Accra - Ghana has been selected as one of the beneficiary countries for an initiative to empower students through a scholarship scheme. "The Italian Embassy is glad to announce to all Ghanaian graduate students that Invest Your Talent in Italy scholarships are officially opened" the Embassy has announced.
Invest Your Talent in Italy is a Programme sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in partnership with ITA - Italian Trade Agency and Uni - Italia, with the support of Unioncamere (Italian Chambers of Commerce) and Confindustria (Confederation of Italian Industries) to provide 84 scholarships to students from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana (the ONLY West African Country), India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam.
A press release issued by the Embassy in Ghana states that "Invest Your Talent in Italy offers you an opportunity to develop yours skills through a range of Master's and Postgraduate courses in English geared towards improving your academic technical and professional skills, and on-the-job training at leading Italian companies, while completing your academic work that provides skills for your future career.Scholarships and student support services will aid you throughout your stay in Italy, with a yearly sum of 8,000 euro, including exemptions of university fees, welcoming and orientation, and Italian language courses.
According to the statement "More than 150 courses in Engineering, Advanced Technologies, Architecture, Design, Economics and Management are available. General entry qualification required: A three or four year bachelor's degree. Specific entry requirements will depend on the chosen course. PLEASE NOTE that "Laurea Magistrale" corresponds to a Master Degree which is the only degree that grants access to third cycle programmes, also known as PhD, and a "Masters" corresponds to a Postgraduate Degree which is a two-year programme for specialization in courses, which guarantees a more practical education but does not give access to further level of studies" the statement added.