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Study in Italy: Italian Government Scholarship 2025-2026 for Italian Citizens and International Students

Study in Italy: Italian Government Scholarship 2025-2026 for Italian Citizens and International Students

Good news! Applications for the Italian Government Scholarship 2025-2026 are now open. In this article, we will explain everything you need to know about this scholarship, including its benefits and the step-by-step application procedure.

About the Italian Government Scholarship

The Italian Government Scholarship 2025-2026 is a fully funded scholarship designed for international students to pursue a master’s or PhD at top Italian universities. The scholarship provides a monthly stipend of 900 euros, covers tuition fees, and includes medical insurance.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers these scholarships to promote scientific and technological cooperation, international cultural exchange, and Italian language and culture. The scholarships support Italy’s economic system globally (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent amendments). They are available for study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognized.

Why Study in Italy?

Italy is home to 61 vibrant public universities, 30 private universities, 11 public research organizations, groundbreaking university programs, AFAM (Centers for higher artistic education), and 339 courses conducted in English. Italy offers more than just Italian language education, providing a rich cultural and academic experience.

Scholarship Details

  • Level of Study: Masters/PhD
  • Institution(s): Italian Higher Education Institutes
  • Study in: Italy
  • Courses Offered: All courses organized by universities recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR). Applicants should verify the availability of their chosen course directly with the university.
  • Program Duration: Three, six, or nine months, depending on the type of course.
  • Deadline: June 14, 2024

Scholarship Coverage

The Italian Government Scholarship provides recipients with the following benefits:

Health and Medical Insurance

Grantees receive health and medical/accident insurance contracted by MAECI for the entire duration of the grant. Insurance coverage does not apply to events resulting from pre-existing conditions.

Tuition Fees

Grantees may be exempt from enrollment and tuition fees depending on each university’s policy. Exemptions do not apply to courses in Italian language and culture, for which enrollment fees are required.

Financial Grant

Grantees receive a monthly allowance of 900 euros, paid quarterly to their Italian bank account.

Eligibility Criteria

Language Requirements

  • Required Language: English
  • Eligible Countries: Students from eligible foreign countries
  • Italian Language Proficiency: Not required for courses entirely taught in English.

Age Limits

  • Master’s Degree/AFAM Programs/Italian Language and Culture Courses: Applicants must be under 28 years old by the deadline, with exceptions for renewals.
  • PhD Programs: Applicants must be under 30 years old by the deadline, with exceptions for renewals.
  • Research Projects: Applicants must be under 40 years old by the deadline.

Academic Requirements

  • Master’s Degree: Requires completion of a Bachelor’s degree in the applicant’s country of origin.
  • PhD: Requires meeting the entry requirements and academic qualifications of the Italian University, along with a letter of acceptance.
  • Research Projects: Requires collaboration with Italian Research Institutions and academic supervision from public universities or museums and archives.

Application Procedure

To apply for the Italian Government Scholarship, follow these steps:

  1. Create an Account: Register on the official website by clicking here.
  2. Fill Out the Application Form: Complete the online application form.
  3. Submit Required Documents:
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Score statement
    • Recommendation letter
    • Admission letter from the university in Italy
    • A personal statement (maximum 1000 words)

Learn More

For more detailed information about the Italian Government Scholarship, visit the official website.

Start your study adventure in Italy today and take advantage of this incredible opportunity!