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Fully-funded four-year PhD in History and Civilisation

About the Programme

Are you looking for a fully-funded PhD in the social sciences?

An EUI PhD 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 PhD programmes

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

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

About our Department of History and Civilisation

Our Department of History and Civilisation examines Europe's relationship to the world.

  1. Think beyond boundaries – PhD opportunities to study global connections within early modern and modern European history
  2. Benefit from close thesis supervision – our professors and researchers create a constructive working environment, developing projects together through close consultation
  3. Explore transnational and comparative European history – access the Historical Archives of the European Union and be supported in visiting other archives
  4. Be part of an cosmopolitan intellectual community – meet and discuss with leading scholars from all over the world, who regularly visit our Department
  5. Establish international links – our graduates are employed in universities, research centres, and organisations around the globe

Develop your intellectual curiosity

The close supervision that we provide for your PhD 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

Funding notes

All EUI PhD 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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