Italian Government Academic Grants for Foreign Students 2019-20

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI), Italian Government,  offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE) for the academic year 2019-2020.

The aim is to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world.


Italian Government Academic Grants for Foreign Students 2019-20




The grants are only available to attend academic courses in Italy.

Grants Opportunities:

  • Master’s Degree: For a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
  • Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance: For a period of 6 or 9 months.
  • Ph.D. program: For a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
  • Research under academic supervision: For a period of 6 or 9 months.
  • Italian Language and Culture Courses: For a period of 3 (three) months.

Eligibility:

Academic qualifications

Applications must only be submitted by foreign students holding an appropriate academic qualification required to enroll at the Italian University/Institute.

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 (May 30th, 2019), with the sole exception of renewals.
  • Ph.D. Programme applicants should not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call (May 30th, 2019), 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.

Ineligibility:

  • Italian Public Administration employees and their first-degree descendants cannot apply for grants.
  • Grants cannot be awarded to attend Bachelor’s Degree courses (first cycle) or Single Cycle Degree Programs with the sole exception of renewals.
  • Besides, grants cannot be awarded to attend courses in foreign Institutions based in Italy or abroad, nor in private Institutes, Research Centres or Labs not recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR).
  • Applications not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be considered.

Terms of Grant:

  • 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.
  • MAECI will begin the disbursement procedures at the end of each quarter. Individual payments will, therefore, commence after that period.
  • The last installment of the grant will be paid only upon verification of satisfactory academic progress.

How to Apply?

Click here to apply.
Indian citizens should also register their application on the website of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. (Click here).


Contact:

For further details, click here.

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