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 2015/2016, beginning in September 1, 2015. The applications for the academic year 2015/2016 will close on May 18, 2015, at 13:00, Italian time.
Admission to a PhD Degree at the UME School is based on oral examination, following prior selection on the basis of academic qualifications and experience, included in the application form. The candidates selected for the oral examination, which will take place on June 9, 2015, will be contacted by the Admission Board. Upon request of the candidate, the oral examination may take place via remote interview (e.g. using Skype), from 10 to 15 June 2015.
Up to eleven applicants in total will be admitted to the three curricula of the UME Doctoral Programme (provided that all demonstrate a level of knowledge compliant with the minimum standards set by the UME School Admission Board).
Apart from the small regional tax (“diritto allo studio“) no participation fees are foreseen for the UME doctoral programme. 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 up to 50% during periods abroad. The scholarship is sufficient for covering all general living and accommodation expenses. Such PhD bursaries, which render Doctoral studies at UME effectively cost-free, are made available by IUSS and the EUCENTRE Foundation.
A message will be sent to the provided email address, with a verification link, which will take you again to the application start page. At this stage you will get a second message with a password. At the end of this security procedure, you will have a username (i.e. your email address) and a password to enter the online submission system and start your application.
You do not need to compile the application form all at once, as long as you ‘Update your application form’. Any new information introduced will remain stored in our database and will thus be fully accessible the next time you log in. You will be able to delete, edit or modify any previously entered data.
In order to complete the application form you must upload the following documents (see Application Requirements below for more detailed instructions):
- Curriculum vitae et studiorum
- Copy of diploma certificate(s) (in Italian or English)
- Transcript of attended courses and professional qualifications (in Italian or English)
- Copy of passport or national identity card
- English language test certificate (or waiver referring to previous courses, work experience in English speaking countries, etc.)
Once you have finished providing all the requested data, you can ‘Submit your Application’. Please note that once you have submitted your application you will no longer be able to make changes.