An international institution with a European focus, the European University Institute offers the 2015 Doctoral programme in law scholarships for international students. The institute is one of the most culturally diverse doctoral schools anywhere in the world. Nearly 900 scholars from over 60 countries combine to create a truly multi-national community with no one dominant culture.

The Law Department offers a four-year Ph.D. programme leading to the award of a doctorate. An LL.M. degree is awarded upon the successful completion of the first year of the Ph.D. programme. Doctoral supervision is a priority at the EUI, and prospective researchers are welcome to explore whether their interests fit with those supported by the LAW faculty.

Worth of Award

Grants and tuition fees for doctoral candidates are covered by the national grant-awarding authority.

Location of Study: Italy


  • To qualify for a national PhD grant , you must meet the specific requirements set by the national grant authorities. These may include conditions with regard to your nationality, residence, degree and its time of award.
  • Latvia: (Master’s degree or education equal to a Master’s degree)
  • Netherlands: Master’s degree
  • Norway: Master’s degree (or education equal to a Master’s degree).
  • Poland: Magister
  • Portugal: qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
  • Spain: licenciatura
  • Sweden: qualifications required to study for a doctorate
  • Switzerland: licence/diplôme or master
  • UK & Ireland: good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master’s degree
  • Latin American countries: licenciatura
  • Other countries: diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country

Level of Study: Postgraduate

How to Apply

  • Before starting your online submission, prepare the required documents:
  • a one or two page CV
  • the research proposal of 2500 words
  • a degree transcript, issued by your university listing the exams/courses taken at university, grades/marks awarded and (if applicable) the final degree result (electronic size max 1 MB). Submit your transcript as a scanned file to the on-line application. If pertinent, you may attach more than one transcript from previous degree/s. Do not attach or send supplementary documents that are not strictly requested, such as the copy of your official diploma, traineeships diplomas etc.
  • International English language certificate
  • Recommended: GRE general test scores (EUI code 7395 – Departmental Codes 2704 HEC – 5102 LAW – 2209 SPS)

There are two distinct phases in the application process:

Register as early as possible

  • You are encouraged to register, insert your personal and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. Reference letters will not be accepted after the deadline

Complete and submit your application by the deadline.

  • Once you have registered you may continue to work on you application (including required documents) until the deadline. Submit the application only when you have filled in all the information correctly and have successfully uploaded the final version of the required documents. Once submitted, it will not any longer be possible to update or modify your application.

application closes January 31, 2015

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