Fully Funded Government of Italy scholarship for foreign students
Apply for the years fully funded Italian Government Scholarship Program for foreign Citizens to study in one of the best universities in Italy.
Each year, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) grants several scholarships to foreign citizens from outside Italy as well as Italian citizens living abroad.
This scholarship programme is aimed at fostering international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation.
Through this scholarship, the Italian government also aims to promote Italian language and culture and at the same time support Italy’s economic system in the world
The scholarship is granted for the first year of your study and is renewable subject to sufficient academic performance. Scholarships are offered for four different study schemes
Master’s Degree: The scholarship offers several grants for Master’s Degree courses at an Italian University, for a period of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM): The program offers scholarships to study Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM). Scholarships are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
PhD program: the programme offers scholarships to study for a PhD program. Scholarships are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela): Study grants are available for students who are interested to carry out research under academic supervision. These grants are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
All foreign students from selected countries, residing outside Italy or Italian Citizens from outside Italy are welcome to apply. However, priority will be given to citizens from low-income countries or with proven financial needs.
Benefits for Fully Funded Government of Italy scholarship
Candidates selected for the Italian government scholarships will receive the following benefits
Scholars will be exempted from the payment of enrolment and tuition fees; however, this will depend on the policy of each University.
You will receive coverage for health and medical/accident insurance contracted by MAECI, for the entire duration of the grant.
The programme will offer a monthly allowance worth 900 Euros, on a quarterly basis. The scholarship allowance will be paid directly into the student’s Italian bank account.
Eligibility for the Fully Funded Government of Italy scholarship
To apply for this scholarships programme, you must meet the following conditions
Applicants for the Master’s Degree course scholarship grant must have completed of a Bachelor’s degree in the their country of origin
If you are applying for the scholarship for one of the Italian AFAM courses, you must meet the entry requirements and academic qualifications established by the relevant University/Institute.
Applicants interested in a PhD in Italy must meet the entry requirements and academic qualifications established by their preferred Italian University.
Candidates applying for a Master’s Degree, AFAM Programmes or Italian Language and Culture Courses must be 28 years old or younger at the time of application
If you are applying for a PhD Programme, must not be over the age of 30 years at the time of application
For those interested in Research Projects under academic supervision, the age requirement is 40 years old or younger
Applicants applying for courses taught in English must provide an English proficiency language certificate of their proficiency in English Language.
In order to enroll in an Italian-taught course, applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language.
Self-certification will be accepted from candidates from countries where English is an official language and who are applying for courses held entirely in English
Application for the Fully Funded Government of Italy scholarship
Applicants are requested to complete and submit the online application. You must first register and create your personal account before you can complete and submit your application.
Grants are awarded for a period of study Applications or renewals will be open periodically.
when you open the official portal; change your language to EN if you do not understand Italian, then click on the type of scholarship you believe you are more qualified for