3 MARCH 2021 26 MARCH 2021


Recognizing the importance of international students as a fundamental instrument for the internationalization of the Country, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation, ITA Italian Trade Agency, and Uni-Italia, with the support of Unioncamere (Italian Chambers of Commerce), and Confindustria (Confederation of Italian Industries), will award scholarships for academic year 2021-2022 in favor of international students interested in attending higher education courses in Italy within the framework of the “ Invest Your Talent in Italy” Program.

Scholarships are awarded for courses of Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale or Master universitario) at Italian Higher Education Institutes (state-owned institutions or institutions legally recognized by the relevant State authorities) that are part of the “Invest Your Talent in Italy” Program. The program also includes a mandatory internship at selected Italian companies which are partners of the initiative.

The list of the post-graduate courses under this Program is available at the following page:


The Program is aimed at increasing cooperation between Italian universities and companies so as to boost their level of internationalization. It also allows young foreigner talents, formed in Italy in their respective operational sector, to access the Italian businesses that are part of the Program.

Eligible Countries

Scholarships are awarded to citizens, permanently resident in their home country, of the following list of countries:

  •   Azerbaijan
  •   Brazil
  •   Colombia
  •   Egypt
  •   Ethiopia
  •   India
  •   Indonesia
  •   Iran
  •   Ghana
  •   Kazakhstan
  •   Mexico
  •   People’s Republic of China
  •   Tunisia
  •   Turkey
  •   Vietnam

Eligibility Criteria

Applications may be submitted only by those who meet the following requirements by the deadline of this call.

Academic qualifications

Applications may only be submitted by those candidates referred to in Articles 1 and 2 who hold the required academic qualifications (Bachelor’s Degree) to enroll in the chosen Master’s Degree Program (Laurea Magistrale or Master Universitario). Candidates must have completed their Bachelor’s Degree.

Students who are currently studying at an Italian university and those who have obtained an Italian University Degree are not eligible for the IYT Program.

Only those students who have submitted their pre-application for ONE of the postgraduate courses (Laurea

Magistrale or Master) included in the Program can apply for a IYT scholarship:


Candidates can apply for ONE course only. The second choice is only possible for those courses accepting a limited number of students. In this case the second choice is displayed automatically when completing the application.

Students are entitled to receive the IYT scholarship only if they are admitted to the course they have applied for through the IYT platform.

Age requirements

Applicants must have been born on or after January 1st, 1995, except those applying for a scholarship renewal.

Language skills

Candidates must submit an English language certificate as proof of their proficiency in English.

Candidates must hold at least a B2 level certificate within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

A candidate who has obtained an English-taught Bachelor’s Degree can submit a certificate issued by his/her university, stating that English is the medium of instruction in that university/course/faculty. This certificate can be accepted as the proof of proficiency in English.

Proof of proficiency in Italian is not mandatory but will be taken into consideration in the selection process.

Scholarship Duration

The scholarship will cover a period of study of 9 (nine) months starting from October 1st, 2021.

Submission of Application

  1. Candidates must complete and submit the on-line application form available at the following link:https://investyourtalentapplication.esteri.it/SitoInvestYourTalentApplication/signin.asp. Full surname and all the given names must be included in the personal information section of the on-line application form (as stated in the candidate’s passport).
  2. Applications must be submitted from March 3st, 2021 to March 26th, 2021 until 12:00 (Midday, Italian Time).
  3. Candidates must provide the following documents: final transcript of all previous exams as well as the final grade (Bachelor’s Degree); students who have completed their Bachelor’s studies but have not yet received their Degree Diploma – along with the final transcript of all previous exams – must also submit a document from their University certifying that they have completed their Bachelor’s program and are waiting for the Degree Diploma to be issued. This document must be issued through and signed by a representative of the Academic Registrar’s Office; english language certificate (IELTS or TOEFL); Italian language certificate. It is not mandatory, but if submitted, it will receive a score; video about the candidate’s motivations (no longer than 1 minute); CV/resume; valid Passport.An official translation into English, French or Spanish is required if the documents are in a language other than these three languages. Both the translated documents and the original copies must be provided.
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