Scholarships

RUFA scholarships for international students.

 

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RUFA offers 3 renewable scholarships fully covered by RUFA (except for the DiSCo Lazio regional tax of € 140,00 and the degree tax)
The scholarships are intended for international students (EU and non-EU citizens) who are beginning a BA or MA programs.
The scholarships are awarded each year to the students who have submitted the best portfolios for the BA and MA programs and who have excelled at their admission exam (January, April, June session). The winners are selected by the Academy’s commission.

Please note that the following BA programs will be offered also in English: Painting and Visual Arts, Sculpture and Installations, Design for Humans; while the following MA programs will be held only in English: Fine Arts and Film Arts. The remaining courses are taught in Italian.

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS
These scholarships are intended only for international students who enroll in the first year of a BA or MA program at RUFA. To participate in the selection process applicants must submit the scholarship application form through the unirufa.it website, and attach their portfolio and a letter of intent (see below). Applicants must book their admission exam (January, April or June session) at the same time. At the end of each admission exam session, one of the three scholarships will be awarded. It is not possible to apply for a scholarship and take the admission exam more than once. To confirm the scholarship, the winners must enroll according to the deadlines indicated on the Admissions page.

*For example: If a student books the April admission exam, he/she must complete the scholarship application procedure for the April session. He/she will compete only for the scholarship awarded in April. If the student passes the exam but does not win the scholarship, he/she cannot compete for another session.
Students who have submitted the portfolio but have not sat the admission exam in the sessions indicated above will not be considered eligible for a scholarship.

RUFA Scholarships do not take into consideration the candidate’s financial situation.

DEADLINES
Students must submit the Scholarship Application Form, portfolio and letter of intent using the form below.
The deadline of the scholarship procedures is the same as the admission exams (January, April, June).
The results of the scholarship applications will be published on this page.

ADMISSION TEST
January 30 (deadline to book the test and complete the portfolio procedure: 24th of January).
April 24 (deadline to book the test and complete the portfolio procedure: 18th of April).
June 5 (deadline to book the test and complete the portfolio procedure: 30th of May).
For further information check out the following page: Admissions.

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
Submit with, at least, ten digital images. The portfolio must be attached to the scholarship application form.
• The portfolio must be saved as a PDF file.
• The size of the portfolio should not exceed 8 megabytes.
• The portfolio must include a list with the following information for each image: image number, title, medium, dimensions (Height x Width or Height x Width x Depth)

Candidates applying for the BA in Cinema and to the MA in Film Arts can send a short film by email to concorsi@unirufa.it through a file transfer service (e.g. WeTransfer). The Academy’s commission will review the portfolios. The assessment is based on the quality, originality, creativity, technical competence and presentation of the portfolios and the admission exam.
Applicants can include a link to their own artistic work website in their letter of intent.

After reading the portfolio requirements if you have any questions regarding this process, it is possible to contact: orientamento@unirufa.it, concorsi@unirufa.it.
Please note that the applications that do not respect all of the requirements will not be evaluated.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RANKING RESULTS:
9th of February
4th of May
15th of June

The ranking results will be announced on this page through the publication of the ranking.
In the case of equal scores, the candidate for whom the Selection Committee will express an honorable mention will be preferred. If the situation remains equal, the younger candidate will be preferred.

SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS
Scholarship must be confirmed each year for the legal duration of the course. For the first year the scholarship is awarded on the basis of the portfolio and the admission exam (sat in January, April, June), whereas for the following years the renewal is subject to a review of the following requirements:

Students must achieve at least the following Academic credits
Bachelor of Arts (BA) > 2nd year of the Course = 40 Credits (by the end of the autumn exam session)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) > 3rd year of the Course = 85 Credits (by the end of the autumn exam session)
Master of Arts (MA) > 2nd year of the Course = 40 Credits (by the end of the autumn exam session)

Students must also have passed each exam with a grade no lower than 23/30. Students must have a grade average no lower than 27,00/30.
 

Third selection | deadline 30th of May | ranking 15th of June

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SCHOLARSHIP / MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants for foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE) in order to foster international cultural, scientific and technological cooperation, to promote Italian language and culture and to support Italy’s economic system in the world (According to Law 288/55 and its subsequent changes and additions).

Grants are offered for study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutions, both public and legally recognized ones.
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BA financial support partial scholarships

For the 2021/22 academic year, RUFA is awarding n. 15 scholarships to Italian and foreign students who enroll in the first year of Bachelor of Arts courses in Painting, Sculpture and Installations, Set Design, Cinema, Design, Photography and Audivisual, Graphic design and Comics and illustration. The value of each scholarship is € 2,500.00, which will be directly deducted from the tuition fee for each of the three years of the course, after the student achieves a set number credits and passes the required exams.

Deadline of the call: 12th of SEPTEMBER 2021
 

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For further information, contact Lorenzo Torchia at biblioteca@unirufa.it.
 

MA partial scholarships for merit

For the 2021/22 academic year, RUFA is awarding n. 5 scholarships to Italian and foreign students who enroll in the first year of the Master of Arts courses in Visual and innovation design, Multimedia arts and design, Computer animation and visual effects, Fine arts: Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking, Set Design and Film Arts. The value of each scholarship is € 2,500.00, which will be directly deducted from the tuition fee of each of the two years of the courses. During the second year the scholarship will only be renewed if the student achieves the credits required and passes the exams indicated in the study plan.

Deadline of the call: 12th of SEPTEMBER 2021
 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONSFORM TO PARTICIPATE

For further information, contact Lorenzo Torchia at biblioteca@unirufa.it.