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Scholarship Programs

Italian Government Scholarships 2016 for International Students

Italian Government Scholarships 2016 for Foreign and IRE Students in Italy

International students are invited to submit their online application for the award of Italian Government Scholarships for the year 2016-2017 for pursuing higher studies or research projects at higher education institutions with the Italian State Education and Research System (State Institutions and research centers, or legally recognized by the competent state authority).

Courses Offered

Scholarships may be sought for pursuing courses of 3, 6 or 9 months duration as per the below mentioned categories.

Applicants may apply for one month scholarship in courses for Teachers of Italian as second language.

Age Limit: Applicants who are younger than 18 years (born not after 15th April 1998) or older than 35 years (born not before 15th April 1981) on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications, are not eligible.

Applicants for Courses for teachers of Italian as second language (see above, section III, letter I) are eligible until they are 45 years (born not before 15th April 1971) on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must have knowledge of Italian Language- In this regard, the students must hold a certificate of Intermediate level in Italian or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (example- Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.).

Applicants for enrolment in Advanced Courses on Italian Language and Culture must have at least an A2 level proficiency in Italian. It is not required Italian language knowledge for applicants who enrol for university courses held entirely in English.

To be eligible, applicant should have scored 60 per cent marks in the required qualification.

Students enrolled in a year exceeding the legal duration of the course of study are not eligible for scholarships.

Selection of Applicants

In each country, a Selection Committee appointed by the Italian Embassy in the applicant’s country will make the selection of applicants.

How to Apply?

All applicants must fill in the on-line application form at “Borse On-Line” at

Application forms must be submitted on-line by 00:00 am (Italian time) on Friday, April 15th 2016; Applicants will be notified via email of the reception of their application.

Important Dates

Application forms must be received on-line by midnight (Italian time) April 15th 2016 (Friday)

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