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Fully Funded Italian Government Scholarships for International Students

Fully Funded Italian Government Scholarships for International Students

Fully Funded
Country: Italy
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Government of Italy, invites applications from international students to study in Italy. Moreover, the Italian Government also provides fully funded scholarships for international students. The scholarship is in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE) for the academic year 2019-2020. The Italian Government aims to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation as well as promote Italian language and culture with these scholarships. Further,  these scholarships will help elevate Italy’s economic system in the world.


Committee set up by the Italian Diplomatic Mission will evaluate if the candidates are eligible for the fully funded Italian Government scholarships. Successful candidates will receive a full scholarship including payment for enrollment as well as tuition fee depending on the policy of each university. However, students taking courses in Italian language and culture are due to pay the enrollment fee.

Further, the Italian Government MAECI will cover the student’s medical/accidental insurance for the duration of the scholarships. Also, the successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend of €900 on a quarterly basis. The stipend is payable to their Italian bank account.


  • Foreign students and by Italian citizens living abroad may only submit an application.  Further, they must hold an appropriate academic qualification to enroll in the Italian University/Institute.
  • Applicants for Master’s Degree/Higher Education should not be over 28 years old while that for PhD Programmes should not be over 30 years old. Also, Applicants must not be over 40 years for Research Programmes.
  • Also, applicants will require language proficiency proof to obtain this scholarship. Applicants for Italian-taught programs will require B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Further, for English-taught programs, applicants will require B2 within CEFR.
  • However, first-degree descendants of Italian Government employees are ineligible to apply for the scholarships.

How To Apply

The application process for the Italian Government Scholarships requires candidates to submit an online registration form. Grants will be awarded on the basis of a comparative assessment of applications according to the entry requirements and other criteria related to the applicant’s cv.

Applicants will receive the scholarship for a period of study from 1 January to 31 October 2020.


Applicants wishing to apply for the fully funded Italian Government Scholarships may do so no later than May 30th, 2019, 2 p.m. C.E.T. Applications arriving postdeadline are not eligible for consideration of the scholarship.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 May,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerItalian Government
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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