Study In Italy: Italian Government Scholarship 2019-2020

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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 2019-2020 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).

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

Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)

  • Grants for Master’s Degree courses are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
  • Admission to the first year of a Master’s Degree course in Italy requires the completion of a Bachelor’s degree in the applicants’ country of origin; admission to the second year is granted to applicants upon evidence to be on track with their first year studies.

Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM)

  • Grants for Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM) are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
  • To be admitted to an Italian AFAM Institute, applicants need to meet the entry requirements and academic qualifications established by the relevant University/Institute.

PhD program

  • Grants for a PhD program are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
  • To be admitted to a PhD in Italy, applicants need to meet the entry requirements and academic qualifications established by the University; they are also required to provide a letter of acceptance on behalf of the relevant Italian University.

Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela)

  • Grants for a research under academic supervision are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.
  • This type of grants can be awarded to research projects carried out at the Italian Research Institutions (i.e Italian Research Council – CNR, Italian National Institute of Health – ISS,
  • Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics – INFN, Italian National Institute for Astrophysics – INAF, The Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research – ISPRA) under the academic supervision of public Universities or Museums and Archives.
  • Applicants must submit a research project and the letter of admission on behalf of the host University/Institute; they are also required to provide the name and contacts (e-mail address) of their supervisors.
  • Note: Admission to some Master’s Degree courses or AFAM Institutes require an admission test. Please refer to the relevant University/AFAM Institute to check whether an admission test is required.

Italian Language and Culture Courses

  • Grants for Italian language and culture courses are awarded exclusively for a period of 3 (three) months to students currently attending an Italian course at a University or at an Italian Cultural Institute.

Location: Italy

Benefits

Tuition Fees

  • Grantees may be exempted from the payment of enrollment and tuition fees depending on the policy of each University.
  • Exemptions are not granted for courses in Italian language and culture, for which enrollment fees are due.

Health and Medical Insurance

  • Grantees will be covered by a health and medical/accident insurance contracted by MAECI for the entire duration of the grant.
  • Insurance coverage will not apply to events derived from pre-existing physical and pathological conditions.

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.
  • The MAECI will begin the disbursment 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.

 Eligibilities

  • Applicants who will meet the following requirements by the deadline of this call (May 30th, 2019, 2 p.m. C.E.T.) may apply for a grant.
  • Academic qualifications
  • Applications must only be submitted by foreign students not residing in Italy* and by Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)** holding an appropriate academic qualification required to enroll to 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.
  • Applicants for PhD Programmes 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 (May 30th, 2019).

Language proficiency

Italian-taught courses

  • In order to enroll in an Italian-taught course, 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).
  • Candidates who were enrolled in Italian course at the University may submit a language certification issued by a language teacher of the University department.

English-taught courses

  • 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).
  • Proof of proficiency in Italian is not required for courses entirely taught in English.
  • Self-certification may be valid for candidates from countries where English is an official language and who are applying for courses held entirely in English.
  • Italian language and culture courses
  • 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).
  • Candidates who were enrolled in Italian course at the University may submit a language certification issued by a language teacher of the University department.

Eligible Regions: Multiple Regions (Please refer to the official website)

Source – YOUTH OPPORTUNITY

 

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