Application Open for the NIAF-Luiss Guido Scholarships

Feb 16, 2023 709

BY: Elena Isella

The National Italian American Foundation is pleased to announce its new partnership with Luiss Guido Carli, the number one private university in Italy. The partnership will award two full-tuition scholarships for Italian American students to study at the campus in Rome for the 2023-2024 academic year. The scholarships will be awarded to one student pursuing a bachelor's degree and one seeking a master's degree from Luiss Guido Carli's programs.

"NIAF looks forward to supporting the educational goals of young Italian Americans seeking to pursue their education in their ancestral homeland. The partnership with Luiss Guido Carli is a wonderful opportunity that shows our Foundation is committed to strengthening our ties to Italy and furthering the education of Italian American youth," said NIAF Chairman Robert E. Carlucci.

Andrea Prencipe, Rector of Luiss Guido Carli added: "These new Luiss initiatives in the United States consolidate and accelerate our internationalization path, which, to date, counts more than 315 partner universities in 64 countries."

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must have Italian American ancestry. To be considered Italian American, the student must have at least one ancestor who has emigrated from Italy

Applicants must apply for admission to Luiss Guido Carli

For the bachelor's program, applicants must have achieved a score of 3-5 on at least 3 AP exams or have completed and passed their first year of college or university studies and have obtained admission to the second year

For the master's program, applicants must have received a 4-year bachelor's degree from an accredited university

Once admitted as part of the international selection process for enrollment, each candidate must submit an additional scholarship application through the Luiss Guido Carli website

Scholarship Deadlines:

Deadline for Rolling Admission: May 31, 2023

Notifications Sent: By June 20, 2023

Deadline to Register: July 20, 2023

Bachelor's Program:

Language of Instruction: 100% in English

Bachelor's Program Duration: 3 years starting in September 2023

Available Programs: Economics and Business; Management and Computer Science; Politics: Philosophy and Economic; and Business Administration

Master's Program:

Language of Instruction: 100% in English

Master's Program Duration: 2 years starting in September 2023

Available Programs: Corporate Finance; Policies and Governance in Europe; Strategic Management; Economics and Finance; Marketing; International Relations; Management; Global Management and Politics; Data Science and Management; and Law, Digital Innovation and Sustainability

For questions about the application or scholarships, please email: [email protected] 

CONTACT: Elena Isella | NIAF [email protected] 202-939-3108 (o) 412-596-5848 (c)

About NIAF:
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to preserving, promoting and protecting the Italian American heritage and culture. To learn more about the Foundation and become a member, please visit

About Luiss University
Luiss is a top international private university specializing in the field of Social Sciences, providing an innovative and global educational approach which aims to train its 9.955 students from all backgrounds around the world to be critical thinkers and skilled professionals who will work for the betterment of society. Luiss has four Departments, Economics and Finance, Business and Management, Law, and Political Science, and two schools that are responsible for the development and execution of degree programs. The Undergraduate school precises over the bachelor's and single-cycle master's degree programs and the Graduate school precises over the master's degree programs. Furthermore, Luiss has three postgraduate Schools: the Luiss Business School S.p.A., the School of Government, and the School of Law. What distinguishes Luiss is its privileged relationship with the business world. Thanks to its relationship with Confindustria, the main association representing manufacturing and service companies in Italy, over 500 companies, multinationals, and public and private institutions collaborate with the University, offering its degree candidates and new graduates their first real opportunity to immerse themselves in the business world. Luiss also enjoys a strong international profile and is partnered with 315 academies and institutions in 64 countries with 58 Double Degrees, Joint, LLM Educational Program, QTEM Masters Network and structured partnerships. Moreover, along with prestigious European universities of economics and social sciences, Luiss has joined ENGAGE.EU, an alliance determined to provide students with the necessary competencies and knowledge to face current and upcoming societal challenges. To learn more visit 


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