Gastronomy, utopic fashion, architecture and some of the world’s greatest works of art, these are the incredible elements Italy is known for. A country with one of the world’s known prestigious system of education, you thought I left that out, no.
Everyone who has studied in any of the Italian universities would by now know that they do have a quality style of education. From sciences to art disciplines, Italian universities have always stood at the top when it comes to producing sound graduates that have gone through studying any of the field of study they offer.
Galileo Galilei, Alessandro Volta, the well known Leonardo da Vinci and other great thinkers, were all Italians with works that have stood firm and still to this moment.
These legends had their admired ways of problem-solving, they had a specific style of education and study that most Italian universities have taken up in recent years. With this and other overwhelming factors, there should be no reason for not considering Italian universities for furthering your education.
“They are costly”, “I do not have enough financial ability to further my education there”, “Italian universities would empty my pocket”, these are some of the statements students nowadays make when you propose the idea of studying in Italy.
Well, this is where scholarships come into play and with this, lots of students from anywhere in the world can now study at Italian universities for free. Scholarships have made Italy one of students’ first choice when it comes to studying abroad.
In fact, from the year 2017 to 2018, about ten percent of students from the United States who wanted to study abroad went after Italian institutions.
With scholarship programs, international students can now study in places like University of Trieste, Rome Business School, Fondazione Alma Mater, Free University of Bozen Bolzan, University of Siena and many others.
Some of these scholarships will be listed below and if you have it in mind to apply, the links are provided for each in this list.
1. Bocconi Merit and International Awards
If you have been looking for how you’re going to further your education at any Italian universities, here’s one for you. The Bocconi University is known for its scholarship programs that have helped quite a lot of people get on with their studies.
Undergraduate and graduate applicants can now get the opportunity to counter the high cost of tuition. Bocconi University will offer to its successful candidates a waiver of about € 6,000 every year, which is about 50% off the whole tuition fee.
As an international student, the costs of living, accomodation, travel and many others, may be an hindrance to studying at the Bocconi University. But, with this scholarship program, international candidates who eventually get awarded, can now study without having these aforementioned issues in mind.
A candidate’s academic stance and achievements are the major factors that the selecting committees are after. Thus, the admission’s application submitted to Bocconi University is very important and as an applicant, you should bear in mind that it would be considered.
The Bocconi Merit and International Awards does have different rounds and unfortunately, all rounds for this session have been closed. The last round for graduate applicants closed on the 9th of June, while the one for the undergraduate applicants closed back on the 14th of April, 2022.
Nonetheless, you should try applying when the next session opens.
For more on this information, do well to check out the Bocconi Merit and International Awards official website.
2. Padua International Excellence Scholarship Programme
The University of Padua is another great choice for furthering your education in Italy as an international student. If you do not have the financial abilities to study there, the Padua International Excellence Scholarship Programme has got your back.
The Veneto Region alongside the University of Padua and other organizations regularly provide funding opportunities for students. The scholarship program will offer to its successful candidates a waiver of the tuition fees and also a subsistence allowance of €8,000.
Each year, there are over 50 awardees, you can be part of them.
You can join in and apply for the Padua International Excellence Scholarship Programme if you:
Do not reside in Italy.
Do not have an Italian citizenship (exceptions are for dual citizenship including Italian).
Are willing to pay the pre-enrolment fee which is € 30, by the closing date for application.
Hold a non-Italian Bachelor’s degree or a non-Italian upper secondary school certificate.
For more on this information, do well to check out the Padua International Excellence Scholarship Awards official website.
The deadline for the Padua International Excellence Scholarship varies and is either 2nd of February, or 7th of March. Do well to check the official website for more.
3. University of Bologna Study Grants for International Students
If you wish to study for the Single Cycle, First Cycle or the Second Cycle Degree at the University of Bologna, here’s your opportunity.
The University of Bologna Study Grants for International Students is a scholarship program that has been helping lots of international students with study interests. As a successful candidate, you get the chance of receiving wholesome offers like tuition fee waivers (Unibo Action 1) and study grants of about €11,000 gross (Unibo Action 2).
The University of Bologna Study Grants for International Students are targeted towards students who obtained their qualifications at institutions outside the Italian educational system.
You can join in and apply for the University of Bologna Study Grants for International Students if you:
Have qualifications for admission issued by any institution that does not belong to the Italian educational system.
Are not current students at the University of Bologna.
Have met the admission requirements for the chosen degree programme
Are not 30 or above 30 years of age.
More on this is on the official website.
The deadline of the scholarship program is set to be 31st of March / 29th of April (annual). For more on this information, do well to check out the University of Bologna official website.