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Italy: Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students 2016

Brief description: The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE).  The scholarships are offered for the following type of courses: Undergraduate University courses (renewals only); Postgraduate University courses; Master’s Degree courses (Levels I or II); Ph.D. 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.

Italian Government 
Bachelors/Masters/PhD Degrees

Deadline: 15 April 2016 (annual)
Study in: Italy
Course starts AY 2016/2017

Host Institution(s): Scholarships can be awarded only for study/ research projects at institutions within the Italian public education and research system.

Field(s) of Study: Eligible field(s) of study offered by participating Italian Universities.

Target Group: Students from countries included in the Recipient Country List.

Scholarship value/duration: The scholarship duration can be three, six, or nine months. Only for courses for teachers of Italian language the scholarship duration is one month.

Normally, 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: A. Educational qualification required by the chosen institution  (See Section III of the call for applications)

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