Admission criteria

The last application period for the IPPE programme was November 14. 2016 – January 13. 2017 and the next one will be in autumn 2018


Read the Call for Applications 2017 (Call for Application in pdf form).

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 medicine, public health or biostatistics.

Basic knowledge in epidemiology and statistics is desirable. 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) during the theoretical part of the programme. After completing their independent work on the dissertation the students will have the oral examination (defence) in Tampere.