Italian Government Scholarship Grants for Foreign Citizens to Study in Italy 2018/19

Italian Government Scholarship Grants for Foreign Citizens to Study in Italy 2018/19

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Applications are open for the Italian Government Scholarship Grants for Foreign Citizens to Study in Italy 2018-2019. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)* for the academic year 2018-2019 in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).

Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognised. Grants are awarded for a period of study from October 1st, 2018 to September 30th, 2019. 

Grant Value

  • Grantees will receive a 900 Euros monthly allowance on a quarterly basis, which will be paid on their Italian bank account.
  • The first installment of the grant can be received only after the completion of University enrollment and the submission of all the documents requested according to the necessary administrative procedures.
  • The last installment of the grant will be paid only upon verification of satisfactory academic progress.   
  • The grant will cover courses attended in Italy only.

Grant Types

  • Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo) –  Grants for Master’s Degree courses are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months. Admission to the first year of a Master’s Degree course in Italy requires the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in the applicants’ country of origin; admission to the second year is granted to applicants upon evidence to be on track with their first year studies.
  • Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) – Grants for Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months. To be admitted to an Italian AFAM Institute, applicants need to meet the entry requirements and academic qualifications established by the relevant University/Institute.
  • PhD program – Grants for a PhD program are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months. To be admitted to a PhD in Italy, applicants need to meet the entry requirements and academic qualifications established by the University; they are also required to provide a letter of acceptance on behalf of the relevantItalian University.
  • Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela) – Grants for a research under academic supervision are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months. This type of grants can be awarded to research projects carried out at the Italian Research Institutions  (i.e  Italian Research Council –  CNR, Italian National Institute of Health – ISS, Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics – INFN, Italian National Institute for Astrophysics – INAF, The Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research – ISPRA) under the academic supervision of  public Universities or Museums and Archives.
  • Italian Language and Culture Courses – Grants for Italian language and culture courses are awarded exclusively to students attending an Italian course at a University for a period of 3 (three) months.

Admission to some Master’s Degree courses or AFAM Institutes requires an admission test. Please refer to the relevant University/AFAM Institute to check whether an admission test is required.  

Eligibility

  • Applications must only be submitted by foreign students not residing in Italy and by Italian citizens living abroad (IRE). See the list of of eligible foreign countries here.
  • Applicants must be holding an appropriate academic qualification required to enroll to the Italian University/Institute.
  • Applicants for Master’s Degree/Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) Programmes/ Italian Language and Culture Courses should not be over 28 years old by the deadline of this call, with the sole exception of renewals.
  • Applicants for PhD Programmes  should not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call, with the sole exception of renewals.
  • Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision should not be over 40 years old by the deadline of this call.
  • Applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language. The minimum level required is A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) here
  • Proof of proficiency in Italian is not required for courses entirely taught in English. In this case applicants must provide a language certificate of their proficiency in English Language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • For Italian language and culture courses, applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language. The minimum level required is A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) here.

Application

Applicants must complete and submit the online application form available upon registration.

Click here to access the registration form

For more information, visit Italian Government Grants.

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