Scholarships

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RUFA PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Grant for Italian and international students

Bachelor of Arts programs
For the 2022/2023 academic year, RUFA is granting 17 scholarships to Italian and international students who are enrolling in the first year of the Bachelor of Arts programs in Painting, Sculpture and Installations, Set Design, Cinema, Design, Sustainable Fashion Design, Photography and Audiovisual, Graphic Design and Comics and illustration. The scholarship is worth € 2,500.00, which will be directly deducted from the tuition of each of the three years which correspond to the legal duration of the courses; if the students achieves the credits and passes the exams required.

Master of Arts programs
For the 2022/2023 academic year, RUFA is granting 5 scholarships to Italian and international students who are enrolling in the first year of the Master of Arts programs in Visual and innovation design, Multimedia arts and design, Computer animation and visual effects, Fine arts: Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking; Film Arts.
The scholarship is worth € 2,500.00, which will be directly deducted from the tuition of each of the two years which correspond to the legal duration of the courses. For the second year, the scholarship will be renewed only if the student achieves the credits and passes the exams required by the study plan.

Requirements
For Bachelor of Arts programs, grants are assigned through rankings in ascending order of income on the basis of the ISEE; the only criteria on which the rankings are based is therefore the economic means. For participation in the competition, the limit on income and assets for the year 2020 is: ISEE (Equivalent Economic Situation Indicator) € 36,000.00.
For the Master of Arts courses, the scholarships are assigned on the basis of merit: during the motivational interview to be admitted to the Academy a commission composed of 3 lecturers of subjects related to the Master of Arts evaluate the candidates for scholarship purposes. The commission expresses itself collectively on the consistency of the educational path (qualification possessed), the graduation grade / academic diploma, the analysis of the thesis / portfolio and on the overall outcome of the interview itself.

Students enrolled in years following the first, notwithstanding the requirement related to the economic means for the Bachelor of Arts programs, have their scholarship confirmed based on the credits acquired in previous years within the deadlines set by the call for applications.
Bachelor of Arts programs> 2nd year of studies = 40 credits
Bachelor of Arts programs> 3rd year of studies = 95 credits
Master of Arts programs> 2nd year of studies = 40 credits

Deadline
Publication of the call for applications: 15th of JUNE 2022
Deadline for the call: 7th of SEPTEMBER 2022

Grant only for international students

RUFA offers 3 renewable full scholarships that cover the tuition fees (except for the DiSCo Lazio regional tax of € 140,00 and the degree tax) and 2 renewable partial scholarships (worth € 2500) .
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 two different academic committees.
For the years following the first, the scholarship will be renewed only after achieving the credits and passing the exams required by the study plan.

Requirements
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. 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 full scholarships will be awarded. Students who arrive second in the rankings of January and April will be awarded a partial scholarship of € 2500. 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.

To submit the portfolio follow the indications you can find on our website and attach it to the scholarship application form. The Academy’s commission will review the portfolios. A second academic commission will evaluate the best candidates already selected by the course committees during the admission exams. The assessment is based on the quality, originality, creativity, technical competence and presentation of the portfolios and the admission exam.

The scholarship is awarded for the first year and 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 specific 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)

Deadlines
The deadline of the scholarship procedures is the same as the admission exams (January, April, June):
January 30 (deadline to book the test and complete the portfolio procedure: January 24, 2021).
April 24 (deadline to book the test and complete the portfolio procedure: April 18, 2021).
June 5 (deadline to book the test and complete the portfolio procedure: May 30, 2021).

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.
Study in Italy Website

Right to Study: LazioDisco Scholarships.
In accordance with the provisions set out in the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of 9 April 2001, students at the Rome University of Fine Arts compete for the allocation of scholarships and services provided by the Right to University Study. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and income by the Agenzia per il Diritto agli Studi Universitari nel Lazio (LazioDisco territoriale “La Sapienza” di Roma).
The annual call for applications for scholarships sets out the criteria for participation. See the website of the Agenzia per il Diritto agli Studi Universitari nel Lazio.

Norms on the right to university studies: Law no. 390 of 2 December 1991, published in G.U. no. 291 of 12 December 1991.

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