In Italy, all international students are entitled to the same financial assistance services as Italian students based on same requisites of financial means and/or merit. There are government scholarships at the national and regional level to which international students can apply for. Moreover, some Italian Universities offer
Italian scholarships for international students
Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students
Italian Government Scholarships for Foreign Students
The Italian Government awards scholarships for studying in Italy both to foreign citizens and Italian citizens resident abroad (IRE). Scholarships can be awarded only for study/ research projects at institutions within the Italian public education and research system. The scholarships are available for University degree courses (Undergraduate and Postgraduate), Advanced vocational training, art and music courses, Masters Degree courses (Levels I or II), Ph.D. Courses, Specialisation Schools, Research under academic supervision, Courses on Italian language and culture or courses for teachers of Italian as second language.
The “Invest your Talent in Italy” programme, supported by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, offers students from India, Turkey, Brazil, Colombia and South Africa the opportunity to develop their skills and specialise through a range of Master’s and postgraduate degree courses in ICT, Management and Design at prestigious Italian universities. The best students will be offered scholarships, sponsored by partners and main corporate sponsors.
Bologna University Study Grants for International Students
The University of Bologna offers study grants to deserving international students who wish to register for First Cycle (Bachelors), Second Cycle (Masters) or Single Cycle Degree Programmes at the University of Bologna. Each study grant is awarded for one academic year and amounts to a total of €11,059, gross of all charges for the beneficiary’s account.
University of Pavia International Scholarships for Developing Country Students
The University of Pavia (UNIPV), in order to promote international cooperation with the Developing Countries, offers scholarships for selected Masters Studies at the University of Pavia or at the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS). The scholarships are targeted to students coming from a developing country classified as low-income economy or as a lower-middle-income economy by the World Bank. Each scholarship is worth about €7.000.
Bocconi University Scholarships for International Students
Bocconi University offers scholarships to international students enrolling in any eligible Bachelor’s Program or Master of Science Program at Bocconi. The scholarships are awarded based on their family’s economic condition. The scholarship includes full tuition waiver worth up to €11,500 per year for Bachelor’s Program and up to €12,000 per year for Master’s of Science Program.
Politecnico de Milano Merit-Based Scholarships for International Students
Every year, Politecnico di Milano offers a number of merit based scholarships to the most talented international candidates admitted to a Master of Science programme starting during the 1st semester of the academic year. Students obtaining a scholarship will have to pay only an administrative fee of about €200. Scholarships of €5.000 to €10.000 per year could be awarded on top of tuition fee waiver depending on previous academic qualifications.
Università Cattolica Scholarships for English Taught Masters Program
Scholarships are being offered to international students pursuing eligible English-taught Masters Programmes offered at Universita Cattolica. All scholarships are assigned on a merit basis and will be mostly given to students who apply by the priority deadline. The scholarships range from €1,750-€7,500 in value.
University of Padova Scholarships for All Degree Courses
The University of Padova can handle regional funds to finance low-income students, both Italian and foreign, who have a good academic record and pursuing a degree at the University. The scholarship consists partly of money and partly of services, such as accommodation and meals at the University canteens.
Germany has become a popular destination for foreign students looking for an international education.German Universities offers internationally recognized programs at a relatively cheaper cost compared to UK, USA or Australia. Moreover, there are a significant number of available scholarships that allows foreign students to study in Germany for free.
Deutschland Stipendium National Scholarships
The Germany Scholarship Program provides financial and non-material support to high-achieving and committed students from all over the world. The Germany Scholarship supports highly talented students at all participating universities in Germany. The scholarship is awarded without consideration of personal or parent income and one’s nationality is not material to award either. The scholarship amounts to 300 EUR per month and is granted for at least two semesters but may be provided for a maximum time which covers the standard period of study.
DAAD Scholarship Programs
DAAD is a joint organisation of Germany’s higher education institutions and is responsible for promoting international academic relations, primarily through the exchange of students, academics and researchers. The DAAD scholarship database contains scholarship and funding opportunities for foreign students, graduate students and scientists who are seeking financial support for their studies, research work or teaching assignments in Germany. The database not only lists all the scholarships offered by the DAAD, but also diverse programmes offered by a wide variety of institutions
German Foundations’ Scholarship Programs
A number of political and religious foundations in Germany offers scholarships to international students from various backgrounds, interests, and qualifications. Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships is an example of a scholarship offered by a German political foundation while KAAD Scholarships is an example of a scholarship offered by a religious foundation in Germany.
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Programs in Germany
German Universities participate in quite a number of study programs which are funded by Erasmus Mundus Scholarships. The scholarships can finance international students to pursue a participating Erasmus Mundus study program in Germany..
Enhanced Services for the Universities & Institutes
Guiding and counseling eligible students on course, entry requirements, cost, fee and refund policies, course completion requirements, campus life and all other relevant information pertaining to their studies.
- Receiving applications for admissions, screening for their completeness and forwarding them through recognized courier companies (DHL, TNT, UPS)
- Facilitating visits of university / college representatives for conducting interviews/ spot admission / to participate in events.
- Sending market reports and database of prospective students.