Rome International School is non-denominational and welcomes applications from students of all nationalities and cultures. The school launched its Scholarship Fund programme during the academic year 2010/2011. Its aims are to promote the growth of the school’s international community by giving promising non-Italian students, whose families lack sufficient financial resources, a chance to have a quality international education.
The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent school years, provided that the income and merit requirements are met. It can also be revoked at any time if changes in these requirements occur.
Who can apply for a scholarship?
Non-Italian families with a household income not exceeding €50,000 per year, can apply for one child only, (who should also be a non-Italian citizen). To check if you meet the requirements, download the terms and conditions for granting scholarships (PDF).
Submission of applications and documents required
- Applications will only be accepted from parents who are both non-Italian citizens
- All applications must include documentation providing evidence of parents’ incomes. The application must include an official document specifying the number of members in the household, which the Committee may take into consideration for granting the scholarship.
- Beneficiaries must notify the school of any changes in family income.
- For the academic year 2019-2020, applications must be submitted by 28 February 2019.
- Each household cannot submit more than one application (only one child allowed).
- The application must specify whether parents are applying for only one school year or also for subsequent school years.
- For Nursery to Transition applications, the scholarships can be granted to children who do not speak English; English language knowledge is on the other hand required for Year 1 to Year 6 applicants while, for Year 7 and above, the scholarships will only be granted to fluent English-speaking applicants. English language competence for students new to the school will be evaluated by the school by means of currently used methods (entry test or interview, depending on the school grade).
- Except for Nursery to Year 1 applicants, whose attitude and aptitude may be assessed through specific classroom meetings, other applicants must have a mark of not less than B (or the equivalent) in most school subjects (or an overall assessment of not less than B) from the previous school in order to apply for the scholarship; the application must therefore include documentation specifying the most recent school performance evaluation issued by the previous school.
The scholarships will be granted by a committee consisting of two parent representatives and two teacher representatives, and chaired by the school director or his representative. The Scholarship Committee will establish two ranking lists: one for primary school applicants and the other for middle and high school applicants.