2015-2016 Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign and IRE Students in Italy


2015-2016 Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign and IRE Students in Italy , and applications are submitted till May 13th 2015. For 2015/2016 academic year, applications are open for Italian government scholarships. Scholarships are available to both foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) for studying in Italy. Scholarships are offered only for study/research projects at higher education Institutions within the Italian State Education and Research system. Candidates may apply for a renewal to continue or complete a multi-year course. The scholarship duration can be three, six, or nine months. Only for Courses for teachers of Italian language the scholarship duration is one month.

School(Institutions/ Country): | Italy

Level: study/research projects at higher education Institutions within the Italian State Education and Research system (State Institutions and research centers, or legally recognized by the competent State authority).

Field(s): all subjects.

Deadline: May 13th 2015.

Funded By: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2015-2016 Italian Government Scholarships are targeted for Foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE) can apply for these Italian Government Scholarships.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

 Award No:  Not Known

 Scholarship Duration:  The 2015-2016 Italian Government Scholarships duration can be three, six, or nine months. Only for Courses for teachers of Italian language the scholarship duration is one month. Time frame: January 1st – December 31th 2016. Accordin

g to the Agreement between Italy and Libya, the scholarship duration for Libyan citizens will be 12 months, starting from October 1st 2015. Detailed information regarding the scholarship offer, can be requested to the Italian Embassy or Italian Cultural Institute in the applicant’s country of citizenship. Air tickets are not granted, except for Chilean citizens. For all relevant information, please contact the Italian Embassy in Chile. Candidates may apply for a renewal to continue or complete a multi-year course. Upon decision of the selection committee, a renewal can be granted only if the applicant has passed the exams required in the previous year. No scholarship renewals are offered for students exceeding the legal duration of the course of study.

Scholarship covers: Normally, the scholarship holders are exempt from the payment of the university tuition fees, in accordance with existing regulations. However the Universities, as part of their autonomy, may not allow such exemption. Candidates are therefore recommended to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on eventual taxes or tuition fees.

Description

The 2015-2016 Italian Government Scholarships  for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE).

The aim of these scholarships is fostering international cultural cooperation, spreading the Italian language, culture and science knowledge and promoting the economic and technological sectors of Italy all around the world. Italian citizens, employed at offices of the Italian public administration, as well as their family even if temporarily residing abroad, are not allowed to apply for IRE Scholarships.

What can study? The 2015-2016 Italian Government Scholarships are offered for the following type of courses: Undergraduate University courses (renewals only); Postgraduate University courses; Master’s Degree courses (Levels I or II); Ph.D. Courses; Specialisation Schools; Research under academic supervision; Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM); Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture Courses for Teachers of Italian as second language.

Eligibility

‣ The 2015-2016 Italian Government Scholarships are offered for the following type of courses:

‣ Undergraduate University courses: This type of scholarship is offered only to candidates who in the academic year 2014-15 received a scholarship to attend an Undergraduate Course (Laurea Triennale or Corso di Laurea a Ciclo Unico), and in the academic year 2015-16 will enroll at least for the second year of the same course. The renewal is subject to verification of the student’s academic achievements.

‣ Postgraduate University courses: Admission to the first year of a Postgraduate course requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent recognized foreign qualification; for enrolment/admission after the first year, the scholarship-holder is required to have passed the university exams of the previous year.

‣ Master’s Degree courses: For admission, the candidate must have the academic qualification required for the chosen Master course. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on the activation of the master, the schedule and the other requirements for registration. If the course includes a period of study in a country other than Italy, payment of the scholarship will be suspended for that period. Please note: a master course might be eventually canceled or it might be activated with delays. The scholarship will be paid only if the master course is activated and only for the months of confirmed registration of the applicant to the master course.

‣ PhD Courses: For admission, the candidate must have the academic qualification required for the chosen Ph.D. course. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institute in order to be informed on the activation of the course, the schedule and the other requirements for registration. If the course includes a period of study in a country other than Italy, payment of the scholarship will be suspended for that period. Please note: a Ph.D. course might be eventually canceled or it might be activated with delays. The scholarship will be paid only if the Ph.D. course is activated and only for the months of confirmed registration of the applicant to the Ph.D. course.

‣ Specialisation Schools: For admission, the candidate must have the academic qualification required for the chosen School. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen School in order to be informed on the activation and schedule of the course, and the other eventual requirements of registration. Specialization schools of medical disciplines are not eligible to get a scholarship.

‣ Research under academic supervision: in order to apply for this type of scholarship, the candidate must submit the research project and the letters of acceptance from the host Institution. The research project must be carried out within the Italian State Education and Research System, including public museums and archives, and institutions as CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) and ISS (Istituto Superiore di Sanità).

 Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM), Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona; Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR), and Scuola Nazionale di Cinema: For admission to Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM) and to the Scuola Internazionale di Liuteria di Cremona, candidates must possess a High school Diploma or a title valid locally for admission to Academies of Fine Arts or Conservatories of Music. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institute/ Institution in order to be informed on any other possible requirements for the admission. For admission to Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR) and to Scuola Nazionale di Cinema, candidates must possess a High school Diploma valid locally and pass an Admission test. It is the candidate’s responsibility to be informed on the schedule of the Entrance test and on any other possible requirements.

‣ Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture: This type of scholarship is eligible only for students who have passed at least one university exam of Italian Language in their own country. At the end of the course, the student is expected to achieve at least a B1 Level of Italian proficiency, attested by a certificate such as CILS, CELI, PLIDA o IT Roma Tre. This type of scholarship is offered only for courses of three months duration. No scholarships are offered for Beginners course. A payment of University tuition fees is required: scholarship-holders are eligible for a discount. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on the course schedule and university tuition fees.

‣ Courses for Teachers of Italian as second language: For this type of scholarship, applicants must be teachers of Italian as second language with documented experience. The scholarship duration of this type of course is one month. A payment of University tuition fees is required: scholarship-holders are eligible for a discount. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institution in order to be informed on the activation and schedule of the course and university tuition fees.

Other Requirements for  2015-2016 Italian Government Scholarships

‣ Educational qualifications required by the chosen institution

‣ Knowledge of Italian Language: candidates must possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, CELI 3, PLIDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.). Applicants for enrolment in university courses held entirely in English, must have at least an A2 level proficiency in Italian.

‣ Age limits: candidates who are younger than 18 y. o. or older than 35 y. o. on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications (13-05-2015), are not eligible. Candidates for Courses for teachers of Italian as second language are eligible until they are 45 y. o. on the day of the deadline for the submission of the applications (13-05-2015).

‣ Restrictions: Students enrolled in a year exceeding the legal duration of the course of study (the so-called “fuori corso”) are not eligible for scholarships.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ All applicants must fill in the on-line application form.

‣ Scholarship Application Due Date ; Application forms must be received on-line by midnight (Italian time) Friday, May 13th 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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