EDISU Scholarship 2023-2024 / Study in Italy

If you want to study in Italy & get a Fully funded Italian scholarship? Here is a step-by-step process for EDISU scholarship.

EDISU scholarship is another regional need-based fully funded scholarship in Italy.

It is similar to DSU, Aliseo,  ERGO, ERSU, & LazioDisco scholarships but offered in the Piemonte region of Italy. (It is also offered in a few universities in Lombardy region)

The list of universities for the EDISU scholarship is also given below.

“Ente regionale per il diritto allo studio universitario” (Edisu) is a fully funded Italian regional scholarship that can grant a sum of 7240 euros. [Depending upon the student’s ISEE (Economic status)]

If you are interested to study in Italy for free, this detailed guide will explain the “Edisu Scholarship” step-by-step process.

Remember EDISU process is a little different than DSU, Aliseo,  ERGO, ERSU, & LazioDisco scholarships.

The rules are the same but the method of document submission, universities & deadlines are different.

The process may sound complex compared to other fully funded scholarships but if you read this blog fully, there won’t be a single query left to answer.

Let’s grab this excellent opportunity.


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EDISU Scholarship Italy


1. What are the benefits of Edisu?

2. Who can apply for EDISU scholarship?

3. Which documents are required for Edisu scholarship?

4. How to apply for Edisu scholarship?

5. What are the deadlines for Edisu scholarship?

6. Which universities in Italy come under EDISU?
7. Some important questions about Edisu

8. Summary of the Blog




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1. What are the benefits of EDISU scholarship?

Edisu mainly provides 4 benefits to its scholarship holders.

1. One free Meal per day for a whole year.

2. The tuition Fee is fully covered.

3. Hostel accommodation or coverage of living (renting) expenses.

4. A total sum of 7240 euros will be given.
(if the hostel is given then 4540 euros will be granted. Remember the scholarship grant can lie in between too, depending on your Student’s ISEE)

Note: The Edisu grant strictly depends on the student’s income status & merit.

In the first year it’s mostly “Income Need base”, but in 2nd year it mostly gets merit base.


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2. Who can apply for the EDISU scholarship?

National & International students of Bachelors, Masters & PhD students from all areas & disciplines can apply for Edisu.
There are no age restrictions for the Edisu scholarship. Anyone who got admission in Italian university can apply for Edisu.

These are regional and need-based scholarships.

Edisu scholarship is awarded strictly on two bases.
1. Income of the applicant
2. Merit of the applicant

The income of the applicant must be less than 23k per annum to be eligible.

The merit change every year. It depends upon how many students applied per year.

Students should be enrolled or at least finish the Pre-enrolment process before applying.

Phd students are only eligible if they aren’t beneficiaries or taking other research funds.

Remember one can be eligible for edisu scholarship but still fail to get the scholarship, because of not fulfilling the income or merit criteria.


3. Which documents are required for Edisu scholarship?

1. Family income certificate

2. Bank certificate

3. Property certificate

4. University admission/Pre-Enrollment letter

5. FRC (Family registration certificate)

6. DOV (Declaration of value)/CIMEA/Self declaration

7. Codice fiscale

8. ISEE Parificato

9. Passport

10. Italian Translation of the documents

11. Academic documents ( Additional document)

12. CV  ( Additional document)

13. Course description  ( Additional document)

14. IELTS (English Proficiency) ( Additional documents )


 I will explain each document one by one.


3.1. Family income certificate:

 This certificate must have your family members’ full names,
occupations, Age & their income individually.

If you are from Pakistan then the income certificate must be made & verified by the FBR (Federal Board of Revenue) office.
If you are from India you have to verify it from the Revenue officer.

Students from other countries must verify their income certificate from their respective authorities. And Remember the income certificate must be from last year.


3.2. Bank certificate:

Bank certificate of each family member. but If they are unemployed or students or retired etc then you should provide evidence to those documents. ie Retirement letter, etc.
You don’t need to legalize the bank statement.

3.3. Property certificate:

This certificate contains all the property details of your family. if you are living in a rented home, then you should mention that.
if you are from Pakistan this document should be legalized & made by Tehsildar or in DC (deputy commissioner) office.


3.4. University admission letter (Enrollment letter):

It’s proof that you are already enrolled as an international student.

3.5. FRC (Family registration certificate)

It is only required in the case of Pakistani students.
The NADRA office in Pakistan issues it, (you can even apply for it online)
other countries like India need a family composition certificate. International students should look in their respective specific areas)


3.6.  DOV (Declaration of value)/CIMEA/Self declaration:

DOV is a descriptive document detailing the qualification awarded to a given person by any institution other than the Italian education system.

In other words
It is a measure of assessing the given qualification by the competent University for the prospect of admission to a degree program or recognition of the foreign qualification.

If DOV & CIMEA isn’t available at the moment you can upload it in the form of self-declaration that you are eligible for this course.

It is usually issued by the Italian Embassy in the country where the qualification was awarded.
this document will be given at the time

Regional Authentication Centre or Department of Education of the country must authenticate the highest degree by which the degree has been obtained.  

