The European University Institute (EUI) is a transnational hub for interdisciplinary research and higher learning, situated on the hills near Florence, Italy. The EUI offers fully funded four-year PhD programmes in Economics, History and Civilisation, Law and Political and Social Sciences. Up to 150 scholarships are available for September each year, covering tuition fees and providing a monthly grant. Conditions of Scholarship
Economics, History, Civilisation, Law, Political and Social Sciences
European University Institute, Fiesole, Florence, Italy
4 years full time on campus
September each year
Full funding of fees and subsistence
Open November to January each year
31 January each year
Why study at EUI?
- EUI is a culturally diverse academic community where you will study alongside around 900 scholars from over 70 countries.
- Develop your intellectual curiosity through a well-structured PhD programme that enables original and innovative research.
- Conduct research in an inclusive, dynamic multi-lingual environment, whilst working in English and enjoying the campus view of the beautiful city of Florence.
- Be part of an international professional network. EUI alumni hold positions in academia (65%), international organisations (9%), other research (6%), the private sector (6%), national organisations (3%), law firms (3%) and national central banks (3%).
- Maltese citizen who has been residing in Malta for the past five (5) years. Provided that a Maltese citizen who has been residing outside Malta for study, health or work purposes or any other purpose which the Tertiary Education Scholarships Scheme Board may consider, will still be eligible to apply and this period of time during which the citizen was abroad will not be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculating the five (5) year requirement.
- Maltese Citizen who is a worker or self-employed person in Malta.
- National of an EU/EEA state or a family member of such EU/EEA national (as defined in SL460.17 and in SL217.04 respectively for EU and EEA nationals), provided that such person has obtained permanent residence in Malta in accordance with SL460.17 and in SL217.04 respectively for EU and EEA nationals.
- National of an EU/EEA state who is in Malta exercising his/her Treaty rights as a worker, self-employed person or person retaining such status in accordance with SL460.17.
- Third country national that has been granted long-term residence status under SL217.04.
- The minimum degree requirement for admission to the EUI PhD Programme set by the Maltese grant-awarding authority is a Master’s degree equivalent to Level 7 on the Malta Qualifications Framework
- Candidates who are in the process of obtaining the minimum qualification required for admission may also submit their application by 31 January, but must achieve the above qualification no later than 31 August.
The selection process is administered entirely by members of the faculty at EUI. The selection criteria depend on the candidates’:
- Academic record
- Quality of the research proposal
- Potential supervision
- Language abilities
For more information on the selection process, schedule and criteria visit the EUI website.
How to Apply to the EUI Doctoral Programme
Applicants must submit their application and all required documents via the EUI interactive online application form which is available from November to January each year. The deadline for completing the application form and for the submission of references and all required documents is 31 January.
Apply Online: www.eui.eu/phd