GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

INVEST YOUR TALENT IN ITALY

The "Invest Your Talent In Italy" program by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of University and Research in collaboration with ICE Agency and Uni-Italy aims to promote the internationalization of the Italian academic system as a center of excellence, offering foreign students opportunities for high-quality educational paths.

The program provides the opportunity to develop academic, technical, and professional skills through a series of Master's degrees and Master's programs in the areas of Engineering-High Technologies, Architecture-Design, Economics-Management, and through the activation of training internships at Italian companies.

The best Italian universities participating in the program offer courses entirely in English to increase job prospects in a competitive landscape. The program offers the opportunity for interested universities to host foreign talents from target markets, specialized in their operational sectors.

Through the Invest your Talent in Italy model, international students (from one of the 17 countries of strategic importance for Italy (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Republic of Korea, People's Republic of China, Turkey, Tunisia, and Vietnam) have the opportunity to undergo classroom training at one of the participating Italian universities and to carry out an internship (approximately lasting 3 months and unpaid) at an Italian company.

In this way, the program promotes the internationalization of the Italian academic system as a center of excellence, stimulating synergies between universities and businesses.

The main requirements that universities must have if interested in participating are:

  • Offering courses in the 3 areas of interest (Engineering/High Technologies, Design/Architecture, Economics/Management) entirely in English;
  • Exemption from tuition fees for winning students;
  • Courses preferably including a mandatory curricular internship, which the university should be able to facilitate, to be carried out in Italy at an Italian company;
  • Not including study and training periods in EU and non-EU countries, as the IYT scholarship is only payable for the actual study period in Italy.
  • Experimental/pilot courses are not allowed.
  • Courses starting in the middle of the semester are not allowed.
  • Availability of free Italian courses to offer to winning students.

Universities participating in the Program:

  • IUAV
  • IULM - INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LANGUAGES AND MEDIA
  • POLITECNICO DI MILANO
  • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO E DEL LAZIO MERIDIONALE
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MACERATA
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO - BICOCCA
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI VENEZIA CA' FOSCARI
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
  • UNIVERSITA' DEL SALENTO
  • UNIVERSITA' DELLA CALABRIA
  • UNIVERSITA' DI PARMA
  • UNIVERSITA' DI PISA
  • UNIVERSITA' DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
  • UNIVERSITA' DI SIENA

In Memory of Giulia Cecchettin

Born and raised in Vigonovo, in the province of Venice, Giulia Cecchettin was attending the Biomedical Engineering course at the University of Padua. On the evening of November 11, 2023, Giulia was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. She was supposed to graduate on November 16.
Giulia's death has sparked a wave of deep emotion across Italy, catalyzing the country's outrage at the intolerable tragedy of femicides and triggering a broad collective reflection on the issue of gender-based violence. Her figure has spontaneously become the symbol of the Day against Violence against Women, celebrated with numerous initiatives and events throughout Italy on November 25, 2023, just a few days after her brutal murder.
Following the tragic events in Vigonovo, the Vice Premier and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon. Antonio Tajani, expressed the intention to dedicate a series of government scholarships to the memory of the young woman, intended for young international students "who come to study in Italy and dream what Giulia dreamed".
It was therefore decided to dedicate the "Invest Your Talent in Italy" program to the memory of Giulia Cecchettin.
To ensure that this gesture is not merely symbolic, starting from the academic year 2023-2024, the inclusion in the academic path of IYT scholarship holders of a seminar or training module dedicated to promoting gender equality and combating violence against women is planned.

ALUMNI FARNESINA


Alumni Farnesina is the network created in 2023 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in collaboration with Uni-Italia, to bring together all international students who have benefited from a scholarship offered by the Italian Government during their academic career.
It is a multilateral and multidisciplinary space that promotes dialogue and encourages exchange between old classmates and new friends.
The goal is to contribute to the enrichment of cultural, social, and economic relations between Italy and the communities to which the Alumni belong, to keep alive the bond between Italy and the international talents it has chosen to invest in.
Through the platform, Alumni will have the opportunity to network with other former MAECI scholarship recipients, both nationals and from other countries, and stay updated on activities and events organized by the network of Embassies, Consulates, and Italian Cultural Institutes worldwide.

It is possible to join the platform once the period of study as MAECI scholars is completed by clicking HERE.

The Alumni Farnesina app is also available for iOS and Android systems.