All These documents must be from last year & legalized by their respective authorities. (according to your country)
These documents should also be translated.

Remember in most cases FRC & Family income certificate is enough. In family income certificate the property is mentioned too.

3.7. Codice fiscale:

It’s a tax code. The Italian Fiscal code known as “Codice Fiscale” is an alphanumeric code made up of 16 characters.

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3.8. ISEE Parificato:

In easy language, ISEE Parificato is a certificate that summarizes the income and property information from abroad.
This document will evaluate whether you are eligible for a scholarship or not.

Who will issue ISEE Parificato?

The applicant will get this certificate in Italy from The CAF office ( Authorized Center for Fiscal Assistance).

How to make ISEE Parificato?

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4. How to apply for Edisu scholarships?


It’s 5 Step process.

1. Check Regional scholarship

2. Prepare the set of 14 documents

3. Apply for “ISEE Parificato”

4. Fill out & submit the online application

5. Courier to Edisu



Step #1: Check regional scholarship:

First Check out which regional scholarship your university is offering.

whether your university is offering “Edisu” or other Italian regional scholarships, like DSU, LAZIODISU, ERSU, ERGO, ALISEO ETC.


To check this go to your university’s official website, in the top menu, there would be a “scholarship option for international students”.

For example in the case of UNITO (university of Turin).
Go to the “UNITO official website” > ”Studying at unito” > “Scholarships for international students” > “scholarships awarded by Edisu Piemonte”.

See the screenshot.
The applicant can do the same method for every university to find out which regional scholarships is applicable in their Italian host university.





Step#2: Gather docs for the EDISU scholarship

Gather all the 14 documents discussed in this blog.
Carefully read the criteria of documents. (Also do the Italian translation of these documents).



Step#3: Apply for ISEE Parificato/ How to make ISEE Parificato?


IN 2022, for  EDISU scholarship, ISEE parificato can no longer be generated remotely or by simply creating a ticket on Edisu portal.

The rules are changed. 
Instead, the applicant should either apply in person
send someone on their behalf.


Edisu website” > “Data” > “Informative directories” > list CAF will appear.

Make an appointment, Be there on time, provide all your documents and they will make your ISEE Parificato.

See the screenshot.





Sending someone on their behalf: (using student proxy)

in this case, “EDISU website” > “Data” > “Forms”> ”Scholarship”> ”Form proxy ISEE Parificato”; 

See the screenshot.



students will send the filled form, their ID, and the ID of the person they choose to EDISU by ticketing. 

EDISU will authorize the CAF to issue the ISEE to the person on the student’s behalf. 

The person must go to the CAF the day of the appointment with the consular documents, a copy of the proxy letter, his/her own ID and a copy of the student’s ID and the operators will issue the ISEE Parificato in the same day. 

The CAF will issue the ISEE Parificato based on the information they find in consular documents for free.

If the CAF is not able to issue the ISEE within the application deadline, students can submit the receipt of its request.

The ISEE should be submitted later with a complaint.

Documents required for ISEE Parificato?

For the ISEE parificato, The applicant needs       
Income certificate,
property certificate,
Bank statement,
Family details certificate
Passport copy



Step#4: Fill out & submit the online application at the Edisu portal


Register to the “Edisu website” by doing these steps

1.—> “Sirvizi online” 2. —> “Borzi di studio” 3. —> “Sportello online”

See the screenshot.




After registering on the Edisu website, Fill out the scholarship application form.
Then print it & sign it.

Scan your ID, Front/back copy of a valid ID document, in black and white, scanned on a single sheet.

Attach your ISEE Perificato, visa copy & Codice fiscale.


The sent Documents are only accepted in pdf format, & don’t increase the size from 1 mb.(if your visa or ISEE is delayed, you can attach the receipt of its request)


Submit the scanned & signed application form with required documents exclusively online within the deadline.

Edisu will email you if they need any extra documents.



Step#5: Send the documents in a sealed Envelope to the Edisu office:


After submitting the online application form, now you have to send the documents to the EDISU office in physical form through courier or any trusted person.

Write your SURNAME and NAME, on the courier envelope & send it to the following address:

“EDISU PIEMONTE, Via Madama Cristina 83, 10126, TORINO, Italy”.

It must be sealed, otherwise, Edisu will not accept it.



5. What are the deadlines for the Edisu scholarship?

This scholarship opens every year in May-June, & the deadline is August or September.
(It usually ends on 30th September)

The deadline for EDISU Pavia is August 7, 2023.

The deadline for Edisu Piemonte Scholarship 2023 will be announced soon. (and will be updated here.)



6. Universities under EDISU Scholarship

1. Polytechnic University of Turin

2. University of Turin

3. University of Pavia




7. FAQS about EDISU Scholarship:

7.1. When does Edisu publish the final ranking list?

In December. The final ranking list of scholarship holders is mostly published at the end of December every year.


7.2. Can I get Edisu & DSU at the same time?

NO. Edisu & DSU are regional scholarships.
Applicants can’t get benefits from two regional scholarships at the same time.


