Italian government Scholarships for foreign students, 2017-2018

Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and to Italian citizens living abroad (hereinafter referred to as IREs) 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.

Italian government Scholarships

Level of Study

Master, PhD, research, training courses, language courses. art and music as follows:

  • second-level University courses (five-year degree/Master of Science) (Laurea specialistica/Laurea Magistrale 2° ciclo)
  • Master’s Degree courses (First and Second Level)
  • Ph.D Courses
  • Specialisation Schools
  • Research under academic supervision
  • Courses of Higher Education in Arts, Music and dance and Cinema
  • Courses of Italian language and culture
  • Training/refresher courses for Teachers of Italian language

Fields of study


Eligible countries for the scholarships

Afghanistan, africa, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, federation, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Ivory coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, korea, Kosovo, Kyrgyzistan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaisya, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian territories, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Senegal, Serbia, Slovakya, Slovenia, Somalia, South sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania,  Thailandia,  Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukrayne, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia

Benefits of scholarships

Full scholarships including  air ticket to / from Italy, economy class.

Eligibility for the scholarships

  • Must be a national of one of eligible countries.
  • Age: 18 and 36 years. and for PhD program the maximum age limit is 33
  • Language candidates shall submit a certificate showing their knowledge and proficiency in the Italian language for course and programs in Italian while The knowledge of the Italian language is not required for enrolling in the university courses fully provided in English.
  • Foreign students or IREs may apply if they have the academic qualifications required for enrolling in the institution chosen. so it is advised to see the the institution requirements first.

Deadline of scholarships

10 May 2017

Application, info and source

it is better to contact the university or institution in Italy where you intend to study to be as fully informed as possible about the institution and course of study of their choice.

Scholarship website: click here to read the call 

Scholarship Application:


 See also:

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP), 2017-2018



45 thoughts on “Italian government Scholarships for foreign students, 2017-2018

    1. I think they it is for students who study 5 years degree and it Bsc+ master in one program. so the scholarship cover last one or two year of this degree; that what I think

  1. I am Yousra Salah Eldeen Ahmed from Sudan and I am graduated from Shfad University for women faculty of pharmacy and I want to learn Italian language

    1. I think You choose any university in Italy then look to programs they offer to get admission it will enhance your chance

  2. Pakistan is not included in the above mentioned country.??? Is there any scholarship for Pakistani citizens??? Please guide

  3. How can I get in contact with someone responsible for the grant because there is a problem in the registration process.

  4. I will complete my study in unversity on myo can I enrollment for Master degree on Nursing scieanse on specillaty medical surgical nursing

  5. I will complete my study in unversity on myo can I enrollment for Master degree on Nursing scieanse on specillaty medical surgical nursing

  6. I’m trying to upload my passport but i can’t as they said ‘invalid file format/size’ so what should i do?

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