Doctoral Programme: four-year fully-funded Ph.D. programmes in the social sciences at the European University Institute, Florence

Call for applications. Applications Deadline: 31 January 2018. The Application Form for the 2018-2019 academic year (starting 1 September 2018) is active until 31 January 2018.

The European University Institute would like to inform you about their four-year fully-funded Ph.D. programmes in the social sciences. The Ph.D. call is now open and students can apply online by 31 January 2018.

For September 2018, the EUI has approximately 150 scholarships available that cover tuition fees and include a monthly grant. As one of the grant providers is Austria. For an Austrian grant, applicants who hold one of the following study qualifications are eligible to apply, independently of their nationality or residence status:

  • completed their Master's degree at an accredited university in Austria and/or
  • passed their secondary school leaving exam (Matura or Reifeprüfung) in Austria.

On their webpages, you can find more details, read testimonials by current researchers and their alumni, and apply online.

Why should you consider the EUI?

  • Join a culturally diverse academic community – they will study alongside more than 800 scholars from over 60 countries
  • Develop their intellectual curiosity – our well-structured Ph.D. programmes enable original research in four disciplines (Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences)
  • The dynamic multi-lingual environment – they can work predominantly in English, while enjoying the view on the beautiful city of Florence
  • Fully-funded four-year Ph.D. programmes – approximately 150 scholarships offered annually
  • Become part of an international professional network – our alumni hold positions in academia (59%), the private sector (6%), country-specific institutions (4.5%), law firms and NGOs (4%), EU institutions (3.5%), international organisations (1.5%), and banks (1.5%)*

*Alumni Destination Survey 2017

Apply now

The call for Ph.D. applications is now open. Applicants have until 31 January to complete and submit their online application to join the EUI in September 2018.

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