Scholarships Office

The scholarship office is primarily responsible for the management of:

  1. Pontifical Gregorian University Scholarship Fund (PUG Scholarships), instituted with the help of benefactors for the allocation of scholarships intended to cover the cost of partial academic fees for students in poor financial circumstances.
  2. Fondo Sostegno Studi al Consorzio (Borse DIR), instituted by the Father General of the Society of Jesus for the students of the Consortium (PUG, PIB and PIO).

It also acts as an intermediary or co-erogator for some external institutions that offer scholarships or provide mobility programs for students, such as The Saint John Paul II Fund of the Papal Foundation, Catholic Committee for Cultural Collaboration, FUCE.

Other responsibilities:

  • a. granting "Advances" to defer tuition payment deadlines;
  • b. managing exemptions from the payment of the so-called special fees and the surcharge in case of late registration;
  • c. managing the refund of fees in the event of withdrawal from studies and the cancellation of outstanding fees, which prevent any further activity by the student;
  • d. evaluation of the granting of the dispensation, in the event of re-enrollment in the doctorate for expiration.

A. PUG scholarships

New students who will enroll in the next academic year for Baccalaureate, Licentiate or Diploma

  • Applications are submitted by filling out the appropriate form, available at the Scholarship Office (F114) or on the online forms web page of the University website, and delivering it, along with the required documentation, to the Dean's Delegate for the Scholarship Office, during the University's enrollment period.
  • The outcome of the application will be communicated directly by the Rector's Delegate for the Scholarship Office during the interview. Students already enrolled at the University for Baccalaureate, Licentiate or Diploma

Students already enrolled at the University for Baccalaureate, Licentiate or Diploma

Applications are submitted from March 15, 2022 through May 2, 2022 for Academic Year 2022-2023.

The request must be submitted through the Online Student Secretariat web page.

The completed online form, accompanied by the required documentation, must be delivered to the Scholarship Office, on time, for evaluation by a special committee, composed of: Delegate of the Rector for the Scholarship Office, General Secretary, Bursar and a Rector indicated by the President of the Association of Rectors.

It is necessary to have obtained a weighted average score of at least 8.70/10 in the last exam session.

The outcome of the requests will be communicated by means of a notice posted on the University notice boards and published on the online Student Secretariat web page by the end of June.

Only in exceptional and justified cases will it be possible to request the scholarship directly from the Rector's Delegate for the Scholarship Office during the enrolment period.

Students enrolled for the Doctorate

Applications must be made by filling out the appropriate form available at the Scholarship Office (F114) or in the online forms page of the University website, and delivering it, together with the required documentation, to the Rector's Delegate for the Scholarship Office, with no deadline.

Requests received before the submission of the thesis topic, for the payment of which the fee cannot be applied for the scholarship, will not be accepted.

Documentation

For all (Diocesan, Religious, Lay). A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Rector's Delegate for the Scholarship Office, in which you submit your request for a scholarship and answer the following questions:

  • whether you are undertaking the studies by your own choice or by the will of your Supervisors;
  • the purpose of your studies and/or the eventual assignment you will undertake following completion of your studies;
  • your financial situation, whether it is your own, your family's, or your institution's;
  • whether the remaining study, board, lodging, and medical expenses are covered by the income from one's own work, by the help one receives from family members, the college, private individuals, or other institutions.

For seminarians and diocesan and religious priests only and only for the first request. A letter from your bishop or major superior stating

  • the course of study to be pursued by the candidate;
  • an indication of the student's place of residence in Rome;
  • an indication of the financial aid offered for food, lodging, study and health expenses of the student during his stay in Rome;
  • a statement attesting to the difficulties of the Diocese or Institute in providing for the payment of academic fees.

For doctoral students only. In addition to the letters in items a and b, an informational letter from the Thesis Moderator, delivered in a sealed envelope or sent by e-mail to the Dean's Delegate for the Office of Scholarship, stating the status of the thesis, whether the doctoral student is still doing research or has begun the editorial phase, whether predictions can be made about the completion of the doctoral work.

B. Fondo Sostegno Studi al Consorzio (DIR) Scholarships

Information available from the Scholarship Office as of the beginning of the second semester.

 

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