DSU regional scholarships

Education incentive Programme - Diritto allo Studio
Notice

The Call for applications for the awarding of DSU scholarships Academic Year 2020/2021 is published.

The online application procedure is open from 16 July 2020.

Partial retention of the DSU scholarship of the first year a.y. 2019/20

Given the exceptional situation of a.y. 2019/20 as a result of the emergency measures due to the COVID 19 pandemic, for recipients of the regional scholarship of the first year a.y. 2019/20 who do not reach the merit requirements on 30 November 2020, the verification of the achievement of the credits will be postponed to 28 February 2021.
Therefore, for the sole purpose of maintaining the first instalment of the first-year scholarship  (a.y. 2019/20) the merit requirements may be achieved by 28 February 2021.

Regional scholarships consisting of a sum of money and free access to refectory services are related to DSU benefits (Education incentive Programme - Diritto allo studio).

Financed by the Lombardy government and the Ministry for Education, regional scholarships are guaranteed to all eligible applicants thanks to extra funds provided by the University.

The scholarships are awarded yearly, via competition, to university students meeting certain merit, income and regular attendance requirements, provided they are regularly enrolled in degree or postgraduate programmes.

Students enrolled in first level master programmes, medical schools of specialisationand doctoral students - who already enjoy a scholarship or research grant - are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must:

  • not hold scholarships from other institutions for the same year of their programme
  • not be enrolled in a part-time programme
  • not be enrolled as repeating students on a programme level they have already attended;
  • not be enrolled on the first year of a degree programme or single-cycle Master's degree programme after graduating from high-school with a grade lower than 70/100.

Students holding DSU regional scholarships automatically participate in the awarding of merit scholarships of up € 6.000, financed by the university.

The scholarship is paid on the “Carta La Statale”, the University personal badge for access to University services. In order to receive the payments, the Carta La Statale must be activated ad a prepaid card Flash Up Studio La Statale.

How to apply

To apply to the competition, either for the first time or for a renewal, students have to access the Online Service Desk.

Prospective students have to register to Unimi in order to login to Online Service Desk.

 

Clarification of art. 5.2 Geographical origin – Non-resident students for a. y. 2020/21

Students travelling longer than 90 minutes, who do not produce a lease agreement by 11 November 2020, will be considered commuters. For their status to be reviewed, they will have to submit a regular lease agreement lasting no less than four months, by 31 March 2021. In this case the student will be granted non-resident status during the year, and the scholarship amount will be recalculated based on the actual months of lease.

Extra bonus of 5 credits for a. y. 2020/21

For the purposes of regional scholarship applications, an extra bonus of 5 credits will be awarded to students enrolled in years subsequent to the first who, due to the Covid emergency, fall short of merit requirements by up to 5 credits.

Students who will satisfy the merit requirement using the Covid bonus will be eligible for the scholarship within the limit of available resources.

Recalculation of non-resident/commuter scholarship amount

Given the Covid-19 emergency, recipients of non-resident scholarships for the 2019/20 academic year with less than 10 monthly rent payments (due to early lease termination or failure to produce additional documents) will not be considered commuters. The scholarship amount will be recalculated as follows: amount due to commuters (based on their income bracket) plus 1/10 of the difference between the off-site and commuter grants multiplied by the actual number of monthly rent payments (as documented by a lease agreement registered in Italy, a foreign lease agreement executed under an Erasmus programme, or tax receipts issued by a hall of residence).

The ranking lists are published, first in provisional and then in final form, on the Online Service Desk.

The provisional ranking list - generally available by the end of October - is designed to accommodate any appeals for review by students who claim that their documentation was assessed unfairly.

Once applications with supplementary documentation have been assessed and any unfair positions reviewed, the final ranking list of scholarship winners is published, generally by the end of November. Winners are entitled to:

  • complete exemption from university fees and other charges
  • one free midday meal and another meal at a price determined by the student's income range (for external students).

Students enrolled in their first year are evaluated on the base of their income, but on condition of achieving, within the deadline, the merit requirement. In absence of this requirement, the student will forfeit their benefit. 

For students enrolled in second or later years of a programme, the ranking list is based on number of creditsand average exam results.

Students enrolled in the first year of the courses

To maintain the right to a scholarship, students enrolled in the first year of a programme must earn the number of credits indicated in the announcement, within August 10th, 2021, with the possibility of using 5 CFU bonus credits for students enrolled to bachelor's or single-cycle degree programmes. 

Students in their first year course of a doctoral programme or a postgraduate school mantain the right to their scholarship only when sitting the final exam, otherwise their right to the scholarship lapses.

The scholarship lapses also when students do not meet the attended merit requirements within November 30th, 2021. In this case they must return to the University the amounts already received. 

Payment of the first instalment (50% of the total) will take place by December of each year.Instalments will be credited on the student’s bank account or on a prepaid card with IBAN code that has to indicated at the application.

The second instalment is only paid once attainment of the necessary merit has been ascertained in October.

The scholarship is paid on the “Carta La Statale”, the University personal badge for access to University services. In order to receive the payments, the Carta La Statale must be activated ad a prepaid card Flash Up Studio La Statale.

Students enrolled in other course years (after the first one)

Students enrolled to academic years next to the first will receive the payment of the first instalment by December of each year, and the second instalments by June, on their student’s bank account or on a prepaid card with IBAN code that has to indicated at the application. 

They mantain the right to the scholarships awarded for the academic year 2020/2021 without meeting any other merit requirements.

The scholarship is paid on the “Carta La Statale”, the University personal badge for access to University services. In order to receive the payments, the Carta La Statale must be activated ad a prepaid card Flash Up Studio La Statale.