Foreign students – Rules for access to the benefits of the scholarship and accomodation granted by Erdis for the academic year 2021/2022
Foreign students have access to scholarships, accomodation and canteen under the same conditions as Italian students.
Students not resident in Italy (non-EU or EU with family unit abroad) and non-independent foreign students resident in Italy, with a family nucleus of parents residing abroad, must present the necessary documentation for the calculation of the ISEEU / ISPEU as specified in art. 11 of the scholarship announcement.
Foreign students who, even with a request presented regularly within the established deadline (1 st September 2021) will not be able to present with the application all the necessary original documentation relating to the family, income and foreign assets, may provisionally attach a photostatic copy of the documentation, even if not legalized.
These students are placed on the provisional rankings and settled with the ISEE corresponding to the value of the maximum reference thresholds (€ 21,000.00). Their position will be defined in the definitive ranking, following the presentation, by 28 October 2021, of the original legalized documents necessary for the calculation of the university-level indicator as established in art. 8.8 of the scholarship announcement.
Under penalty of exclusion from the final rankings, with the possible repayment of the value of the free benefits used, the aforementioned students must deliver the legalized originals to the ERDIS by October 28, 2021 in one package.
These students will be excluded from the free benefits if they do not submit all the documentation established by the call for applications within the set deadline; following the exclusion from the benefit, they will have to return the sum corresponding to the value of the free benefits received starting from the beginning of the academic year 2021/2022.
Documentation required for requesting the benefits of the scholarship and accomodation granted by Erdis (deadline 28 October 2021):
Certificate about the family composition
The certificate must show the composition of the family unit with the statement of those who live with the head of the family, at the date of submission of the request.
Appropriate certification must also be brought in the following circumstances:
• death of one of the parents,
• separation or divorce of parents,
• in case of abandonment of the parent or of a decision by the relevant authority to remove the parent from the family residence.
The certificate must include the income of all family members received in the tax year 2019.
(The certificate must explicitly specify that the revenues are for the whole year 2019); in case of absence of income for each member above the age of 18 this eventuality must be explicitly specified in the documentation.
If there are difficulties in documenting this lack of income, supporting documentation must be presented such as, for example, a certificate attesting to the state of unemployment, the employment of a domestic worker (home-care) or the student condition.
Certification of property holdings
The certificate should indicate all the real-estate assets of each member of the family at the due date 31/12/2019 with specification of the value defined in accordance with paragraph 3 art. 5 of the DPCM n. 159/13 (the value is the cost resulting from the purchase or contract and, failing, according to the marketable value found at the place where the property is located); in case of absence of assets for each member above the age of 18 this eventuality must be explicitly specified in the documentation.
Certificate of equity securities
The certificate must indicate the movable property consisting of the components specified in art. 5 paragraph 4 of the Prime Ministerial Decree 159/13, (securities, deposits, bank accounts, shares, bonds, debentures, certificates of deposit and credit, other instruments or financial ratios, net assets of the company) held by the family at the due date 31/12/2019.
The documentation relating to the movable assets issued by banking and similar institutions is exempted from the legalization of the Italian diplomatic authority competent for the territory but it is required the translation into Italian in conformity with the foreign text and certified by an official translator.
Photocopy of the residence permit: A copy of the residence permit can be submitted later but within the deadline of 30/04/2022. In this case the benefits will be assigned without the payment of any sums of money until the actual delivery of the document. If the document is not presented by 31/12/2023, the student loses the right to obtain any sum of money. In such cases, the competent ERDIS authority should revoke the whole scholarship (such as money and services) if the student will not obtain the residence status by competent italian authorities.
All certificates must be issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin and must be translated into Italian and validated by the competent Italian diplomatic territory in the same country of origin of the student.
The certificate must bear a recent date of the year 2021.
For countries in which particular difficulties are documented by the local Italian Embassy, the above documentation can be issued by competent foreign diplomatic or consular representations in Italy and legalized by the Prefectures.
For students coming from member states of the European Union it is necessary to show the relative documentation issued by the competent authorities of the country where the income was produced, translated into Italian; in this case legalization is not required.
Students from outside the European Union from particularly poor countries referred to in the Ministerial Decree n.156/2001 (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Corea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madacascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda
Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe) must present certification of the Italian Representation in the country of origin that certifies that the student does not belong to a family known to have high income and high social status. The relative certification is made to correspond for both the ISEE and ISPE indicators to “zero” euros. For students enrolling in the first year of all degree courses, the certification that the student does not belong to a family with a high income and high social standard can also be issued by Italian bodies qualified to provide coverage guarantee economic as per current regulations on the registration of foreign students in Italian universities; in this case, the body issuing this certification undertakes to return the scholarship on behalf of the student in case of revocation.
For students recognized as political refugees and stateless persons, only income and assets held in Italy are taken into account according to the procedures set forth in the DPCM 159/13. These students must attach a copy of the certificate attesting to their status as a political refugee or stateless person to the application. Students applying for political asylum are required to present the official documentation of the asylum request. Also for these students only income and assets held in Italy are taken into account according to the methods provided for by DPCM 159/13. The possible granting of the scholarship remains suspended until the recognition of refugee status. Once the status has been recognized, in addition to acquiring the right to the payment of the monetary portion of the scholarship, the student can start enjoying the services connected to the scholarship (canteen and accommodation if available) for free.
For the purpose of assessing the economic condition, for students recognized as political and stateless refugees, only the incomes and assets that may be held in Italy are taken into account according to the modalities foreseen by the DPCM 159/13. These students must attach to the application a copy of the certificate attesting the recognition of their status as political refugee or stateless person.
Political asylum-seeking students are required to submit official asylum application documents.
Even for these students, only the income and assets possibly held in Italy are taken into account according to the modalities foreseen by the DPCM 159/13.
The possible granting of the scholarship remains suspended until the refugee status is recognized. Once the recognition of this status has been obtained, in addition to acquiring the right to the disbursement of the monetary share of the scholarship, the student can start using the services related to the scholarship free of charge (canteen and accommodation if available).