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PhD in History and Civilization - European University Institute

Venue: Florence, Italy
Period: 2015-2016
Application deadline: January 31, 2015



The Department of History and Civilization (HEC) offers a distinctive programme of transnational and comparative European history in a global perspective. Study and research activities are structured in a four-year Ph.D. programme, which is one of the largest and most successful in Europe. The teaching programme for the Ph.D. in History and Civilization  includes departmental, training and research seminars, as well as other activities such as conferences, workshops, and lectures.

The faculty provides guidance in research methods and advises researchers on the preparation of their dissertations.
Funding is provided for research missions to work in archives and libraries, and researchers may also receive financial support to present their work-in-progress at international conferences.

Doctoral supervision is a priority at the EUI, and prospective researchers are welcome to explore whether their interests fit with those supported by the HEC faculty.

Application Procedure

You must submit your application and all required documents via the interactive online application form.
The deadline for completing the application form and for the submission of references and all required documents is: Saturday 25 January 2015.  Applications can be submitted all day Saturday 31 January 2015 until midnight  (24:00 – CET).
A Mock-Up Application Form containing a preview of the sections of the form and the requested information is available online.

There are two distinct phases in the application process:

1. Register as early as possible
You are encouraged to register, insert your personal and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. Reference letters will not be accepted after the deadline 31 January 2015 (24h00 - CET).

2. Complete and submit your application by the deadline 31 January 2015 (24h00 - CET)
Once you have registered you may continue to work on you application (including required documents) until the deadline.  Submit the application only when you have filled in all the information correctly and have successfully uploaded the final version of the required documents.  Once submitted, it will not any longer be possible to update or modify your application.

By registering/submitting application, you give your consent for processing the data as specified in the  Privacy Statement for Application and Selection Procedures for EUI Post-Graduate Programmes  and in accordance with the EUI’s Data Protection Policy outlined in the President’s Decision No. 40 of 27 August 2013 regarding Data Protection at the EUI


More information on the language and degree requirements, selection procedure and criteria is available on the website here.


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Information & contacts

European University Institute
Department of History and Civilization
Villa Schifanoia
Via Boccaccio 121
50133 Florence Italy
tel: +39 055 4685 035
fax: +39 055 4685 203


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