Students are increasingly choosing to study abroad in Europe, and Italy is definitely an excellent option to consider for quality education at affordable prices. Italy has plenty to offer students looking to study abroad, including its world-class universities, lively culture, and stunning landscapes.

As an added incentive, Italy’s government offers a complete scholarship to overseas students who want to study in the country. This scholarship is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, making it very attractive for Indian students wanting high-quality education.

In this blog post, we will discuss the advantages, conditions for qualification and procedure to apply for the government of Italy scholarship.

Country Italy
Provided By Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI)
Level Masters, PhD 
Deadline 14th June 2024

Eligibility Criteria

Now that you have an idea about this prestigious scholarship, let’s delve into the eligibility criteria

Requirement Details
Eligibility Only foreign students with appropriate qualifications for Italian universities/institutes can apply.
Age Limits – Master’s/AFAM/Language Courses: 18-28 years old (born after June 14, 1995), except renewals.  – PhD Programs: 18-30 years old (born after June 14, 1993), except renewals- Research Projects: 18-40 years old (born after June 14, 1983).
English Proficiency Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency.
Valid ID Applicants must possess a valid passport


  1. Certain Universities, in accordance with the regulations about the independence of academic institutions, might not require Grantees to pay for enrollment and tuition fees.
  2. The stipend for students is EUR 9000 or INR 8.1 Lakhs, which will be given in three parts: the first part of it being EUR 4500 then a further EUR 2500 and finally an amount totalling to exactly EUR2000.
  3. The scholarship will include health insurance for the time they spend in Italy.
  4. Students will receive an Italian language course which will help the, get accustomed to the culyire.
  5. The study period for which grants are given lasts 6 (six) or 9 (nine) months.

How to apply?

  1. The online application can be found on the Study in Italy portal, which you can access by registering first. The link for this is:
  2. Students must keep in mind that the application process for the MAECI scholarship 2024 and university admission are different.
  3. Applicants do not require prior acceptance from a university. When they are chosen for the MAECI scholarship, then they must gain admission into their selected program in any Italian public university.


The Italian government provides students with access to top-notch education and priceless cultural encounters through this scholarship. It also offers a great chance for you to extend your horizons and improve your professional possibilities, regardless of what field of study you wish to pursue, including the arts, sciences, engineering or any other.

By utilizing these scholarships; students can venture on an academic journey in Italy — a country renowned for its rich history, unparalleled artistic heritage, and vibrant cultural experiences — as they diligently strive to accomplish their educational goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Is it possible to apply for multiple scholarships the Government of Italy offers?

You can apply for more than one scholarship, for the most part. To make sure you fulfill their specific demands, it is crucial to thoroughly read the terms and conditions of each scholarship program.

Q. What levels of study does the scholarship cover?

Research projects under academic supervision as well as Master’s and PhD programs are covered under the scholarship.