Partial refund of fees
The online application for partial tuition fee reimbursement for the academic year 2020/21 will be unlocked from 28 June until 31 July 2021. The link will be available here.
NEW!!! Also those students who have received an emergency scholarship (= one-time extraordinary study grant) can apply for the partial refund!!!
Students who have received a study grant from the Autonomous Province of Bolzano can apply for a partial refund of their tuition fees.
Students of the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano and of the Conservatory "Claudio Monteverdi" do not have to fill in an online application and will automatically receive a refund of their tuition fees if they are winners of the (extra)ordinary study grant! Winners of the emergency scholarship should contact the Office for Higer Education to find out whether they have to submit the online application or not.
Up to 80% of the tuition fees are reimbursed up to a maximum amount of 3,000 euros. Tuition fees below 300 euros (after the 80% has been calculated) will not be reimbursed. Partial reimbursement is possible for students enrolled at a higher education institution in the countries on the list below.
The Free University of Bozen/Bolzano and the Conservatory "Claudio Monteverdi" will continue to reimburse 100% of the tuition fees.
Students must contact the university or college to find out whether there is a possibility to be exempted from tuition fees, to reduce the tuition fees or to be reimbursed completely. If these options have not been granted or have only been granted in part, the partial refund can be applied for. In Italy, a reduction of tuition fees is possible at public universities (and also at some private ones) with the ISEEU declaration.
The ISEE or ISEEU (U for university) declaration indicates the student's economic situation. Income and assets are used to calculate the ISEE value, which determines the amount of tuition fees to be paid.
Only students enrolled at Italian state universities need an ISEEU. Students of private universities should contact the university to find out if it offers a possibility to reduce fees or if it offers a total exemption.
The ISEE declaration can be completed free of charge at all CAAFs (Authorized Tax Assistance Centres). Whoever fails to fill in an ISEE declaration automatically falls into the highest tuition fee bracket and therefore pays the highest amount stipulated by the university.
Students must give permission to the university to access their ISEE declaration. Usually access is granted in the restricted area. Therefore we recommend that you fill in the ISEE as soon as possible and inform yourself with the university about ISEE deadlines.