All international students in Italy are entitled to the same financial assistance services as Italian students, based on the same requirements of financial means and/or merit.
International students can apply for government scholarships at the national and regional levels. Furthermore, some Italian universities provide international students with Italian scholarship programs.
The Italian government provides scholarships to both foreign citizens and Italian citizens living abroad to study in Italy (IRE). Scholarships are available for the following courses: Master’s Degree (Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo), Arts, Music, and Dance Courses (AFAM), Ph.D. program, Research under academic supervision (Progetti in co-tutela), and Italian Language and Culture Courses.
The scholarship covers tuition, health insurance, and a monthly stipend. Scholarships for three, six, or nine months are available.
The “Invest your Talent in Italy” programme, supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, offers students from Azerbaijan, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Turkey, Tunisia, and Vietnam the opportunity to develop their skills and specialise through a range of Master’s and postgraduate degree courses in English, in the fields of Engineering, Advanced Technologies, Architecture, Design, Economics and Management at prestigious Italian universities. The best students will be offered scholarships, sponsored by partners and main corporate sponsors.
Students, including non-EU international students, enrolled in full-time Bachelor’s, Master’s, Single Cycle Master’s, or PhD Degree courses at one of the Piedmont Universities (i.e. Politecnico di Torino, University of Torino, University of Eastern Piedmont) can apply for EDISU scholarships if they meet the competition’s merit and economic requirements. Part-time students pursuing a bachelor’s degree may apply.
The scholarship amount varies depending on a variety of factors. Non-resident students may also be provided with accommodation services.
The University of Bologna provides study grants to deserving international students who wish to enroll in First Cycle (Bachelors), Second Cycle (Masters), or Single Cycle Degree Programmes. Each study grant is for one academic year and is worth €11,059 plus full tuition fee waivers.
The University of Padua also provides full scholarships to highly talented prospective students interested in pursuing a first-cycle or second-cycle degree taught in English at Padova.
The scholarship includes a €8,000 subsistence allowance as well as a tuition fee waiver.
The University of Pavia is awarding 150 tuition fee waivers to all foreign students enrolling in selected degree programs in the 2022/2023 academic year in order to strengthen the presence of international students and foster the creation of an increasingly global community.
Every year, Politecnico di Milano awards merit-based scholarships to the most talented international students admitted to a Master of Science program. Students who receive a scholarship will only have to pay an administrative fee of about €200.
Scholarships ranging from €5.000 to €10.000 per year may be awarded in addition to the tuition fee waiver.
International students can receive scholarships from the Politecnico di Torino to attend academic programs such as Engineering and Architecture.
The UCSC International Scholarship is a tuition fee reduction program offered by Università Cattolica to help international students gain access to degree programs. The discount amounts to approximately 25% of the total cost.