Scholarships for foreign students are available from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation offers scholarships for foreign students and Italian citizens resident abroad (see here).

For general information, please visit the following websites set up by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research:
·  Universitaly, Italian University Just a Click Away;
·  CIMEA, The Italian higher education system;
·  International Students (available in English,

University of L’Aquila and Sapienza University of Rome will support the students in finding a suitable accommodation by various intermediary services for the whole duration of their scholarship:
> Further information on planning your stay in L’Aquila can be asked or you can browse information here.
> Further information on planning your stay in Rome is available here (contact Hello Office and in this web page.


Yearly scholarship for LMAST, is offered, through a call,  by both the Agency for Higher Education of L’Aquila (ADSUaq) and University of L’Aquila (Univaq) for Italian and foreign students.

ADSUaq scholarship details are available in the official calls here (in Italian). These scholarships are typically available in terms of cash and free services and provided to the winning students, in values maximum, as indicated below:
1. Students on site: € 2,757.73 divided as follows: € 1,971.89 + food (one free daily meal, € 785.84)
2. Commuting students: € 2,884.09 divided as follows: € 2,098.25 + food (one free daily meal, € 785.84)
3. Off-site students: € 5,231.58 divided as follows: € 2,159.90 + food (two free meals per day, € 1,571.68) + accommodation (€ 1,500 maximum)
The scholarship will be paid in full to the beneficiary students whose ISEE (documented personal income) is less than or equal to two thirds of the maximum limit for participation and set typically at €. 23,508.78.
For higher values, until the aforementioned limit is reached, the overall scholarship is reduced up to half the amount. The share in cash will not be less than € anyway 1,440.76 for off-site students who are granted housing services free of charge e a daily meal, and € 1,440.76 for the commuting student to whom it is granted free of charge a daily meal.

ADSUaq current (if any) and past calls are listed below:
> ADSUaq call for a.y. 2019-20 (in Italian)deadline on 30 August 2019

University of L’Aquila is yearly opening a call for international students within a general scholarships program. The call is reserved to foreign students that will enroll in the first year of LMAST.
The total amount of the contribution for each scholarship is € 7,834.00 during the first year of study (10 monthly installments of € 783.40). The amount includes charges to be paid by the recipient. The scholarship will be taxed according to current legislation.

Univaq current (if any) and past calls are listed below:
> Univaq call for a.y. 2020-21 (in Italian)deadline on 5 June 2020


Highly qualified students who have enrolled to the second year of LMAST are eligible for the student honors program. The annual call is usually issued in January.

Upon competitive criteria as detailed in the call (number of credits earned during the first academic year, weighted average grade), a limited number of students are selected and admitted to the LMAST student honors program. Selected students will be assigned to a tutor who will plan scientific and educational activities in addition to those being part of the regular course of study. These activities, for a maximum of 100 hours per year, may include participation to PhD seminars or to summer/winter schools, extra project work in the framework of a national or European research project or an internship with an industrial partner. In any case the activities must be assigned and approved by the tutor.In order to successfully complete the honors program, students must conclude the additional planned scientific and educational activities in time and, by the end of their second year, the must earn all the credits prescribed for the regular course of study with a weighted average grade on exams larger or equal than twenty-seven (out of thirty).
The DSFC Univaq call is expected between of October and November of each academic year. The expected support is between € 400,00 and € 800,00 per student.

DSFC current (if any) and past calls are listed below:
DSFC scholarships a.y. 2019-20 (in Italian)deadline on 15 Nov. 2019


Students, interested in accomplishing his/her Master thesis abroad, can compete for specific scholarships supporting their stay abroad. The call is open to students of the LMAST first or second year and should be supported by an LMAST professor and a letter of the international host institution. The period of stay should be not less than 2 consecutives months.
The Sapienza call is expected between of February and May of each academic year. The expected support is about € 2.600,00 per student.

Sapienza current (if any) and past calls are listed below:
Sapienza scholarships a.y. 2019-20 (in Italian)deadline on 29 May 2020

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