The best 7 Scholarships in Italy

Scholarships in Italy are many and varied. You must have an idea about the costs of studying and living in Italy, and also got to know about obtaining student housing in Italy by now!

Certainly, you are excited to learn what’s like studying in this tourist country, especially if you know that all international students in Italy are entitled to obtain the same financial aid services as Italian students. Ready?

International students can apply for grants from the Italian government at the local and regional level. Moreover, some Italian universities offer Italian scholarship programs for international students.

Italian government scholarships for foreign students

The Italian government grants scholarships to study in Italy to foreign citizens. These scholarships are offered in the following category:

Master’s degree, higher education courses in arts and music, doctoral program, research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela), and Italian language and culture courses.

The scholarship includes tuition fees, health insurance, and monthly allowance. Moreover, these scholarships are over a period of three, six or nine months only.

The “Invest your Talent in Italy” program

Another government grant program in Italy, “Invest your Talent in Italy” provides every year scholarships for students who want to get a Master’s or pursue postgraduate studies in English in the country. The scholarships are for students from Azerbaijan, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Turkey, Tunisia, and Vietnam.

Moreover, the study subjects include: Advanced technologies, Architecture, Design, Economics and Management, as well as Engineering at major Italian universities. The grant is supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. 

The best students who are accepted will study tuition-free and will receive a monthly 900 euros allowance for 9 months of study. The requirements for the scholarship is to complete a bachelor’s degree outside of Italy, and with a minimum of 30 credits. Since the study programs are in English, documents to provide include a proof of proficiency in the English language at a B2 level at least.

Getting a scholarship is one of the ways to reduce your living cost as an international student in Italy. But you can also find out ways to study for free in Italy here.

Scholarships from Italian Universities

Similarly, here are some types of scholarships by Italian universities to international students:

EDISU Piemonte Scholarships

EDISU Scholarship in Italy is for International students in the following grades:

  • Full-time Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree, or master’s degree in one course.
  • Doctorate degree courses at a Piedmont university (Politecnico in Turin, University of Turin, University of East Piedmont).

If you are one part of the above – you can apply for EDISU scholarships if you meet the financial merit and requirements of the competition.

Part-time students can also apply for this scholarship if they enroll for a Bachelor’s degree to study a Bachelor’s degree in Italy. The scholarship amount varies on many conditions, and the accommodation service has an offer to non-resident students as well.

Click here to learn more on EDISU Piemonte Scholarships.

University of Bologna Scholarships for international students

The University of Bologna offers scholarships to eligible foreign students for the following courses:

  • Bachelor
  • Master’s degree
  • Or individual course programs at the University of Bologna.

Also, you can learn more about the University of Bologna scholarships here.

Pavia International University scholarships for developing country students

In order to enhance international cooperation with developing countries, the University of Pavia (UNIPV) offers scholarships for outstanding students from developing countries to study for a Master’s degree program taught in English at the university.

The value of each scholarship is about 8000 euros. There are also CICOPS scholarships to academics and other researchers from developing countries to conduct research in cooperation with a professor at the University of Pavia.

Target group:

Citizens of developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The scholarship is worth €8,000 and is intended to cover one academic year. Each scholarship will also cover the expenses for the travel to Italy and back (economy class). Additionally, tuition fees will also be waived.

Politecnico de Milan University Scholarships

Similarly, every year, Politecnico di Milano offers merit-based scholarships to talented international candidates admitted to the Master of Science program.

Also, students receiving this scholarship will have to pay an administrative fee of approximately 160 euros.

Read more about Politecnico de Milan University Scholarships here.

Politecnico di Torino International Scholarship

The Polytechnic University of Turin offers scholarships for international students to attend academic programs in specific fields such as engineering and architecture.

Read more about it here.

Italy Scholarships Portal

This service offers an extensive list of scholarship opportunities for universities in Italy. Also, up to 351 scholarships, including:

  • Best National and International Scholarships,
  • Fellowship Programs,
  • University Scholarships,
  • Free Scholarships,
  • Postgraduate Scholarships and other forms of Student Financial Aid.

Click here to learn more.

Learn also how to apply to universities in Italy and our ranking of the best universities in Italy

About Sam

Sam is an editor in chief at Aljawaz, with a decade-plus experience in improving and advising students travelling progams in Asia, North America and EU. Views are his own.

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