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Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students 2017/2018 (for Bachelors, Masters & PhD)

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Offers open for the Italian Government scholarship for foreign students to study for undergraduate, masters and PhD degrees at Italian higher education institutions for 2017/2018 academic year

Brief description:

The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE).  The scholarships are offered for the following type of courses: Undergraduate University courses (renewals only); Postgraduate University courses; Master’s Degree courses (Levels I or II); Ph.D. Courses; Specialisation Schools; Research under academic supervision; Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM); Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture Courses for Teachers of Italian as second language.

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: developing countries

To be taken at (country): Scholarships can be awarded only for study/ research projects at institutions within the Italian public education and research system.

Eligible Fields of Study:

  • Second-level University courses (five-year degree/Master of Science) (Laurea specialistica/Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)
  • Master’s Degree courses (First and Second Level)
  • Ph.D Courses
  • Specialisation Schools
  • Research under academic supervision
  • Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM); Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona; Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR); Scuola Nazionale di Cinema
  • Courses of Italian language and culture
  • Training/refresher courses for Teachers of Italian language

Type: Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees

Eligibility

  • Educational qualification required by the chosen institution (See Section III of the call for applications)
  • Knowledge of Italian Language:  candidates must possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.). Applicants for enrolment in Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture must have at least an A2 level proficiency in Italian.
  • Italian language knowledge is not required for applicants who enroll for university courses held entirely in English.
  • Age limits:  candidates who are younger than 18 y. o. (born not after 15 April 1998) or older than 35 y. o. (born not before 15 April 1981) on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications, are not eligible. Candidates for Courses for teachers of Italian as second language (see above, section III, letter I) are eligible until they are 45 y. o. (born not before 15 April 1971) on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications.
  • Restrictions: Students enrolled in a year exceeding the legal duration of the course of study (the so-called “fuori corso”) are not eligible for scholarships.

Number of Scholarships: not specified

Value of Scholarship: Normally, the scholarship holders are exempt from the payment of the university tuition fees, in accordance with existing regulations. However the Universities, as part of their autonomy, may not allow such exemption. Candidates are therefore recommended to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on eventual taxes or tuition fees.

For the sole period of the scholarships granted by the Italian Government, the scholarship-holders are covered by an insurance policy against illness and/or accident. Air tickets are not granted, except for Chilean citizens.

Duration of Scholarship: The scholarship duration can be three, six, or nine months.

Candidates may apply for a renewal to continue or complete a multi-year course. A renewal can be granted only if the applicant has passed the exams required in the previous year. No scholarship renewals are offered for students exceeding the legal duration of the course of study.

How to Apply: Apply on-line

Before applying, please read carefully the Call for Applications 

Visit Scholarship Webpage for detailed information on how to apply

Application Deadline: 10th May 2017

Scholarship Provider: Italian Government

Important Notes: Applicants may obtain country-specific information from the Italian diplomatic mission or Italian Cultural Institute in their country of origin, either in person or from the institutional websites.

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