Italian Government Scholarships 2023
Applications are invited for Italian Government Scholarships 2023. Italian Government Scholarships are financial awards provided by the Italian government to international students who wish to pursue higher education in Italy. These scholarships are designed to support students who want to enroll in undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in Italian universities.
The scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation, and living expenses for the duration of the program. Applicants are evaluated based on their academic merit, language proficiency, and personal achievements.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)* for the academic year 2019-2020 in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).
Italian Higher Education Institutes
Level/Field(s) of Study
Eligible Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo), Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM), Ph.D. program, Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela), and Italian Language and Culture Courses.
Grantees may be exempted from the payment of enrollment and tuition fees depending on the policy of each University. The exemption is not granted for courses in Italian language and culture, for which enrollment fees are due.
Health and Medical Insurance
Grantees will be covered by health and medical/accident insurance contracted by MAECI for the entire duration of the grant. Insurance coverage will not apply to events derived from pre-existing physical and pathological conditions.
Grantees will receive a 900 Euros monthly allowance on a quarterly basis, which will be paid to their Italian bank account.
The scholarship duration can be three, six, or nine months depending on the type of course.
Applications must only be submitted by foreign students not residing in Italy and by Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)* holding an appropriate academic qualification required to enroll to the Italian University/Institute.
Applicants for Master’s Degree/Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) Programmes/Italian Language and Culture Courses should not be over 28 years old by the deadline of this call, with the sole exception of renewals.
Applicants for Ph.D. Programs should not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call, with the sole exception of renewals.
Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision should not be over 40 years old by the deadline of this call.
Language skills and proficiency:
Applicants must provide a certificate of proficiency in the Italian language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Proof of proficiency in Italian is not required for courses entirely taught in English.
In this case, applicants must provide a language certificate of their proficiency in the English Language, the minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
For Italian language and culture courses, applicants must provide a certificate of proficiency in the Italian language. The minimum level required is A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
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), on 29 June 2023.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
International students who wish to pursue higher education in Italy are eligible to apply for Italian Government Scholarships. However, the eligibility criteria vary depending on the specific scholarship program.
The scholarship covers tuition fees, accommodation, and living expenses for the duration of the program. However, the exact amount and coverage of the scholarship may vary depending on the specific program.
You can apply for Italian Government Scholarships through the Italian diplomatic missions in your home country or directly to Italian universities. The application process and requirements may vary depending on the specific program.
Applicants are evaluated based on their academic merit, language proficiency, and personal achievements. The selection criteria may vary depending on the specific scholarship program.
The selection process is highly competitive due to the limited number of scholarships available and the large number of applicants. Therefore, applicants are advised to apply early and meet all the eligibility criteria.