PHOENIX Erasmus +: Erasmus Mundus

Joint Doctoral Program on Dynamics of Health and Welfare

Recruitment Procedure

Last Applicant Ranking


Partner Category

Programme Category

Applicant ID Applicant name Ranking
766 Dariya Ordanovich 1
803 Joao Victor Muniz Rocha 2
824 Klein Fernandez 3
810 Mayssa Rekhis 5
728 Glen Makiri 6
811 Polycarp Musinguzi 7
799 Evdokia Romanova 8
723 Gebeyehu Abate 9
744 John Gillon 10
760 Kavitha Narayanan 12
837 Oleksii Makarenkov 13
795 Dereje Demissie 14
791 Luchuo Engelbert Bain 15
818 Anar Mami 16
858 Mehkar Sherwani 17
787 Rogers Twesigye 18
748 Tadele Bayu 19
752 Eyasu Ejeta Duken 20
864 Mansoor Sheikh 23
844 Vladimir Radojevic 24
751 Valeria Bondarenko 25
798 Reshma Nikam 28
823 MD Kamrujjaman 29
831 Sajid Ihsan 30
822 Lingfei Sun 31
832 Budi Darmawan 32

Applicant ID Applicant name Ranking
843 Cristina Santos 1
806 Ana Teixeira 2
802 Emmanuelle RICAUD ONETO 3
771 Annabelle Bonje 5
740 Lionel Pusing 6
868 Vladan Bozanovic 7
829 Wen LIN 8
855 Alessandra Checchinato 9
857 Chiara Scalera 10
851 Khatira Huseynova 11
838 Farkhat Kainazarov 12


The Consortium will follow the Code of Good Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. A specialist on the precise profile of the PhD applicant, if not present inside the committee, will be invited when needed. Special attention will be paid to recruitment of applicants from Central and Eastern Europe, facilitated by the contacts established by the consortium members within the Thematic Network PhoenixTN activities. By experience, female students are under-represented among the applicants from certain countries due to cultural factors. Special emphasis will be put on recruiting such applicants. Professionals, looking for further academic training will also be encouraged to apply. Top performing students at the partners' master courses will be encouraged to apply. The regulations of the JDP will be carefully followed, in particular regarding experience, transnational mobility, and academic quality of the applicants and transparency of the selection procedure. Transparent procedures and equal opportunity in terms of nationality and gender will be ensured.

Admission procedures

The coordinating partner will receive the students' application forms (European and Third country) through an online application published on the program's website, where all requirements and the selection principles are documented. The whole process will be monitored by the General Secretary (EHESS), who will organize the selection procedures, i.e. checking that the candidates' CVs correspond to the PhD criteria for eligibility: academic background (master diploma) in medicine, sociology, anthropology, history, geography, demography, philosophy, literature, law, economics, management or thematic programs within the field. The general secretary will also verify that each student has sent appropriate documents indicating the marks for examines in certified, digitalized copies of diplomas, including testimonies of the level in English (Toefl), French, Portuguese and/or Spanish. Other documents required are: a motivation letter in one of the said languages, research project proposal, and two recommendation letters. She will also confirm that the applicants have sent a certified copy of the diploma(s) by traditional post and will distribute the documents among the members of the Scientific Board for the selection meeting, where the final ranking will be made. In cases of uncertainty, personal interviews by Skype may be used (for control of proficiency) upon advance information to the student.

Requirements and Documents

Candidates shall deliver one (or several) duly verified Diplomas from postgraduate studies (Master or equivalent), with excellent results in at least one of the disciplines represented in the consortium (Medicine, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, etc.).

List of the documents to submit is on the "Application Form":

  • Clear copy of passport and, if available, residence permit
  • English, French, Portuguese, Spanish language skill certificates
  • Official transcripts: Undergraduate, Graduate, Postgraduate Certified English translation of transcripts, if necessary
  • List of other degrees
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • PhD thesis proposal (maximum 8000 words) - research themes
  • A motivation paper (maximum 1000 words)
  • Two letters of reference (one preferably academic) printed on letter head and signed or use the reference form provided
  • A copy of my master thesis or final project

Before you start completing the Application Form

Please carefully read the Eligibility rules and Selection criteria to check if your candidacy matches the criteria.

Please also take note of the mobility requirements.

General eligibility rules

To be eligible for the programme, the following criteria need to be met. The full criteria can be found in the Erasmus Mundus Programme Guide 2009 – 2013.

