Italian Government (MAECI) Scholarship for International Students

Italian Government (MAECI) Scholarship for International Students

Overview of Italy and Its Scholarships

Italy, renowned for its rich cultural heritage, exquisite cuisine, and historic landmarks, is also a hub for academic excellence. The country offers numerous scholarships to attract international students to its prestigious universities. One of the most prominent scholarships is the MAECI Scholarship, provided by the Italian government, aimed at fostering international cooperation in cultural, scientific, and technological fields.

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Detailed Overview of the MAECI Scholarship

The MAECI (Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale) Scholarship is a prestigious award provided by the Italian government. This scholarship is intended to support international students who may not have the financial means to study abroad. It includes a monthly stipend, tuition fee coverage, and health insurance. Scholarships are offered for various study programs:

Master’s Degree

Higher Education Courses in Arts, Music, and Dance (AFAM)

PhD Programs

Research Projects Under Academic Supervision

All applications must be submitted online through the "Study in Italy" portal. Detailed requirements and application procedures are outlined below.

Scholarship Duration

  • Master’s Degree Programs: 6 or 9 months
  • PhD Programs: 6 or 9 months
  • Italian Language and Culture Courses: 3 months (for students with basic Italian proficiency certification)

Scholarship Details

Host Country: Italy

Scholarship Name: MAECI

City: Varies by university

Funding Organization: Italian Government - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Academic Level: Master's and PhD

Deadline: June 14, 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications are only accepted from foreign students.
  • Applicants must possess the academic qualifications required for university admission.
  • Master’s and advanced arts, music, and dance course applicants must be of legal age and under 28 years old.
  • PhD applicants must be of legal age and under 30 years old by the deadline.
  • Research project applicants must be of legal age and under 40 years old.
  • For Italian-taught courses, applicants must provide a certificate of proficiency in Italian at a minimum B2 level (CEFR).
  • For English-taught courses, applicants must provide an English proficiency certificate at a minimum B2 level (CEFR).
  • Self-certification may be accepted for candidates from countries where English is an official language, or if they hold a bachelor's degree conducted in English.
  • No Italian language proficiency is required for courses taught entirely in English.
  • For Italian language and culture courses, applicants must provide a certificate of proficiency in Italian at a minimum A2 level (CEFR).
  • No language proficiency proof is required for PhD programs and research projects under academic supervision.

Available Fields of Study

Most academic disciplines are available for application. You can choose from a wide range of courses here: Universitaly

Eligible Countries

Applicants from most countries around the world are eligible. Check the full list here: Eligible Countries

Funding and Benefits

  • Waiver of tuition and registration fees.
  • Health and medical/accident insurance contracted by MAECI.
  • A total grant of €9,000, distributed in three installments:
First installment: €4,500
Second installment: €2,500
Third installment: €2,000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants for Master’s programs must have completed a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must be 28 years old or younger at the time of application for Master’s programs.
  • For PhD programs, applicants must be 30 years old or younger at the time of application.
  • Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency through IELTS or another recognized English language certification.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Degree certificate and transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Passport copy
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Language proficiency proof in either English or Italian

Application Process

For more details and to apply, visit the official website: Study in Italy

Start your application here

Apply Now

Application Deadline

The last date to apply is June 14, 2024.


What expenses does the scholarship cover?

The scholarship covers tuition fees, health insurance, and provides a monthly stipend.

Can I apply if I don’t speak Italian?

 Yes, as long as your course is taught in English and you meet the English language requirements.

Is the scholarship renewable?

The scholarship duration depends on the specific program, and renewal policies may vary.


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