Study grants and exemptions for international students

Selection of study grants for international students of the University of Bologna.

Reduced fixed tuition fees for citizens of particularly poor and developing countries or of non-EU countries, not belonging to the OECD
Citizens of particularly poor and developing countries or of non-EU countries, not belonging to the OECD, can enrol by paying a reduced fixed tuition fee, without submitting the documentation to certify the economic situation of their family.

Unibo action 1&2
The Unibo Action 1&2 study grants and exemption programme has ended. For first-year enrolments in the a.y. 2023/24 no scholarships or exemptions will be offered.
Unibo Action 2 study grants already awarded can be renewed only for the a.y. 2023/24.

Collegio Superiore: Selection procedure for the admission of deserving international students 
The competitive examination for admission to the Collegio Superiore is open to all individuals, both Italian and foreign, who are enrolling for the first time in a Bachelor's, Master's or Combined Bachelor and Master’s degree program.
The Collegio students benefit from free lodging and other benefits.

ISA - Institute of Advanced Studies proposals
Study grants and other opportunities for Phd students, researchers and international professors.

Unibo for refugees
A project promoted by the University of Bologna and the Municipality of Bologna for the integration of refugee students in the university world.

Grants for international students and Italian students (IRE) awarded by the Italian Government (MAECI)
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants to international students and Italian students living abroad (IRE).

100 grants for refugees of the Ministry of the Interior – CRUI
The Ministry of the Interior, with the support of the CRUI, offers grants to students with international protection.


Unless otherwise indicated, international students have access to all study grants, exemptions, prizes and incentives available to University of Bologna students.
Consult the list of all study grants and subsidies for students