European Doctoral School of Demography – Call for Applications

The European Doctoral School of Demography (EDSD) invites applications for school year 2013-2014.

Deadline for applications: April 15 2013


The 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 early September to mid-October 2013) will be offered at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research ( in Rostock, Germany. The core courses (from mid-October 2013 to end of July 2014) will be held at the Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, Poland (

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.

For more information on the EDSD curriculum and application instructions please visit EDSD:

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