RUFA scholarships for international students.

RUFA offers 10 renewable Scholarships which provide a partial discount (€2,500) for the annual academy tuition addressed to international students (Citizens of the EU and non-EU citizens) who access the BA and MA Degree Programs. Scholarships are given each year to the students who have submitted the best portfolio for undergraduate and postgraduate review.
Please note that all courses are taught in Italian.

Eligibility & Requirements.
Scholarships are exclusively addressed toward international students (except italian students) who enrol in a BA or MA degree Programs at RUFA for the first year. To participate in the selection process applicants must submit the scholarship application form (see below), a portfolio and a letter of intent.
RUFA Scholarships don’t require verification of financial need.

Portfolio Requirements.
Submit a portfolio (Portfolio Guidelines) with, at least, ten digital images. The portfolio must be attached to the scholarship application form.

• The portfolio must be saved as a PDF file
• The total size of portfolio should not exceed 8 megabytes
• The portfolio must include a list that details each image with this information: image number, title of work, medium, dimensions (Height x Width or Height x Width x Depth)

Moreover, applicants to the BA degree in Cinema and to the MA degree in Film Arts can send us a short film by email to, through a file transfer service (e.g. WeTransfer).

An internal Academy commission will review the portfolios. Portfolios will be examined on quality, originality, creativity, technical competence and presentation.

After reading the portfolio requirements page if you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us: /
Applicants can include a personal site link about their artistic works in their letter of intent.

• Students must submit the Scholarship Application Form, portfolio and letter of intent using the form by August 31st, 2016
• On the 5th September portfolios will be examined by the commission. After a ranking will be drawn up and the result will be communicated to the applicants.
• BA & MA degree: In the first session, applicants can sign up for the admission test by the 8th of September. In the second session, applicant can sign up for the admission test by the 6th of October. (Admissions)
• After the admission, applicants can enroll at RUFA Academy by the 21st of October

> To complete the BA Scholarship Application Form click here.
> To complete the MA Scholarship Application Form click here.

Scholarship renewal requirements.
Scholarship must be confirmed each year for the legal duration of the course:
The first year is assigned to all on the sole basis of portfolio, whereas for the following years the renewal is subject to a review of the following quality requirements.

• Students must achieve at least the following University credit

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
> Course year 2° = 30 Credits
> Course year 3° = 75 Credits

Master of Arts (MA)
> Course year 2° = 30 Credits

• Students must also have passed the exams with a mark not lower than 23/30 for each one achieving a mark average not lower than 26,00/30

Scholarships from other institutions.
Laziodisu scholarships.
Contest Call for the Academic Year 2016/17 – Deadline 28th July 2016
In accordance with decisions made on 9 April 2001 by the President of the Ministers Council, students at RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, can compete for both the awarding of scholarships and the services covered by the Right to a University Education.
Granting of scholarships is based on merit and income and granted by the Right to a University Education Agency of Lazio (LAZIODISU territorial “La Sapienza”, Rome).
The annual call for scholarships will establish criteria for participation.
Check the Right to a University Education Agency of Lazio website.
Rules on the right to a University Education:
2 December 1991 Law, published in 12 December 1991 Gazzetta Ufficiale.