Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students 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 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.

Level/Field of study:

The scholarships are available for pursuing Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in the following 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

Host Nationality:

The scholarship is hosted by the Italian public education and research system.

Eligible Nationality:

Scholarship is open to international students especially from developing countries.

Scholarship Benefits:

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.

Scholarship Number:

The number of offers was not specified

Eligibility:

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • 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 years (born not after 15 April 1998) or older than 35years (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.
  • 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.

Application Procedure:

Please complete all sections of the application form including signatures and ensure that supporting documentation is attached.

All applications are to be done online through this link

Before applying, please read carefully the Call for Applications 

You can begin the application by clicking on Online Application and get more details by clicking the Scholarship Link

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.

Application Deadline:

Currently, this scholarship is usually around May in that academic session. However, the scholarship is unavailable but we shall keep you posted on the new date

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