Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students 2022
For the academic year 2022-2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants to foreign citizens not residing in Italy (IRE)* in order to foster international cultural, scientific, and technological cooperation, promote Italian language and culture, and support Italy’s economic system in the world (according to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).
Grants are available to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at both public and legally recognized Italian Higher Education Institutes.
Italian Higher Education Institutes
Level/Field(s) of Study:
Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo), AFAM (Arts, Music, and Dance) courses, Ph.D. program, research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela), and Italian language and culture courses are all eligible.
Students from eligible foreign countries
Depending on the policy of each university, grantees may be exempt from paying enrollment and tuition fees. The exemption does not apply to courses in the Italian language and culture that require enrollment fees.
Health and Medical Insurance
For the duration of the grant, grantees will be covered by MAECI’s health and medical/accident insurance. Events resulting from pre-existing physical and pathological conditions will not be covered by insurance.
Grantees will receive a monthly allowance of 900 Euros, paid to their Italian bank account on a quarterly basis.
Depending on the type of course, the scholarship can last six or nine months. Only applicants who demonstrate satisfactory academic progress are granted renewals.
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 in the Italian University/Institute. See this link for more information.
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 Ph.D. Programs 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
Applicants must provide a certificate of proficiency in the Italian language in order to enroll in an Italian-taught course. B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is the minimum requirement (CEFR). Candidates who have taken an Italian-taught course at the University may submit a language certification from a University department’s language teacher.
Applicants must provide a language certificate proving their English language proficiency in order to enroll in an English-taught course. B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is the minimum requirement (CEFR). Candidates from countries where English is an official language and who are applying for courses taught entirely in English may be accepted with a self-certification. Proof of competence.
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), 9 June 2022.
It is important the read the 2022/2023 Call for Applications and visit the official website to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: https://studyinitaly.esteri.it/en/call-for-procedure