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MAECI scholarships

Every year the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation offers scholarships to international students and Italian students who live abroad. For more information, please visit the following link.

A “Study in Italy” grant includes

€ 900 per month allowance, paid on a quarterly basis to the Italian bank account of the recipients. The first instalment of the grant can be received only after the completion of the University enrolment and the submission of all the documents requested, according to the necessary administrative procedures. The MAECI will begin the disbursement procedures at the end of each quarter. Individual payments will therefore commence after that period. The last instalment of the grant will be paid only upon the verification of satisfactory academic progress.

Grants are awarded for a period of study of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months (from January to October).

Recipients are exempted from the payment of university tuition fees (except for the regional tax of 140 euros and a duty stamp of 16 euros).

Who can apply

Foreign students not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE) can apply.

Students willing to apply must:

  • come from the eligible foreign countries.The list of eligible countries is available in the Grant section (bottom of the page)
  • hold an appropriate academic qualification required to enroll to the Italian University/Institute (more information on:
  • not be over 28 years of age by the deadline of the call
  • provide a certificate of their Italian language level (the minimum level required is B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), in order to enroll in an Italian-taught course. Candidates who were enrolled to an Italian language course at the University may submit a language certification issued by a language teacher of the University department
  • provide a certificate of their English Language level, with a minimum required level equal to B2 within the CEFR. Proof of proficiency in Italian is not required for courses entirely taught in English. Self-certification may be valid for candidates from countries where English is an official language and who are applying for courses held entirely in English. 

 Application submission

The application must be submitted through the online platform, after completing the registration procedure.


Applications will be evaluated by a Committee set up by the Italian Diplomatic Mission in the applicant’s country of origin. Grants will be awarded on the base of a comparative assessment of applications according to the entry requirements and other criteria related to applicant’s CV. The relevant Diplomatic Mission will publish the list of grantees as well as a list of the best excluded, if any.


The grant is incompatible with any other grant offered by the Italian Government or any other Italian public institution, including DSU grants.

Ultima modifica: Mer 10 Mag 2023 - 11:01

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