Italian Government Scholarships for International Students (2024-2025)

Looking to study in Italy? The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers exciting scholarship opportunities for international students! These scholarships aim to boost cultural exchange and support international cooperation in various fields.

Here’s a quick overview:

  • Who can apply? This scholarship is open to students from eligible foreign countries and Italians residing abroad.
  • What can you study? You can pursue Master’s degrees, higher education programs in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM), PhD programs, research projects, and Italian language and culture courses at Italian universities.
  • Scholarship benefits:
    • Tuition fee exemption: You might not have to pay tuition fees, depending on the university’s policy. (This doesn’t apply to Italian language and culture courses.)
    • Health insurance: The scholarship covers your health insurance for the duration of your studies.
    • Financial grant: You’ll receive a financial grant of €9,000 per year (paid in installments) for most programs. For Italian language and culture courses, the grant is €3,000 (one-time payment).
    • Scholarship duration: The scholarship lasts 3-9 months depending on your program. Renewals are possible based on good academic performance.


  • Academic qualifications: You must have the necessary qualifications to be accepted by your chosen Italian university/institute.
  • Age limits: Age requirements vary by program:
    • Master’s/AFAM/Italian Language (advanced): Must be 18 and under 28 years old by the application deadline (June 14, 2024). Exceptions apply to renewals.
    • PhD programs: Must be 18 and under 30 years old by the deadline (June 14, 2024). Exceptions apply to renewals.
    • Research projects: Must be 18 and under 40 years old by the deadline (June 14, 2024). Exceptions apply to renewals.
  • Language proficiency:
    • Italian-taught courses: Minimum B2 level of Italian (CEFR) required.
    • English-taught courses: Minimum B2 level of English (CEFR) required, with exceptions for some English-speaking countries. Proof of Italian is not needed for fully English programs.
    • Italian language and culture courses: Minimum A2 level of Italian (CEFR) required.
    • PhD programs and research projects: No language proficiency proof required.

How to Apply:

  1. Visit the official scholarship website: Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students
  2. Register and complete the online application form.
  3. Submit your application by June 14, 2024, at 2:00 PM (Central European Time).

Important! Make sure to read the official Call for Applications for the 2024/2025 scholarship cycle for detailed information and application procedures.

Don’t miss this chance to study in Italy with a scholarship!

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