160 Ph.D. scholarships in the social sciences

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    The EUI prepares researchers for developing and defending a doctoral thesis in the fields of economics, history and civilization, law, and political and social sciences.
    About 160 doctoral research grants are awarded annually by the EU member states and other European national authorities to successful candidates admitted to the EUI Doctoral Programme. A Ph.D. from the European University Institute is an internationally recognised qualification.
    The EUI offers graduate students a unique opportunity to study in an international setting with an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together leading scholars in each subject area. Most alumni go on to take up positions in academia across Europe and beyond, while many also work in EU institutions, national governments or the private sector, as well as international organisations.
    The campus, also home to the Historical Archives of the European Union and a first-class library, is spread out across the Tuscan hillside overlooking Florence. It is two hours by train to Milan or Rome, and there are international flights from airports at Florence, Pisa and Bologna to many destinations.
    As an international institution with a European focus, the EUI is probably the culturally most diverse doctoral school anywhere in the world. Its educational environment combines academic excellence with the lifeworld of a truly international community.
    While each department structures its own four-year programme, researchers are involved in seminars and other events where they are encouraged to actively participate and present their work. During their Ph.D. programme students may travel within the EU and further to conduct research. There are also exchange opportunities with other leading academic institutions.
    The majority of Ph.D. students and professors are multilingual; all are required to have a very good knowledge of English. The Institute is committed to accommodating other EU languages where possible.
    Most EU member states offer grants that cover living costs and tuition fees. There are additional agreements with non-EU member states and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides grants to candidates from a number of countries. For more information please refer to our grant info page.
    The EUI prepares researchers for developing and defending a doctoral thesis in the fields of economics, history and civilization, law, and political and social sciences.
    About 160 doctoral research grants are awarded annually by the EU member states and other European national authorities to successful candidates admitted to the EUI Doctoral Programme. A Ph.D. from the European University Institute is an internationally recognised qualification.
    The EUI offers graduate students a unique opportunity to study in an international setting with an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together leading scholars in each subject area. Most alumni go on to take up positions in academia across Europe and beyond, while many also work in EU institutions, national governments or the private sector, as well as international organisations.
    The campus, also home to the Historical Archives of the European Union and a first-class library, is spread out across the Tuscan hillside overlooking Florence. It is two hours by train to Milan or Rome, and there are international flights from airports at Florence, Pisa and Bologna to many destinations.
    As an international institution with a European focus, the EUI is probably the culturally most diverse doctoral school anywhere in the world. Its educational environment combines academic excellence with the lifeworld of a truly international community.
    While each department structures its own four-year programme, researchers are involved in seminars and other events where they are encouraged to actively participate and present their work. During their Ph.D. programme students may travel within the EU and further to conduct research. There are also exchange opportunities with other leading academic institutions.
    The majority of Ph.D. students and professors are multilingual; all are required to have a very good knowledge of English. The Institute is committed to accommodating other EU languages where possible.
    Most EU member states offer grants that cover living costs and tuition fees. There are additional agreements with non-EU member states and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides grants to candidates from a number of countries. For more information please refer to our grant info page.

    Eligibility

    You must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the national grant authorities by the beginning of the academic year for which you have applied. If you are a national of Latin America, you must have graduated at the time of applying.
    Austria: completion of university studies (Magister-Grad)
    Belgium: maîtrise or master (economics), or licence with distinction
    Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree
    Denmark: kandidateksamen
    Finland: ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/h├Âgre h├Âgskoleexamen, equivalent foreign degree
    France: DEA (or Master) or equivalent to bac + 5
    Germany: completion of university studies and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
    Greece: ptychion
    Italy: laurea (vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica /Masters (nuovo ordiinamento)
    Latvia: maistra grds vai maistra grda lmenim pieldzinta izgltba (Master's degree or education equal to a Master's degree)
    Netherlands: doctoraal examen or Master's degree
    Norway: Master's degree or Cand.Philol, Cand.Polit, Cand.Oecon., Cand.Sociol., or Cand.Jur.
    Poland: Magister, Magister inzynier lub inny r├│wnorzedny
    Portugal: licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
    Spain: licenciatura
    Sweden: kandidatexamen and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
    Switzerland: licence/dipl├┤me or master
    UK & Ireland: good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master's degree
    Latin American countries: licenciatura
    Other countries: diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country

    Benefits

    Most EU member states offer grants that cover living costs and tuition fees, determined by the state authority. For EU member states, the grant ranges from 1,050 to 4,500 per month. There are additional agreements with non-EU member states and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides grants to candidates from a number of countries. Grant-awarding authorities may also provide additional allowances for travel and if a researchers partner is joining them in Florence.
    While studying at the EUI, Ph.D. candidates in some areas can apply for grants to go on research trips.

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