Doctoral Programme

We offer one of the largest doctoral programmes in the social sciences in Europe.

Applications opening date: 1 November 2021

The deadline for completing the application form and for the submission of references and all required documents is 31 January 2022.

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EUI Ph.D. Researchers' Testimonials

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Excellent career prospects

65% of our alumni are currently employed in academic positions while 9% work in international organisations. Alumni from the ECO department frequently obtain positions in central banks. 28% of all alumni from all cohorts are now employed in senior positions, such as full professor

Why Choose the EUI

Our doctoral researchers benefit from four-years grants from EU Members States and other states. The EUI is characterised by its thriving intellectual climate, rich in seminars, conferences, and events, hosting leading academics and policy-makers from around the world.

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