150 Fully-Funded PhD Degree Scholarships at the European University Institute, Italy

The European University Institute (EUI) in Italy is inviting applications for fully-funded PhD Degree Scholarships in Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences. This prestigious scholarship program aims to support international students pursuing doctoral studies in various disciplines offered by the EUI. Established in 1972, the EUI is renowned for its exceptional research environment and offers one of the largest doctoral programs in the social sciences in Europe. Situated in the picturesque Tuscan hills overlooking Florence, the EUI provides an unparalleled academic experience for aspiring scholars.

Application Deadline: Monday, 31 January 2023, at 14:00 (CET)

Brief Description:

  • University: European University Institute (EUI)
  • Departments: Economics, History and Civilization, Law, Political and Social Sciences
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Fully-Funded
  • Number of Awards: 150
  • Nationality: International
  • Location: Italy

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Eligible Countries: Open to applicants from all countries worldwide.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: PhD study in Economics, History and Civilization, Law, Political and Social Sciences.
  • Admissible Criteria: Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority for admission to the EUI PhD Programme. Specific eligibility criteria vary by country, and candidates should review the requirements outlined for their respective countries.

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates should fill out the application form provided on the EUI website for their chosen department.
  • Ensure all mandatory documents, including a CV, 1500-word research statement, transcripts, English language certificate, references, and GRE scores (if applicable), are submitted with the application.

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements specified for their respective countries. These requirements vary depending on the country of origin and are outlined in detail on the EUI website.

Language Requirement:

  • Proficiency in English at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is required. Candidates must provide an internationally recognized English language certificate to demonstrate their proficiency.


  • The scholarship covers tuition fees and living costs for EU member state applicants.
  • Individual awards are available for non-EU member state applicants.
  • Additional funding may be provided by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for candidates from certain countries.

The European University Institute’s fully-funded PhD Degree Scholarships offer an exceptional opportunity for international students to pursue doctoral studies in Italy. With a wide range of disciplines and generous financial support, the EUI scholarship program enables aspiring scholars to undertake advanced research in a vibrant academic environment. Apply now and embark on a rewarding academic journey at one of Europe’s leading research institutions.

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