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Fully-funded four-year Ph.D. in Economics

About the Programme

Are you looking for a fully-funded Ph.D. in the social sciences?

An EUI Ph.D. is more than writing a dissertation

Our culturally diverse academic community allows you to study alongside approximately 900 scholars from 75 countries.

Located on the scenic hills above Florence, the EUI offers doctoral programmes, a post-doctoral programme and a research centre within the social sciences. Our dynamic multi-lingual environment means you work predominantly in English to create and develop research that is both original and innovative.

Fully-funded four-year Ph.D. programmes
The EUI offers well-structured doctoral programmes with approximately 150 scholarships available annually. These cover tuition fees and provide a monthly grant.

Our Ph.D. application form opens in November, for admission the following September. You must apply online by 31 January.

About our Department of Economics
Our Department of Economics is producing the next generation of top-class economics researchers.

  1. Study all the main fields within economics – Ph.D. opportunities across theoretical and applied topics
  2. Be part of a cohesive community – benefit from close supervision by our professors, while making lifelong connections with your fellow researchers and our post-doctoral scholars
  3. Learn from the experts – present, discuss and interact with the world leaders in their field who regularly visit our Department
  4. Develop your employability – receive comprehensive training, assistance and preparation for the job market and beyond
  5. Build networks – our graduates pursue successful careers in academia, and in the private and public sector, across the globe

Develop your intellectual curiosity
As a research-strong department, we offer focused supervision on your Ph.D., providing the support to explore your ideas and develop your intellectual autonomy. Our researchers work together, and with faculty, generating strong networks and connections that last throughout their time at the EUI and into their future career.

Yet our academic community is bigger than our faculty and our researchers – we welcome a huge number of world famous scholars to our Department each year. These visiting scholars present and discuss their work, allowing you to build your knowledge and develop your ideas further. You can interact with these experts on an unprecedented level.

Build networks

EUI alumni form an international professional network. Our alumni hold positions in academia (60%), national/public institutions (7%), law firms (7%), international organisations (6%), EU institutions (5%), the private sector (2%), NGOs (1.5%) and banks (1%)*

* Alumni Destination Survey 2018

Funding notes

All EUI Ph.D. programmes have funding attached. Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates who meet the given eligibility criteria. Please visit our website for further details.

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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