The European University Institute (EUI) was set up in 1972 by the six founding Member States of the European Communities to provide advanced academic training to doctoral researchers and to promote research at the highest level. It opened its doors to the first researchers in 1976.
Its full-time teaching staff, fellows and researchers are recruited from all over Europe and beyond. The EUI welcomes researchers who wish to study for the Institute’s doctorate (Ph.D. four years), or for the one-year Masters programme (LL.M.) in Law.
The EUI offers fellowships for postdoctoral applicants (Jean Monnet and Max Weber fellowships) as well as for distinguished scholars (Fernand Braudel fellowships).
As a host institution, the EUI welcomes Marie Curie Fellows and European Research Council grantees.
- The EUI offers one of the world’s largest doctoral and postdoctoral programmes in the social sciences
- It hosts an international community of over 1,000 scholars from more than 60 countries
- It is proud of its high completion rate: 90% of researchers complete their doctorate in four years
- It offers excellent career prospects for its researchers: 65% in academia, 15% in international organizations, 20% in the private sector and NGOs
- At the EUI researchers have time to focus fully on research, with grants of up to four years from EU Members States and other states
- It offers joint exchange programmes with major North American and European universities