In Italy, all international students are entitled to the same financial assistance services as Italian students based on same requisites of financial means and/or merit. There are government scholarships at the national and regional level to which international students can apply for. Moreover, some Italian Universities offer.
Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students
The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE). Scholarships can be awarded only for study/ research projects at institutions within the Italian public education and research system. The scholarships are available for University degree courses (Undergraduate and Postgraduate), Advanced vocational training, art and music courses, Masters Degree courses (Levels I or II), Ph.D. Courses, Specialisation Schools, Research under academic supervision, Courses on Italian language and culture or courses for teachers of Italian as second language.
The University of Bologna offers study grants to deserving international students who wish to register for First Cycle (Bachelors), Second Cycle (Masters) or Single Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna. Each study grant is awarded for one academic year and amounts to a total of €11,059, gross of all charges for the beneficiary’s account.
The University of Pavia (UNIPV), in order to promote international cooperation with the Developing Countries, offers scholarships for selected Masters Studies at the University of Pavia or at the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS). The scholarships are targeted to students coming from a developing country classified as low-income economy or as a lower-middle-income economy by the World Bank. Each scholarship is worth about €7.000.
Bocconi University offers scholarships to international students enrolling in any eligible Bachelor’s Program or Master of Science Program at Bocconi. The scholarships are awarded based on their family’s economic condition. The scholarship includes full tuition waiver worth up to €11,500 per year for Bachelor’s Program and up to €12,000 per year for Master’s of Science Program.
Every year, Politecnico di Milano offers a number of merit based scholarships to the most talented international candidates admitted to a Master of Science programme starting during the 1st semester of the academic year. Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only an administrative fee of about €200. Scholarships of €5.000 to €10.000 per year could be awarded on top of tuition fee waiver depending on previous academic qualifications.
Scholarships are being offered to international students pursuing eligible English-taught Masters Programmes offered at Universita Cattolica. All scholarships are assigned on a merit basis and will be mostly given to students who apply by the priority deadline. The scholarships range from €1,750-€7,500 in value.
The University of Padova can handle regional funds to finance low-income students, both Italian and foreign, who have a good academic record and pursuing a degree at the University. The scholarship consists partly of money and partly of services, such as accommodation and meals at the University canteens.
Guiding and counseling eligible students on course, entry requirements, cost, fee and refund policies, course completion requirements, campus life and all other relevant information pertaining to their studies. Receiving applications for admissions, screening for their completeness and forwarding them through recognized courier companies (DHL, TNT, UPS)
Facilitating visits of university / college representatives for conducting interviews/ spot admission / to participate in events.
Sending market reports and database of prospective students.