Programmes and Fellowships

Forty years’ experience in focusing exclusively on doctoral programmes, post-doctoral study and research has made the EUI a global leader in high-quality postgraduate education. Based on the hills of Fiesole, looking down to Florence, our leading scholars in economics, history and civilization, law, and political and social science create, develop and supervise innovative and original research.


Fully-funded Ph.D. programme

An EUI Ph.D. is more than just writing a dissertation. Our fully-funded four-year doctoral programmes are well-structured and well-supervised, with high quality ensured through regular assessment. Our graduates enjoy excellence career prospects, with EUI alumni holding positions within academia (69%), international organisations (12%), national institutions (6%) and the private sector (4%). Source: Alumni Destination Survey 2014.

Master of Laws (LL.M.)

The EUI offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) programme in Comparative, European and International Law. This one-year programme aims to develop legal knowledge and analytical skills in a stimulating interdisciplinary environment. LL.M. participants may apply to continue on to the Ph.D. programme. 


The EUI hosts a number of fellowships for both young and senior academics. These are Max Weber Fellowships, Jean Monnet Fellowships at the RSCAS, and the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships. It also hosts externally funded postdoctoral fellowships, such as Marie Curie, Canon Foundation, and the Academy of Finland.

Summer Schools

The EUI also organizes a number of Summer Schools. These include the Academy of European Law’s two annual summer programmes in European Union Law and in Human Rights Law, and the summer schools organized by the departments and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies

The Max Weber Programme is the largest postdoctoral programme for young academics in the social sciences in Europe. It is funded by the European Commission and supports fellows to develop a succesful academic career.

School of Transnational Governance

With a focus on the study, policy debate and teaching of governance beyond the state, the School of Transnational Governance aims to deliver teaching and high level training on the concepts, methods and techniques of transnational governance. The School brings together excellent research and academic practice with the world of policy to teach both the knowledge and skills necessary to operate effectively and successfully in transnational governance.


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