The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation is currently offering a federal fellowship for a one-year Master's degree in the field of law (LLM), or for a four-year doctoral studies, at the European University Institute (EUI) of Florence.
Established in 1972, the EUI aims to provide important contributions to the development of Europe's scientific and cultural heritage via its research and teaching activities. Its Law Department, as well as its three other departments, offer 4-year doctoral degrees and post-doctoral programs, including an LLM, taught in an international environment. EUI's Law Department is host to many of Europe's young researchers in various fields, including law. Among others, it offers a Master of Legal Studies in Comparative European and International Law.
The LLM in Comparative, European and International Laws can be completed in one year and is essentially based on research. Its focus is on the practice and acquisition of research skills and in the preparation of the drafting of a dissertation. Applications to the LLM program have begun, the deadline is 31 January 2018. Applications may be made via the Law Department's interactive online application site. The same deadline is likewise imposed on the application to federal scholarship offered to students.
The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation is based in Switzerland and has been in partnership with the EUI since 12 October 2017, through its Secretary Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, when an agreement was signed between the two entities, effectively strengthening the links between the EUI and Swiss universities.