UniCredit & Universities Foundation Grants

Deadline: 15 November 2011
Open to: Citizens of one of the 22 countries where UniCredit is present
Grant:  € 4,200

UniCredit & Universities Foundation launches a new competition for 8 grants “UniCredit Study Abroad Exchange Programme” aimed at all university students of economics or finance for a period of six months of study exchange programme abroad to/from Serbia and Russia.


To be eligible for the competition, an applicant must:
1) be a citizen of one of the 22 countries where UniCredit is present
2) be a university student in the fields of economics or finance at least in her/his 2nd year of study
3) either be enrolled at any University of UniCredit geography and be wishing to  spend 6 months at a University located either in Russia or in Serbia
4) or be enrolled at a University located either in Russia or in Serbia and be wishing to spend 6 months abroad at any University within UniCredit geography
5) indicate in the application form as host Universities only those universities within the UniCredit perimeter, with an exchange agreement with their home university ( maximum 3 universities can be indicated)
6) have good knowledge of English
The grants are aimed to exchange periods abroad for 6 months, starting from January  2012 and closing by March 2013.


Each grant is worth € 4,200 (gross of taxes) for a 6 month period of exchange starting from 2012. In addition, an economy return flight ticket will be fully paid by the Foundation.

How To Apply

Candidates may only apply online using the online application form.  All the documentation  accompanying the application must be submitted exclusively online in PDF format  and must be written in English.

In the application each candidate must indicate:

  • her/his first name, surname, nationality, taxpayer’s code, date and place of birth;
  • her/his mailing address, including post code, as well as telephone number and e-mail address;
  • the host University(-ies) where she/he intends to spend the exchange period (a list of  maximum 3 universities);
  • the course she/he intends to attend as well as her/his plan of study abroad for the selected period;
  • that she/he has never been convicted of a crime and that she/he has never been held in preventive detention or under house arrest;
  • that there are no criminal proceedings pending against her/him;
  • that she/he authorizes the Foundation to process her/his personal details, pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003.

Applications must be accompanied by the following documents (in PDF format and in English). Failure to do so may result in exclusion from the competition:

  • one certified copy of grades and exams taken with clear indication of maximum and minimum pass grade at her/his home university;
  • one copy of a currently valid identification document;
  • at least one letter of reference written by a home-university teacher and directly sent via e-mail by the teacher to the Foundation addresses (see contacts below);
  •  an English certification and any other language certification as required by the Host University

All the documents, apart from the copy of a currently valid identification document, have to be written in English. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from the competition.

Candidates’ applications, complete with the accompanying documentation, must be delivered by Internet no later than November 15, 2011, following the procedure indicated in the aforementioned internet site. When this time limit is reached, the online application procedure will be disabled.
As soon as the procedure will be considered completed, the candidate will receive a confirmation message to her/his e-mail address confirming the full acceptance of her/his application.

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