Applications open: Palazzo Italia Scholarship

We are delighted to announce that in September 2017 Palazzo Italia generously donated a scholarship (round trip airfare to Italy and $1000 for school/living expenses) for one student at the University of Auckland.

The Palazzo Italia scholarship is meant to support the development of the Italian language as a tool for business and innovation, to provide an opportunity for cultural immersion and first-hand experience of the language and business culture of Italy, and to encourage students to pursue an internship in Italy and or study at postgraduate level in Italian.

The scholarship aims to support a student of Italian at the University of Auckland in undertaking a period of formal study (minimum of four weeks) in Italy, in a course which will include experience with Italian industries, handicrafts, technologies and design. It is preferable that the course take place in the regions of Abruzzo, Emilia, Lazio, Lombardia, Marche, Toscana or Veneto.


To be eligible for this scholarship students should:

  • Be majoring in Italian or be enrolled in a Diploma of Languages in Italian;
  • Be under 35 years of age at the time of travel;
  • Have successfully passed Italian 200 (or equivalent);
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 6.0 (B+);
  • Be able to take advantage of this scholarship by the end of February 2018;
  • Not have been assigned another scholarship of more than $500 in the last 2 years.


To be considered for this scholarship, students should email a copy of their CV, transcript and a letter of intent in Italian of around 300 words (explaining how they would take advantage of this scholarship) to Daniela Cavallaro, Convenor of Italian ( by 15 November 2017. A decision will be made by 30 November 2017.

Selection will be based on academic merit (particularly for the Italian courses), and the quality and relevance of the study abroad proposal submitted with the application.

Following the study abroad period, the recipient of the scholarship must produce proof from the host institution of completion of study to a satisfactory standard and submit a written report to the Convenor of Italian at the University of Auckland (in addition to any requirement of the University of Auckland study abroad course in which the student may have enrolled).

For further information regarding suitable courses, students should contact Gabriella Brussino (