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The Italian Government Scholarship Program 2024/2025

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The Italian government offers scholarships to foreign students and Italian citizens residing abroad. The objective of this program is to strengthen international cooperation in scientific, technological, cultural, and artistic fields and to promote the Italian language and culture.

The Italian government scholarships fund studies at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Scholarships can also be awarded for research or language study stays at a public or legally recognized institution in Italy.

About the Italian Government Scholarships

DEADLINE: June 14, 2024.
LEVEL: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Research, Language, and Cultural Study.
FUNDING: Fully funded.
TARGET GROUP: Specific (see list below).

Benefits of the Italian Government Scholarship

The scholarship offers an annual allowance of 9,000 euros, paid quarterly to the recipient. Additionally, beneficiaries are exempt from enrollment and tuition fees. Health and medical insurance is included for the duration of the grant. The scholarship duration varies from 3 to 9 months depending on the level of study.

The fee exemption does not apply to language and cultural study stays.


  • Age: Candidates for the Italian government scholarship programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and language study levels must not exceed 28 years old by the deadline of this call. For doctoral candidates, the age must not exceed 30. For the research program, there is no age restriction.
  • Degree:
    • Bachelor’s: at this level, scholarships are only available in arts, music, and dance fields.
    • Master’s: Admission to the first year of a master’s program in Italy requires a bachelor’s degree. Admission to the second year requires an M1 or a master’s degree.
    • Doctorate: Candidates must meet the admission requirements and academic qualifications set by the university. They must also provide the admission letter to the doctoral program from the relevant Italian university.
    • Language Study: scholarships are exclusively for students taking an Italian course at an Italian university or cultural institute.
    • Research: candidates must submit a research project, with the name and contact details (email address) of their research supervisor, and provide the invitation/acceptance letter from the host university/institute.

Eligible Countries

Check the list of eligible countries for the Italian government scholarships at this link (PDF).

How to Apply?

Submit your application for the Italian government scholarships via the STUDY IN ITALY portal. Applicants must possess a valid passport or identity card.

Italian Government Scholarships Application Portal

Italian Government Scholarships Application Portal. Applicants must also have the following by the application deadline:

  • Academic qualifications: Degree and transcripts.
  • Language skills: Certification of Italian language proficiency at level B2, if they plan to study a program taught in Italian. Certification of English language proficiency at level B2, if they plan to study a program taught in English.

The application deadline for the Italian government scholarships is June 14, 2024, at 2 PM CET.

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  1. Hi, I am Temesgen Doelamo from Ethiopia, I am graduated by applied Nuclear Physics how I can apply ?

  2. Hello, I’m from Bangladesh.May I apply for any Italian government scholarship? Deadline is available?

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