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Scholarships at the Institute

A limited number of scholarships to students who wish to study the Italian language and culture in Italy are offered by Schools and Language Centers in Italy through The Italian Cultural Institute in New York. The scholarships consist of discounted or free tuition at universities, schools, academies, or centers where Italian is taught to foreigners. Following the link below you will find also information on grant available for Italian culture and society.

Please note that the Istituto is not responsible for the quality of the programs offered at the various institutions listed below. Verify information on the school website, it may differ from the one currently posted on our site. This page is regularly updated.

Also be advised that when an application requires our endorsement, the deadline to submit the documentation to the Istituto is 10 days prior to the official deadline. If you have any question, please contact us directly at


** List of grants and scholarships IIC NY 2024 **

** Application form **

List of grants and scholarships available in 2023

Applicants must reside in the Institute’s area of jurisdiction. Prospective students should visit the websites of the schools they wish to attend to obtain all the information on the courses and services offered. The IIC declines any responsibility regarding the quality of the courses or services offered by the centers in Italy. However, the IIC asks the students to write a brief report on the experience in Italy, evaluating all teaching and organizational aspects of the schools.

Travel Expenses and Room and Board
Travel expenses and room and board are the exclusive responsibility of the scholarship recipients, who will be assisted in the search for an accommodation by the School or Center offering the scholarship.

Communications with the Italian Schools
Once the Scholarships are awarded, all communications and relations will be handled exclusively between the scholarship recipients and the University, School, or Center of choice, without the IIC as intermediary.

Scholarships are assigned primarily to teachers of Italian and students concentrating on Italian language and culture, but, if available, also to those interested in the study of Italian for their professions or for the preservation of the Italian heritage. All scholarships are awarded strictly on a merit basis.

How and When to Apply
All applicants must submit electronically the application form (see above) and a copy of their CV at least 10 days before the beginning of the course they wish to attend in Italy. You are, also, advised to send one or two letters of recommendation from either professors or academic authorities.