European University Institute (EUI)

EUI doctoral programme, research at EUI

The European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, is run jointly by EU Member States. The EUI arranges postgraduate training and awards research grants to postdoctoral researchers. The EUI has four departments: History and Civilization, Economics, Law, and Political and Social Sciences.

The language of instruction within the four-year EUI doctoral programme is normally English, in some programmes French. Successful applicants are expected to work on their doctoral dissertations during the programme. The EUI particularly supports international and comparative studies but the research need not focus on European history or society alone. The EUI offers graduate students a unique opportunity to study in an international setting with a multidisciplinary approach.

Some 160 doctoral candidates start their studies at the EUI each year. The aim is to select 3–5 postgraduate students from Finnish universities. The Academy of Finland provides grants to Finnish doctoral candidates selected to study at the EUI. The grant amounts to 1,925 euros per month. If the researcher has dependants, the grant is 2,325 euros per month.

The EUI can also receive one Academy-funded Academy Research Fellow at a time to carry out research at the EUI for 1–2 years. Funding for this opportunity is applied for as part of the five-year research post as Academy Research Fellow. If you are interested in working at the EUI, please read about EUI research before applying and contact the Academy’s EUI contact person (see below) when drafting your application.


Päivi Pihlaja
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Last modified 16 Aug 2017
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