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2013 PhD Programmes in Risk and Emergency Management (REM) at UME Graduate School in Italy

UME Graduate School of the IUSS Pavia offers PhD scholarships for international students. The programme is offered for PhD in Risk and Emergency Management (REM) curriculum of the PhD Programme in understanding and managing Extremes (UME). The scholarship is sufficient for covering all general living and accommodation expenses and duration of the scholarship is 36 months. Application deadline is 14th March 2013.

Study Subject(s):The scholarship is provided to study Risk and Emergency Management and Programme in Understanding and Managing Extremes.
Course Level:This scholarship is for pursing PhD degree.
Scholarship Provider: UME Graduate School
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy

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Eligibility: The minimum requirement to apply for the REM Programme is a University Degree, preferably in Engineering, Geophysics, Physics, Economics or similar. Professional experience in risk assessment, mitigation or management will be favourably evaluated. Admission to the programme depends on academic qualifications, past professional experience, reference letters and English proficiency, all of which should be included in the online submission procedure described above.
During the online application procedure the applicant will also be asked to indicate the name and email address of three referees. The online system will automatically contact these referees in order to obtain the reference letters. The applicant may enter the system at any time before the submission of the application to check whether the reference letters have been submitted or not.
Note that the degree certificate(s) should explicitly indicate attended modules and grades obtained. If the documents are not written in English, a translation of their contents is requested.
-With respect to English proficiency, applicants are asked to submit any documents attesting that they possess adequate proficiency of English language. Such documents may consist of:
-a score of at least 88 (internet-based exam), 230 (computer-based exam), 570 (paper-based exam) in the TOEFL test;
-a score of 6 or more obtained with IELTS;
-a degree obtained in an English speaking environment;
-other test scores that may be regarded as equivalent to those listed above.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The International students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: Risk and Emergency Management (REM) is one of the three curricula of the doctoral programme in Understanding and Managing Extremes run by the UME Graduate School, the others being Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology (ROSE) and Weather Related Risk (WRR). When filling in the application form applicants will need to specify the curriculum (or curricula) they are applying to. Once you have finished providing all the requested data, you will be able to ‘Submit your Application’, and in this way officially state your interest in applying to the UME School PhD Programme for the academic year 2013/2014, beginning in September 2, 2013.

Number of Awards: Not Known

Duration of Awards: The position is offered for the period of 1 year.

What does it cover? The participation costs of the doctoral programme are 6,000 Euro per academic year. However, as a rule, all PhD students admitted to the School every year are provided with a tuition waiver and, therefore, do not pay any tuition fee.
In addition, candidates admitted to the UME School are generally awarded a doctoral scholarship worth about 1,000 Euro net per month. The duration of the scholarship is 36 months and can be increased by 50% during periods abroad. The scholarship is sufficient for covering all general living and accommodation expenses.

How to Apply: The applications are to be submitted by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Do submit your applications till 14th March 2013.

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