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The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers 5 scholarships to meritorious students from India to pursue Specialised Masters courses and/or First and Second Level Masters courses in Engineering & High Technologies, Economics, Management and Social Sciences, Architecture and Design imparted in English language in the following Universities/Higher Educational Institutions in Italy:

Polytechnic of Turin; Polytechnic of Milan; Bocconi University, Milan; University of Trento; Catholic University of Milan; University of Bologna; University of Padova; University of Genova; Venice International University; Luiss Guido Carlo University; University ‘Tor Vergata’ of Rome; University of Macerata; Institute of Marangoni, Milan; Scuola Superiore of Sant’Anna, Pisa; University ‘La Sapienza’ of Rome; University of Salerno; University ‘Federico II’ of Naples and University of Pavia.

For exact details of courses and the Institutions as mentioned above that offer those courses, please visit:

The scholarship, effective from October 2011, is offered by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the scheme ‘Invest your Talent in Italy’ and carries an all inclusive stipend of 700 Euro per month and a policy of Health Insurance. All other expenses including International and local travel, boarding and lodging are to be borne by the candidate.

Age not exceeding 35 years;
For Specialised Masters courses: University Graduation Degree (3 years);
For 1st and 2nd Level Masters courses: As per specific requirements of the course to be pursued and as specified by the concerned University/Higher Educational Institution in the above list;
Excellent knowledge of English.

Interested students should apply online at:
and register at:
It is necessary to select ‘Progetto speciale Invest Your Talent in Italy’ while compiling the online application with all relevant details. Students who have earlier applied for Italian Government Scholarships 2011 online should use a different e-mail id. Students can indicate three preferences in the University/Courses listed above, but the Selection Committee can assign them a University other than the one preferred.

Last date for registration of online applications is 20 July 2011.

Only those candidates whose applications are complete in all respects shall be called for Interviews to be held in the Embassy of Italy, 50-E Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021.
Candidates have to make their own arrangements for travel, boarding and lodging in New Delhi. The Embassy shall not reimburse any expenditure in this regard.

Personal Interviews shall be held within the last Week of July 2011.