University of Pisa DSU Scholarship in Italy 2023/24 | Fully Funded

University of Pisa DSU Scholarship in Italy 2023/24 | Fully Funded, August 3 2023



  • Level: Bachelors, Master’s
  • Country: Italy
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: September 6, 2023






Applications are now open for the DSU Scholarship in Italy. Universita di Pisa (University of Pisa) invites EU and non-EU students from developing countries to apply for fully funded DSU scholarships to pursue their master’s studies in Italy. This fully funded international scholarship is akin to the Italy Government Scholarship, as it is funded by DSU (the agency for the University Study Right of Tuscany Regional Council). Applicants from all around the world can apply for the University of Pisa DSU grant in Italy for the academic year 2023/24. Fully funded scholarships for international students will cover tuition fee and provide free accommodation and other contributions to cover extra expenses.

Students can apply for the scholarship provided by the Agenzia Regionale Diritto allo Studio Universitario – DSU is the agency for the University Study Right of the Tuscany Regional Council (Regione Toscana).



  • free accommodation
  • free meals at the University dining halls
  • contribution to cover extra expenses (sporting activities, books, etc.)
  • exemption from University tuition fees.



Students planning to enroll or already enrolled in a Degree program at the University of Pisa, if they do not already have a qualification of the same level of education.

  • Applicants from either EU or non-EU countries can apply.
  • Non-EU students must hold different educational statuses.
  • The applicants must submit proof of the family’s income contribution.
  • Furthermore, international students applying for master’s scholarships must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants should not be recipients of any other international scholarship in Italy.
  • In addition, applicants must present a certification issued by the Italian representative in their home country, confirming that they do not belong to a high-income family.


Application and required documents


Online application only, via Sportello Studente, by the call’s deadline (usually published every year in July). The application can be submitted even if the student is not enrolled yet. The grant is valid for only one academic year. Therefore, students have to repeat the application each academic year.

Foreign students (with income abroad) who wish to access the services offered by the DSU (Scholarship, Services Scholarship, Grant for Disabled Students, Extraordinary Contribution, Subsidised Canteen Prices, etc.) are requested to apply online, print the receipt available in their personal area and send it following the instructions provided by the admission call, attaching a document certifying the family economic status together with a copy of a valid identity document. For further info in English, once you open this webpage, please click on Announcement scholarship on the right column under the heading Bando a.a. 2023-2024.

EU students

Students from EU countries have to fill in a specific declaration, which can be downloaded at the end of the online application procedure.

Non-EU students from developing countries

Students coming from Non-EU developing countries have to certify that they do not belong to a high income and high-status family. This certificate must be released by one of the following institutions:

  • Italian diplomatic representatives in the home country;
  • Diplomatic representative body (Embassy or Consulate) of the country of origin in Italy.

Please remember that the certificate has to be legalised by the Italian Prefettura.

– Other Non-EU students

Students are required to submit all documents, translated into Italian language and legalized by the competent Italian diplomatic representatives of the home country, or according to the international provisions on legalization related to:

  • family status;
  • income;
  • real estate;
  • movable assets.

Further information is available here.



How To Apply

Application submission

The annual call for applications for DSU scholarships is published in the month of July on the DSU Toscana website. For a.y. 2023/2024 the deadline for the DSU Scholarship application is 6 September 2023.

For the first year of application, the ranking only considers the annual family income. For subsequent years, the list also takes into account academic merit.


Result and final ranking

The DSU draws up a single ranking list including both foreign and Italian students. Provisional ranking lists are usually confirmed every year by the end of September. Final rankings are usually approved every year by the end of November. The results of grants allocation will be published at and will be available on the students’ personal area. No personal written communication shall be provided to applicants concerning results.



DSU grant holders can also benefit from other merit-based grants allocated by the University of Pisa only in the first academic year, provided that the benefit amount does not exceed € 6,000.








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