Study Abroad: Undergraduate STEM Student Exchanges, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Italy

Scholarship Programs for Undergraduate Students


The Euroscholars program is designed for students seeking to explore the potential for a career in research. Candidates participate in a research project at a local institution, which consists of a literary review, and elective language course. Programs run for 1 academic semester. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate study program at the junior or senior level, and must maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 5.0 scale.

Agencies involved: Euroscholars

Key Dates: Deadline April 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. Since semester starting dates vary per host university, later applications may be taken into consideration. 

The Fulbright US Student Program to Italy brings students and researchers abroad to conduct research studies at Italian universities. Candidates at all degree levels and in all fields of study will be considered. Candidates whose projects are concerned with contemporary topics, science and technology, humanities and entrepreneurship are particularly encouraged. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and must be at the intermediate level in the Italian language.

Agencies involved: Fulbright Scholars Program, the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission 

Key Dates: Grants begin October 10, 2015 to July 10, 2016. Application deadline October 14, 2014.

Summer Internship and Study Abroad Programs

The Summer Archeology Program allows undergraduate students to pursue studies in archaeology in Naples or Alicante, Italy. Candidates attend classes as well as carry out field research, and participate in local cultural activities. Candidates must maintain GPA of 2.75 or higher on 5.0 scale. Program credits substantiate 4.5 undergraduate quarter hours.

Agencies involved: The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Key Dates: This application for Summer 2014 is now closed. Check program website for updated information.  

The Language + Culture Program allows students to study Italian in Ferrara, Italy for 6-12 month periods. Candidates attend classes in Italian as well as participating in local excursions and cultural activities. Homestay is available. Candidates must maintain an average GPA or 3.0 or higher on a 5.0 scale. Program credits substantiate 25.5 undergraduate quarter hours.

Agencies involved: The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Key Dates: Application deadline November 1, 2014 for Spring 2015 program.