Master Masters Scholarship in Risk and Emergency Management (REM)

at Institute for Advanced Study IUSS Pavia in Italy

The 3rd edition of the new Masters Programme in Risk and Emergency Management (REM) is being offered by the Understanding and Managing Extremes (UME) Graduate School of the IUSS Pavia to train graduates and professionals in the assessment, mitigation and management of extreme events, with a particular focus on those arising from natural hazards.

The unique characteristics of the programme include the broad, interdisciplinary curriculum that includes topics of statistics and probability, law, economics, resource management, natural hazards and risk, finance, insurance, sociology, communication, psychology, public health and medicine, and the innovative teaching structure which allows renowned lecturers from around the world to make up the teaching body.

Applications are currently open for the 2013/14 academic year, with a deadline of 28th February 2013, and a number of scholarships are available for the highest ranking applicants. Full details of the programme, as well as the application procedure and scholarship opportunities.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants are asked to register with the IUSS online application system , using a valid email address.

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’. After your submission, the referees will still be able to submit their reference letter, until the application deadline.

Please note that once you have submitted your application you will no longer be able to make changes.

MSc Degree

By submitting your Application you are officially confirming your interest in applying to the REM Masters Programme for the next academic year, beginning in September 2, 2013. The applications for the academic year 2013/2014 will open in November 2012 and will close on February 28, 2013, at 12:00, Italian time.

Within four weeks of the submission deadline, all applications will be reviewed and assessed by the REM Programme Assessment Board, and the list of successful candidates will be posted within April 30, 2013 on the IUSS Online Board.

Application Requirements

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.
    When required, the applicant, or the indicated referees, may be contacted with a view to obtain further information. As a general rule, MSc applicants will not be interviewed.

If an applicant is admitted to the programme, he/she will be asked to send original copies of the aforementioned documents to the IUSS Graduate Office by post.


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