Inps, over 400 scholarships for university colleagues

The Inps call is open, ending August 16, 2022, which provides children with staff in public pensions 477 Scholarships for the partial or total coverage of the fees of the 53 University Colleges of Merit recognized by the Ministry of University and Research and represented by the Conference of University Colleges of Merit (CCUM).

The call is, depending on the Isee income, contributions up to a maximum of 12,500 euros for the next academic year. These scholarships are paid to beneficiary students also in the following years for the entire duration of the academic career, subject to the maintenance of the conditions of merit and the announcement. The grant of the scholarship is subject to the students passing the students Contests for access to colleges which evaluate the academic merits and motivations of students, regardless of income. Calls for admission to the 53 University Colleges of Merit are already open and for the academic year 2022-23 they will offer over 1,000 places.

The requirements. To apply, students must not be more than two years late in their school career; they must be unemployed or unemployed on the date of submission of the application; they must not be over the age of 26 on the expiration date of the call; they must not be removed from a collegial structure for disciplinary reasons; they may not have received any criminal convictions or may not have been involved in criminal proceedings; they may not benefit from academic benefits, in cash or in services, of a total value of over 6,000 Euros, provided by the State or by other public or private bodies and institutions for the academic year 2022/2023, and may not be an assistant. of a place in the Collegio and the structures owned by the INPS.

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The Colleges of Merit are Non-profit organizations in which the students, in addition to the room and retirement benefit, study a continuing education path in respect of the University, mainly oriented to the preparation for the world of work. Students are admitted to colleges through a contest that evaluates their i academic merits and motivations, independent of income. To find out about colleges and open call:


Colleges recorded a 12% increase in demand in 2021. 47% of “Collegiate” follow Degree courses in the STEM field (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics), compared to the national average of 24%, while 16% belong to the medical field. 95.3% of college students complete their studies on schedule and 97.5% have a job one year after graduation.


By 2021, over 70% of graduates will be studying in the same province in which they received their diploma (44.3%) or in the neighboring province (25.8%). The choice to “study at home” is linked to the large availability of universities in the area, but also to the need to include costs. Today, university students number 1.79 million of those over 500,000 off-site. The beneficiaries of scholarships are about 244,000. Considering that there are approximately 40,000 places available in university students and colleges, it turns out that over 250,000 live off-site and Apartments for rentwithout receiving scholarships, with expenses in between 6,500 and 8,000 euros per year (Food, Accommodation, Utilities, Internet). A year in a college of merit, taking into account that the scholarships provided by these structures cover from 30 to 100% of the expenses, has an average residual cost borne by the students, between 5,000 and 6,000 euros (including personalized training courses, meals, accommodation, utilities, internet, use of study and leisure areas within the structures) *.

Characteristics of higher education

The University Colleges of Merit are housing structures designed to host students from Italian universities and colleges, both state and non-state, who demonstrate special skills, motivation and commitment during their studies to achieve excellent results.

The Conference of University Colleges of Merit (CCUM) is the association that brings together 53 University Colleges of Merit and represents, is recognized and accredited by the Ministry of University and Research.

The Students admitted through competitionbased on merit and personal motivation, in addition to room and pension, they receive a range of services such aspersonalized tutorial help and the offer of integrative cultural activities on academic courses, based on a personalized contract between the college and the individual student, which prepares the student for professional life.

In order to be accredited to the University Colleges of Merit, they must have several distinct characteristics such as:

  • define a personalized training courseCoaching and tutoring for all students;

  • guarantee Scholarships and grants for less well-off students;

  • Offer and guarantee initiatives of international mobility;

  • create collaboration agreements with trade associations, public bodies, medium-sized companies for Training and job orientation activities.

The University Colleges of Merit are located in seventeen Italian cities in eleven regions (Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, Puglia and Sicily). Moreover, 2022 also the Sant’Efisio College of Cagliari it was recognized as a College of Merit by the Ministry of University and Research.


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