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Master of Research in Economics - Candidates affected by the war in Ukraine

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Applications are now closed. The deadline to apply was 27 April 2022 at midnight. It is no longer possible to apply.

Programme Description

The European University Institute has opened a special call for applications from candidates of any nationality who are directly affected by the war in Ukraine. We consider applications from candidates who live in Ukraine, have been displaced or cannot return to Ukraine because of the war, or who are directly affected for other reasons that can be specified in the application.


The Master of Research in Economics of the European University Institute (EUI) is a one-year programme. It is predominantly research-based and focusses on the acquisition and practice of research skills.

The programme is taught by eminent academics, including professors of the EUI, as well as world-renowned guest professors and experts. The programme is attended by an international body of researchers, selected with highly competitive admission criteria.

The EUI’s Department of Economics (ECO) brings together scholars from all over Europe in a stimulating and innovative research environment. It focuses on a wide range of topics in the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Students can attend weekly seminars hosted by prestigious international scholars as well as high profile visitors and postdoctoral fellows.



The 1-year Master of Research in Economics will be composed of seven compulsory courses and four advanced courses. Each course will have 20 hours of formal teaching plus 8 hours of teaching assistantship. The year will be divided in four blocks. All courses will take place in the first three blocks. The fourth block will include thesis work.

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Transfer to the PhD. Programme

ECO Master Researchers may apply to transfer to the four-year Doctoral Programme in ECO following the standard PhD application procedure. Selected researchers will be offered admission to the 1st year of the PhD programme.

The application must be submitted by 31 January and will be considered by the Department on a case by case basis, taking into account the excellence of the candidate.

In order to be admitted to the PhD programme a Master Researcher must meet the eligibility criteria of the relevant funding authority. Their application and research statement, which will be defended in an interview, will be subject to competitive assessment together with other PhD applications submitted to the Department. The results of the selection should be known by mid-April.

Master Researchers who are admitted to the PhD programme (1st year) receive a grant under the same conditions as doctoral researchers.



The EUI is committed to providing equitable and inclusive conditions for all candidates and is keen to attract, encourage and retain a diverse and highly qualified community of scholars.

Candidates with disabilities or specific educational needs are encouraged to register their needs with the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies (Email: [email protected]) for the coordination of reasonable adjustments at the stage of application, selection, and admission to the programme.

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