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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 History and Civilization
Our Department of History and Civilization examines Europe's relationship to the world.
Develop your intellectual curiosity
The close supervision that we provide for your Ph.D. gives you the support for your research, as well as the confidence to work independently. This intellectual freedom allows you to shape your research, and your career, with the guidance and backing of our research-excellent staff.
Our Department encourages a culture of conversation – researchers and faculty work together to develop ideas and, each year, world leaders in numerous fields visit to discuss and present their research. This interaction enables you to build your understanding, as you learn how to further develop and discuss your work through such remarkable access to these experts.
Establish international links
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
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.
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.