Italian International Student Scholarships 2019: 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).





Grants are offered to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.





Italian International Student Scholarships 2019 Field / Level of Study:





Eligible Master’s Degree (Laurea
Magistrale 2° ciclo), Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music, and
Dance (AFAM), PhD program, Research under academic supervision (Progetti
in co-tutela), and Italian Language and Culture Courses





Target Group:





Students from eligible foreign
countries





Scholarship value/duration:





Tuition Fees
Grantees may be exempted from the payment of enrollment and tuition fees depending on the policy of each University. Exemption is 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.





Financial
Grant

Grantees will receive a 900 Euros monthly allowance on a quarterly basis, which
will be paid on their Italian bank account.





The scholarship duration can be three, six, or nine months depending on the type of course.





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Eligibility:





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
limits 

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, with the sole exception of
renewals.





Applicants for PhD Programmes should
not be over 30 years old by the deadline of this call, 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.





Language
skills and proficiency 

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.





Proof of proficiency in Italian is
not required for courses entirely taught in English.





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).





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).





Application
Instructions:





Applicants must complete and submit the online application form available upon registration at the official website. Applications must be submitted by 2 pm (Central European Time), 30 May 2019.





NOTE: It is important the read the 2019/2020 Call for Applications and visit the official website to access the online application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.





For More Information Visit the Official Scholarship Webpage Here