Italian travel scholarship applications closing soon

Top L-R: Professor John Nieuwenhuysen and Professor Ed Byrne, President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
Bottom L-R: The Hon Sir James Gobbo AC CVO and Mr Vincent Volpe AM, President, Italian Services Institute

What is the Italian Service Institute Travel Scholarship?

The Italian Service Institute was established to provide education and welfare services to disadvantaged persons of Italian descent who are Australian residents and who would otherwise not have access to such services.

As a part of this service, the Institute is now proud to offer travel scholarships to Italy to support disadvantaged Monash students of Italian descent in Australia to study at the Monash Prato Centre or another university institution in Italy.

The travel scholarship on offer is to the value of $3,000 to support students with study and to provide them with a cultural experience in Italy.

It is anticipated that the first scholarship recipients will be awarded for courses and travel in 2014.

Am I eligible to apply?

Studying in Italy will allow you to gain valuable international experience and enrich your understanding and connection to your Italian cultural heritage. In this regard, it is essential that you have a strong desire to travel and study in Italy when making your application for the Italian Services Institute Travel Scholarship.

To apply, you must be a Monash student of Italian descent who would otherwise find it difficult to finance study in Italy.

You must also meet the following criteria:

  • Current enrolment at a Monash campus in Australia
  • Be approved by Faculty and Monash Study Abroad to undertake a credit bearing overseas study program at the Monash Prato Centre or other university institution
  • Be experiencing financial hardship

Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students based on financial needs, and on merit and academic performance.

Application details

Hurry, applications close October 31, 2013!

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For more information on this scholarship and application process or visit

Prato information session

You may also like to attend a Prato Information Session scheduled for Monday, 28th October in R1, Building 8 at Clayton at 1-2.30 pm

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