International opportunities for students

UniTrento Scholarships

The following information does not apply to EMBS programme.

Non-EU citizens living outside Italy

University of Trento provides non-EU citizens permanently residing abroad with scholarships for top scored candidates according to every programme availabilty. For European citizens and non European citizens permanently residing in Italy scholarships are granted by Opera Universitaria, through a yearly online call.

For the first year of enrollment, scholarships are awarded according to the points gained in the final ranking lists.Top scored non-European candidates will be entitled to receive one of UniTrento scholarships for the yearly amount of 7.200 Euros (8500 euros for female students enrolled in STEM degrees). Students will be notified if they are entitled to a scholarship when the short list are published. If you benefit from one of UniTrento scholarships, the tuition fees are waived but, since the number of scholarships is limited, you are not necessarily entitled to receive a UniTrento scholarship if you turn out to be in the "fee waiver" bracket. The amount is payed in two instalments: 

  • 1st instalment by the end of December of the first year of enrollment;
  • 2nd instalment by the end of May of the first year of enrolmment, only if the credits you have gained are at least 50% of the total credit amount  that you are supposed to get during the exam session of January and February.

If you do not fulfil the requirement to receive the second instalment in May, you will be allowed to get the second instalment in October provided that you get 42 credits (36 for degrees in Italian) by August 10th.
Should you not be able to get the needed credits by 10th August, you will be asked to give back the part of scholarship already received and you will have to pay the fees established for the next academic year, according to the range values in the table below.

Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English
Credits earned before 10th August * Degree courses with max fee € 6.000 Degree courses with max fee € 10.000
> 42 Fee waiver and scholarship confirmation Fee waiver and scholarship confirmation
36 < CFU < 42 € 1.000 € 1.000
24 < CFU < 36 € 2.000 € 3000
6 < CFU< 24 € 4.500 € 6.500
CFU < 6 € 6.000 € 10.000
Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Italian
Credits earned before 10th August * Bachelor's degrees Master's degrees (+ Giurisprudenza)
> 36 Fee waiver and scholarship confirmation Fee waiver and scholarship confirmation
24 < CFU < 36 € 1.000 € 1.000
18 < CFU < 24 € 2.000 € 3000
CFU< 18 € 3.000 € 6.000

*not including credits recognised but earned before the enrollment 

Students entitled to another scholarship for the same purposes and at the same time cannot benefit from a UniTrento Scholarship.

Scholarship confirmation and  enrolment renewal

The  scholarship  can be extended to the following academic year after verification of the students' performance, following the procedure described above based on the verification of credits earned during each year, with the same deadlines. The yearly scholarship can be extended until September of the following academic year within the regular duration of your degree course. This means that the maximum duration of the scholarship for a Master's student is of 2 years and for a Bachelor's student is 3 years. Every September the credits you have gained until 10th August are checked so that your scholarship can be confirmed and extended to the following year. Should you not be entitled for the scholarship extension,  you will have to pay  the tuition fees amount according to the table above. 

Starting with the a.y. 2022/2023 the yearly amount of the UniTrento scholarships will be raised to 7.200 Euros (8500 euros for female students enrolled in STEM degrees)

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAECI) Scholarships

If you are not eligible to UniTrento scholarship, check if you meet the requirements of the annual call for applications for scholarships funded by the Italian Government.
Should you get the MAECI scholarship for 6 months, you will pay 50% of the UniTrento tuition fees. If you get the MAECI scholarship for 9 months, you will be waived from tuition fees.

Please consider that you have to be already admitted to one of our Master's or Bachelor's degree courses in order to participate to the MAECI call for scholarships.

Other scholarships opportunity

If you are a descendant from Trentino emigrates abroad, you may apply for scholarships reserved to you. To apply for the scholarship, you must prove your descendance and be admitted to one of University of Trento Degrees, either Bachelor or Master. You can find the call here. is offering a postgraduate scholarship worth €5000. The scholarship is open to students from any country who are planning to study a Master's degree at a European university in the autumn 2020. Please visit the website for more information. Sustainability Scholarship is open to students from all over the world who are planning on starting a master's degree in the fall of 2021 that can help them make the world more sustainable. You can find more information about the scholarship on the website.