European University Institute (EUI)

The European University Institute (EUI) runs annual calls for doctoral programmes. The institute is based in Florence, and it provides researcher training in the fields of History and Civilization, Economics, Law, and Political and Social Sciences.

The EUI’s Doctoral Programme is four years long. The course is primarily taught in English. The postgraduate students chosen for the programme are expected to write their doctoral dissertation during the course. The EUI is particularly driven to promote international and comparative research, but dissertations do not need to focus exclusively on European history or society. The EUI gives postgraduate students an opportunity to work in an international, multidisciplinary scientific community. Approximately 130 new postgraduate students are admitted to the EUI each year. Finnish universities aim to secure places for between two and three postgraduate students. The Research Council of Finland supports Finnish postgraduate students at the EUI by means of scholarships worth EUR 2,200 per month (EUR 2,600 if the student has underage children).

The EUI can also accept a few Academy Research Fellows funded by the Research Council of Finland to do research work at the EUI for one or two years at a time. Places at the EUI can be applied for in connection with Research Fellow funding. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the EUI’s research in advance and to contact the Research Council of Finland’s EUI coordinator.

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