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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) offers a grant opportunity aimed at young opera singers, for the academic year 2019-2020. The grants are awarded for a period of study of 9 (nine) months and they are organized by the “Accademia d’Arti e Mestieri dello Spettacolo Teatro alla Scala”.

Grants details

N. 11 bursaries of 9 months each in favor of those foreign opera singers who will pass the selections to attend the advanced course in Opera Singing. These grants are awarded for a period of study from 1 January to 31 September 2020. Grantees will receive a 900 Euros monthly allowance. The call for application will be open until 11 October 2019.

Grantees will need to provide for their own health and medical/accident insurance.

Applicants must complete and submit the online application form available at the following link:

For general information:



Scholarships offered by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

As a result of the formation of bilateral and multilateral agreements between the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various other countries, Scholarships are offered to non-Italian citizens by Italy and to Italian citizens by other countries.
The general regulations, which affect this matter are contained in the official site of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Each year the Italian Government offers South African citizens and Italian citizens with permanent residence in South Africa (I.R.E.) the opportunity to apply for scholarships to study in Italy.

(Program of the European Union)

Erasmus Mundus is a program about mobility and co-operation in the higher education sector and is promoted by the European Union. The pricipal objectives being those of promoting European higher education, contribute to a better career prospective of the students and also to establish a better intercultural understanding through the co-operation with the countries involved including the implementing of sustainable development.

For more information, please contact your local University or click on the above link.