European University Institute (EUI) offers 150 Fully Funded PhD Scholarships for international students for the academic year 2017-2018.

Brief Description: The EUI hosts a number of fellowships for both young and senior academics. These are Max Weber Fellowships, Jean Monnet Fellowships at the RSCAS, and the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships. It also hosts externally funded postdoctoral fellowships, such as Marie Curie, Canon Foundation, and the Academy of Finland.

Eligibility: To qualify for a national PhD grant, applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority:

  • Austria: Completion of university studies (Magister/Master’s degree)
  • Belgium: Master degree
  • Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree
  • Denmark: Kandidateksamen
  • Finland: Ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/högre högskoleexamen, equivalent foreign degree
  • France: DEA (or Master) or equivalent to bac + 5
  • Germany: Completion of university studies and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
  • Greece: Higher education degree (ISCED 6), and master’s degree or equivalent (ISCED 7)
  • Italy: Laurea (Vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica /Masters (nuovo ornament)
  • Latvia: Magistra grads vai magistrate grade limenim pielidzinata izglitiba (Master’s degree or education equal to a Master’s degree)
  • Netherlands: Doctoral examen or Master’s degree
  • Norway: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
  • Poland: Master’s degree (magister or an equivalent degree)
  • Portugal: Licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
  • Romania: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree + a master degree (usually 3 + 2 years) or an equivalent qualification needed to study for a doctorate
  • Spain: Estudios de grado o licenciado y un master al menos de 60 créditos
  • Sweden: General entry requirements (According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance). A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or her: 1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification. 2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or 3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.The higher education institution may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant if there are special grounds. Ordinance (2010:1064)
  • Switzerland: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
  • UK & Ireland: Good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master’s degree
  • EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships: Master or equivalent degree in an academic discipline relevant to the doctoral programme of the selected EUI Department and to the research proposal
  • Other countries: Diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country

Study Program: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree programme.

Study Major: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences and History.

Scholarship Award: These scholarships are fully funded.

National/International Students: Grants are available for nationals of some EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland) and some limited grants for nationals of non-EU member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkey).

How to Apply: Applicants must submit an application and all required documents via the interactive online application form. There are two distinct phases in the application process

  • Register as early as possible: You are encouraged to register, insert your personal and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. Reference letters will not be accepted after the deadline 31 January 2017 (24:00 – CET).
  • Complete and submit application by the deadline 31 January 2017
  • Before starting online submission, prepare the required documents:
  • A one or two page CV
  • The research statement of 1500 words (See above)
  • A degree transcript, issued by your university listing the exams/courses taken at university, grades/marks awarded and (if applicable) the final degree result (electronic size max 1 MB). Submit your transcript as a scanned file to the on-line application. If pertinent, you may attach more than one transcript from previous degree/s. Do not attach or send supplementary documents that are not strictly requested, such as the copy of your official diploma, traineeships diplomas etc.
  • International English language certificate (See above).
  • GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31st January 2017.

For more details visit the official site