Italian Australian Foundation Travel Scholarships

The Italian Australian Foundation Travel Scholarship supports Faculty of Arts students of Italian descent who are planning to travel to and study in Italy.

Applications open

13 Feb 2023

Applications closed

10 Apr 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $40,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

More than one

  • "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 must:

    • be a student of Italian descent defined as being able to trace Italian ancestry within three generations on at least one side of the family;
    • be enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Languages in Italian Studies or graduate study in the Faculty of Arts and wish to travel for the purpose of formal study of Italian language, culture and/or heritage; and,
    • require financial support.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship will be offered to a student who demonstrates:

    • the relevance of the overseas placement to their studies;
    • the quality and feasibility of the proposed program of study in Italy;
    • academic merit; and,
    • the skills, experience and aptitude required to carry out the proposed project as evidenced by the application.
  • Application process

    Eligible applicants are required to submit the online application form including:

    • a proposal outlining the travel activities that will be undertaken;
    • a 300-500 word statement describing how you would use this scholarship, how overseas travel is relevant to your study and how it would positively impact your academic work, including how the support will assist you financially;
    • an indicative budget;
    • at least one academic reference;
    • a current statement of results;
    • proof of Italian descent (please supply a copy of your parents or grandparents' passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate, or death certificate; the document/s 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); and,
    • any other information to support the 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.

  • 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?

Up to $40,000. Several scholarships will be awarded from this total amount.


Recipients are required to:

  • accept award online within 21 days;
  • provide relevant travel documents; and,
  • submit a final report.


For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.

The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.