150 Fully Funded PhD Degree Scholarships for International Students in Italy, 2017-2018

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European University Institute (EUI) is pleased to offer 150 Fully Funded PhD scholarships for international students for the academic year 2017-2018. These scholarships are awarded in the field of Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences and History.

The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for a doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence.

The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level.

Scholarship Description:   

  • Application deadline:  January 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree programme.
  • Study Subject:  Scholarships are awarded in the field of Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences and History.
  • Scholarship Award:  These scholarships are fully funded.
  • Number of Scholarships: 150 scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: EU member states
  • Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Grants are available for nationals of some EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland) and some limited grants for nationals of non-EU member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkey).
  • Entrance Requirements: To qualify for a national PhD grant, applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority:
    • Austria: Completion of university studies (Magister/Master’s degree)
    • Belgium: Master degree
    • Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree
    • Denmark: Kandidateksamen
    • Finland: Ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/högre högskoleexamen, equivalent foreign degree
    • France: DEA (or Master) or equivalent to bac + 5
    • Germany: Completion of university studies and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
    • Greece: Higher education degree (ISCED 6), and master’s degree or equivalent (ISCED 7)
    • Italy: Laurea (Vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica /Masters (nuovo ornament)
    • Latvia: Magistra grads vai magistrate grade limenim pielidzinata izglitiba (Master’s degree or education equal to a Master’s degree)
    • Netherlands: Doctoral examen or Master’s degree
    • Norway: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
    • Poland: Master’s degree (magister or an equivalent degree)
    • Portugal: Licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
    • Romania: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree + a master degree (usually 3 + 2 years) or an equivalent qualification needed to study for a doctorate
    • Spain: Estudios de grado o licenciado y un master al menos de 60 créditos
    • Sweden: General entry requirements (According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance). A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or her: 1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification. 2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or 3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.The higher education institution may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant if there are special grounds. Ordinance (2010:1064)
    • Switzerland: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
    • UK & Ireland: Good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master’s degree
    • EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships: Master or equivalent degree in an academic discipline relevant to the doctoral programme of the selected EUI Department and to the research proposal
    • Other countries: Diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country
  • English Language Requirements: The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level. Candidates who are English native speakers, or have a degree from a university programme entirely taught in English and who have written a thesis in English in such a programme, are exempt from submitting a certificate of English proficiency. Applicants who submit a certificate with a test score below the threshold indicated hereunder may be conditionally admitted but will have to take English language courses during their first year. Sufficient progress in English language skills will be a criterion for admission to the second year. The following international certificates of English proficiency are recognised by the EUI: IELTS: 7.5, TOEFL (IBT) – EUI code 9408: From 110, Cambridge Proficiency: A/B/C or Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): A/B

PhD Scholarships

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit an application and all required documents via the interactive online application form.

How to Apply: There are two distinct phases in the application process

  • Register as early as possible: You are encouraged to register, insert your personal and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. Reference letters will not be accepted after the deadline 31 January 2018 (24:00 – CET).
  • Complete and submit application by the deadline 31 January 2018
  • Before starting online submission, prepare the required documents:
  • A one or two page CV
  • The research statement of 1500 words (See above)
  • A degree transcript, issued by your university listing the exams/courses taken at university, grades/marks awarded and (if applicable) the final degree result (electronic size max 1 MB). Submit your transcript as a scanned file to the on-line application. If pertinent, you may attach more than one transcript from previous degree/s. Do not attach or send supplementary documents that are not strictly requested, such as the copy of your official diploma, traineeships diplomas etc.
  • International English language certificate (See above).
  • GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.

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