Invest Your Talent in Italy supports talented international students wishing to enrol in English-taught Master's degree programmes in the fields of Engineering and Information Technologies, Management and Economics at top-ranked Italian universities, including the University of Padua. The programme offers full scholarship packages including subsistence allowance, fee-waiver and dedicated student support services. A short internship at leading Italian companies is also foreseen as part of the programme. It is supported by the Italian Government and the Italian Trade Agency.
In addition to the scholarships provided by the IYT project, the University of Padua will award 2 additional scholarships to students selected by the Invest Your Talent Technical Committee who have chosen the University of Padua as their destination.
Who can apply: the programme is open to talented students who completed at least a Bachelor's degree and come from one of the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Popular Republic of China, South Corea, Turkey, Tunisia and Vietnam.
Available degree courses: student applying for “Invest your Talent in Italy” can choose among the following Master's degree programmes completely taught in English offered by the University of Padua:
Engineering and High Technologies
Astrophysics and Cosmology
Biotechnologies for Food Science
Chemical and Industrial Processes Engineering
Computational Finance – new programme 2023/24 (to be approved)
Control Systems Engineering
Food and Health
Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources
ICT for Internet and Multimedia
Materials Science – new programme 2023/24 (to be approved)
Physics of Data
Environmental Sustainability and Education
Water and Geological Risk Engineering
Economics and Management
Accounting, Finance and Business Consulting – new programme 2023/24 (to be approved)
Applied Economics – new programme 2023/24 (to be approved)
Forest Science - Curriculum “Forest and Nature for the Future”
Human rights and multi-level governance
Italian Food and Wine
Management for Sustainable Firms – new programme 2023/24 (to be approved)
Sustainable chemistry and technologies for circular economy
How to apply: apply online following the instructions provided on the official programme website. Please note: in addition to the IYT application, you need to apply to the chosen degree course on Unipd website following standard Unipd application procedures. For detailed information: how to apply
Amount and duration of scholarship: The scholarship consists of a monthly amount of 900 euros (net) for the duration of 9 months and it could be renewed for the second year of the Master's Degree, upon the achievement of at least 30 ECTS credits. To be granted the scholarship, students are also required to complete a 3-months compulsory internship in an Italian enterprise.