Ermenegildo Zegna Founder's Scholarship


Master PHD PostDOC

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  • Worldwide


The Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship provides scholarships of up to €50,000 per annum to enable a small number of exceptionally promising Italians to undertake post-graduate studies or research outside Italy.


Priority will be given to men and women who have the potential to become leaders in their field and a genuine interest in returning to Italy and making a positive contribution to Italy following completion of their sojourn abroad.

The program honors the founder of the Zegna Group, Ermenegildo Zegna, for his initiatives, accomplishments and values. The Zegna Group has committed to provide up to €1 million in annual financing to the program.

Scholarships may be used toward postgraduate study (either a Master’s degree or a PhD or post-PhD research), or a program of research at a leading university or research center outside Italy. No field of study is excluded. Priority will, however, be given to candidates whose programs of study or research will enable them to make potentially significant contributions to Italy following their return here.

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Description of Ideal Candidate:

The Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s Scholarship is open to Italian citizens or permanent residents who have completed (or are about to complete) a program of university studies. Candidates must have been preselected by their university for consideration by the Selection Committee.

Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated financial need who would not otherwise be able to study or conduct research outside Italy. While there is no age limit, it is anticipated that successful candidates will generally be recent university graduates or persons in the early stages of their careers.


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

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