A DSU is an Italian national scholarship that is government-funded. The Lazio Disco Italian Fellowship is the same as the DSU Scholarship. On the other hand, more renowned Italian universities accept applications for the DSU Scholarship. Students can study bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at prestigious Italian universities through the DSU Provincial scholarship program. You may learn more about the DSU Scholarship Program on this page. If you don’t have IELTS, here’s how to apply for a DSU Region Scholarship in Italy.
The DSU Italy Scholarship is funded by the European Union. Please remember that doctoral students are not eligible for this grant. For the academic year 2022–2023, only bachelor’s and master’s degree scholarships are offered. No application fee is required. IELTS is not a prerequisite. All applicants from around the world are eligible to apply for the DSU Scholarships in Italy 2023.
A monetary prize, free use of the canteen, and, if they have earned a spot in lodging, a free allocation of a space in lodging in the Université Dormitories, or, if no rooms are available, payment of a rent contribution are all available to scholarship recipients. The universities in Italy that are a part of the DSU Scholarship Program are listed below.
Details About DSU Scholarship 2023
- Country: Italy
- Degree Level: Bachelors, Masters
- Financial Coverage: Fully Funded
- Deadline: 6th September 2022
List of Italian Universities Under DSU Scholarship Scheme
The benefits subject of this Announcement can be awarded to students enrolled in the
following universities, schools, and institutes in Tuscany below called University:
- The University of Milan Call for DSU Scholarship (Visit Here)
- University of Florence DSU Scholarship Call (Visit Here)
- University of Pisa DSU Scholarship (Visit Here)
- University of Siena DSU Scholarship (Visit Here)
- Politecnico Di Milano DSU Scholarship (Visit Here)
In Florence: University of Florence, Conservatorio Cherubini, Accademia di Belle Arti, Accademia Italiane di Arte, Moda e Design, Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Scuola di Musica di, Fiesole, ISIA and Libera Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze.
In Pisa: University of Pisa, Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara, Scuola Superiore per Mediatori Linguistici di Pisa, Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Pietro Mascagni” in Livorno, Istituto Musicale “Luigi Boccherini” in Lucca and Istituto Modartech in Pontedera.
In Siena: University of Siena, Università per Stranieri, Istituto Musicale Rinaldo Franci and Siena Jazz University.
A DSU grant includes
- free accommodation
- free meals at the University dining halls
- contribution to cover extra expenses (sporting activities, books, etc.)
- exemption from University tuition fees.
Who can apply
Students planning to enroll or already enrolled in a Degree program at the University of Pisa, if they do not already have a qualification of the same level of education.
Application and required documents
Online application only, via Sportello Studente, by the call’s deadline (usually published every year in July). The application can be submitted even if the student is not enrolled yet. The grant is valid for only one academic year. Therefore, students have to repeat the application each academic year.
Foreign students (with income abroad) who wish to access the services offered by the DSU (Scholarship, Services Scholarship, Grant for Disabled Students, Extraordinary Contribution, Subsidised Canteen Prices, etc.) are requested to apply online, print the receipt available in their personal area and send it following the instructions provided by the admission call, attaching a document certifying the family economic status together with a copy of a valid identity document. For further info in English, once you open this webpage, please click on Announcement scholarship on the right column under the heading Bando a.a. 2022-2023.
- EU students
Students from EU countries have to fill in a specific declaration, which can be downloaded at the end of the online application procedure.
- Non-EU students from developing countries
Students coming from Non-EU developing countries have to certify that they do not belong to a high income and high-status family. This certificate must be released by one of the following institutions:
- Italian diplomatic representatives in the home country;
- Diplomatic representative body (Embassy or Consulate) of the country of origin in Italy.
Please remember that the certificate has to be legalized by the Italian Prefettura.
- Other Non-EU students
Students are required to submit all documents, translated into Italian language and legalized by the competent Italian diplomatic representatives of the home country, or according to the international provisions on legalization related to:
- family status;
- real estate;
- movable assets.
Further information is available here.
The annual call for applications for DSU scholarships is published in the month of July on the DSU Toscana website. For a.y. 2022/2023 the deadline for the DSU Scholarship application is 6 September 2022.
For the first year of application, the ranking only considers the annual family income. For subsequent years, the list also takes into account academic merit.
Result and final ranking
The DSU draws up a single ranking list including both foreign and Italian students. Provisional ranking lists are usually confirmed every year by the end of September. Final rankings are usually approved every year by the end of November. The results of grants allocation will be published at www.dsu.toscana.it and will be available on the students’ personal area. No personal written communication shall be provided to applicants concerning results.