Italian scholarship awards Application Portal Now Open for Nigerian Msc, PhD applicants

The FG’s Italian Scholarship Awards application portal is now open for Nigerian MSc and PhD applicants. See how to apply at and learn more on the form, eligibility and closing date. This initiative is the result of a collaborative effort between Nigeria and Italy, aimed at nurturing academic excellence and strengthening bilateral relations through educational exchange.

The Italian Scholarship Awards are intended for Nigerian students who aspire to pursue Master’s or PhD studies in Italy.

As the application portal opens, prospective candidates are encouraged to seize this opportunity to enhance their academic and professional trajectories.

If you are interested in applying, kindly visit to submit your online application for free.

Eligibility Criteria for MSc and PhD Applicants

  • Applicants for the Master’s Degree program must have a good Bachelor’s degree and be no older than 28 years by the application deadline.
  • The second-year grant for the Master’s program is contingent on the applicant’s performance during the first year.
  • Applicants for the PhD program must hold both a good Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree and meet the entry requirements and academic qualifications of the University.
  • PhD applicants must be no older than 30 years by the application deadline.
  • All applicants must submit an admission letter from a relevant Italian University.

How to Apply for the Italian Scholarship

Prospective Nigerian applicants for the Italian Scholarship Awards for MSc and PhD programs are encouraged to begin their application process by visiting the official portal at The portal provides a comprehensive platform for applicants to submit their applications, ensuring a streamlined process.

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To initiate the application, applicants must first create an account on the portal. This involves providing basic personal information such as name, email address, and a secure password. Once the account is created, applicants will receive a confirmation email to verify their registration. It is crucial to use a valid email address as all correspondence will be directed to this email.

Upon successful account creation, applicants can log in to access the online application form. The form requires detailed information regarding the applicant’s academic background, including previous degrees obtained, institutions attended, and academic transcripts. Additionally, applicants will need to specify the program of interest, whether MSc or PhD, and the chosen field of study.

A critical component of the application is the submission of necessary documents. These typically include a curriculum vitae (CV), a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and proof of English or Italian language proficiency. Applicants should ensure that all documents are clear, legible, and uploaded in the specified formats to avoid delays in the review process.

For a successful application, it is advisable to pay close attention to the details provided in the instructions. Common pitfalls to avoid include submitting incomplete forms, failing to upload all required documents, and not adhering to the specified word limits for essays or statements. It is also beneficial to review the application guidelines thoroughly and seek clarification on any ambiguous points before submission.


Important Dates and Closing Deadline

The application period officially commenced on Monday, 31st May 2024. Applicants are encouraged to begin their submissions as early as possible to ensure all necessary documents and information are accurately provided.

The closing deadline for the submission of applications is Friday, 14th June 2024. It is imperative that all applications are completed and submitted by this date to be considered for the scholarship. Late submissions will not be entertained, and any incomplete applications may result in disqualification. Therefore, applicants should meticulously check their submissions to ensure they meet all the requirements before the final date.

By following these steps meticulously, Nigerians can enhance their chances of securing the Italian Scholarship and embarking on a rewarding academic journey in Italy.


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