The European University Institute invites applications for the 2015 doctoral programme in political and social sciences scholarships. The university 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 Department of Political and Social Sciences (SPS) offers a four-year doctoral programme with specialisations in political science, sociology, international relations and social and political theory. Regularly ranked among the very top departments in political and social sciences in Europe, the Department is strongly connected, through exchange programmes and joint research endeavours, to numerous universities beyond the confines of Europe.
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.
  • Austria: completion of university studies (Magister/Master’s degree)
  • Belgium: maîtrise or master (economics), or licence with distinction
  • Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree
  • Denmark: kandidateksamen
  • Finland: ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/högre högskoleexamen, equivalent foreign degree
  • France: DEA (or Master) or equivalent to bac + 5
  • Germany: completion of university studies and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
  • Greece: ptychion – ISCED 6
  • Italy: laurea (vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica/Masters (nuovo ordinamento)
  • Latvia: ma?istra gr?ds vai ma?istra gr?da l?menim piel?dzin?ta izgl?t?ba (Master’s degree or education equal to a Master’s degree)
  • Netherlands: doctoraal examen or Master’s degree
  • Norway: Master’s degree (or education equal to a Master’s degree).
  • Poland: Magister, Magister inzynier lub inny równorzedny
  • Portugal: licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
  • Spain: licenciatura
  • Sweden: kandidatexamen and the 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
How to Apply
You must submit your application and all required documents via the interactive online application form.
There are two distinct phases in the application process:

  1. 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

  1. 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.

Deadline: application closes January 31, 2015
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