Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens* and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE). This scholarship was instituted to foster international cooperation in cultural, scientific, and technological fields, to promote the Italian language and culture, and to support Italy’s economic system in the world.

Eligible Countries 107 countries are eligible
Host Institution Italian Higher Education Institutes
Funding Partial to fully funded scholarships

 

Italian Government Scholarships

The Italian Government offers 5 kinds of scholarships to their students which include;

 

Scholarships Duration
Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo) 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months period of study
Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM) 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months period of study
PhD program 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months period of study
Research projects under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela) 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months period of study
Italian language and culture advanced courses 3 months 

 

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible for Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students;

  • Applications must be sent exclusively through the STUDY IN ITALY portal. 
  • Applicants must be in possession of a valid passport or identity card. 
  • Applicants must upload a legible photocopy of the document at the time of registration, under penalty of exclusion.

Age Requirement

  • Applicants for a Master’s Degree/Higher Education should have attained the age of majority and shall not exceed the age of 28 years and 364 days by the deadline, with the sole exception of renewals.
  • Applicants for Ph.D. Programmes should have attained the age of majority and shall not exceed the age of 30 years and 364 days by the deadline, with the sole exception of renewals.
  • Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision should have attained the age of majority and shall not exceed the age of 40 years and 364 days by the deadline.

Language Requirements

Italian-taught Courses

In order to enroll in an Italian-taught course, applicants must provide a certification regarding their proficiency in the Italian language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Candidates who were enrolled in an Italian-taught course or in an Italian language course at University may submit a language certification, issued by the person in charge of the above-mentioned courses, certifying the Italian language level required.

English-taught courses

In order to enroll in an English-taught course, applicants must provide a language certification regarding their proficiency in the English Language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

A self-certification may be accepted for candidates from countries where English is an official language. Candidates in possession of an English-taught Bachelor’s degree may submit a document certifying that the study program of their Bachelor’s degree was entirely held in English. 

No proof of proficiency in Italian is required for courses entirely taught in English

Eligible Countries for the Italian Government Scholarships

Not all countries are eligible for this scholarship, 107 countries are eligible here is the list;

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus,  Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brasil, Bulgaria, Burkinafaso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ivory Coast, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Giorgia, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco,  Mozambique, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Panama,  Paraguay, People’s Republic of China, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailandia, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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