As a result of substantial cuts to the 2012 Ministry budget specifically regarding bursaries for foreign students, the payment schedule foreseen for the year 2012 was revised and payment of all short-term bursaries (1 or 3 months) already awarded for 2012 was deferred to 2013.
All deferred bursary holders, still interested in making use of their short-term bursary, maintain the right to a new assignment if they confirm to our Representatives in their country, before June 11 2012, the period in 2013 and/or the Institution of their choice. They do not need to fill a new application with the system “Borse On Line”.
That means that foreign and IRE bursary holders who were awarded short-term bursaries for the 2012 will receive a new bursary award letter from the Italian mission stating the identical duration of the deferred bursary and its validity for 2013.
From that moment they will have to abide to the rules contained in the updated version of the Memorandum for Bursary Holders.
Deferred bursary holders who want to apply to the new Bursaries offered by the Italian Government for the Academic Year 2012-2013 need to do so registering and filling their application form on the system “Borse on Line”. In case of an assignment of a new bursary they are kindly asked to send a letter in which they express their preference between the deferred or the new bursary. The two bursaries cannot be cumulated.