EUI European University Institute

Florence, Italy
The European University Institute offers one of the world’s largest and most distinguished doctoral programmes in the social sciences. The Institute is unique in its European, comparative and interdisciplinary focus, and offers up to four years scholarship to research students, leading to a doctorate in Economics, History & Civilization, Law or Political & Social Sciences.



The EUI was born out of an atmosphere of cooperation, with notable advocacy for a European institute at the Hague Conference in 1948 and the European Cultural Conference the following year.


The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence.


Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) focuses on inter-disciplinary, comparative and policy research on the major issues affecting European societies, while the Max Weber Programme for Post-doctoral Studies prepares fellows for a career in academia.

PhD Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at EUI European University Institute!


Housing services

The EUI Housing Office (part of the Real Estate and Facilities Service) organizes the allocation of the EUI residential apartments and manages a database providing offers for long and short-term housing on the private market in and around Florence.You can opt to:

  • apply for EUI residential accommodation to rent an EUI apartment from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015.
  • look for accommodation through the EUI Housing database on the private market (The Housing Office does not arrange housing for EUI members directly, as it is the EUI policy not to deal with private rental agreements).

Library services

The EUI library boasts around half a million volumes in the Institute’s specialist areas, attracting external researchers with an interest in Europe. The campus also hosts the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU), which provides an unparalleled insight into the workings of the European Union.

ICT services

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Service mission is to provide the Information Technology (IT) resources for the work and activities of the EUI. It is committed to delivering quality customer services and technical solutions in the academic and administrative environment of the EUI community.

Medical services

The EUI provides contacts for general and specialized medical services, which may be offered in Florence or at the EUI. See the relevant section for contacts, time schedules and language coverage.


The following Member States of the European Union (as Contracting States of the EUI) contribute directly to the Institutes budget and to its grant programme:Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.