Fees and funding

LAZIODISU Scholarships
LAZIODISU offers several benefits to talented students from low-income families. Eligible students may apply for

  • lodging within the university dormitories
  • fully-waived tuition fees
  • catering service at discounted rates
  • study grants (up to 5.118,36 € per year) to partly cover living expenses
  • study-abroad scholarships (up to 510,00 € per month) to participate in international exchange programs for a maximum of 10 months
  • graduation prizes (up to 2.559,18 €)

The above benefits are exempt from income tax, as envisaged by Circular no. 109/E dated 6 April 1995 issued by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. The student’s economic situation is evaluated on the basis of the Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator (in Italian, Indicatore Situazione Economica Equivalente), hereinafter referred to as the “ISEE”, and the Equivalent Equity Situation Indicator (in Italian, Indicatore Situazione Patrimoniale Equivalente), hereinafter referred to as the “ISPE”, which provide information on the student's family incomes, assets, and properties. Students whose ISEE or ISPE exceed a maximum value will be excluded from the above benefits regardless of the academic merit. The maximum ISEE and ISPE are specified every academic year in the corresponding call for applications. For the academic year 2018/2019, the maximum ISEE and ISPE are 19.468,75 € and 34.069,40 €, respectively.

MAE Scholarships
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs offers scholarships to foreigners and Italians resident abroad (registered IRE) that desire to study in Italy. Scholarships are available to enroll in individual university courses, first- or second-cycle degree programs, and doctorate programs. The deadline for the application is usually scheduled in spring. Before filling their application, students should contact the Italian diplomatic representatives in the country of citizenship for specific information about this offer. Additional information is also available on the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

How to apply
The call for applications is expected to be released in June/July, while the deadline for application is expected to be scheduled in the first week of September. Prospective applicants are encouraged to regularly check the website of LAZIODISCO to stay updated. Eligible students may submit their application only after completing the enrollment/matriculation.
To apply for the first year, take the following steps:

  • Obtain a certificate on the economic situation: the required paperwork is different for Italian, EU, and non-EU students.Fill in the application form provided by LAZIODISCO, as indicated in the call for applications; foreign students will receive help from the LAZIODISCO’s officers.
  • Submit the application and the certificate on the economic situation to LAZIODISCO, as indicated in the call for applications and before the mandatory deadline. Non-EU students may also be required to attach a copy of their residence permit and/or VISA.

If enough credits are earned during the first year of study, all financial benefits are usually renewed for the second year upon presentation of the required documents.

How to certify the economic situation
Italian student must go to a CAAF (Authorized Tax Assistance Centre) to obtain an ISEE/ISPE certificate.

EU students must go to a CAAF (Authorized Tax Assistance Centre) to obtain an ISEE/ISPE certificate only if they have incomes/assets/properties in Italy; otherwise, they can present an equivalent certification of their economic situation.

Non-EU students must obtain a certificate on their economic situation from the Italian competent diplomatic authority (usually the closest Italian Embassy/Consulate), before leaving their own Country. In order to provide this certificate, the Italian diplomatic authority may require some appropriate documents issued by the Country of origin. In most cases, it may be sufficient an affidavit, made by a notary public, declaring the number of family members, their gross income, their owned houses (specifying the area in square meters of each house), and the amount of their savings. This affidavit, translated in Italian by the competent diplomatic authority, is usually accepted by LAZIODISU as a proof of the economic situation.

Foreign students from the following countries, namely,

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambogia, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo (Repubblica Democratica), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Etiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea Dem. Rep., Kyrgyz Rep., Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambico, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe,

may alternatively provide a certificate, issued (in Italian language) by the Italian competent diplomatic authority (usually the closest Italian Embassy/Consulate), declaring that the student does not belong to a notoriously high-income, high-social status family (the document must state that “non appartiene ad una famiglia notoriamente di alto reddito e di elevato livello sociale”). This document is accepted by LAZIODISU as a proof of the economic situation and, usually, makes the student eligible for all types of benefits.