The European University Institute provides advanced academic training to PhD students. The EUI carries out research in a European perspective (fundamental research, comparative research and Community research).
Doctoral programmes are offered in the following Departments:
the Department of History and Civilisation
the Department of Economics
the Department of Law
the Department of Political and Social Sciences.
Research students can study for periods from one to three years. Three years for the Institute’s doctorate; one year’s study in comparative, European and international law (the Ll.M.); or in exceptional cases, one or two years’ doctoral training at the Institute before defending a thesis in the home university of the student.
Candidates should have an adequate knowledge of two official languages of the European Union. They should propose a specific thesis project that should be within the research areas covered by the Institute. Guidelines on how to set out the research proposal can be found on the (reverse side) of the application form.
The application deadline for admission to the post-graduate programmes is annually on 31st January.
Detailed information on the programmes, admission and grant conditions for postgraduates from
– European Union Member States,
– the Associate Member States of the EUI (i.e. Norway, Poland and Switzerland, Hungary) and
– Non-EU counties (Central and Eastern Europe/Russian Federation/CIS, South and East Mediterranean, South East Europe, and other non-EU)