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University of Siena International Excellence Scholarships in Italy 2024

In line with initiatives aimed at enhancing the international attractiveness of its academic programs, the University of Siena is providing grants to honor distinguished international students and encourage their enrollment in selected Master’s degree programs (Lauree Magistrali).

Aim and Benefits

University is offering four Siena International Excellence Scholarships, each worth €5,000.00 annually (gross amount), for a duration of one year, renewable for a second year (for a total of 10,000.00 euros over two years, gross amount).


This exclusive opportunity is available to individuals holding non-Italian citizenship and who have earned their entry qualifications from institutions outside Italy, underscoring the University’s dedication to fostering an educational environment enriched by a variety of international insights.

To be considered for selection, applicants must, under penalty of exclusion:

  1. Hold a non-Italian Bachelor’s degree that qualifies for admission to Master’s degree programs (Lauree Magistrali) within the Italian University system;
  2. Not hold Italian citizenship, except for individuals with dual citizenship that includes Italian;
  3. Not be a resident of Italy. For the purposes of this call for applications, the following are considered residents of Italy:
    • Non-EU citizens with a valid residence permit that allows for enrolment in an Italian university without the need for a new student Visa, as per Italian Legislative Decree 286/1998;
    • EU and EU-equated citizens who have continuously resided in Italy for more than 9 months. Citizens of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, the Republic of San Marino, and Switzerland are considered as EU citizens.
  4. Have applied for any of the Master’s degree programs listed below, following the procedures and meeting the deadlines specified on the platform Candidates can apply for up to two programs.

Both candidates awaiting evaluation and those who have already received confirmation of acceptance to one of the study programs listed below (first or second intake) are eligible to apply.

Documents Required for Application

In the application, candidates must provide the following information and documentations:

  • Short self-made video in which the candidate should explain their motivations (no longer than 1 minute);
  • Name(s) of the Master’s degree program(s) for which they are applying for this call.

In addition to the above, the Evaluation Committee will use the documentation already uploaded by the applicant for their admission application through the same portal. The documents required for the admission are listed here.

Application Deadline

May 6, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to University of Siena on to apply

Only applications from candidates who have already applied for admission to at least one of the courses listed above will be considered. If a candidate has applied for admission to two courses, a single scholarship application is sufficient.

For more details, visit University of Siena website.

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