What It Is
StudioSì is a Fund provided by the NOP on Research and Innovation 2014-2020, co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), designed to support participation in tertiary education programmes (single-cycle, second cycle, first and second level postgraduate master’s degree courses and specialization schools) consistent with the thematic areas identified by the National Smart Specialization Strategy.
The 12 Areas identified by the National Smart Specialization Strategy (NSSS) are:
Aerospace – Agrifood – Blue Growth – Green Chemistry – Design, Creativity and Made in Italy – Energy – Smart Factory – Sustainable Mobility – Health – Smart, Secure and Inclusive Communities – Technologies for Living Environments – Technologies for Cultural Heritage.
Students resident in the 8 regions of Southern Italy who are attending, have pre-enrolled or have been accepted in tertiary education programmes in Italy or abroad.
Students not resident in the regions of Southern Italy who are attending, have pre-enrolled or have been accepted in tertiary education programmes at universities in Southern Italy (up to 25% of resources)
Funding of up to 50,000 euro, interest free and without any personal or third party guarantee obligation. In addition to tuition fees, the funding can cover study-related costs. The resources are allocated through two financial intermediaries: Intesa San Paolo and Gruppo Bancario Cooperativo Iccrea.
Post first-level tertiary education pathways: single-cycle degrees, second cycle degrees, first and second level postgraduate master’s degrees and specialization schools (without scholarships/remuneration) recognized by MUR.
1. Access to the NOP on Research and Innovation 2014-2020 website
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2. How to Apply
3. Candidate Selection and Funding Allocation
- assess and select the applications eligible for funding
- sign a contract with the student and allocate the resources
4. Financing Characteristics
- no guarantee, interest free
- 20 years (maximum repayment term)
- period of suspension (grace period) of up to 30 months
- qualification to be obtained by 31 December 2025
Our Commitment to Education
The StudioSì Fund was introduced to respond to the financing needs related to access to tertiary education emerged from the EIB’s ex-ante evaluation. The initiative aims to support tertiary education in areas consistent with the National Smart Specialization Strategy.