100 Scholarships for Students with International Protection in Italy, 2017-2018


The Italian Ministry of Interior is offering 100 scholarships for the academic year 2017/18 to refugee students or with international protection.

The Ministry of Interior is a government agency of Italy, headquartered in Rome. It is the cabinet-level ministry of the Italian Republic. As of 12 December 2016, Marco Minniti is the minister.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to enrol in Bachelor, Master degree and PhD programs in Italian Public Universities.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: The scholarships are awarded by the University, possibly in cooperation with the Regional Authorities for the Right to Study, and entitle students to exemption from taxes and university contributions, accommodation services (house and meal), access to university facilities (centres, libraries). Any additional services may be offered by third parties.

Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility: The scholarships are reserved for students having the status of refugees or subsidiary protection belonging to the following categories:

  • Winners of the previous call in the A.Y. 2016/17 who are entitled to obtain the scholarship in A.Y. 2017/2018, if they achieve at least 20 CFUs on 10/08/2017 and have at least 15 CFU within 16/07/2017 or
  • Students who obtain a regular enrollment, for the first time in the Italian university system, in a bachelor, master degree, or a PhD program – A.Y. 2017/2018.

Nationality: Refugee students or with international protection are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

How to Apply: Both categories of candidates must apply online.  Applicants are also required to attach the following documents:

  • Copy of an identity document (ID);
  • Short CV (in Italian or English) if they are candidates who have not yet enrolled at the university or a certificate of the exams held by the University if they are students competing for the 2nd year of the scholarship.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is July 16, 2017.

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