Tuscan Universities Scholarship

DSU is the most sought-after scholarship of universities in Italy’s Tuscany region. It fully covers study fees and also provides an allowance of up to 7000 euros per year. Only students in financial need are eligible for the scholarship.

The scholarship covers the study fees at Tuscan universities and grants an annual allowance of up to 7,000 euros. Scholarship holders are provided with free accommodation in a dormitory, an allowance for purchasing educational and sports materials, and meal vouchers for university canteens.

Application Deadline annually at the beginning of September

Language of instruction
English and/or Italian
Type of support
The scholarship covers the study fees at Tuscan universities and grants an annual allowance of up to 7,000 euros
Study direction
Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Program duration
Bachelor’s degree: 7 semesters; Master’s degree: 5 semesters
Courses offered
Computer Science
Art and Design
Cinema and Television
Earth Sciences
PR and Advertising
Social Sciences
Technical Specialties
Tourism and Services
Economics and Finance
Requirements and document preparation

The applicant must receive an invitation or be admitted to one of the universities in the Tuscany region: Florence, Pisa, or Siena. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and inability to fund their education on their own.

Required Application Materials
  • Copy of passport and international passport
  • Photograph of passport size
  • Outline of the study plan
  • Letter of university invitation or admission
  • CV (for Master’s degree)
  • Recommendation letter
  • Motivation letter

Proof of financial instability (if applicable):

  • Proof of family income
  • Proof of income
  • Family status certificate (students may provide a divorce certificate)
  • Bank account statement
  • Proof of unemployment from the job center, if not currently employed
  • Documents proving ownership of personal and real property

Required documents may differ based on the chosen university.

Current Education Documents

Letter of university invitation or admission

Language Proficiency Test

IELTS certification, if applicable

Admission Tests

Depending on your chosen university

Additional Information

Information for foreign students

For further details on the DSU scholarship, refer to the scholarship program’s website (Note: VPN might be needed to access the site)

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