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European Law and Governance, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Athens, Greece
The ELGS PhD is a degree program lasting a minimum of 3 years which enables students to conduct independent research in the fields of Legal Research, Governance Studies, or on an interdisciplinary topic. It is supported by the expansive ELGS International Faculty network of over 100 legal and governance scholars and practitioners worldwide,the ELGS Partner Universities across Europe and the world.
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Overview

Students of the program will be granted access to attend EPLO events on key themes in EU law and governance and to interact with renown EU leaders and decision-makers. Students graduate with a clear understanding and awareness of the most up-to-date scholarly research, as well as a solid professional network to support them in their career after the ELGS.

Full time residency is not a requirement for this degree, but students may be required to attend several training sessions throughout the program which will be held at the EPLO premises in Greece. 

The first training session will introduce students to advanced research methods, while consecutive sessions focus on tutoring and teaching skills. Students are also expected attend classes, seminars, and lectures, as designated by their supervisors, and to be actively involved in presenting their research findings at conferences throughout Europe and the greater world. Upon completion of the program students will deliver up to a 100,000 word thesis.

While this program encourages mobility and flexibility, students are expected to be devoted full time to their PhD studies. Students that are employed should be able to demonstrate balance work and study and be able to deliver their thesis within the established period of time.

Program Benefits

The ELGS PhD program is a modern program of the highest academic standard, which has been designed with flexibility and mobility in mind. Successful applicants will be assigned a supervisor, based upon their academic interests, from the renowned International Faculty Network of the ELGS.

The International Faculty Network is comprised of professors and practitioners from throughout the world, which enables students to conduct research on a wide-range of topics, in many countries and in roughly 10 languages.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Assign supervisor and devise work program
  • Attend classes and conferences as determined by supervisor
  • Meetings with supervisor
  • Qualifying Test (10,000 word paper on research proposal, Title, Draft Outline)
  • Successful students from 1st year progress from PRS to PhD status
  • 2-day training on ‘How to be a tutor’ at Sounion (optional)
  • Assist in undergraduate and postgraduate tutorials of the ELGS (for resident students)
  • Attend classes and conferences as determined by supervisor
  • Attend PhD Conference (Year 2 or 3)
  • PhD Students submit confirmation Test
  • Tutorship
  • Attend classes and conferences as determined by supervisor
  • Attend PhD Conference (Year 2 or 3)
  • Students granted leave to supplicate
  • Delivery of Thesis
  • Thesis Defense

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Completed online Application Form in English
  • Photograph and ID 
  • Most Recent Academic Record 
  • Proof of proficiency of language that thesis will be written in, if non-native speaker
  • Personal Statement with Scholarship request if applicable 400-600 words
  • Two Reference Letters 
  • Research Proposal 1,500 words
  • Two Academic Writing Samples on relevant topic 
  • Application Fee of 50 euros ( non-refundable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13800 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 595 - 760 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

All students must be able to provide evidence of sufficient funding to cover the cost of their tuition fees throughout the duration of the program. If you have obtained funding from an outside source, please indicate this in your application.

Please note that there are a limited number of scholarships available each year, which are select based upon merit. In the event that you are interested in being considered for a scholarship, please submit a scholarship request in the amount of 400-600 words.

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