European University Institute Fully Funded PhD Grants in Italy, and applications are submitted till 31 January, 2015. European University Institute is awarding fully funded PhD grants for four years in the area of Law, Political and Social Sciences and History. There are 160 grants available for nationals of some EU member states and some limited grants for nationals of non EU member states. To qualify for a national grant, student must meet the specific requirements set by the national grant authorities. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): European University Institute | Italy
Level: PhD degree
Field(s): Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences and History.
Deadline: 31 January, 2015.
Funded By: European University Institute, Italy
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Scholarships targeted 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).
‣ Award No: There are European University Institute Fully Funded PhD Grants 160 grants available for nationals of some EU member states and some limited grants for nationals of non EU member states.
‣ Scholarship Duration: Department offers a four-year PhD programme.
‣ Scholarship covers: Fully funded PhD grants (European University Institute Fully Funded PhD Grants) are awarded.
‣ An international institution with a European focus, the European University Institute is one of the most culturally diverse doctoral schools anywhere in the world.
‣ Nearly 900 scholars from over 60 countries combine to create a truly multi-national community with no one dominant culture.
‣ With leading scholars in economics, history, law and political and social sciences, all four departments promote interdisciplinary research and teaching.
‣ The forty years’ experience focusing exclusively on doctoral studies and research makes them a global leader in defining high-quality postgraduate education. Ph.D. grants are available for nationals of most EU member states.
‣ These are EU member states that have signed the EUI Convention.
‣ A limited number of additional grants are available for non EU member states.
‣ These may include conditions with regard to your nationality, residence, degree and its time of award.
‣ You must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the national grant authorities. Austria: completion of university studies (Magister/Master’s degree) Belgium: maîtrise or master (economics), or licence with distinction Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree Denmark: graduate Finland: Master’s degree-the higher-Master’s Degree, 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: ptychion Italy: laurea (vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica/Masters (nuovo ordinamento) Latvia: Master’s degree or education equal to a Master’s degree Netherlands: doctoraal examen or Master’s degree Norway: Master’s degree (or education equal to a Master’s degree). Poland: Master, Master engineer or other equivalent Portugal: Bachelor’s degree and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal Spain: Bachelor’s degree Sweden: Bachelor and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate Switzerland: licence/graduate or master UK & Ireland: good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master’s degree Latin American countries: bachelor’s degree Other countries: diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country -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.
Selection Criteria for European University Institute Fully Funded PhD Grants
‣ Academic record: National pre-selection committees have the expertise to interpret academic grades, degrees and rankings of departments and universities and make sure that comparable standards are used for assessing all applicants.
‣ Candidates are expected to have sufficient background in theory and research methodology relevant to their discipline and research project.
‣ Quality of the research proposal: The originality and feasibility of a PhD proposal play a crucial role both in the initial pre-selection by the EUI Professors and in the interviews in the Departments of History, Law and Political and Social Sciences.
‣ Applicants for the Economics Department provide a short research statement rather than a full research proposal.
‣ Potential supervision: The department carefully examines whether it can provide suitable supervision for the candidate, taking into account the profile of the department and distribution of supervision among its academic staff for the whole of the period concerned.
‣ Language abilities: All candidates must have a good knowledge of English.
‣ The expected minimum level of English language proficiency is C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
‣ GRE: Candidates for the Economics Department must submit a GRE test score. Candidates for all other Departments are recommended to do so.
Notification for European University Institute Fully Funded PhD Grants
‣ In Late March, EUI’s ‘Entrance Board’ decides which applicants will be offered admission on the basis of the Departments’ proposals.
‣ Candidates are informed of the admission results by e-mail.
‣ Between May to July, formal admission letters are sent by e-mail. Practical information for selected candidates is posted on the Academic Service’s web pages.
‣ Reserve candidates may be contacted during this period if selected candidates withdraw.
‣ You must submit your application and all required documents via the interactive online application form.
‣ The application for admission to the EUI doctoral programme is automatically an application for a national grant, with the following exceptions: Slovenia, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
‣ If you apply for a grant from one of these countries, your application to the EUI can ONLY be accepted if you separately apply also for the national grant by the deadline specified by the relevant grant authority.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 31 January, 2015.