Italian Australian Foundation Travel Grant

Italian Australian Foundation Travel Grant

The Italian Australian Foundation Travel Grant is a $4000 scholarship created to support disadvantaged students of Italian descent who are travelling to Monash University’s Prato Centre or another destination in Italy. The grant is designed to assist students who wish to gain international experience and enrich their understanding of their Italian cultural heritage.

This scholarship is provided by the Italian Australian Foundation which is an association dedicated to providing welfare and education services to people of Italian descent resident in Australia.


15 January - 14 February 2020

Total scholarship value


Number offered

Ten scholarships available

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Arts


Having a scholarship has made it possible to support myself away from home while studying. I've been able to participate more in class, take up an international placement and volunteer with not-for-profit causes to strengthen my skills for my future career.

Am I eligible?

You must be one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen

You must meet the following criteria:

  • Australian citizen of Italian descent*.
  • Currently enrolled at a Monash Campus in Australia.
  • Approved by faculty and Monash Abroad to undertake a credit bearing overseas study program at the Monash University Prato Centre or other approved destination in Italy.
  • Experiencing low income.
  • Consideration may be given to students who have, in addition to low income, experienced other forms of educational disadvantage, such as students who:
    • are from a regional or remote area of Australia
    • are experiencing difficult circumstances
    • have a disability or medical condition.

*For the purposes of this grant, Italian descent is defined as being able to trace Italian ancestry within three generations on at least one side of the family.


  • $4000 one-off payment.

Number offered

  • Ten scholarships available.

Selection criteria

  • Based on academic achievement and need.

To retain this scholarship:

  • Recipients will be required to submit a report to the donor regarding their overseas travel and describe how this experience enriched their understanding of their Italian cultural heritage.

How to apply

  • To apply, submit your application directly to Monash.
  • Cannot be deferred.

Every scholarship may have a different application process – or none at all. Read the application details carefully and submit your application by the deadline. For more details, visit our scholarships application page.

Apply direct to Monash