Art. 1 – Aim and duration of the scholarships
1. The “Gabriele d’Annunzio” University (UdA) of Chieti-Pescara is awarding 19
scholarships for Afghani and Ukrainian students holding an international protection status.
Candidates may enrol in a free access Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in the
academic year 2022/2023
2. The scholarship is issued upon enrolment and covers the whole duration of the selected
degree course. Conditions apply for partial renewals (see art. 8 of this Call for

Art. 2 – Benefits and available resources
1. The scholarship includes:
-total exemption from payment of tuition fees for the whole degree programme;
-free lodging at the ADSU Residence in Pescara, from the day of arrival or from the day that the
scholarship is issued;
-two daily meals at a reduced price, provided by the ADSU canteens in Pescara and Chieti
2. Additional services:
-welcome services and support for social integration after arrival provided by the Student Mobility
-assistance in registering to and accessing “MYPAGE UdA”;
-individual psychological support and assistance upon arrival. Materials for students with
disabilities or specific learning disorders are also provided;
-Italian language classes, if necessary.
3. These scholarships are incompatible with scholarships granted by other institutions, either
public or private, including study grants for international protection holders funded by the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) or the CRUI, as well as by
any foreign government or institution; they are also incompatible with other benefits (grants and
services) offered by the ADSU Chieti. Recipients will lose the awarded benefits if they have
already been awarded other scholarships or grants.
4. Scholarships are awarded according to the financial resources made available in the balance
sheet of the University

Art. 3 – Beneficiaries and allocation criteria
1.The 19 scholarships will be awarded to:

2.This allocation may vary depending on the number of applications as well as on the selection
criteria specified in this Call (see art. 7).
Art. 4 – Eligibility requirements
1. This Call is open to candidates who:
a) have Afghani or Ukrainian citizenship;
b) hold an educational qualification valid for admission to a free access three-year Bachelor’s
Degree or a two-year Master’s Degree programme at UdA;
c) hold a valid residence permit for international protection or a Refugee Identity Card issued
by the country in which the applicants have a registered address (Refugee Identity Card or
Proof or Registration issued by UNHCR),
hold (or have applied for) a residence permit for international protection following the
humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan or Ukraine, in compliance with the current Italian
regulations on immigration.
2.Candidates must not be pre-enrolled in an Italian university via registration to the
Universitaly platform.
3.Students who intend to transfer from other Italian universities are not eligible for these
4.Scholarships will not be awarded to candidates who already hold a qualification equivalent to
the qualification they will receive after the completion of the degree course in which they intend
to enrol.

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants should be an Afghan or Ukrainian nationality.
  • Applicants should have a recognized educational qualification for admission to an UdA three-year Bachelor’s Degree program or a two-year Master’s Degree program.
  • Candidate must have a valid international protection residency permit or a Refugee Identity Card (UNHCR Refugee Identity Card or Proof of Registration).

Or in accordance with current Italian immigration legislation, they must have (or have applied for) a residence permit for international protection as a result of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan or Ukraine.

  • Candidates should not have pre-registered for an Italian institution using the University’s website.
  • These scholarships are not available to students who want to transfer from other Italian colleges.

Required Documents

  • A copy of their passport or other proof of identity document.
  • A copy of a valid international protection residency permit or a Refugee Identity Card issued by the country in which the candidate is registered (Refugee Identity Card or Proof of Registration issued by UNHCR). When the application is submitted, the resident permit must be valid.
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae or resume.
  • A copy of the degree certificate or school leaving certificate, and/or transcript of records, or any other relevant document is necessary. The certificate must be issued by the institution that granted the title.
  • A formal document attesting to the candidate’s ability to communicate in Italian. Those who do not have a language certificate or do not speak Italian should contact the following office:
  • The form indicating the program they have chosen.
  • Any additional document that may be beneficial in assessing and certifying the applicant’s training and education.

Applicants must present an Italian translation of papers written in languages other than Italian, as well as a Dichiarazione di Valore in loco (certificate of academic equivalency) or the certificate given by CIMEA for holders of international protection status.

Only applicants who are unable to submit the Italian translations of the application materials may send their English translation to


Selection Criteria

  • The “G. D’Annunzio” University’s Department for the Right to Education and Disability evaluates the admission requirements.
  • A basic examination of applicants’ qualifications will be taken, followed by an interview.
  • When the review procedure is completed. A maximum of 100 points is awarded to candidates. A maximum of 60 points for the applicant’s qualifications and a maximum of 40 points for the interview may be awarded to each application by the Committee.
  • Applicants that receive a preliminary rating of 1 to 40 will be invited to an interview.
  • Interviews will be held over the internet. Applicants who are accepted into the interview process will be informed ahead of time of the day, time, and platform on which the interviews will take place.
  • Those who do not have an official language certification may be tested during the interview to prove their Italian language abilities, as well as any other languages they mentioned in their application.
  • The results of the selection process will be emailed to all candidates.
  • The Manager of the Department for the Right to Education and Disabilities, Patrizia Delli Carri ( is in charge of this selection procedure.

How to Apply?

Applicants may apply to UdA online services on the University’s website by using the online application form linked to apply now button below

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