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Scholarships for Foreign Students by Italian Government

Non Italian residents can now apply for scholarships for foreign students,  through the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI). Scholarships are also available for  Italian citizens living abroad (IRE). This grant shall cover the 2018-2019 academic session. MAECI purpose of the grant is to promote Italian language and culture, promte  international cultural, technological  and  scientific cooperation  and to support Italy’s economic system in the world

these grants are given for any study, training, and/or research programs being offered at any public and legally recognised Italian Educational Institutes

Brief Description

  • Course Level:           PhD
  • Eligible Nationals:  International Students
  • Host Institution : Italian Higher Education Institutes
  • Location: Italy
  • Application deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Course start date: 2018

The Scholarship Value

The Scholarship value is as follows

successful applicants will be paid a 900 Euros monthly allowance every quarter, which will be paid into their Italian bank account.

Tuition Fees
Successful applicants may be exempted from the payment of enrollment and tuition fees depending on the policy of each University. However , note that exemption is not granted for courses in Italian language and culture, for which enrollment fees are

Health and Medical Insurance
the scholarship shall cover a health and medical/accident insurance. therefore recipients of the MAECI  scholarships are covered for the entire duration of the grant. however any recipient with a pre-existing medical condition shall not have expenses related to the condition covered.

Level & Fields of Study available

Scholarships are available for

  • 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),
  • Italian Language and Culture Courses

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for the Scholarship,prospective applicants must meet the following criteria:

·         Academic qualifications
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

·         Age limits
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.

·       Age limit for  Applicants for PhD Programmes  is 30 years old by the deadline of this call

·       Age limit for  Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision  is 40 years old by the deadline of this call

·         Language skills and proficiency
Applicants are expected to show evidence of their proficiency in Italian language with an issued Certificate of which the minimum level required is B2 .

·, however, applicants for courses taught in English do not need   Proof of proficiency in Italian, rather they are expected to provide proof of their proficiency in English Language with an issued Certificate with the minimum level requirement of B2 .

Application Process

In other to participate successfully in the Scholarship program, applicants should follow the procedures stated below.

Complete and submit the application 2018/2019 Call for Applications hosted on their official website by 2 pm (Central European Time), 30 April 2018.

Visit their official Scholarship Page for complete information on the program and application process


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