European University Institute (EUI)

Florence, Italy
Created forty years ago, the European University Institute provides strong supervision and well-structured doctoral programmes in: Economics; History and Civilization; Law; and Political and Social Sciences. Our four-year Ph.D. programmes are fully-funded, with approximately 150 scholarships available annually that cover tuition fees and include a monthly grant.

About

History

Created forty years ago, the European University Institute provides strong supervision and well-structured doctoral programmes in:Economics; History and Civilization; Law; and Political and Social Sciences.

Our four-year Ph.D. programmes are fully-funded, with approximately 150 scholarships available annually that cover tuition fees and include a monthly grant.

Education

Join our culturally diverse academic community

  • Forty years’ experience in focusing exclusively on doctoral programmes, post-doctoral study and research has made the EUI a global leader in high-quality postgraduate education.
  • Our academic community has grown to include world-leading experts, visiting to present and discuss their work, and post-doctoral scholars, who further strengthen our interdisciplinary environment.

Fully-funded four-year Ph.D.s

  • EUI Ph.D.s are supported by approximately 150 scholarships that are offered annually. These cover tuition fees and provide a monthly grant.
  • Our application form opens in November, for admission the following September. You must apply online by 31 January.

Research

Develop your intellectual curiosity

  • Our well-structured Ph.D.s enable original research in economics, history and civilization, law, and political and social science.
  • Research activities includes seminars and conferences within all EUI departments, the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies.

A dynamic multi-lingual environment

  • Regularly voted one of the world’s most beautiful cities, nearby Florence is an unparalleled cultural and artistic centre.
  • EUI facilities include the Historical Archives of the European Union, which you can access to investigate European integration, and our world-class Library, with extensive multi-lingual collections and services .

Career

Be part of an international professional network

  • Our graduates enjoy excellence career prospects in Europe and around the globe.
  • Our alumni hold positions in academia (69%), international organisations (12%), national institutions (6%) and the private sector (4%). Source: Alumni Destination Survey 2014.
  • Our culture of conversation and interdisciplinary research allows you to build strong links with our faculty, visitors, post-doctoral scholars and your fellow researchers. These connections form an international professional network that can last throughout your time at the EUI and beyond.

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (3)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)
  • PhD Law
    Department of Law

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at European University Institute (EUI)!

Services

Student services

On-campus entertainment and extracurricular activities offer a break from your studies, and our sports and cultural clubs are all researcher-organised initiatives. The Tuscan countryside around our EUI villas means you simply step out of the door for hiking or cycling, while nearby Florence, regularly voted one of the world’s most beautiful cities, is an unparalleled cultural and artistic centre.

Library services

Working predominantly in English, EUI facilities include the prestigious Historical Archives of the European Union, which you can access to investigate European integration, and our world-class Library, that has extensive multi-lingual collections and services to support advanced research.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.