Level of course/ Study Higher studies/ Research projects
Subjects/Field Not specific
Duration Scholarship duration: 1/3/6/9 month(s)
No. of scholarship slots Not specific
Notification on Ministry’s website In the month of March/April.
Mode of application ONLINE:

The candidates are required to apply online at Italian Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website as well as the website of Ministry of Human Resource Development website. Both the links for online applications are made available in the public notice.

Eligibility conditions Age and Qualification:

1) One month scholarship for Courses for Teachers of Italian as second language Applicant must be teacher of Italian as second language with documented experience. Age limit:- up to 45 years as on the date specified in the public notice.

2)Three months scholarship for Advanced Courses on Italian language and culture

Students who have passed at least one university exam of Italian Language in India. At the end of the course, the student is expected to achieve at least a B1 Level of Italian proficiency, attested by a certificate such as CILS, CELI, PLIDA 0 IT Roma Tre. No Scholarships are offered for Beginners course.

Age limit:- 18-35 years.

3) six or nine months scholarship for the following type of courses:

  • Postgraduate University courses (Master of Science)

Bachelor’s Degree in respective subject. (For enrolment/admission after the first year, the scholarship -holder is required to have passed the university exams of the previous year.)

Age limit:– 18-35 years.

  • Master’s Degree courses (Level I or II)
    Bachelor’s degree in respective subject
    Age limit: 18-35 years
  • Specialisation Schools

For admission, the candidate must have the academic qualification required for the chosen School. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen School in order to be informed on the activation and schedule of the course, and the other  eventual  requirements  of  registration.  Specialization  Schools  of  medical  disciplines  are  not  eligible  to  get  a scholarship.

Age limit:– 18-35 years.

  • Research Under Academic Supervision

In order to apply for this type of scholarship, the candidate must submit the research project and the letters of acceptance from the host Institution. The research project must be carried out within the Italian State Education and Research System, including public museums and archives, and institutions as CNR (ConsiglioNazionaledelleRicerche) and ISS (IstitutoSuperiore di Sanita).

Age limit:- 18-35 years.

  • Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AFAM), ScuolaInternazionale di Liuteria di Cremona; Scuola di

Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the IstitutoSuperiore per la ConservazioneedilRestauro (ISCR), and ScuolaNazionale di Cinema

i) For admission to Courses of Higher Education in Art, Music and Dance (AF AM) and to the ScuolaInternazionale di Liuteria di Cremona, candidats must possess a High School Diploma or a title valid locally for admission to Academies of Fine Arts or Conservatories of Music. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institute/ Institution in order to be informed on any other possible requirements for the admission. The list of the AFAM institutes is provided on Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) webpage.

ii) For admission to Scuola di Alta Formazione e Studio (SAF) of the IstitutoSuperiore per la ConservazioneedilREstauro (ISCR) and to  ScuolaNazionale di Cinema,  candidates  must  possess High School diploma  valid  locally and  pass an Admission test. It is the candidate’s responsibility to be informed on the schedule of the Entrance test and on any other possible requirements.

Age limit:– 18-35 years.

  • Ph. D. Courses

For admission, the candidate must have Master’s Degree in respective subject. It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the chosen Institute in order to be informed on the activation of the course, the schedule and the other requirements for registration.

Age limit:– 18-35 years

  • Undergraduate University courses ( RENEWALS ONLY)

This type of scholarship is offered only to candidates who have been selected for the previous academic year(s), have received scholarship to attend an Undergraduate Course (LaureaTriennale or Corso di Laurea a CicioUnico), and in the next academic year will enroll at least for the third year in the same course. The renewal is subject to verification of the student’s academic achievements.

Candidates may apply for a renewal to continue or complete a multi-year course. Upon decision of the select ion committee, a renewal can be granted only if the applicant has passed the exams required in the previous year. No scholarship renewals are offered for students exceeding the legal duration to the course of study.

Required percentage: Candidates must have 60% marks in the required qualification for applying to Italian Government Scholarship.

Other conditions/ requirements
  • Knowledge of Italian Language: Candidates must possess a certificate of intermediate level in Italian (e.g. CILS B2, Celi 3, PUDA B2 or INT.IT Roma Tre) or equivalent linguistic proficiency issued by a local organization or language school (e.g. Italian Cultural Institute, Dante Alighieri Society branch etc.) Applicants for enrolment in Advanced Courses on Italian Language and Culture must have at least an A2 level proficiency in Italian. It is not required Italian language knowledge for applicants who enroll for university courses held entirely in English.
  • Restrictions: Students enrolled in a year exceeding the legal duration of the course of study (the so-called “fuoricorso”) are not eligible for scholarships.
  • Scholarships is not granted for the following:

i) Foreign institutions (universities, academies, libraries, schools of any kind), even if situated in Italy;

ii) Centers or research laboratories not legally recognized by the competent State authority.

·    Incompatibility: To be eligible to receive the scholarship, candidates must not be concurrently in receipt of another scholarship offered by the Italian Government.

Value of Scholarship
  1. Normally, the scholarship holders are exempt from the payment of the university tuition fees, in accordance with existing regulations. However the universities, as part of their autonomy, may not allow such exemptio Candidates are therefore requested to contact the chosen institution in order to be informed on eventual taxes or tuition fees.
  2. Health (and accident) insurance: For the period of the scholarship granted by the Italian Government, the scholarship -holders are covered by an insurance policy against illness and/or accident
Tentative dates Announcement of name of the candidates shortlisted for interview: In the month of April

Interview of the shortlisted candidates: In the month of May

Communication with applicant The Embassy of Italy in New Delhi shortlist the candidates and inform them regarding interview.
Selection Process
The selection of the candidates rests with the donor country.


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