Scholarship scheme for academic exchange between EU & Candidate countries and Western Balkan countries

Start: Sept. 15, 2009
End: Oct. 29, 2009
Place: EU
The University of Bologna together with the University of Graz, The New Bulgarian
University of Sofia and the University of Primorska are launching a new
International PhD Programme in "Diversity Management and Governance"
leading to a Joint Degree.
The three-year English-taught Programme offers specialized interdisciplinary and
comparative academic training in the study of various forms of diversity, be it ethnic,
cultural, linguistic, regional, religious, social or sexual orientation, and its
management. Conflict prevention and management theories, reconstruction and
reconciliation of divided societies after violent conflicts and political tensions,
integration policies and the establishment of good governance throughout Europe
are in focus in this Joint PhD Programme.
To ensure the students´ highest mobility the Programme requires that PhD
Candidates spend at least two semesters in one of the partner universities.
The Programme offers at least two study grants of about 13.600,00 Euro per year
to students applying at the University of Bologna. Moreover, the University of
Bologna guarantees enrolment to two students selected among applicants holding a
scholarship from their home government, the Italian one or other Institutions. More
grants will be made available for students from the South-East of Europe within the
framework of the community Programme entitled Erasmus Mundus External
Windows, coordinated by the University of Graz, whose deadline is 29th October
2009.


How to Apply

Interested students could apply for enrolment in the university of their choice among
the four partner universities; if the application is successful the doctoral student
must enrol in the university chosen for the application.
Beside the completed application form (to be expected by mid-October), interested
students must submit the following documents:

* Research project structured with background, research presentation,
methodology, expected results

* CV in English

* Diploma/Degree Certificate (plus English translation)

* Proof of knowledge of English (TOEFL or equivalent, diploma from a UK or US
university etc.)

* Two letters of recommendation

* Transcript of university records (plus English translation)

A website fully devoted to the PhD Programme will be soon available on line.
For the time being, interested applicants could find other information at
http://www.eurobalk.net under the sections: activities/education/trainings.
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