Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy for the academic year 2022-2023.The goal is to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, and to promote Italian language and culture.
Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.
The scholarship applies to students pursuing their Masters & PhD degrees.
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), PhD 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. 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 a 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 monthly allowance of 900 Euros on a quarterly basis, which will be paid on their Italian bank account.
The scholarship duration can six or nine months depending on the type of course. Renewals are granted only to applicants who prove satisfactory academic progress.
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 and 364 days by the deadline, with the sole exception of renewals.
Applicants for PhD Programmes should not be over the age of 30 years and 364 days by the deadline, with the sole exception of renewals.
Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision should not be over 40 years old and 364 days by the deadline.
Language skills and proficiency
In order to enroll in an Italian-taught course, applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Candidates who were enrolled in an Italian-taught course at the University may submit a language certification issued by a language teacher of the University department.
In order to enroll in an English-only 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). Proof of proficiency in Italian is not required for courses which are taught only 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.
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 9th June 2022.Visit Scholarship Website