Level: Masters/PhD Degree
Study in: Italy
Course starts: AY 2019/2020
Deadline: 30 May 2019
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)* for the academic year 2019-2020 in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).
Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.
Who is eligible?
The scholarships programme is open to candidates from the following countries: eligible foreign countries
Field of study
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), and Italian Language and Culture Courses
Number of scholarships
Tuition Fees Grantees may be exempted from the payment of enrollment and tuition fees depending on the policy of each University. Exemption is not granted for courses in Italian language and culture, for which enrollment fees are due.
Health and Medical Insurance: Grantees will be covered by a health and medical/accident insurance contracted by MAECI for the entire duration of the grant. Insurance coverage will not apply to events derived from pre-existing physical and pathological conditions.
Financial Grant: Grantees will receive a 900 Euros monthly allowance on a quarterly basis, which will be paid on their Italian bank account.
Scholarship period: The scholarships are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months depending on the type of course.
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. Applicants for PhD Programmes should not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call, with the sole exception of renewals. Applicants for Research Projects under academic supervision should not be over 40 years old by the deadline of this call.
Language skills and proficiency: Applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language. The minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Proof of proficiency in Italian is not required for courses entirely taught in English. In this case applicants must provide a language certificate of their proficiency in English Language, the minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). For Italian language and culture courses, applicants must provide a certificate of their proficiency in Italian language. The minimum level required is A2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Selection: Applications will be evaluated by a Committee set up by the Italian Diplomatic Mission accredited in the applicant’s country of origin. Syrian applicants will be selected by a Committee established by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (DGSP – Office VII).
Awarding: Grants will be awarded on the basis of a comparative assessment of applications according to the entry requirements and other criteria related to applicant’s cv.
Ranking: The relevant Diplomatic Mission will publish the list of grantees as well as a list of the best excluded, if any.
How to apply
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), 30 May 2019.
It is important the read the 2019/2020 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.