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Grants for Doctoral Programme at European University Institute
European University Institute, Italy

Scholarship / Financial aid: 160 research grants are awarded annually

Date: academic year 2012-2013

Deadline: 31 January 2012

Open to: applicants with a Master degree in Economics, History and Civilization, Law, Political and Social Sciences

Announcement follows

The EUI prepares researchers for developing and defending a doctoral thesis.

160 research grants are awarded annually by the EU Member States and other European national authorities to successful candidates.

Programme Structure:

Year 1: Acquire a solid background for the doctoral work; set out the proposed research.
Years 2 and 3: Research, field work, data collection, writing of the thesis under close supervision.
Year 4: Writing up and preparation for the defence of the thesis. Part of the year may be used for professional or university traineeships or teaching opportunities

A Ph.D. from the European University Institute is an internationally recognised qualification.

Grant Information

EU Member States

Grants and tuition fees for Ph.D. candidates are covered by the national grant-awarding authority for Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Other Member States

Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Romania and Slovakia are new EU Members States, but have not yet signed the EUI Convention. Consequently, there are currently no grants available for Ph.D. candidates from these countries.

Candidates from these countries are encouraged to apply. They do not pay the €12,000 yearly tuition fee.

Associate Member States, Norway and Switzerland

Nationals of Norway and Switzerland and may be admitted to the EUI under the Association Agreements.

Grants and tuition fees for doctoral candidates are covered by the national grant-awarding authority.


The terms of the grant agreement with the Turkish authorities are currently under revision.

Countries Covered by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs awards grants to candidates from: Croatia, Georgia and the CIS; Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian Territories; Iraq, Mauritania and Yemen, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia and Serbia.

Tuition fees are also covered by the Ministry.

Countries Covered by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs awards grants to candidates from Latin American Countries: Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haití, Republica Dominicana, Paraguay, Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador, Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Brasil, México, Chile, Venezuela, Panamá, Argentina, Uruguay.

Tuition fees are also covered by the Ministry.

Other Non-EU Countries

Nationals from other non-EU countries not mentioned above may also be admitted to the EUI.

Successful candidates from countries not covered by the above programmes must:

- guarantee they have sufficient funds (minimum € 1,180 a month) to support themselves in Florence during the programme (12 or 48 months)
- pay the EUI tuition fees of € 12,000 a year

The Principal is authorised to reduce or waive fees for candidates from developing countries.

Payment of fees and maintenance grant must be through a national or private grant foundation.

Deadline for applications: 31 January every year.

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