In Italy, all the students whether regional or foreigners, all are entitled to avail the financial assistance services based on their merits. Italian government offers a number of scholarships at regional and national level for everyone. Plus, there are also some universities in Italy that encourage international students by offering scholarships to them.
- Italian Government Scholarships for International Students
Italian ministry of Foreign Affairs and Italian ministry for Economic Development supports a programme named “Invest your Talent in Italy.” The IYT programme offers the opportunity to students from Colombia, Ethiopia, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Ghana, India, Iran, Mexico, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, and Tunisia to develop their skills by specializing through a range of Master’s and Postgraduate Courses in English. They may upgrade their qualification in the fields of engineering, architecture, design, advanced technologies, economics and management at the prestigious universities in Italy. The best students with some potential will be sponsored by the partners and main corporate sponsors.
- Bologna University Study Grant for International Students
International students who are well-deserving and wish to register for the First Cycle (Bachelors), Second Cycle (Masters), or the Single Degree Programmes; the University of Bologna offers the study grants. Each grant amounts to a total of €11,059 for one academic year.
- EDISU Piemonte Scholarship
Universities of Piedmont (i.e. The University of Torino, The Politecnico of Torino, and The University of Eastern Piedmont) offers EDISU scholarships to the students who are enrolled in a full-time Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, Single Cycle Master’s Degree, or PhD Degree courses. All students including non-EU international students and part-time students can apply if they meet the merit and economic requisites of the competition. The amount of scholarship varies depending on the various conditions. Also, non-resident students are eligible to avail the accommodation service too.
- Bocconi University Scholarships for International Students
Students who are attending any Bachelor’s Program or Master of Science Program at Bocconi are subjected to the scholarship. It offers a full tuition waiver worth up to €11,500 for Bachelor’s Program and up to €12,700 for Master of Science Program every year.
- University of Pavia International Scholarships for Developing Country Students
To promote international cooperation with the developing countries, the University of Pavia (UNIPV) has planned scholarships for the outstanding students from developing countries. They study a Master’s Degree programme which is taught in English while each scholarship is worth of about €8,000.
- Politecnico di Torino International Scholarships
International students enrolled in academic programs of certain fields like engineering and agriculture can avail the Politecnico di Torino scholarships. Also, the university participates in Erasmus Mundus Programmes where scholarships are offered.
- Politecnico de Milano Merit-Based Scholarships for International Students
Politecnico de Milano offers a great number of merit-based scholarships to the international students who are admitted to a Master of Science Programme every year. These talented, scholarship holding students pay an administrative fee of about €200 only. Also, scholarships of €5.000 to €10.000 are also awarded on the top of tuition fee waiver every year.
- University of Padova Scholarships for All Degree Courses
The university handles the regional funds and finances the low-income students, both national and international. The candidates pursuing a degree at the university must have a good academic record. Since the accommodation and meals at the University canteens are provided, the scholarship is partly of the money and partly of the services.
The University of Padova offers Gini Foundation Grants to support international students who plan for specialization at departments in the scientific fields like Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Agriculture, and Natural Sciences.
- Università Cattolica International Scholarships
The UCSC International Scholarship facilitates students by offering the discount that covers about 42% of the total cost. Università Cattolica promotes the annual tuition fee concession to foster international students’ access to the degree programmes.
- Scuola Normale Superiore PhD Scholarships
The university offers 78 fully funded PhD scholarships for full financial support including tuition, fees, and a cost-of living. All students whether citizens or non-citizens can avail the scholarship.
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