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APPLY NOW! 2017/18 Italian Government Scholarships For Foreign and IRE Students

Pursuant to the provisions of Law 288/55 and subsequent changes and additions and with a view to implementing bilateral cultural agreements and the related Executive Programs, as well as multilateral agreements, intergovernmental Agreements and specific Conventions for supporting Special Internationalization Projects with Universities, Research Institutes and Higher Artistic Training Centres in Italy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (hereinafter referred to as MAECI) awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and to Italian citizens living abroad (hereinafter referred to as IREs) for the Academic Year 2017-2018.

The aim of these scholarships is to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world.

List of countries eligible for scholarships

All Online applications must be submitted by midnight (Italian time) on May 10, 2017.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The Italian citizens employed by Public Administration offices, as well as their family members – although temporarily living abroad – cannot be granted IREs scholarships.

Academic qualifications: Foreign students or IREs may apply if they have the academic qualifications required for enrolling in the institution chosen.

Age limits:

  • Candidates may apply if aged between 18 and 36 years on the expiry date of this call for applications.
  • For those who apply for the first year of a PhD program the maximum age limit is 33 years on the expiry date of this call for applications.
  • Candidates may apply for training/refresher courses for Italian language teachers if aged between 18 and 45 years on the expiry date of this call for proposals.

Language skills and proficiency:

  • Candidates shall submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in the Italian language, starting from the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): (https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/data/lingua/corsi/pdf/tabella_certificazioni.pdf).
  • The knowledge of the Italian language is not required for enrolling in the university courses fully provided in English.
  • Only for the courses of Italian language and culture shall candidates submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in the Italian language, starting from the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/data/lingua/corsi/pdf/tabella_certificazioni.pdf)

Courses for which it is possible to apply for a scholarship:

Scholarships of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months:  3 Scholarships of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months, starting no earlier than November 1, 2017, are granted for the following courses:

  • Second-level University courses (five-year degree/Master of Science) (Laurea specialistica/Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo) Admission to the first year of a second-level university course/Master of Science requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent first-level degree of the country of origin. For admission to the subsequent years, the candidate shall have passed all the university exams of the previous year.
  • Master’s Degree courses (First and Second Level) For admission to a Master’s Degree course, the candidate shall have the academic qualifications required by the University chosen.
  • Ph.D Course For admission to a Ph.D course, the candidate shall have the academic qualifications required by the University chosen.
  • Specialisation Schools (Scuole di Specializzazione) For admission to a Specialisation School, the candidate shall have the academic qualifications required by the School chosen. Scholarships cannot be granted for the courses of medical Specialization Schools (see Legislative Decree No. 257 of August 8, 1991).
  • Research under academic supervision (Progetti di Studio in Co-tutela) This type of scholarships can be granted for a research project carried out within the Italian National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – CNR), the Higher Health Institute (Istituto Superiore di Sanità – ISS) or other State universities, museums and archives. With a view to applying for this type of scholarship, the candidate shall submit his/her research project, as well as the name and contact details (email and telephone number) of the Supervisor/Tutor of the project, in addition to the letters of acceptance from the host Institution.
  • Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM); Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona; Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR); Scuola Nazionale di Cinema – For admission to Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and Dance (AFAM) and to the Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona, candidates shall have a High School Diploma or an equivalent diploma valid for admission to State-owned or legally recognized Academies of Fine Arts, Conservatoires or Music Schools. The list of AFAM Institutes can be found on the webpage of the Ministry for Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) http://www.afam.miur.it/argomenti/istituzioni.aspx; 4 – For admission to the Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR) and to the Scuola Nazionale di Cinema, candidates shall have a High School Diploma. Admission is conditional upon passing an admission test. It is candidates’ responsibility to be informed on the schedule of the admission test and on any other requirements.

Scholarships of 3 (three) months, starting no earlier than November 1, 2017, are granted for the following courses:

  • g) Courses of Italian language and culture For courses of Italian language and culture, candidates shall submit a certificate showing their level of knowledge and proficiency in Italian, starting from the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (https://www.linguaitaliana.esteri.it/data/lingua/corsi/pdf/tabella_certificazioni.pdf).

Scholarships of 1 (one) month, starting no earlier than November 1, 2017, are granted for the following courses:

  • h) Training/refresher courses for Teachers of Italian language For this type of scholarship, applicants shall be teachers of Italian language with documented experience in the country of origin.

Candidates from EU countries can apply only for post-graduate courses (PhD programs, Specialization Schools, Research under academic supervision), as well as for Italian language courses and courses for teachers of Italian language.

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