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Who Can Apply, for How Long and How?

Who Can Apply? 

The Programme is open to applicants who are within 5 years of the completion of their Ph.D. from anywhere in the world, regardless of nationality, and is not restricted to citizens of the EU. The language of the programme is English and applicants must fulfil the English language requirements as outlined in the section on Eligibility.

Applicants for Max Weber Fellowships who are nationals of Australia, Finland, Greece, Japan or Slovenia may be considered for the grant schemes that are run by funding bodies in these countries. 

For How Long?

The vast majority of Max Weber Fellowships are for one year.

  • The Departments of History and Civilization (HEC) and Law (LAW) only offer 1 year Fellowships.
  • The Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) offer both 1 year and 2 year Fellowships.
  • Most applicants to the Department of Economics (ECO) are selected for a 2 year fellowship, which involves additional activities, such as limited teaching in the department, in the second year.  In exceptional cases, ECO may also offer three years.

Candidates for SPS, ECO and RSCAS are asked to indicate the desired length of their Fellowship (1, 2 or, in the case of ECO only, 3 years) when applying. Candidates for HEC and LAW can only stipulate 1 year. All Fellowships run from September to August. The EUI reserves the right to determine the length of the award, be it 12,  24 or 36 months. The period offered will be indicated in the award letter.

How to Apply?

To apply to the Max Weber Programme please see the following pages:

and then go to the How to Apply page.



Page last updated on 30 June 2016