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Statistics on Max Weber Fellows and Applicants

Applications to the Max Weber Fellowships 2016-2017

applications 2015-2016


In 2015 the Max Weber Programme received 1106 applications from 95 countries for the Fellowships to be awarded in the academic year 2016-2017. 





offers 2016by country


Among them 47 Fellowships were offered to applicants from 25 different nationalities bringing the success rate for this cohort to about 4%. By adding Fellows who were awarded a second year in the Fellowship the total number of MW Fellows for the academic year 2016-2017 will be 60.



offers 2016-2017 no second year



The distribution of new Fellowships  among the EUI Deprtments is fairly even.




offers 2016 by gender


Similarly to the previos round of applications this year there have been more male applicants (57%) than females (43%) Yet the Programme has offered more Fellowships to women (32) than men (28).





Successful applicants have been selected both among those who indicated a preference for one of the Thematic Research Groups of the Programme and those who did not give any preference.

 offers 2016-2017 by thematic group

Applications to the Max Weber Fellowships 2015-2016

By the deadline on October 25th 2014, the Max Weber programme received 1145 applications for the four EUI departments and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS).  

The majority of applications came from Europe (675 applications), followed by North America (208), Asia (173), South and Central America (48), Africa (26) and Oceania (15). Most applicants also expressed their affiliation with a specific thematic group, which was a novelty introduced to the Max Weber in 2014.

Please note that the comparison with the applications from the previous years should take into account changes in the eligibility criteria.


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Max Weber Fellows 2014-2015

During the 2014-2015 academic year, the Max Weber Programme is hosting 50 fellows in four different departments of the EUI: Social and Political Science (SPS), History and Civilization (HEC), Economics (ECO) and Law (LAW).


 Max Weber Fellows by Discipline and Year of Fellowship:


While 12 fellows continued their fellowship from the last year, 38 Fellows were selected from a pool of 1277 applicants with a success rate of 3.13%. The success rate for the cohort 2015-2016 is still very competitive at 4.37%.

Success rate among applicants to the Max Weber Fellowships from 2006-2007 to 2015-2016




Page last updated on 17 August 2017