Expired: Italian government Scholarships 2017 for foreign citizens to study in Italy

Italian government Scholarships 2017 for foreign citizens to study in Italy

Pursuant to the provisions of Law 288/55 and subsequent changes and additions and with a view to implementing bilateral cultural agreements and the related Executive Programs, as well as multilateral agreements, intergovernmental Agreements and specific Conventions for supporting Special Internationalization Projects with Universities, Research Institutes and Higher Artistic Training Centres in Italy, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and to Italian citizens living abroad (IRE) for the Academic Year 2017-2018. The aim of these scholarships is to foster international cultural cooperation, spread the knowledge of the Italian language, culture and science, as well as promote the Italian economic and technological system throughout the world.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The Italian citizens employed by Public Ad ministration offices, as well as their family members–although temporarily living abroad–cannot be granted IREs scholarships.
  • Academic qualifications
    Foreign students or IREs may apply if they have the academic qualifications
    required for enrolling in the institution chosen.
  • Age limits
    Candidates may apply if aged between 18 and 36 years on the expiry date of this
    call for applications.
  • For those who apply for the first year of a PhD program the maximum age limit is 33 years on the expiry date of this call for applications.
    Candidates may apply for training/refresher courses for Italian language teachers
    if aged between 18 and 45 years on the expiry date of this call for proposals.
  • Language skills and proficiency
    Candidates shall submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in
    the Italian language, starting from the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages(CEFR):
  • The knowledge of the Italian language is not required for enrolling in the university courses fully provided in English.
COURSES FOR WHICH IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
Scholarships of 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months, starting no earlier than November 1, 2017, are granted for the following courses:
a) Second-level University courses (five-year degree/Master of Science)(Laureaspecialistica/Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo) Admission to the first year of a
second-level university course/Master of Science requires a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
first-level degree of the country of origin. For admission to the subsequent years, the candidate shall have passed all the university exams of the previous year.
b) Master’s Degree courses ( First and Second Level) For admission to a Master’s Degree course, the candidate shall have the academic qualifications required by the University chosen.
c) Ph.D Course For admission to a Ph.D course, the candidate shall have the academic qualifications required by the University chosen.
d) Specialisation Schools (Scuole di Specializzazione) For admission to a Specialisation School, the candidate shall have the academic qualifications required by the School
chosen. Scholarships cannot be granted for the courses of medical Specialization Schools
e) Research under academic supervision (Progetti di Studio in Co-tutela)
Awards:- 
Scholarship Worth:
  • HEALTH AND MEDICAL INSURANCE
Scholarships holders shall benefit from a health insurance policy to bear any expense due to illnesses or accidents for the duration of the scholarship. The diseases related to pre-
existing physical or pathological conditions shall be excluded from the insurance.
PAYMENT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
  • The candidate to whom a MAECI Scholarship is granted shall be credited the related allowance on a quarterly basis with the Italian bank account in his name. ( see Guidelines for the scholarship holderhttp://www.esteri.it/mae/it/ministero/servizi/stranieri/opportunita/borsestudio_stranieri.html).
  • The payment of the scholarship shall be made after the scholarship holder’s enrolling in the institution chosen, according to the necessary administrative time schedule and deadlines.
  • In some cases the candidate to whom a MAECI Scholarship is granted shall receive the monthly allowances from the following University with which MAECI has reached agreements for the academic year 2017-2018.

Deadline:- 10-05-2017

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