7.3. Is the EDISU scholarship in Italy, easy to get?

YES. The process sounds complicated because of the various income documents involved, which we explained completely in the blog above, but as a whole, it’s a need-based scholarship, so it’s not that difficult to get for applicants belonging to developing countries.



7.4. Can I get an EDISU scholarship in Italy & any other scholarship at the same time?

NO. Students can only get benefit from one scholarship at a time.
The EDISU beneficiaries will be considered incompatible if the student tries to get funds from other scholarships.



7.5. What is the difference between DSU, EDISU, LazioDisco, ERGO,  ERSU & Aliseo scholarships in Italy?

These all are Italian regional scholarships in their specific regions with little differences in grants & application procedures, but as a whole, they are all need-based Italian scholarships.

LAzioDisco is in the Lazio region, DSU is in the Tuscany region, EDISU is in the Piemonte (Piedmont) Region (& Some universities of Lamborday region too),  ERGO is in the Emilia Romagna region,  ERSU is in the Sicily region, Aliseo is in the Liguria region of Italy.



8. Summary of the whole process:

  1. Get admission to any university in Italy.
  2. Prepare the list of 14 documents discussed above.
  3. Submit the scholarship application form online & then courier it to the Edisu office.
  4. Wait for the final ranking.

For more details, please visit the following official sites of EDISU.


We cover everything in detail, but if you still have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us in the comments.

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    • yes, it does. it also provides One free Meal per day for a whole year, Hostel accommodation or coverage of living (renting) expenses. & a total sum of 7240 euros will be given.

      please check the benefits of EDISU in the blog.

      • yeah i check the benefits above but can u clear that renting expenses and a meal per day amount is deducted from 7240 euro or its excluded from the total stepen

  1. Hello Sir, you have mentioned that there’s no age criteria for both the scholarships. But people say that students with age more than 30 do not get need based scholarships even though ISEE value is less. Is it true? Do you know anyone who is of 30+ age and received either of these scholarships in 2021 or 2022??

    • HI robin, these are strictly need-based regional scholarships. I don’t think age has any role-playing in it. plus I just cross-checked it again, there are no specific mentions of age 30.
      So you should apply for it.
      if your ISEE is fine, you will get it. best wishes.

    • I got admission in Pavia university programs of EC2U Joint Masters in Lifelong and well being..
      1st semester is in Romania. 2nd in Spain, third in Pavia and 4th in Germany
      So am I eligible to get EDiSU scholarship/ ISEE?
      How can I get it’s confirmation
      Pls advise your opinion it will hele a lot…

  2. Can I apply for ISEE through any CAAF office Italy or just the CAAF offices in the list?

    I did not understand either how can I get the ISEE for the application if I will be outside of Italy during the application? or the ticketing option to ask someone to go to the CAAF and obtain the ISEE.

  3. Is the document needed to legalized by the council of Italy or not and i can send the paper without legalization only stamps from my country

    • Technically, It should always be Apostille, legalized, & translated. You already did the apostille part, you need to legalize it from the Italian consulate.

      Best of luck.

  4. Can you please tell me what are the merit requirements we have to fulfill if we are enrolled in a bachelors degree program as an international student 2023?

  5. Hello, thanks for your information. I have a question regarding the property of the parents. My parents have an apartment, which is around 100 square meters (family consists of 3 children including me and parents). I am worrying whether the large space area will be an issue for getting the scholarship. Thanks.

  6. Thank you Falaksar for such a detailed explanation.
    Is there any official document where I can check information on, what I need to do in case, I don’t have parents and I have got from them an apartment which is under my name?
    Everything that I found was in Italian from past years, I translated but still have many questions. Also, I have already master degree and am enrolled in an Italian university for a different master’s program. Is it still possible to have a chance to get a scholarship?

  7. Hello Sir,
    I appreciate your big help right here, regarding to Edisu application deadline has it been announced yet? Should i submit the 2023/2024 online application before August? And regarding the documents especialy the family property statment ..i am 38 years old and live with my retired parents in a rented 80m2 appartment which belongs to my brothe, all my brothers are married and dont live withh us. What are the set of ducumants i need to support my application with?
    I will be very greatfull to hear from you .. thank you.

  8. Related to the ISEE PARIFICATO
    I’ve got just one original copy of the required documents, translated and sealed by my local Consulate
    It’s not clear to me to whom I should give that copy, if I have to give it to the CAAF office, how can I send it afterwards to Edisu offices?

  9. Hello! Is there any updated info for the candidates of 2024? I’m going to be a university student starting next year and I want to know when are the deadlines of filling up the application forms.

  10. Hello! Do you know about the Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, does it also cover the EDISU scholarship?

  11. Hello,
    First, thank you for your valuable information.
    My daughter applied to Edisu scholarship in Italy through an agency last year and got the scholarship. Now it’s her second year and she wants to apply for Edisu scholarship by herself.
    What are the procedures and the documents needed for applying for a second year scholarship?
    Thank you in advance

  12. your blogs are extra ordinary helpful but i can you tell me that university of venice, university of padua, Politecnico di Torino, University of Trento comes under which reginal scholarship plzz????


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