Doctoral center page of Faculty of Science and Technology
Here are the fundamentals for those students who are about to arrive or have already arrived at the University of Tartu.
Information for the 1st year doctoral students
To-do list in the first semester
- Meet your supervisor for an introductory conversation and fill out the expectations management worksheet. Read more here.
Expectations management worksheet - a list of doctoral student’s and supervisor’s responsibilities
- Enter the period plan for the first semester into the Study Information system on 27 September.
- The deadline for the supervision agreement is 28 September.
A supervision agreement is concluded between the doctoral student, the supervisor(s) and the university. The agreement indicates the division of responsibility and tasks between the supervisors. In addition, the agreement states basic conditions of the ownership of intellectual property rights and confidentiality of personal data.
The signed copies of the supervision agreement have to be delivered to the Institute before the deadline. In the Faculty of Science and Technology, the Director/Head of Institute signs the contract on behalf of the University of Tartu. The agreement is registered, and one copy is kept in the Institute; other copies are returned to the parties of the agreement. There must be as many copies as there are signatories.
- The individual plan for the whole period of doctoral studies is submitted together with the first progress review report.
- The first progress review takes place at the end of January. Besides the individual plan, the progress review report and period plan for the next semester must be submitted.
Progress review procedure at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Organisation of doctoral studies
Doctoral studies are organised by the the Regulations for Doctoral Studies (RDS) at the University of Tartu. The regulations include general rules of supervision, individual plan, progress review and degree application procedure. The University good practices are a recommended reading for all doctoral students, especially Good Practice of Doctoral Studies. You can also find out more about course registration, recognition of prior learning, and related instructions and guidelines.Regulations
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