Saturday, 8 April 2017

Italian Government 2017 Scholarships

Italian Government is putting forth scholarships for both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE). The scholarships are offered for the following kind of courses: Undergraduate University courses (renewals only); Postgraduate University courses; Master’s Degree courses (Levels I or II); PhD Courses; Specialisation Schools; Research under academic supervision; Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM); Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture Courses for Teachers of Italian as second language.

Duration of Scholarships
The scholarship duration may be three, six, or nine months. Only for courses for teachers of Italian language the scholarship duration is one month
Scholarships Description / Details
The scholarship holders are excluded from the payment of the university tuition fees, in accordance with existing regulations. However the Universities, as a feature of their self-governance, may not permit such exclusion. Applicants are hence recommended to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on eventual taxes or tuition fee
For the Sole period of the scholarships allowed 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 citizenship
  • 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 recommended to contact the chosen Institution in order 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 citizenship
Eligibility Criteria
  • Educational qualification required by the chosen institution
  • Knowledge of Italian Language:  candidates must possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency
  • Candidates who are younger than 18 y. o. (born not after 15 April 1998) or older than 35 y. o. (born not before 15 April 1981) on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications, are not eligible. Candidates for Courses for teachers of Italian as second language are eligible until they are 45 y. o. (born not before 15 April 1971) on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications
  • Students enrolled in a year exceeding the legal duration of the course of study (the so-called “fuori corso”) are not eligible for scholarships
How to Apply / Download Scholarships Form / Documents Required
  • All applicants must apply online application form at “Borse on Line”
  • Attach all necessary documents with form
Contact us:
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    and International Cooperation

    Piazzale della Farnesina, 1
    00135 Rome
  • Tel: (+39) 06.3691. 8899
  • Fax: (+39) 06 3236210
  • Email: crisi@esteri.it
Last Date to Apply / Deadline: 10th May (annual)

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