PhD Student Projects

TuBS Courses


Information about

Student Committee

Thesis Advisory Committee
Instructions (pdf)





International Collaboration

International collaboration is a highly important part of the doctoral studies and research work. TuBS wants to encourage young researchers to establish international contacts during their doctoral studies.  TuBS also welcomes talented and motivated international students to apply for the graduate school.

TuBS Travel Grants

The TuBS students are encouraged to work abroad in another laboratory or in a scientific collaboration project in order to learn new techniques. TuBS offers travel grants for this purpose as well as for attending high quality laboratory courses abroad. The travel grants are also available for national research courses organised by various graduate schools in Finland.

Please find more specific information in the TuBS Handbook (linkki).


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meetings and Courses
EMBO Courses
EMBL Conferences and Courses
Keystone Symposia
Federation of European Biochemical Societies
TMR Programme - Scientific Meetings
FASEB Conferences and Courses
Gordon Research Conferences

Jointly awarded Doctoral degree (PhD) with EMBL

The University of Turku (UTU) and Åbo Akademi University (ÅA) have signed a collaborative agreement with European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). According to the agreement, students who have been accepted and enrolled into the EMBL International PhD Programme will be registered as students in the UTU or ÅA . These students may be awarded the Doctoral degree (PhD) by the UTU or ÅA jointly with EMBL in line with the statutes of the university’s faculties.

Students registered in the University of Turku or Åbo Akademi University are also encouraged to participate in EMBL conferences and courses.

International members in TuBS

The University of Turku has versatile services for international degree students. Please find more information at http://www.utu.fi/en/studying/. Information for those moving to Finland and to Turku can be found in the Survival Guide.

The Mentoring Programme for International Students is a pilot programme aimed at assisting international students in familiarising themselves with working in Finland.