Recognizing the importance of international students as a fundamental instrument for the internationalization of the Country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - Directorate-General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation, ITA – Italian Trade Agency, and Uni-Italia, with the support of Unioncamere (Italian Chambers of Commerce), and Confindustria (Confederation of Italian Industries), will award scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023 in favor of international students interested in attending higher education courses in Italy within the framework of the “ Invest Your Talent in Italy” Program.
Scholarships are awarded for courses of Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale or Master universitario) at Italian Higher Education Institutes (state-owned institutions or institutions legally recognized by the relevant State authorities) that are part of the “Invest Your Talent in Italy” Program. The program also includes a mandatory internship at selected Italian companies which are partners of the initiative.
Applications may be submitted only by those who meet the following requirements by the deadline of this call.
1- Academic qualifications
Applications may only be submitted by those candidates referred to in Articles 1 and 2 who hold the required academic qualifications (Bachelor’s Degree) to enroll in the chosen Master’s Degree Program (Laurea Magistrale or Master Universitario).
Candidates must have completed their Bachelor’s Degree. Students who are currently studying at an Italian university and those who have obtained an Italian University Degree are not eligible for the IYT Program.
The second choice is only possible for those courses accepting a limited number of students. In this case the second choice is displayed automatically when completing the application. Students are entitled to receive the IYT scholarship only if they are admitted to the course they have applied for through the IYT platform.
Applicants must have been born on or after January 1st, 1995, except those applying for a scholarship renewal.
Candidates must submit an English language certificate as proof of their proficiency in English. Candidates must hold at least a B2 level certificate within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
A candidate who has obtained an English-taught Bachelor’s Degree can submit a certificate issued by his/her university, stating that English is the medium of instruction in that university/course/faculty. This certificate can be accepted as proof of proficiency in English.
Proof of proficiency in Italian is not mandatory but will be taken into consideration in the selection process.