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Fully-funded four-year PhD in Economics


About the Programme

Fully-funded four-year PhD programmes

The EUI offers a thoroughly articulated doctoral programme allowing you to develop your intellectual curiosity and enabling original research. Approximately 150 scholarships are available every year, covering tuition fees and providing a monthly grant.

An EUI PhD is more than writing a dissertation

Our culturally diverse academic community allows you to study alongside approximately 900 scholars hailing from 70 countries.

You will work in an inclusive, dynamic, interdisciplinary, and multi-lingual environment, in a campus comprised of four historic buildings overlooking the beautiful city of Florence.

Our PhD 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 – PhD opportunities across theoretical and applied topics
  2. Be part of a cohesive community – benefit from close supervision and ongoing support by our excellent professors
  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 PhD, 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 (65%), international organisations (9%), other research (6%), the private sector (6%), law firms (3%), national organisations (3%), national central banks (3%), European Central Bank (1%)*

* Alumni Destination Survey 2021

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. 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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