Fellowships for European Doctoral School of DemographyApplications for the 2015-2016 program are welcome. The application deadline is on 15 April 2015. The results of the selection process will be known in the second half of May 2015.EDSD is an eleven-month program that is offered every year, with the goal to provide students in the first year of their doctoral studies with an appropriate high-level education in demography. Students will acquire a solid knowledge base on causes and consequences of demographic change, population data, statistical and mathematical demography, as well as modeling, simulation and forecasting. The School’s courses are structured in such a way that the students work on precise formulation of a thesis topic and early steps of their dissertations. The language of the School is English.In the upcoming school year the School will be held at two different locations. The preparatory courses (from September to mid-October) will be offered at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (http://www.demogr.mpg.de) in Rostock, Germany. The core courses (from mid-October 2015 until end of July 2016) will be held at the Department of Methods and Models for Economics, Territory and Finance (http://www.en.memotef.uniroma1.it) as well as the Department of Statistics (http://www.dss.uniroma1.it/it) at the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.Successful completion of the School results in a European Research Certificate of Demography provided under the auspices of the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS).The EDSD does not charge fees. Several European research institutes and universities provide full fellowships for all students accepted to the program.Please visit our website at http://www.eds-demography.org for more information on the EDSD curriculum and application instructions.How to apply:Students with an excellent MA degree or its equivalent are eligible to apply for a fellowship to the EDSD program.There is no official application form. Instead, applicants are requested to submit the documents described below.All applications must be made by email. Applications should be sent to: edsd[at]sgh.waw.plBegin your email message with a statement saying that you apply for the European Doctoral School of Demography. You also need to include the following documents (as attached documents).
All applicants who are neither native English speaker nor have earned a degree at a University in which the language of instruction was English are urgently requested to submit certification of their English proficiency. We accept TOEFL (www.ets.org/toefl) or CAE test scores. The minimum TOEFL score required is 600 on the paper-based, 250 on the computer-based or 100 on the internet-based test. If you cannot provide certification of your English proficiency you should include a few sentences in your Statement of Purpose explaining why you think your English is good enough.Email inquiries concerning the application process should also be sent to: edsd[at]sgh.waw.pl