The Ministry for Education and Employment in Malta is funding scholarships for doctoral programmes to be conducted by Maltese nationals to study on a full time resident basis at the European University Institute in Fiesole, Florence. During the period of the pandemic all Ph.D. programmes will be run with the option of online or face-to-face tuition.
Ph.D. studies at EUI
The culturally diverse academic community allows successful candidates to study alongside approximately 900 scholars from 75 countries. Located on the scenic hills above Florence, the EUI offers doctoral programmes in a diverse set of subjects. The dynamic multi-lingual environment means researchers work predominantly in English to create and develop research that is both original and innovative.
Fully-funded four-year Ph.D. programmes
The EUI offers well-structured doctoral programmes with approximately 150 scholarships available annually. These cover tuition fees and provide a monthly grant. Scholarships are sought in the prospective candidate’s respective countries.
All EUI Ph.D. programmes have funding allocated by the member states. Applications are welcome from suitably qualified candidates who meet the given eligibility criteria. Candidates are selected by EUI on the basis of their dissertation proposal and the nature of the research. Please visit the EUI website for further details.
Ph.D. application period opens in November, for admission the following September. Candidates must apply online by end January. Please refer to the EUI website for the exact dates each year.
EUI is producing the next generation of top-class economics researchers and assists them to:
- Research a wide breadth of knowledge linked to the European dimension
- Be part of a cohesive community – benefit from close supervision by EUI professors, while making lifelong connections with fellow researchers and post-doctoral scholars
- Learn from the experts – present, discuss and interact with the world leaders in their field who regularly visit the departments
- Develop employability – receive comprehensive training, assistance and preparation for the job market and beyond
- Build networks – graduates pursue successful careers in academia, and in the private and public sector, across the globe
Developing your intellectual curiosity
As a research-strong department, EUI offers focused supervision of Ph.D. researchers providing the support to explore ideas and develop intellectual autonomy. Ph.D. researchers at EUI work together and with faculty, generating strong networks and connections that last throughout their time at the EUI and into their future career.
The EUI academic community is bigger than our faculty and its researchers. EUI welcomes a huge number of world famous scholars each year. These visiting scholars present and discuss their work, allowing you to build your knowledge and develop your ideas further. Ph.D. researchers can interact with these experts on an unprecedented level.
EUI alumni form an international professional network. Our alumni hold positions in academia (60%), national/public institutions (7%), law firms (7%), international organisations (6%), EU institutions (5%), the private sector (2%), NGOs (1.5%) and banks (1%).