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Unified Scheme of Credit and Social Benefits scholarships for “executive” university master’s degree courses

Publication: 24/05/2022

Each year the INPS supports, through payment of scholarships, participation in “executive” university master’s degree courses for public administration civil servants enrolled in the Unified Scheme of Credit and Social Benefits (Credit Fund). I and II level “executive” university master's degree courses, promoted by state and non-state universities that are recognised by the Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) for the issuance of academic degrees in Italy, are aimed at ensuring advanced training and furthering professional qualifications.

The scholarships are intended for public administration civil servants who are registered with the Unified Scheme of Credit and Social Benefits (Credit Fund).

Start date and duration

The contribution is allocated by means of a call for tender, which is published online every year on the INPS Portal.

At the same time, each affiliated university publishes the relevant admission tender on its website for each “executive” university master’s degree course to be run throughout the academic year.


Claims for scholarships must be submitted by the applicant within the same deadline as for each claim relating to the relevant master's degree course that is published by the universities. The details of each academic initiative and its deadline, as well as the requirements for admission to the courses, are available on the University’s website, the link to which is indicated in Attachment 1 of the INPS tender.


In order to be admitted to the scholarship competition, the candidate must:

  • be an employee of the public administration in service and registered with the Unified Scheme of Credit and Social Benefits;
  • have submitted an claim to the chosen university for enrolment in the “executive” master’s degree course for which the scholarship is to be applied;
  • have not obtained a scholarship from the I nstitute for an “executive” master’s degree course, and/or professional refresher courses with which the Istituto has an agreement and which are funded by the I nstitute, for the academic years 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18.

In order to be awarded the scholarship, the candidate must meet all the university’s admission requirements for the master’s degree in question, and have passed the relevant selection tests.

The value of the assigned benefit (scholarship) is paid directly to the affiliated university by the I nstitute.

When can I claim?

Claims may only be submitted after the call for tender has been published.

How can I claim?

The individual concerned must send the claim, one for each chosen master’s degree, to the INPS exclusively online by using the dedicated service, as indicated in the call for tender.

They must also claim, if not already done so, that they be registered in the INPS Civil Servants’ Pension Scheme (GDP) database.