To qualify for national funding, you must meet the specific requirements set by the national funding authorities. These may include conditions with regard to your nationality, residence, degree and its time of award. For an overview of the specific funding conditions, eligibility criteria and application instructions, please visit the information page of each relevant funding authority.
In the EUI online application form, you will be asked to select at least one and up to three funding options: Only indicate those for which you have a valid reason to believe you are eligible and for which you wish to apply. If you are eligible for more than one funding programme, you will be considered for admission under each programme; in case of admission, you will receive funding from one programme only, based on the decision taken by the EUI selection committee and communicated to you on the admission offer.
The application for admission to the EUI doctoral programme is automatically an application for national funding, with the following exceptions: Greece, Portugal, Slovenia. If you apply for funding from one of these countries, your application to the EUI can ONLY be accepted if you separately file a mandatory separate application.
EUI Contracting States
Ph.D. Candidates funded by the EUI contracting states receive a monthly scholarship/stipend and do not pay the programme's tuition fees:
- Austria, Belgium (Flanders - Wallonia/Brussels), Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark,
- Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,
- Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal,
- Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
EUI Associate Member States
Ph.D. Candidates funded by the EUI Associate Member States receive a monthly scholarship/stipend and do not pay the programme's tuition fees, which are covered by the national authorities: Norway and Switzerland.
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation "Grants for Foreigners" Programme
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards grants to candidates from the following states: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, People's Republic of China (PRC), Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America (USA). The programme's tuition fees are also covered.
EU Member States not adhering to the EUI
EU Member States: Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Lithuania have not yet signed the EUI Convention. Consequently, there is currently no national funding available for Ph.D. candidates from these countries.
Candidates who are from these countries and who are not eligible for any other funding programme may be admitted on condition they are able to secure external sponsorship.
The EUI earmarks scholarships for candidates who are from countries listed on the EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships page and who are not eligible for any other funding programme.
All other candidates who are not eligible for any funding programme may be admitted on condition they are able to secure an external scholarship.
Ukrainian candidates affected by the war in Ukraine
The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science offers special EUI Doctoral Grants for Ukrainian candidates who are directly affected by the war in Ukraine.