Italian Government Scholarship 2025-2026 (Fully Funded)

The Italian Government Scholarship 2025-2026 invites international students to apply for the fully fund scholarship to pursue a master’s or doctoral degree in the best universities in Italy. This scholarship covers a monthly fee of 900 euros, tuition, and health insurance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) aims to promote scientific and technical cooperation, international culture, Italian language and culture and support the Italian economic system worldwide (according to Law 288/ 55 and its subsequent amendments). and additions). Scholarships are offered to pursue study, training, and research programs in public and legally recognized Italian higher education institutions.

Italy has 61 vibrant public universities, 30 private universities, 11 public research organizations, innovative university programs, AFAM (Centers for Advanced Art Education), and 339 English language courses so Italy will teach you more than just Italian.

Summary of the Italian Government Scholarship 2025-26

Study in:

  • Italy

Level of Study:

  • Masters/PhD


  • Italian Higher Education Institutes

Offered Courses:

  • It is possible to apply for any course organized by universities recognized by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR). In any case, the applicant must check the availability of the course directly with the chosen university.

Program Period:

  • The scholarship duration depends on the course opted for.


  • June 14, 2024


Scholarship Coverage

The Italian Government Scholarship offers the scholarship holder the following benefits:

Health and Medical Insurance

Scholarships are covered by MAECI Health and Illness/Accident Insurance for the duration of the scholarship. Insurance cover does not apply to events caused by existing physical or pathological conditions.

Tuition Fees

Scholars may be exempt from registration and tuition fees depending on the university’s policy. Exemption is not granted for Italian language and culture courses for which a registration fee is payable.

Financial aid

Grantees will receive a monthly stipend of 900 euros every quarter, which will be paid into their Italian bank account.


Eligibility Criteria for Italian Government Scholarship?

The eligibility criteria for the Italian Government Scholarship for International Students are as follows:

  1. Required Language is English
  2. ​​Eligible Countries: Students from eligible foreign countries
  3. Applicants for MA/Higher Education in Art, Music, and Dance (AFAM) Programs/ Italian Language and Culture Courses must not be older than 28 years before the deadline of this offer, excluding extensions.
  4. Only international students who do not live in Italy can apply.
  5. Candidates for doctoral studies must not be older than 30 years old by the deadline of this call, except in case of extension.
  6. For courses taught entirely in English, proof of Italian language knowledge is not required.
  7. Applicants for research projects under academic guidance must not be older than 40 years before the deadline of this call.
  8. In this case, applicants must provide a language certificate of English language proficiency. The minimum level is B2 in the framework of the European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR).
  9. To enter the first year of a master’s program in Italy, a bachelor’s degree in the applicant’s country of origin is required; Candidates are admitted to the second year if there is evidence that they have progressed in their first year of studies.
  10. Applicants for Italian language and culture courses must submit a certificate of Italian language proficiency. The minimum level is A2 in the framework of the European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR).
  11. To be admitted to AFAM Italy, applicants must meet the admission requirements and academic qualifications confirmed by the respective university/institute.
  12. To obtain a PhD in Italy, applicants must meet the admission requirements and academic qualifications established by the university; they must also send a letter of acceptance on behalf of the relevant Italian university.
  13. For academically controlled research, grants can be awarded to research projects carried out in Italian research institutions (i.e., Italian Research Council – CNR, Italian National Institute of Health – ISS, Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics – INFN, Italian National Institute). astrophysics – INAF, Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research – ISPRA) under the academic supervision of public universities or museums and archives.


How to Apply for the Scholarship?

Follow the application instructions below to win the Italian Government Scholarship:

(1) Click here to create an account on this website.

(2) Fill out the electronic application form

(3) The following documents are required

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Grade Statement.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Admission from an Italian university.
  • Letter of up to 1000 words.

Official Website

For more information, please visit the official website of the Italian Government Scholarship 2025/26 website via the link below:

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