Applications to the Max Weber Programme Still on the Rise

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upward trend of application to the MWP 2005-2013

upward trend of application to the MWP


The latest call for applications to the MW Fellowships for 2014-2015 just closed on 25 October. Once again the Max Weber Programme shows its strength and appeal: applications went up 15 percent by comparison to the previous call totaling a new record (1277). The success of the Programme is  highlighted further by the comparison with the 8 percent decrease in applications to the JMF as shown in the table.





MWP applications by discipline_Page_2 


The distribution of applications by Departments confirms among the applicants for the 2014-2015 fellowships  the increasing appeal of HEC and SPS while  ECO and LAW are fairly stable in comparison with the previos cohort.




applications by women 

 By comparison with 2012 there has been a 4 percent shift in favour of male applicants who were 56 percent in 2012 and are 60 percent in 2013. Applications by women have evenly decreased for LAW, SPS, and ECO and remained fairly stable for HEC. In real terms the gender balance among applicants has worsened more than these data display  in the light of the general increase in applications and in particular to HEC.




geographic origins of applicants

geographic origins of applicants

 Applicants to the MW Fellowships for 2014-2015 came from around the globe. The biggest share is from Europe followed by Asia and North America. To further mark the strength of the appeal of the latest call for applicants it is noticeable that applications from North America have picked up again and that globally the general trend is upward.