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Fully Funded Scholarships for Students who want to study abroad

The ITALIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS 2022-2023 to foreign students and Italian citizens living abroad. The objective of this program is to strengthen international cooperation in the scientific, technological, cultural, and artistic fields and to promote the Italian language and culture.

Italian government scholarships are offered at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Scholarships may also be awarded for research or linguistic stays in a public or legally recognized Italian institution.

About the Italian government scholarships

DEADLINE: June 9, 2022.
LEVEL: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate, Research, Language, and cultural stay.
FUNDING: Fully funded.
TARGET GROUP: Specific (see the list below).

Amount and Advantages for ITALIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS 2022-2023

Selected candidates for the Italian government scholarships will receive a monthly allowance of 900 euros paid quarterly (900 euros x 3 months = 2,700 euros).

Moreover, scholarship recipients will be exempt from paying tuition and fees. The exemption does not apply to language and cultural stays.

In addition, fellows will be covered by health and medical insurance. Insurance is valid exclusively for the duration of the scholarship. Pre-existing conditions and dental care are excluded from insurance coverage.

The Italian government scholarships are awarded for a period of 3 (three), 6 (six), or 9 (nine) months depending on the level of study.


Bachelor’s degree:

The Italian government scholarships at the Bachelor’s level are only available for higher education courses in art, music, and dance.

Master’s degree for ITALIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS 2022-2023:

Admission to the first year of a Master’s degree in Italy requires a Bachelor’s degree. Admission to the second year is granted to candidates who can prove that they have made satisfactory progress in their first year of master’s. Scholarships for Master’s courses are granted for a study period of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.


To be admitted to a doctoral program, applicants must meet the admission requirements and academic qualifications established by the university. They must also provide a letter of admission to the doctoral program from the relevant Italian university. Scholarships for a doctoral program are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.

A language stay:

The Italian government scholarships for Italian language and culture courses are granted for a period of 3 (three) months exclusively to students who attend an Italian language course at a university or an Italian cultural institute. Applicants must provide a certificate attesting to their proficiency in the Italian language. The minimum level required is A2.


Applicants must submit a research proposal, including the name and contact information (email address) of their research supervisor, and provide the letter of invitation/acceptance from the host university/institute. Fellowships for research under academic supervision are awarded for a study period of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.

The age of the candidates for the Italian government scholarships at the bachelor, master, and linguistic stay levels must not exceed 28 years and 364 days at the deadline of this call. The age of candidates for the Ph.D. program must not exceed 30 years and 364 days. For the research program, the applicant must be under 41 years old.

Eligible countries for ITALIAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS 2022-2023

There are 107 eligible countries for the Italian government scholarships:


How to apply for the Italian government scholarships?

Applications must be sent exclusively through the STUDY IN ITALY portal. Applicants must be in possession of a valid passport or identity card.

It is not necessary to apply separately to a university. The Italian government scholarship program manages the placement of selected students.

Last Updated: 7 June 2022

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