Available Scholarships

How we can support you

The Doctors in Italy Scholarships recognize and support students who have shown an international mindset and a passion for healthcare, facilitating their participation in the Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program, a study abroad opportunity specific for their career goals.


A limited number of scholarships are made available to selected applicants. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, check the requirements and procedure outlined below. 



Merit scholarship

$ 500 2 available
  • Average Grade: 85th percentile or higher of grade score
  • Summer deadline: April 15, 2024 - CLOSED
  • Winter deadline: November 15, 2024
  • Must have: demonstrated commitment to exceptional academic results and extracurricular achievements

Diversity scholarship

$ 1,000 2 available
  • Average Grade: 70th percentile or higher of grade score
  • Summer deadline: April 15, 2024 - CLOSED
  • Winter deadline: November 15, 2024
  • Must have: contributing to the cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of the Program

What you need before applying

In order to be considered for a scholarship you will need to be officially enrolled in one of the Doctors in Italy Fellowship Programs for summer 2024. 

Here’s the complete process up to your scholarship application:

  1. Complete your application for a Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program.
  2. If you qualify, you’ll be invited to attend an interview with our Admissions team. 
  3. Within 10 days after your interview, you will be notified of our final decision regarding your application.
  4. If you are accepted into the program, you will be invited to pay a €300 deposit to secure your spot.
  5. At this point, you will receive instructions on how to apply for a scholarship.

Advice for scholarship applicants


Featured Scholarship Winners

Some of the selected fellows who have been awarded a scholarship in the past years, and their inspiring stories.

I have so much respect for those who dedicate years of their lives to developing their knowledge of the human body and being able to confidently step into the operating room and have someone else’s life in their hands.

John Stoffer University of Miami
Rome Fellowship '22
Merit Scholarship

Because I have experience growing up in a medically underserved community and working heavily in clinical settings with adjacent communities, I am a huge advocate for cultural humility in the medical field. This is why I feel so passionately about this program and the opportunity it provides students to travel and immerse themselves in a world culture that they may be unfamiliar with.

Amrit Bains University of California Davis
Milan Fellowship '23
Diversity Scholarship '23

What to prepare for your application

  • A signed letter of request, with your full name and details
  • A personal statement brief (up to 2 pages) describing how your life experiences have shaped your perspectives and values, why you are committed to a career in healthcare and your plans after graduation
  • Academic transcripts confirming that you are enrolled and current GPA/Average grades
  • A video (between 1 and 2 minutes in length) to explain why you wish to join the Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program (creativity is appreciated!)

Once you are ready to apply, send your application and attached documents or links to the admissions team via email (to the same email that sends you updates on your progress in the enrollment).

The subject of the email should look like this: “Scholarship Application – Name Surname”.


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