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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 funding?

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


What are the eligibility criteria?

As a general rule, candidates from a country covered by one of the EUI funding programmes, who fulfill the eligibility criteria established by the respective authority, are eligible for a scholarship/contract of employment.

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


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

Mention both nationalities in your application form. If both countries are offering funding programmes, you should indicate both in the funding authority section. Your application will be considered for both funding opportunities, but only one of them will be awarded in case of admission.


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

As a general rule, the EUI application is automatically considered as a funding application, with the exception of Greece, Portugal, Slovenia. 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 funding authority. Consult the relevant information page for further details.


Can I be admitted without funding?

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 funding programmes, but are in a position to secure a scholarship from an external source (public financing), might be admitted to the PhD. Please see:Externally Funded Grants.


Page last updated on 10 November 2022

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