Candidates who do not fit in with any of the national grant programmes or with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation's grant programmes, may be admitted under the EUI special doctoral fellowships programme, or on condition they are able to secure external sponsorship.
Candidates may apply by submitting the EUI on-line application form by the annual deadline of 31 January and their application will be examined bearing in mind two possibilities for admission:
1. Admission under an EUI special doctoral fellowship:
- the Adam Smith doctoral fellowship in Economics
- the Jacob Burckhardt doctoral fellowship in History and Civilization
- the Hans Kelsen doctoral fellowship in Law
- the Hannah Arendt doctoral fellowship in Political and Social Sciences
2. Admission with an externally funded grant:
Admission is possible for a limited number of applicants who are able to guarantee external sponsorship. Payment of fees and maintenance grant must be through a national or private grant foundation. Self-financing candidates are not admitted.
The candidate’s external sponsor is expected to:
- guarantee sufficient funds (minimum € 1,200 a month) to support the candidate in Florence during the 4-year programme (48 months).
- pay the EUI tuition fees of € 12,000 (if applicable) a year for the entire duration of the programme (4 years).
If a 4-year funding guarantee is not possible at the time of admission, a minimum requirement of 3 years (36 months) can be applied for admission.
The Principal is authorised to reduce or waive fees for candidates.
The EUI is not in a position to give assistance in finding external financial support