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Continued right to study extended to doctoral students, too

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The University of Eastern Finland extends the continued right to study it introduced last August to doctoral graduates as well. This gives students who have completed a doctoral degree the right to complete supplementary studies for two years following their graduation.

Students who have graduated with a doctoral degree from the University of Eastern Finland after 1 January 2020 can activate the continued right to study after their graduation. It is possible to use this study right during the year of graduation and during the following two academic years.

Before this reform, the continued right to study right only applied to students who have completed a Master’s degree, or a Bachelor’s degree with no right to complete a Master’s degree, at the University of Eastern Finland. Now the opportunity to complete supplementary studies after graduation is extended to doctoral graduates, too.

“This offers a good opportunity, and time, for graduates to look at their skills and expertise in the light of working life needs. It is important that we now offer this same opportunity to doctoral graduates,” Academic Rector Tapio Määttä from the University of Eastern Finland says.

The continued right to study makes it possible for students to supplement their studies by selecting freely available minor subject studies from the university’s offering. Students can also finish completing minor subject studies for which they have received the right to study during their degree studies.

For further information, please contact:

Academic Rector Tapio Määttä, tapio.maatta@uef.fi, tel. +358 50 575 1589

Director of Student and Learning Services Miia Turtiainen, miia.turtiainen@uef.fi, tel. +358 50 438 2610