How to apply

Please click the picture to download the current EDSD flyer.

To be eligible for admission to the program, a student should hold an above average Master’s degree in demography, mathematics, statistics, public health, economics, sociology, geography, biology, computer science, history or another relevant field.

Possess a curious mind and a deep interest in demography and population development either of humans or of species across the tree of life.

Application deadline is March 15, 2017 for start date in Sept 2017.
Apply early and get early feedback about prospects for admission.

To apply email the following documents to apply-edsd2017@demogr.mpg.de:

  • CV detailing educational and work history and language abilities, plus any scholarly publications.
  • One recent letter of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose (up to 5 pages) giving an overview of your academic background, professional goals, quantitative skills (programming, mathematics, statistics), and research topics of interest to you.
  • Official transcripts and degree certificates of your Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English or English translation.
  • TOEFL (internet-based: 100, computer-based: 250, paper-based 600) or CAE test scores. Alternatively, a degree taught in English or a declaration of why you are proficient in English.