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

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 Law
Our Department of Law examines questions of global importance today, offering an LL.M. and a doctoral programme.

  1. Study the challenges facing European, international and private law – Ph.D. opportunities across social, cultural, political and economic topics
  2. Explore global dimensions – the range of interests amongst our faculty allows your research to transcend national boundaries and contexts
  3. Enjoy a high-level intellectual life – learn from and collaborate with the distinguished practitioners, academics and experts who visit and research within our department
  4. Develop yourself – our courses, working groups and tailored supervision gives you the tools needed to write your world-class thesis
  5. Advance your career – our graduates hold important posts around the world in academia, within European, national and international organisations, and across the private sector

Develop your intellectual curiosity
Our researchers create strong links during their time here, thanks to our outstanding levels of interaction between faculty and researchers. Close supervision, seminars that are open to all, and active working groups ensures a good exchange of ideas and knowledge, which shapes your research and helps develop your intellectual autonomy.

The interdisciplinary nature of our Department means that, each year, world famous scholars and leaders in their field visit to research, present and discuss work. Our researchers further develop their skills and understanding through access to these experts.

Advance your career

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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