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Italian Government Scholarships (AY 2024/2025)

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The new call for applications is online. Deadline: 14 June 2024 at 14:00 (Rome). 

Every year the Italian Government offers some scholarships for students wishing to complete or perfect their studies in Italy. The call for application for the 2024/2025 academic year is now online. For more info, you can check the call (available in Italian and English) but you will find the main points summarised below. Check the Study in Italy portal for further information and resources.

Who can apply?

  • Foreign citizens.

Italians residing in Latvia cannot apply for this kind of scholarships.

Which courses are eligible for a scholarship?

  • Master’s Degree courses.
  • Courses of higher education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM).
  • PhD programs.
  • Research projects under academic supervision.
  • Italian language and culture advanced courses.

Courses need to take place onsite in Italy and in public or legally recognised Italian educational instutions.

What are the requirements to apply?

  • If you are applying for a scholarship for a Master’s Degree course: you need to be under the age of 28 by the deadline of the call; B2 level knowledge of Italian language or English language, according to which language is your course taught in; appropriate academic qualification required to enroll in the course of your choice. In your application you will need to mention the university and the course you have chosen. If the course you have chosen requires the passing of an admission test, you need to be pre-enrolled through the Study in Italy portal.
  • If you are applying for a scholarship for an AFAM course: you need to be under the age of 28 by the deadline of the call; B2 level knowledge of Italian language or English language, according to which language is your course taught in; appropriate academic qualification required to enroll in the course of your choice. In your application you will need to mention the institution and the course you have chosen. If the course you have chosen requires the passing of an admission test, you need to be pre-enrolled through the Study in Italy portal.
  • If you are applying for a scholarship for a PhD program: you need to be under the age of 30 by the deadline of the call; appropriate academic qualification required to enroll in the program of your choice. In your application you will need to include a copy of your academic qualifications and the acceptance letter to the PhD program issued by the Italian university.
  • If you are applying for a research project under academic supervision: you need to be under the age of 40 by the deadline of the call. In your application you will need to include your research project with the contacts of your academic tutor and the acceptance or invitation letter issued by the Italian hosting university.
  • If you are applying for an Italian language and culture advanced course: you need to be under the age of 28 by the deadline of the call; A2 level knowledge of Italian language. In your application you will need to mention the institution and the course you have chosen.

Language knowledge must be proved by a language certificate. Please check Art. 2.3 in the Call for full details.

In your application you will need to include a scanned copy of your ID card or passport.

What’s the value of the scholarship?

  • For Master’s degree courses, AFAM courses, PhD programs and research projects: scholarships consists of 9 months and have a total value of 9.000 euros.
  • For Italian language and culture advanced courses: scholarships consists of 3 months and have a total value of 3.000 euros.

Check Art. 12 of the Call for the full terms.

Last year I received Italian Government scholarship already. Can I apply again?

Yes. Check Art. 3 of the Call.

How can I apply?

Check the Study in Italy portal.

What’s the deadline?

14 June 2024 at 14 (Rome).

Questions? 

Send us an email at culturale.riga@esteri.it.