Call for Application: Doctoral Research Grants at European University Institute

Deadline: January 31, 2013

Every year, the EU member states and other European national authorities awards about 160 doctoral research grants to successful candidates admitted to the EUI Doctoral Programme. A Ph.D. from the European University Institute is an internationally recognised qualification.

The EUI prepares researchers for developing and defending a doctoral thesis in the fields of economics, history and civilization, law, and political and social sciences. They offer graduate students a unique opportunity to study in an international setting with an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together leading scholars in each subject area. Most alumni go on to take up positions in academia across Europe and beyond, while many also work in EU institutions, national governments or the private sector, as well as international organisations.

The doctoral programme

While each department structures its own four-year programme, researchers are involved in seminars and other events where they are encouraged to actively participate and present their work. During their Ph.D. programme students may travel within the EU and further to conduct research. There are also exchange opportunities with other leading academic institutions.

Grants and fees

Most EU member states offer grants that cover living costs and tuition fees. There are additional agreements with non-EU member states and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides grants to candidates from a number of countries. For more information please refer to our grant info page.


  • Applicants must meet the degree requirements set by the national grant authorities.
  • Languages: The majority of Ph.D. students and professors are multilingual; all are required to have a very good knowledge of English. The Institute is committed to accommodating other EU languages where possible.

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