Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Description in brief:

For the academic year 2022-2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants to foreign citizens not residing in Italy (IRE)* in order to foster international cultural, scientific, and technological cooperation, promote Italian language and culture, and support Italy’s economic system in the world (according to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).

Grants are available to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at both public and legally authorized Italian Higher Education Institutes.

Institution(s) hosting:

Institutes of Higher Education in Italy

Study Level/Field(s):

Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo), AFAM (Arts, Music, and Dance) courses, PhD program, research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela), and Italian language and culture courses are all eligible.

Target Audience:

International students from qualified countries

Scholarship duration/value:

Tuition Fees Depending on the regulation of each university, grantees may be excluded from owing enrollment and tuition fees. Courses in Italian language and culture, for which enrollment fees are payable, are not exempt.

Medical and Health Insurance
For the period of the project, grantees will be covered by MAECI-contracted health and medical/accident insurance. Events resulting from pre-existing physical and pathological problems will not be covered by insurance.

Grantees will be paid a monthly allowance of 900 Euros on a quarterly basis, which will be deposited into their Italian bank account.

Depending on the sort of education, the scholarship can last six or nine months. Only applicants who demonstrate adequate academic improvement are given renewals.

Eligibility:

Academic credentials
Only foreign students not residing in Italy and Italian nationals living abroad (IRE)* who possess the necessary academic qualifications to enroll in an Italian university or institute may apply. For more information, click this link.

Age restrictions
With the exception of renewals, applicants for Master’s Degree/Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) Programs/Italian Language and Culture Courses should not be more than 28 years old and 364 days before the deadline.

With the exception of renewals, applicants for PhD programs should not be older than 30 years and 364 days before the deadline.

Applicants for Research Projects under Academic Supervision must be under 40 years old and have lived in the United States for at least 364 days by the deadline.

Language proficiency and skills
Applicants must provide a certificate of Italian language proficiency in order to enroll in an Italian-taught course. B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is the minimum requirement (CEFR). Candidates who have taken an Italian-taught course at the University may submit a language certification from a University department’s language teacher.

Applicants must produce a language certificate proving their English language competency in order to enroll in an English-taught course. B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is the minimum requirement (CEFR). Candidates from countries where English is an official language and who are applying for courses taught fully in English may be approved with a self-certification. For courses exclusively taught in English, proof of Italian fluency is not required.

Applicants for Italian language and culture courses must offer proof of their Italian language proficiency. The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages requires a minimum level of A2 (CEFR).

There is no requirement for proof of language proficiency for PhD programs and research projects under academic supervision.
In order to enroll in an English-taught course, 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). A self-certification may be accepted for candidates from countries where English is an official language and who are applying for courses held entirely in English. Proof of proficiency in Italian is not required for courses entirely taught in English.

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).

For PhD programs and Research projects under academic supervision, no proof of language proficiency is required for PhD programs and Research under academic supervision.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must complete and submit the online application form available upon registration at the official website. Applications must be submitted by 2 pm (Central European Time), 9 June 2022.

It is important the read the 2022/2023 Call for Applications and visit the official website to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website/Links:

Official Scholarship Website: https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/en/call-for-procedure

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