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How to apply

The application window for the European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) Programme 2024-2025 opens on February 1st! The deadline to apply is March 27th, 2024 at 12 PM (noon) and the program begins on September 2nd, 2024. Results of the successful candidates will be announced in mid-May 2024.

To be eligible for admission, applicants should hold a Master's degree in demography, mathematics, statistics, public health, economics, sociology, geography, biology, computer science, history, or a related field. Master's students may also apply, but they must have completed their degree and possess the official title before the start of the program. At the time of application, students may or may not be enrolled in a PhD program. Enrollment in a PhD program at one of the participating institutes is not required. Participants who are not enrolled in a PhD program are expected to enroll in one during or after the EDSD program.

Curious minds with a deep interest in demography and population development, whether of humans or species, and a proven competence in English are ideal candidates for the program. European Union citizens must have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for the duration of the program. Non-EU citizens selected for the program must apply for a student visa at the French embassy in their home country.

Download the call for applications for the 2024-2025 cohort