December 28, 2010

European University Institute Grants for Doctoral Programs

The European University Institute (EUI) prepares researchers for developing and defending a doctoral thesis. 160 research grants are awarded annually by the EU Member States and other European national authorities to successful candidates.

Programme Structure:
* 1st year: Acquire a solid background for the doctoral work; set out the proposed research.
* 2nd and 3rd years: Research, field work, data collection, writing of the thesis under close supervision.
* 4th year: Writing up and preparation for the defence of the thesis. Part of the year may be used for professional or university traineeships or teaching opportunities.

Candidates must have a good working knowledge of English. Spoken and written tests in English (similar to the TOEFL or IELTS test) are obligatory for all candidates who are non-native speakers of English.

For countries where grant agreements are in place the application for admission to the EUI doctoral programme is automatically an application for a national grant.

Exceptions are as follows.  If you apply for a grant from one of these countries, your application to the EUI can ONLY be accepted if you apply also for the national grant by the deadline specified by the relevant grant authority:
* Spain (information forthcoming)
* Latin America (information forthcoming)
* Portugal
* United Kingdom

Admission Requirements  
You must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the national grant authorities by the beginning of the academic year for which you have applied.

- Austria: completion of university studies (Magister-Grad)
- Belgium: maîtrise or master (economics), or licence with distinction
- 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: ptychion
- Italy: laurea (vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica /Masters (nuovo ordiinamento)
- Netherlands: doctoraal examen or Master’s degree
- Norway: Master’s degree or Cand.Philol, Cand.Polit, Cand.Oecon., Cand.Sociol., or Cand.Jur.
- Poland: Magister, Magister inzynier lub inny równorzedny
- Portugal: licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
- Spain: licenciatura
- Sweden: kandidatexamen and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
- Switzerland: licence/diplôme or master
- UK & Ireland: good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master’s degree
- Latin American countries: licenciatura
- Other countries: diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country

Application Procedure: Department of Economics
* CV including a list and brief description of selected advance courses you took
* Degree transcript, preferably in English, issued by your university
* Do nor forget to provide the names of 3 academic referees (referees must submit the references directly to the EUI:

Application Procedure : Law, History and Civilization, Political and Social Sciences
* a one-page CV
* a research proposal of 4-5 pages in English or French
* a degree transcript, issued by your university
* do nor forget to provide the names of 2 academic referees (referees must submit the references directly to the EUI:

When you have all the materials prepared you can apply online.

Please follow this link in order to obtain further information about the grant. Deadline for submitting applications is 31 January, 2011.

Academic Service
European University Institute
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50014 San Domenico di Fiesole, Italy
Tel. +39 055 4685 373
Fax +39 055 4685 444

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