CICOPS Scholarships at University of Pavia in Italy

Scholarship Short Program
  • Italy
  • Apply Before : May 31, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 232943
  • Degree Non Degree Program/CertificateResearch
  • No. of Opportunity 6
  • Fields of study Development studies
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 12 Weeks
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

The University of Pavia and the Institute of the Right to University Studies (EDiSU) offer Committee for International Cooperation and Development-CICOPS Scholarships for 2025 to promote international cooperation with developing countries. These scholarships enable visiting scholars from developing countries to stay at the University of Pavia for a period ranging from 4 to 12 weeks, fostering research collaboration and mobility.

Key Details and Dates

  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
  • Result Announcement Dates: June 30, 2024
  • Important Dates: Periods of stay: January 13 – July 20, 2025; September 8 – December 21, 2025
  • Funding Type: Scholarship
  • Host Institution: University of Pavia and EDiSU
  • Eligible Countries: Low, lower-middle, and upper-middle-income economies
  • Eligible Gender: Male/Female
  • Target Group: Junior and senior members of universities in developing countries, major research centers, and international organizations
  • Field: Development studies
  • Study Level: Open to scholars not enrolled in a PhD or Postgraduate Course at an Italian University
  • Number of Opportunities: 6 scholarships available
  • Host Country: Italy

Benefits and Financial Aids

You can benefit from the CICOPS Scholarships for 2025 as follows:

  • Travel, meals, and accommodation expenses are covered
  • Health insurance policy provided
  • Contribution of €150 per week (gross)
  • Invitation letter for visa request and visa issuance support
  • Return flight ticket (economy class) provided
  • University accommodation arranged
  • Meal card for University canteens
  • Access to necessary facilities for study and research activities

Eligibility Criteria

All candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Must have at least two years of teaching experience or activity within international organizations
  • Scholarships are open to junior and senior members of universities in developing countries, major research centers, and international organizations with an interest in development studies
  • Applicants enrolled in a PhD or Postgraduate Course at an Italian University are not eligible.

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae in European format with a list of publications (file named Surname_Name_CV)
  • Invitation letter from the professor or researcher with whom the applicant intends to collaborate (file named Surname_Name_Letter)

Note: Applications without correctly named documents will not be acceptable.

Selection Process

The following is the selection process for the CICOPS Scholarships for 2025:

  • A selection committee comprised of the President of CICOPS and two members designated by the Rector will evaluate all the applications
  • Criteria include the scientific relevance of the proposed project, the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae, and the fair distribution of grants.
  • Preference goes to applicants from lower-income economies, universities with a Cooperation Agreement with the University of Pavia, or those introduced by certain honorary consuls.
  • A Committee will decide by June 30, 2024

How to Apply?

  • Fill out the online application form available on the CICOPS website by May 31, 2024
  • Attach the required documents named as specified.
  • Only apply once you have received the acceptance letter from your contact Professor at the University of Pavia.
  • Confirm acceptance of the scholarship within 20 days of receipt of email communication.


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