Italian Government Scholarships for International Students 2018/2019

Government of Italy is now accepting Scholarship applications from eligible foreign citizens for the 2018/2019 academic session.

Italian Government Scholarships for International Students


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 2018-2019 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).

Italian Government Scholarship Eligibility.

  • Academic qualifications
  • Age requirements
    • 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 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 (CEFR):(https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/data/lingua/corsi/pdf/tabella_certificazioni.pdf).
    • 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):(https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/data/lingua/corsi/pdf/tabella_certificazioni.pdf).

Italian Government Scholarship Benefits.

  • Grantees will receive a 900 Euros monthly allowance on a quarterly basis, which will be paid on their Italian bank account.
  • The first installment of the grant can be received only after the completion of University enrollment and the submission of all the documents requested according to the necessary administrative procedures.
  • The last installment of the grant will be paid only upon verification of satisfactory academic progress.   
  • The grant will cover courses attended in Italy only.

How to Apply for Italian Government Scholarship.

Applicants must complete and submit the online application form available upon registration.

Apply Here Official Link 

Apply Before: April 30th, 2018 2 pm (Central European Time).


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