The Law Department is European and international in character, comparative in its approach and contextual in its methods, with a special focus on European and International law.
The faculty comes from a wide range of universities throughout Europe and beyond. Courses and seminars are interactive, research-oriented and designed to cover the main subject areas of the department’s work. Researchers gain experience in presenting their work and are encouraged to participate in conferences, workshops and the department's very active working groups. They also have the opportunity to take part in exchange programmes with partner universities.
The department attaches particular importance to linguistic diversity and encourages professors and researchers to express themselves in more than one language during seminars and departmental activities. Submission of papers and theses in languages other than English is permitted when appropriate supervision is available. For more information see the Language Centre.
Dr. Machteld Nijsten is the Law Information Specialist based in the EUI library, which houses a Law collection with a large number of resources on a wide variety of legal topics.
The first year of the doctoral programme leads to conferral of the Master in Comparative, European and International Laws (LL.M.).
From first to third year, researchers must fulfill a series of requirements through attendance at weekly seminars, intensive courses, research presentations and periodic submission of written work.
Some Law Department seminars are of a general nature whilst others are more specialised. They are led by faculty members and guest speakers and are designed for researchers with a thorough legal education.
Doctoral researchers should normally submit by the end of their fourth year a thesis which is the basis for the award of the Doctor of Laws degree.
You must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the national grant authorities by the beginning of the academic year for which you have applied. If you are a national of Latin America, you must have graduated at the time of applying. The annual deadline for applying is 31 January.
All candidates must have a good knowledge of English.
The minimum requirement in English language proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Although the submission of TOEFL or IELTS test results is facultative for applicants to the departments of Law, History and Civilization, and Political and Social Sciences, it is recommended.
The submission of TOEFL or IELTS test results is mandatory for applicants to the Department of Economics.
English native speakers or applicants whose previous degree has been taught entirely in English are exempt from submitting TOEFL/IELTS test results.
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Grants and tuition fees for Ph.D. candidates are covered by the national grant-awarding authority for Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Romania and Slovakia are EU Members States, but have not yet signed the EUI Convention. Consequently, there are currently no grants available for Ph.D. candidates from these countries.
Applicants from these countries can be admitted on condition they are able to secure an external sponsorship, or under the special EUI-Funded grant programme.
Successful candidates from these countries do not pay the €12,000 yearly tuition fee.
Croatia is expected to become a member of the EU in 2013 but there is no grant agreement in place. Croatian candidates can be admitted on condition they are able to secure an external sponsorship, or under the special EUI-Funded grant programme.
Nationals of Norway and Switzerland may be admitted to the EUI under the Association Agreements.
Grants and tuition fees for doctoral candidates are covered by the national grant-awarding authority.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs awards grants to candidates from the following states: Turkey, Georgia and the CIS (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova,Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan).
Candidates from the Russian Federation, see below.
Tuition fees are also covered by the Ministry.
Latin American candidates who apply to the Institute for the academic year 2013-2014 may be considered under the conditions as specified in Other Countries.
Following the signature of an agreement with the Russian Federation, the EUI will admit four Russian candidates per year with a grant awarded by the Ministry of Education and Science.
Applicants from other countries who do not fit in with any of the above-mentioned grant programmes may be admitted on condition they are able to secure an external sponsorship or under the special EUI-funded grant programme.
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS
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