University of Pavia Fund for Cooperation and Knowledge 2017/18

University of Pavia Fund for Cooperation and Knowledge 2017/18

Deadline: June 12, 2017 

The University of Pavia (UNIPV), in order to promote international cooperation with the Developing Countries, offers 5 scholarships of 8,000 Euros each as scholarships to study at the University of Pavia during the academic year 2017-2018. The Fund is intended to provide scholarships to students from Developing Countries, who wish to study one year at the University of Pavia, and to UNIPV students who would like to spend some months in a Developing Country for studying, researching and/or training. The Fund and the selection of the students are managed by a Committee composed by students, professors and officers of the University of Pavia.


Once received the declaration of acceptance of the scholarship, the University of Pavia will:

  • Send a prepaid travel ticket to Italy and provide for the travel expenses back to the developing country of origin. Visa requirements will be care of the candidate;
  • Provide the candidate with the scholarship according to the final decision of the Commission: the Commission will decide who will be awarded with the 8,000 Euros;
  • Arrange an accommodation in one of the University Residences of Pavia (lodging expenses will have to be paid by the candidate; if the candidate does not accept the proposed lodging, s/he will have to find another one by him/herself);
  • Provide a card for meals at University canteens (the candidate will get the student discount for the meals, which will be at his/her expense);
  • Guarantee all the facilities required during the period of residence – libraries, computer facilities
  • Help the candidate to settle in Pavia through the services offered for free by the Welcome Point of the University of Pavia, which will provide also the information about applying for a student residence permit.


  • Open to candidates who are citizens of one of the Developing Countries reported in the World Bank list and classified as a low-income economy or as a lower-middle-income economy by the World Bank (see list);
  • Only students born on/after the 1st January 1982 can participate;
  • Applicants may select only a master course degree taught in English, selected among those listed below:
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Automation Engineering
  • Economics, Finance and International Integration
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • World Politics and International Relations

Application Process

Interested candidates must submit:

  • A complete application form (completed in all its parts). It must be filled in English using the computer; then it has to be printed, signed, completed with a passport-size picture, and scanned. Candidates must indicate a Skype contact;
  • A motivation letter written in English;
  • A transcript of records in English or translated into Italian by an accredited Italian authority;
  • A recent letter of reference (written in English after May 1, 2017) hand signed by a university professor and dated;
  • A curriculum vitae in English (European format);
  • A recent health certificate (issued after the May 1, 2017 in English or translated into Italian by an accredited Italian authority) attesting that the applicant is in good health conditions and is not suffering from physical or mental illnesses;
  • A photocopy of a valid passport (or of a valid identification document, ID) of the applicant;
  • Send application form and all the attachments by email to [email protected] in one PDF file larger no more than 5MB;
  • Applications must arrive only by e-mail (just one PDF file: maximum size 5MB; the name of the PDF file must report exactly the surname, then a dot, then the name of the applicant, e.g: ) by 12.00 o’clock p.m. (Italian time)

For more information, visit Fund for Cooperation and Knowledge.