European University Institute: Doctoral Programme

    With leading scholars in Economics, History, Law and Political and Social Sciences, all four departments promote interdisciplinary research and teaching. Our forty years' experience focusing exclusively on doctoral studies and research makes us a global leader in high-quality postgraduate education.

    Around 160 doctoral research grants are available to eligible candidates for the 2015-16 academic year, starting on 1st of September.

    With a completion rate of 80% and 69% of our alumni currently employed in academic positions, we invite you to consider the EUI as the next step in your post-graduate education.


    • Austria: completion of university studies (Magister/Master’s degree)

    • Belgium: maîtrise or master (economics), or licence with distinction

    • Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree

    • Denmark: kandidateksamen

    • Finland: ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/högre högskoleexamen, 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 - ISCED 6

    • Italy: laurea (vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica /Masters (nuovo ordinamento)

    • **Latvia:**magistra grads vai magistra grada limenim pielidzinata izglitiba (Master's degree or education equal to a Master's degree)

    • Netherlands: doctoraal examen or Master's degree

    • Norway: Master's degree (or education equal to a Master's degree).

    • Poland: Magister, Magister inzynier lub inny równorzedny

    • Portugal: licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal

    • Spain: licenciatura

    • Sweden: General entry requirements (According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance)

      A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

      1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification

      2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or

      3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

      The higher education institution may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds.

      Ordinance (2010:1064)

    • Switzerland: licence/diplôme or master

    • UK & Ireland: good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master's degree

    • EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships: Master or equivalent degree in an academic discipline relevant to the doctoral programme of the selected EUI Department and to the research proposal.

    • Other countries: diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country

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