The Italian Student Loan Fund (Fondo per Studenti Italiani) is a not-for-profit corporation that offers financial aid to Italian university graduates, who wish to attend a post-graduate course (Master or Ph.D.) in the United States. The Fund was established in 1979, promoted by President of Confindustria Guido Carli and Ambassador of United States Richard N. Gardner. Its capital is formed with donations from Italian and American companies, banks and professional firms and also with the contributions of the beneficiaries.
Fields of study
All fields of study will be considered with priority to Business Administration, Business Law and specializations in technical-scientific sectors and advanced industrial technologies.
Applicants must have the following prerequisites:
- Italian citizenship and residency;
- Italian university degree or equivalent;
- Maximum of 35 years of age within the application deadline;
- Curriculum vitae indicating substantial academic and/or professional achievements;
- Excellent TOEFL score;
- Study or research plan for Masters or Ph.D. course;
- Letter of admission from a U.S. University (or status of the applications for admission)
Applicants may request financing to a maximum of Euro 15,000,00. The financing is granted in one sole payment and reimbursement of the capital plus a modest contribution to the Fund is made quarterly in 24 installments (6 years), starting on the 30th month following receipt.
Application deadline for the a. y. 2009/2010: MAY 10, 2009
Late applications will be considered on availability basis only.
P.S. Applicants who wish to receive additional information about studying in US universities may inquire at:
Commissione per gli Scambi Culturali tra l'Italia e gli Stati Uniti
The US-Italy Fulbright Commission
Via Castelfidardo, 8 - 00185 Roma
Tel. 06/4888211 - Fax 06/4815680
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; www.fulbright.it