More than 400 INPS scholarships for university colleges: all the useful information

The call of the INPS is open, expiring on August 16, 2022, which makes available to the children of public employees and pensioners 477 scholarships for partial or total coverage of the fees of the 53 University Colleges of Merit recognized by the Ministry of University and Research and represented by the Conference of University Colleges of Merit (CCUM).

Depending on the income of the ISEE, the call provides for contributions up to a maximum of 12,500 euros for the next academic year. These scholarships will also be awarded to beneficiary students in subsequent years for the entire duration of the academic career, as long as the merit requirements established in the call are maintained. Achieving the scholarship is subject to passing the entrance exams to the Colleges that assess the academic merits and motivations of the students, regardless of income. The calls for admission to the 53 Colleges of Merit Universities are now open and for the 2022-23 academic year more than 1,000 places are offered.

THE REQUIREMENTS. To apply, students must not be more than two years behind in their school career; they must be unemployed or unemployed on the date of submission of the application; they must not be more than 26 years old on the expiry date of the call; not having been removed from a collegiate structure for disciplinary reasons; they must not have received criminal convictions or they must not have an ongoing criminal trial; they must not benefit from any school benefit, in cash or in services, with a total value of more than 6,000 euros, provided by the State or by other public or private bodies and institutions for the 2022/2023 academic year and they must not of being ceded. from a premises in the College to the structures owned by the INPS. For information:

Colleges of Merit are non-profit organizations in which students, in addition to taking advantage of accommodation and food, follow a path of continuing education with respect to university studies, mainly focused on preparing for the world. labor. Students are admitted to the Colleges through a competition that assesses their academic merits and motivations, regardless of income. To know the Schools and the open calls:


Colleges recorded a 12% increase in applications for admission in 2021. 47% of ‘collegiate’ students pursue undergraduate studies in the STEM area (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) , compared to a national average of 24%, while 16% belongs to the medical area. 95.3% of university students finish their studies on time and 97.5% have a job a year after graduation.


In 2021, more than 70% of graduates studied in the same province where they obtained the degree (44.3%) or in the neighboring province (25.8%). The option of “studying close to home” is linked to the wide availability of universities in the area, but also to the need to contain costs. Today there are 1.79 million college students of whom more than 500,000 are out of center. The beneficiaries of the scholarships are approximately 244,000. Considering that there are about 40,000 places available in university and high school students, it follows that more than 250,000 outside the facilities live in rental apartments, without receiving scholarships, with expenses ranging from 6,500 to 8,000. annual euros (food, accommodation, services, internet). A year in a college of merit, taking into account that the scholarships offered by these structures cover between 30 and 100% of the expenses, has an average remaining cost, borne by students, of between 5,000 and 6,000 euros (including custom training course). , food, accommodation, utilities, internet, use of study places and leisure within the structures) *.


The University Colleges of Merit are residential structures designed to accommodate students from Italian universities and institutions of higher education, both state and non-state, who demonstrate special skills, motivation and commitment during their studies, obtaining excellent results.

The Conference of Merit University Colleges (CCUM) is the association that groups and represents 53 Merit University Colleges recognized and accredited by the Ministry of University and Research.

Students admitted by competition, for merit and personal motivation, receive, in addition to accommodation and food, a set of services such as personalized tutoring and the offer of cultural activities complementary to academic teaching, based on to a personalized contract between the College and the College. individual student who seeks to prepare the student for professional life.

To obtain accreditation, the University Colleges of Merit must have some distinctive features such as:

  • define a personalized training course, providing support and tutoring to all students;
  • guaranteeing scholarships and concessions for less affluent students;
  • offer and guarantee international mobility initiatives;
  • implement collaboration agreements with trade associations, public bodies, medium and large companies for training and career guidance activities.

The Colleges of Merit are located in seventeen Italian cities located in eleven regions (Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, Puglia and Sicily). In addition, in 2022, the Colegio Sant’Efisio in Cagliari was also recognized as a College of Merit by the Ministry of University and Research.

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