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FAQ - Grants Information


The purpose of the FAQ pages is to provide prospective applicants with general guidance, additional clarification and examples. In case of doubt or differences of interpretation, the EUI Academic Rules and Regulations for the Doctoral and Master’s Programmes shall prevail.


How can I check if I am eligible for a grant?

Please consult the general grant information page and the page dedicated to each relevant grant authority. 


What are the grant eligibility criteria?

As a general rule, candidates from a country covered by one of the EUI grant programmes, who fulfill the grant eligibility criteria established by the respective grant-awarding authority, are eligible for a grant. 

In case of doubt, it is always advisable to contact the relevant grant authority directly (contact details are reported on the relevant grant information page).


I am a dual national. For which grant programme should I apply?

Mention both nationalities in your application form. If both countries are included in the EUI grant scheme, you should indicate both in the grant authority section. Your application will be considered for both grants, but only one of them will be awarded in case of admission.


In order to apply for a grant, shall I submit a separate application?

As a general rule, the EUI application is automatically considered as a grant application, with the exception of GreecePortugalSlovenia and United Kingdom. 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. Consult the relevant grant information page for further details.


Can I be admitted without grant?

No, self-financing candidates – i.e. candidates paying their maintenance costs and tuition fees from their personal or family income - cannot be admitted to the PhD.

However, candidates who do not fall under any of the EUI grant programmes, but are in a position to secure a grant from an external source (public financing), might be admitted to the PhD. Please see:Externally Funded Grants.


Page last updated on 12 March 2020