Postgraduate studies at the EUI

The European University Institute provides advanced academic training to PhD students. The EUI carries out research in a European perspective (fundamental research, comparative research and Community research).

Doctoral programmes are offered in the following Departments:

  •     the Department of History and Civilisation
  •     the Department of Economics
  •     the Department of Law
  •     the Department of Political and Social Sciences.

Research students can study for periods from one to three years. Three years for the Institute's doctorate; one year's study in comparative, European and international law (the Ll.M.); or in exceptional cases, one or two years' doctoral training at the Institute before defending a thesis in the home university of the student.

Candidates should have an adequate knowledge of two official languages of the European Union. They should propose a specific thesis project that should be within the research areas covered by the Institute.

Detailed information on the programmes, admission and grant conditions for postgraduates from European Union Member States, the Associate Member States of the EUI (i.e. Norway, Poland and Switzerland, Hungary) and Non-EU counties (Central and Eastern Europe/Russian Federation/CIS, South and East Mediterranean, South East Europe, and other non-EU) available on the European University Institute website..