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Scholarships for Special Projects

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation awards scholarships to foreign students enrolled with the so-called “Special Projects”.

A foreign student interested in a Special Project scholarship, or in renewing one of them, does not have to apply for the scholarships offered to foreign students and to Italian citizens residing abroad (IRE) of their Country Grants for foreign and Italian citizens living abroad awarded by the Italian government – Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, but should consider to apply instead for the specific Call of the Special Project he/she is interested in. Information is also available on the websites of the Italian Embassies, Consulates and/or Italian Cultural Institutes of the Countries listed below.

For the academic year 2023-2024 the Special Projects, defined between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and some academic institutions, with ad hoc Agreements and/or specific applicable legislation, are the following:

Special Project Scholarship Duration Academic Year Countries Relevant Embassy of Italy in: Applications opening and closure Number of awarded scholarships
INVEST YOUR TALENT IN ITALY –
SCHOLARSHIP RENEWALS VII Edition 
What’s IYT (esteri.it) ; INVEST YOUR TALENT IN ITALY – Student Application (esteri.it)
9 months 01.10.2023 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam Jerevan, Baku, Brasilia, Bogotà, Cairo, Addis Abeba, Accra, New Delhi, Jakarta, Teheran, Nur-Sultan, Mexico City, Seoul, Beijing, Tunisi, Ankara, Hanoi The Call for the VIII edition is closed. The new Call for the IX edition will open soon in 2024. For the academic year 2023-2024: 33 scholarships renewals
INVEST YOUR TALENT IN ITALY –
NEW SCHOLARSHIPS VIII Edition 
What’s IYT (esteri.it) ; INVEST YOUR TALENT IN ITALY – Student Application (esteri.it)
9 months 01.10.2024 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Tunisia, Turkey, Vietnam Jerevan, Baku, Brasilia, Bogotà, Cairo, Addis Abeba, Accra, New Delhi, Jakarta, Teheran, Nur-Sultan, Mexico City, Seoul, Beijing, Tunisi, Ankara, Hanoi The Call for the VIII edition is closed. The new Call for the IX edition will open soon in 2024. For the academic year 2023-2024: 36 new scholarships
ACCADEMIA D’ARTI E MESTIERI DELLO SPETTACOLO TEATRO ALLA SCALA – Course for Opera Singers

Corso per cantanti lirici – Accademia Teatro alla Scala (accademialascala.it)

9 months For the academic year 2023-2024 the scholarship starts from 01.01.2024 For the academic year 2023-2024: new scholarship and 1 scholarship renewals
ACCADEMIA D’ARTI E MESTIERI
DELLO SPETTACOLO TEATRO ALLA SCALA –
Master in Performing Arts Management
https://www.accademialascala.it/
management/maestri-collaboratori-2/
6 months For the academic year 2023-2024 the scholarship starts from 01.01.2024 For he academic year 2023-2024: 9 new scholarships
ISTITUTO UNIVERSITARIO EUROPEO –
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE (EUI)
Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Grants for Foreigners” Programme (eui.eu)
12 months September 2023 – August 2024 People’s Republic of China (PRC), Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, United States of America (USA) For the academic year 2023-2024: 22 new scholarships (20 PhD scholarships and 2 Master of Research in Economics scholarships)
ITALYOU – ITALY IN YOUR FUTURE: university education for the promotion of the Italian Language and Culture in the World 12 months 01.10.2023 Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Senegal, Somalia and Tunisia Yaoundé, Cairo, Addis Abeba, Nairobi, Niamey, Dakar, Mogadishu and Tunisi For the academic year 2023-2024: 18 new scholarships