Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Italian Government
Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 28 May 2014
Study in: Italy
Course starts September 2014

Brief description:

The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE).  Scholarships can be awarded only for study/ research projects at institutions within the Italian public education and research system.

The scholarships are available for University degree courses (Undergraduate and Postgraduate), Advanced vocational training, art and music courses, Masters Degree courses (Levels I or II), Ph.D. Courses, Specialisation Schools, Research under academic supervision, Courses on Italian language and culture or courses for teachers of Italian as second language.

Host Institution(s):

Institutions within the Italian public education and research system.

Field(s) of Study:

Any eligible field of study offered by participating Italian Universities.

Target Group:

Countries whose students may apply to Italian bursaries appear on the Recipient Country List.

Scholarship value/inclusions:

It is only possible to apply for three, six, or nine month scholarships.  For the sole period of the scholarships granted by the Italian Government, the scholarship -holders are covered by an insurance policy against illness and/or accident


A. Educational qualification required by the chosen institution.

B. Knowledge of Italian Language: applicants will need a certificate of intermediate level Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic competence issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.). Applicants for enrolment in advanced vocational training, art and music courses or University courses held entirely in English, must have at least an A2 level of competence.

C. Age limits: applicants who are under age (younger than 18) or older than 35 on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications (see below) are not eligible. Their applications will not be considered. Teachers of Italian as second language (see above, point 3H) are eligible until they are 45 y.o. (on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications).

D. Restrictions: students who are not complying with university prescriptions (e.g. who have not passed the due exams) are not eligible for a scholarship.

Application Instructions:

2014-2015 Applications are closed. Please check back at the official website if this scholarship will be offered in 2015. 

Before submitting their applications prospective applicants to Italian bursaries must contact the university or institution in Italy where they intend to study. They are advised to be as fully informed as possible about the institution and course of study of their choice.  Applicants are also requested to obtain country-specific information from the Italian diplomatic mission or Italian Cultural Institute of their country of origin, either in person or from the institutional websites. All applicants must be complete and submit the on-line application form by 28 May 2014.

It is important the read the 2014 scholarship announcement and visit the official website to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


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