and completion of research articles the students will have the oral examination (Doctoral defence) in Tampere.

The IPPE -programme does not provide funding. All students must be able to support themselves during their stay in Finland for 10 months. To admit a residence permit to Finland, the Finnish immigration service has an income requirement of 1 000€/ month.