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Fully-funded four-year PhD in Economics


About the Programme

Fully-funded four-year PhD programmes

The European University Institute (EUI) offers a thoroughly articulated doctoral programme allowing you to develop your intellectual curiosity and enabling original research. Approximately 130 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 1000 scholars hailing from more than 90 countries.

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

Our call for applications opens in November, for admission the following September. You must apply online by 31 January.

About the EUI Department of Economics

The EUI 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 from our excellent professors.
  3. Learn from the experts – present, discuss, and interact with the world leaders in their fields.
  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-intensive 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 large 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 institutions (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 PhD programmes are fully funded. Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates who meet the given eligibility criteria. Please visit our website for further details.

Funding Notes

All of the PhD opportunities in this programme are fully funded. Please read the full programme details for further information: View Website

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