Certain grant programmes include a scholarship for a doctoral student. The winner of a competition for such a scholarship may be admitted to the Doctoral School if they meet the following requirements:
- the scholarship in the grant can be deemed a doctoral scholarship
- the candidate meets the requirements for admission to the Doctoral School
- the supervisor meets the requirements for a supervisor at the Doctoral School (for competitions with a supervisor assigned in advance. In other cases, the supervisor is assigned by the dean of the Doctoral School)
- the rector consents to the person being admitted to the Doctoral School.
If the grant does not provide a scholarship for the whole period of education at the Doctoral School, the rector may decide to assign funding for a doctoral scholarship after the end of the grant scholarship period.
Persons admitted in this manner enjoy the same rights and follow the same curriculum as other Doctoral School students. They may apply for individual mode of education.
A special curriculum, intended also for grant-based, implementation-based and international doctoral students, is being prepared for the 2020/2021 academic year.