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European University Institute

The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique academic institution founded in 1972 by the Member States of the European Community. The main purpose of the Institute is to promote research and doctoral and post-doctoral studies in the field of social sciences. Its four departments – EconomicsHistoryLawPolitical and Social Sciences – host and train more than 600 researchers from over 60 countries involved in one of the most prestigious research programmes recognized in Europe and in the world.

23 Member States of the European Union are currently part of the EUI but the Institute has also signed association agreements with a number of countries outside the EU (Switzerland and Norway).

The Institute is unique among the world’s academic institutions. Thanks to its distinctly international environment, the EUI offers an extremely high standard of academic training, enriches the intellectual and human experience, and provides exceptional opportunities for researchers, professors and fellows, spanning across multiple disciplines and crossing geographic and linguistic barriers. Its alumni include some of the leading international experts in the field of social sciences.

The community as a whole includes over 1000 members studying and working in the fourteen buildings located in the hills around Fiesole and Florence. Some of these are owned by the Italian Government, which has provided magnificent historic sites for the Institute’s activities since 1976. Heads of State, political leaders and internationally renowned academics are regular guests at the EUI and take part in its prestigious programme of conferences, workshops, courses and summer schools.

The Institute also includes the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, a specialised centre for applied, interdisciplinary and comparative research focused on topics of major importance for the European Union and the rest of the world, the Max Weber Programme, which every year prepares a growing number of fellows for a professional career in the academic sector, and the EUI School of Transnational Governance (STG). Since 2017, the EUI School of Transnational Governance (STG) provides excellent training on policy-making beyond the state. The School offers executive trainings to professionals and a Master in Transnational Governance; organises high-level policy dialogues; and hosts Policy Leader Fellows and Young African Leader Fellows.

The EUI library holds almost half a million books and a vast amount of electronic resources in the specialised areas of the Institute. This asset attracts many local and national scholars who would not easily find this material elsewhere.

The campus also houses the Historical Archives of the European Union, where, under an agreement between the European Commission and the EUI, the various institutions of the EU, except for the Court of Justice of the European Union, deposit their archives. The documents held here are an incomparable asset for understanding the genesis and development of European integration and are evidence of the EU’s commitment to preserving Europe’s history.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ITALIAN AND FOREIGN NATIONALS

As Italy is one of the EUI Contracting States, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers a number of scholarships to the Italian researchers, every year. Twenty-eight scholarships have been granted for the academic year 2023-2024. The above-mentioned scholarships refer to grantees currently registered in the first, second and third year of the doctoral programme.

Information regarding the offer of PhD scholarships for the academic year 2024-2025, for Italian students, is available at this link Italy/Italia (eui.eu).

The Ministry also grants scholarships to foreign citizens from the Balkans, People’s Republic of China, Turkey, Russian Federation, Ukraine and United States of America. For the academic year 2023-2024, 20 scholarships have been granted to students from the People’s Republic of China, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and United States of America. The above-mentioned scholarships refer to grantees currently registered in the first, second and third year of the doctoral programme.

Information regarding the offer of PhD scholarships for the academic year 2024-2025 for foreign students is available at this link Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Grants for Foreigners” Programme (eui.eu).

The deadline for completing the application form and for the submission of all the required documents is 31 January 2024 (14:00 – CET on that day).

 

For the academic year 2023-2024 the MAECI granted two 12-month scholarships to Italian students to attend the Master of Research in Economics at the EUI. The same number of scholarships was granted to foreign nationals from People’s Republic of China.

For the academic year 2024-2025, the MAECI will offer two 12-month scholarships for Italian students to attend the Master of Research in Economics at the EUI. Two scholarships will be offered also to foreign students for the same Master.

Useful information for prospective students/applicants are provided on the EUI website at the following link Master of Research in Economics • European University Institute (eui.eu).

The deadline for completing the application form and submitting all the required documents is 31 January 2023 (14:00 – CET on that day).