RUFA scholarships for international students.

RUFA offers 7 renewable Scholarships:
> 2 scholarships are fully covered by Rufa (except for DiSCo Lazio regional tax of € 140,00)
> 5 scholarships provides a partial discount (€2,500) for the annual academy tuition addressed to international students (Citizens of the EU and non-EU citizens) who access the BA and MA Degree Programs.
RUFA Scholarships for international students – Ranking 2019/2020

Scholarships are given each year to the students who have submitted the best portfolio for undergraduate and postgraduate review.
Rufa assigns 2 fully covered scholarships to the 2 best portfolios selected by the internal Academy commission.
Please note that starting from the academic year 2019/2020 the following BA courses will be held in English: Design, Painting, Sculpture; while the following MA courses will be held in English only: Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Arts, Multimedia Arts & Design, Film Arts. The remaining courses are taught in Italian.
The scholarships for international students cannot be combined with any other scholarships or reductions offered by Rufa.

Eligibility & Requirements.
Scholarships are exclusively addressed toward international students (except italian students) who enroll in a BA or MA degree Programs at RUFA for the first year. To participate in the selection process applicants must submit the scholarship application form (see below), a portfolio and a letter of intent. RUFA Scholarships don’t require verification of financial need.

Portfolio Requirements.
Submit a portfolio 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 total size of portfolio should not exceed 8 megabytes
• The portfolio must include a list that details each image with this information: image number, title of work, medium, dimensions (Height x Width or Height x Width x Depth)

Moreover, applicants to the BA degree in Cinema and to the MA degree in Film Arts can send us a short film by email to, through a file transfer service (e.g. WeTransfer). An internal Academy commission will review the portfolios. Portfolios will be examined on quality, originality, creativity, technical competence and presentation. After reading the portfolio requirements page if you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us: /
Applicants can include a personal site link about their artistic works in their letter of intent.

Students must submit the Scholarship Application Form, portfolio and letter of intent using the form by 30th May, 2019.
On the 8th June portfolios will be examined by the commission. The result will be communicated to the applicants.

Application for access to admission test:
From 1 February to 10 April 2019 for the first session
From 6 May to 5 September 2019 for the second session
From 6 May to 3 October 2019 for the third session

Admission Tests
First session: 13 April 2019 / BA and MA
Second session: 9 and 10 September 2019 / 10 September for MA
Third session:7 and 8 October 2019 / 8 October for MA

For further information check the following link: (Admissions info)
Please note that the applications without all the request details will not be evaluated.

Scholarship renewal requirements.
Scholarship must be confirmed each year for the legal duration of the course. The first year is assigned to all on the sole basis of portfolio, whereas for the following years the renewal is subject to a review of the following quality requirements:

Students must achieve at least the following University credit
Bachelor of Arts (BA) > Course year 2° = 30 Credits
Bachelor of Arts (BA) > Course year 3° = 75 Credits
Master of Arts (MA) > Course year 2° = 30 Credits
Students must also have passed the exams with a mark not lower than 23/30 for each one achieving a mark average not lower than 26,00/30

BA – Scholarship Application FormMA – Scholarship Application Form

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers grants in favor of foreign citizens not residing in Italy and Italian citizens living abroad (IRE)* for the academic year 2019-2020 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 to pursue study, training, and/or research programs at Italian Higher Education Institutes, both public and legally recognised.
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