An international institution with a European focus, the European University Institute is one of the most culturally diverse doctoral schools anywhere in the world. Nearly 900 scholars from over 60 countries combine to create a truly multi-national community with no one dominant culture.
Four Doctoral Programmes:
- History and Civilization
- Political and Social Sciences
With leading scholars in economics, history, law and political and social sciences, all four departments promote interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our forty years of experience focusing exclusively on doctoral studies and research makes us a global leader in defining high-quality postgraduate education.
More than Writing a Dissertation
The EUI offers a fully structured doctoral programme. Apart from enjoying close supervision in writing their dissertations, researchers are educated to become academically literate in neighbouring fields and disciplines. They also acquire teaching, writing, research and other skills that give them a headstart for their postdoctoral careers.
The EUI Experience
At the EUI you will find an intellectual and social community that is supportive, inclusive and international. You will not only enjoy an intense and satisfying life on campus and in Florence but also become immersed in research networks and acquire enduring friendships that thrive long after completion of the doctorate. As our alumni fondly testify, the years spent as researchers in Florence count among the most stimulating and enjoyable of their lives.
The EUI has very high completion rates. 80 percent of all students admitted to the Ph.D. programme since 2000 and 83 percent of those admitted to the second year of study successfully defend their thesis within 6 years. 69 percent of our alumni are currently employed in academic positions while 12 percent work in international organisations. Alumni from the ECO department frequently obtain positions in central banks. Over 30 percent of all alumni from all cohorts are now employed in senior positions in their chosen career.
Ph.D. grants are available for nationals of most EU member states. These are EU member states that have signed the EUI Convention. A limited number of additional grants are available for non-EU member states.
The EUI campus is situated in the scenic Tuscan hills overlooking Florence, near Fiesole. Set in historic buildings among landscaped Italian gardens, the EUI offers its members the opportunity to carry out their research in settings of unparalleled beauty. Researchers enjoy state-of-the-art academic resources and ICT services; housing opportunities; food services; sports facilities and spaces for cultural, social and artistic initiatives.
The deadline for applications for the 2015-2016 academic year is 31 January 2015. The application form, research proposal, reference letters and other required documents must be received by midnight (central European time) on that date.