At the University of Helsinki there is a system for monitoring doctoral (postgraduate, PhD) students’ study progress. The system offers support and academic advice to doctoral students whose studies are in danger of being delayed.
The system screens out students who were granted the right to pursue a postgraduate degree six years ago or more, and who have not completed their degree. The study progress is surveyed annually in the spring.
As a doctoral student, if your degree is not completed before the end of the academic year (31 July), you must devise a personal study plan.
The screening does not affect your right to pursue a degree, but a registration block will be set. The registration block will be removed when you present a study plan that is approved by your faculty. After this you may register as an attending student and continue with your studies. Approved study plan is valid for three years at a time.
If the examination process for your dissertation manuscript has begun, but your degree will not be completed by the end of the academic year, contact the Viikki Campus doctoral study services email@example.com to remove the registration block.
Otherwise, contact your supervisor or director of studies and update your personal postgraduate study plan with him or her. Submit the updated study plan and the signed Postgraduate studies monitoring form to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Viikki Campus doctoral study services, P.O.Box 65, 00014 University of Helsinki.
Postgraduate students who have been granted doctoral study right before 1 January 2014 must join to doctoral programmes.