Funding Information for the United Kingdom

A separate grant application must be received by the Student Loans Company by 31 January 2021. The application for admission to the EUI doctoral programme is not automatically an application for a national grant.


Eligibility and Grants

UK candidates for the doctoral programme must submit a separate application for a grant using the relevant PG2E form issued by the Department for Education (DfE) / Student Loans Company (SLC).They should also attach the Return Mail Header to the application and mark it ***PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL. Completed applications should be sent by mail (no electronic versions can be accepted) to the Student Loans Company in the UK. The deadline for receiving the application is set at 31 January 2021. Please be reminded that you must enclose with the form an officially certified copy of your passport/document that shows your nationality. 

To be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England you must meet the requirements in one, or more, of the categories of eligible students set out in Schedule 1 Part 2 to The Education (Student Support) (European University Institute) Regulations 2010 and Amendments 2012.

Generally, to meet the requirements the student should be ordinarily resident in England, have ‘settled’ status on the relevant date (1 February) and must have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands (Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) for the three years prior to that date. 

A person whose residence in the United Kingdom and Islands has been wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving fulltime education is not considered to be ordinarily resident there.

The grant is means-tested in respect of income, including that of the spouse/cohabitee.

Residents of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland must send the completed DfE/SLC grant eligibility form to the SLC, following the above mentioned procedure. The SLC will forward the form to the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish authority, respectively.


Students may claim the cost of one return journey between their UK home and the EUI based on the cost of the first journey carried out. 

Claims must be for travel by the most economic means possible and are only reimbursed if accompanied by the original receipts.

Health Insurance

UK studentship holders are covered by the collective medical and accidents insurance of the EUI, provided by Cigna. DfE/SLC pays the insurance premiums for UK studentship holders registered for the 4-year Ph.D. programme.

It is also possible to apply in the UK for a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). In Italy, the EHIC only covers treatment that is medically necessary and/or urgent.



Grant and Allowances

  • Monthly grant: 1,508 EUR
  • Family allowance: yes
  • Travel allowance: yes
  • Insurance: yes


The Grant Authority provides a monthly grant for the first three years of EUI Ph.D. Programme. The fourth year is covered by the EUI (2021 grant is 1,365 EUR per month, in addition to other allowances).

Funding Authorities







Student Loans Company (SLC)

Mr Peter Sykes, Regulatory Support. 

  • Postal Address: Memphis Building, Lingfield Point, Darlington,  DL1 1RW U.K.
  • Email: [email protected] Please mark all mail PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL.


Page last updated on 22 April 2021

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