Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students

Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students


It’s four days left to the closure of the annual Italian Government scholarships for Foreign Students 2018, you can still submit your application for a post-graduate programme.


This scholarship is for foreign citizens, who are not residing in Italy and Italians in diaspora, to cover 2018-2019 academic calendar.

Powered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), it is aimed to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world.

The grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.

  • Category : Masters/PhD Degrees
  • Closing date: April 30, 2018 (annual)
  • Study location: Italy
  • Duration: The scholarship duration varies, it can be three, six, or nine months depending on the area of discipline or interest.

Host Institution(s):

Italian Higher Education Institutes

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

Target Group:

Students from eligible foreign countries>>>CHECK HERE

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

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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.

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.

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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).

Application Instructions:

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 April 2018.

It is important the read the 2018/2019 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




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