Our well-structured Ph.D. programmes include closely supervised dissertation work, courses on methods and theory, topical workshops as well as academic and professional development training.
Over 85% of EUI researchers successfully defend their thesis and more than 86% are either very satisfied or satisfied with their supervision.
Ph.D. researchers at the EUI enjoy:
Wellstructured, fully funded Ph.D. programmes
An academic environment that promotes research independence with close supervision, working groups, advanced training and courses
Excellent research support facilities including an outstanding social science research Library, an onsite European Documentation Centre, and the Historical Archives of the European Union
A dynamic research community with visiting experts and highlevel institutional and government actors from around the world
Access to an international network of alumni holding posts in academia (60%), national-level institutions (7%), EU institutions (5%), international organisations (6%), the private sector (2%), law firms and NGOs (8.5%), and banks (1%)*
An international, multilingual and culturally diverse campus near Florence, Italy
The European University Institute is an international postgraduate teaching and research institute. It offers advanced academic training for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers and fosters research in fields that are of particular interest for the development of Europe. The Institute is composed of four departments—Economics, History and Civilization, Law, and Political and Social Sciences; the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies; the Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies; the School of Transnational Governance; and the Historical Archives of the European Union.
Grants and tuition fees for Ph.D. candidates are covered by the national grant-awarding authorities of our contracting states.
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