Two different EMJD fellowships can be awarded to doctoral candidates:

  • Partner Category fellowships can be awarded to third-country doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia who come from a country other than a European country and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in these countries. The only exception to this rule applies to third-country doctoral candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship in order to follow an EMMC.
  • Programme Category fellowships can be awarded to European doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia as well as to any doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia who do not fulfil the Partner Category criteria defined above. Fellowship candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria for both Categories (e.g. students with double nationality) must select the Category of their choice. As a result, they are entitled to apply only to one of the two categories of fellowship at a time.
    • Candidates fulfilling eligibility criteria for both Categories (e.g. with dual nationality) must choose a category and may only apply to one of the two categories of fellowship at a time.
    • Fellowship candidates must have already obtained a first post-graduate degree or demonstrate a recognised equivalent level of learning according to national legislation and practices.
    • Individual EMJD fellowships are awarded exclusively for full-time enrolment in one of the doctoral programmes.
    • Individuals who have already benefited from an EMJD fellowship are not eligible for a second grant.
    • Doctoral candidates benefiting from an EMJD fellowship cannot benefit from other EU grants while carrying out their Erasmus Mundus doctoral activities.
    • Only candidates who have applied to and have been accepted by an EMJD consortium in accordance with its specific doctoral candidate's application and selection criteria are eligible for a fellowship.
    • Students/Doctoral candidates can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship/fellowship to the Erasmus Mundus Action 1 joint programme (EMMC or EMJD) of their choice but the number of applications must be limited to maximum three different joint programmes.

Selection Criteria

Students are selected on the basis of several criteria, as follows:

  • Applications are accepted until 09th January 2015. They must include:
    • Personal Details (with a copy of your photography, your passport and resident permit, if applicable)
    • Language Skils (Proof of English proficiency - TOEFL, French, Spanish, etc)
    • Academic Qualifications (with all the diplomas/certificates)
    • Curriculum Vitae (European Model, 3 pages maximum)
    • Research Proposal (maximum 8 000 words)
    • Motivation letter (Written in your second language on the reasons why you apply for this Erasmus Mundus Programme (Maximum 1000 words)
    • Reference Form (Two letters of recommendation from qualified persons, including one from the master's thesis supervisor (these must have original signatures and contain the contact details of the referees)
    • Information about undergraduate studies
    • Survey
  • The doctorate programme is open to students from around the world with an academic master's degree and at least 5 years (300 ECTS) of academic education and proven excellence in academic records. Candidates should have affinity with the call topic and fit with the proposed research project listed in the call.
  • In the selection process the following research themes will be privileged:
    • Pandemics and/or re-emerging diseases - social responses, risks and prevention;
    • Chronic diseases in society and everyday life - physical disabilities, dementia, etc;
    • Health and social differentials - age, gender, ethnicity disability, marginalization, etc;
    • Health and welfare systems during rapid change - social, political and institutional aspects;
    • Implementation of knowledge and health policies in difficult social contexts;
    • Comparative perspectives on public health - ideology, policy and practice;
    • Health and welfare institutions in a comparative perspective;
    • High-tech and institutional management of health care;
    • Ethical, legal, cultural and/or socioeconomic aspects on contemporary health care (social distribution and equity, impacts of scientific and technological innovations in reproductive medicine, the transplantation market, genetic manipulation, etc.);
    • Societal perspectives on the pharmaceutical market;
    • Poor relief and health care in the early modern period;
    • Health care and the state building.
  • The applications are scored in a total of 100 points for their:
    A) CV Evaluation
    1. Research project: 30 points
    2. Academic Excellency: 20 points
    3. Languages: 20 points
    4. Motivation letter: 5 points
    5. Recommendation letters: 5 points
    6. Experience: 20 points
    B) If the consortium remains with doubts, skype interviews can be scheduled with the pre-selected candidates. In the interviews the applicants are scored for their:
    1. Language skills: 25 points
    2. Viability of the research: 25 points
    3. Methodology: 25 points
    4. Expectations: 25 points
    In case the consortium have to use the skype interviews, this will count 30% for their final score:
    Final Score = (A * 70%) + (B * 30%)

Mobility requirements

Mobility is a key component of this program. Each candidate will be expected to conduct their PhD under the supervision of at least two different European institutions, following joint courses with the other students in your cohort.

Please note that the Erasmus Mundus guidelines require that all PhD students:

  • Perform their training/research periods in at least two European countries represented in the consortium; for programme fellowship holders, two of the countries visited during the EMJD activities must be different from the country in which the doctoral candidate has obtained his/her last university degree;
  • Spend most of the doctorate period in the European countries represented in the consortium or among the associated partners. However, if the EMJD consortium includes third-country full and/or associated partners:
    • Partner Category fellowship holders can spend a training/research/ fieldwork period of a maximum duration of one semester (or 6 months, cumulative or consecutive) in these countries and only if different from the student's country of origin; periods in excess of this duration may not be covered by the EMJD fellowship.
    • o Programme fellowship holders can spend up to one year (cumulative or consecutive) of their doctorate activities in these countries; periods in excess of this duration may not be covered by the EMJD fellowship.

For complementary information, please contact:

  • Isália Morais - the secretary, for academic or administrative questions
  • Luís Borrego - the webmaster, for technical questions/problems


PHOENIX is a Joint Doctorate programme selected under Erasmus Mundus

Project Coordinator: Prof. Laurinda Abreu | Contacts: Isália Morais

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