PhD Scholarships - Department of History and Civilization, European Institute, Florence

The Department of History and Civilization at the European University
Institute. Florence invites applications for a four year doctoral programme in
History and Civilization

Studying for a PhD in history at the EUI means being actively engaged
with the full range of historical research in Europe - its academic
disputes, its cultural riches, and different kinds of civility and
sociability. In the first year emphasis is placed not only on starting
up the PhD project, but also on research training, with seminars
offering unique opportunities to study and debate methodological issues,
to delve into the riches of European historiography, to acquire new
research skills, to develop presentation style and academic writing, and
to study foreign languages.

Work in the Department is organized to allow for regular research trips,
funded by the Institute, for work in archives and libraries across
Europe and beyond. First-class library and data access, extensive
computing facilities, career development, language courses, post-doc
fellowships exist at the EUI.

Each year around 35 citizens of EU Member States, Norway and
Switzerland, and a small number from elsewhere, are admitted to the PhD
programme. Among them are usually 4-5 students of German nationality,
and one person from Austria and Switzerland.

Doctoral researchers receive a scholarship from their national
government for a period of three years and the Institute provides
funding for the fourth and final year. For German nationals, the grants
(1300 Euros per month) are financed by the German Academic Exchange
Service (DAAD), for the Austrian and Swiss applicants by the national
education ministries (1200 and 1350 Euros per month). Grants and
additional allowances are provided for periods of up to a term for
exchange programmes at different universities in Europe and the United

The institute also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities:
clubs, societies, sports (football team), a theatre group, cycling,

Prof. Antonella Romano - Director of Graduate Studies

HEC Department
European University Institute
Via Boccaccio 121
50133 Firenze - Italy

phone: +39.055.4685.276
fax: +39.055.468.5203

Antonella Romano

HEC Department, European University Institute, Via Boccaccio 121, 50133
Firenze - Italy