13 April 2017

Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students 2017 Deadline


Scholarship news

The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) for the Academic Year 2017-2018. The scholarships are being categorized courses by courses.

Below are the detailed list of courses:

• Second-level University courses (five-year degree/Master of Science) (Laurea specialistica/ Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)

• Master’s Degree courses (First and Second Level)

• Ph.D Courses
• Specialisation Schools
• Research under academic supervision

• Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM); Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona; Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio
(SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la
Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR); Scuola Nazionale di Cinema

• Courses of Italian language and culture

• Training/refresher courses for Teachers of Italian language

The scholarship is said to hosted by Italian Higher Education Institutes (State-owned institutions or institutions legally recognized by the relevant State authorities)


Academic qualifications Foreign students or IREs may apply if they have the academic qualifications required for enrolling in the institution chosen.

Age limits

Candidates may apply if aged between 18 and 36 years on the expiry date of this call for applications.

For those who apply for the first year of a PhD program the maximum age limit is 33 years on the expiry date of this call for applications. Candidates may apply for training/refresher courses for Italian language teachers if aged between 18 and 45 years on the expiry date of this call for proposals.

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Admission List

Field(s) of Study:

Eligible field(s) of study offered by participating Italian Universities.

Target Group:

Students from countries included in the following
Country List .

Scholarship value/duration:

The scholarship duration can be three, six, or nine months.
Normally, the scholarship holders are exempt from
the payment of the university tuition fees, in accordance with existing regulations.

However the Universities, as part of their autonomy, may not allow such exemption. Candidates are therefore
adviced to contact the chosen Institution in other to be informed on eventual taxes or tuition fees.

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. Air tickets are not granted, except for Chilean citizens.

Detailed information regarding the scholarship offer, can be requested to the Italian Embassy or Italian
Cultural Institute in the applicant’s country of

Language skills and proficiency

Candidates shall submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in the Italian language,
starting from the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The knowledge of the Italian language is not required for enrolling in the university courses fully provided in English.

Application Instructions:

Applications shall be sent only electronically, by accessing the “Portale borse online” from the MAECI website. All online applications must be submitted by midnight (Italian time) on 10 May 2017.

It is important to read the 2017/2018 Call for Applications and visit the Official Scholarship Website: http://www.esteri.it/
borsestudio_stranieri.html?LANG=EN to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Application Deadline: 

10 May 2017 (annual)
Study in: Italy
Course starts AY 2017/2018

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