Italian Australian Foundation Travel Scholarships

Theses scholarships support students of Italian descent disadvantaged in their academic work by financial need to travel to and study in Italy.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $20,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 4

  • "The financial assistance provided to me through this scholarship has enabled me to further pursue my studies in the Italian culture and language and has helped me to discover the many ways in which I will be able to apply the knowledge I have gained through these studies in the real world. Being awarded this scholarship is particularly meaningful to me, as I have strong family links to Italy."
    - Elise Di Giandomenico
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a disadvantaged undergraduate student of Italian descent
    • on exchange or study abroad in Italy (preferably to attend the Summer school in Italian language and culture at the University of Padua from July 1-12, 2019)


    • subject to the satisfaction of the selection committee, be enrolled in a BA or postgraduate course in the Faculty of Arts and wish to travel for the purpose of formal study of Italian language, culture and/or heritage.

    Normally, eligible undergraduate students should be enrolled in an Italian Studies major or Diploma in Languages in Italian Studies.

    For the summer school in Padua preference will be given to current students of Italian 7, Italian 5A and Italian 9.

    Recipients are required to:

    • Accept award online within 21 days
    • Submit a final report

    Selection criteria

    • Australian citizens of Italian descent defined as being able to trace Italian ancestry within three generations on at least one side of the family
    • Preference will also be given to students who are applying for the two week intensive at Padua University
  • Application process

    Submit an online application including:

    • the University of Melbourne Financial Aid Assessment form and attach evidence of this to your application for this bursary
    • a 300-500 word statement outlining how the scholarship would impact your life and assist with your studies.
    • copy of Australian residency or citizenship
    • proof of Italian descent (please supply a copy of your parents or grandparents Passport, Birth Certificate, Citizenship Certificate, or Death Certificate - this does not need to be an original certified copy but the committee reserve the right to request the original at a later date if required)
    • any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Italian Australian Foundation

    The Italian  Australian Foundation endeavours to improve the life opportunities for persons of Italian origin and descent through the delivery of services to the frail and elderly and by providing opportunities for students and practitioners to undertake professional development. In keeping with a key objective of the Italian Australian Foundation to “provide services for disadvantaged persons of Italian descent resident in Australia who would not otherwise have access to those services,” the Italian Australian Foundation has commenced a broad program of fellowships and bursaries designed to provide opportunities to students and practitioners to undertake further studies, skills specialisation and vocational training.

What are the benefits?

$20,000 - several awards are made from this amount


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