Istituto Europeo di Design Undegraduate Scholarships

Deadline: 10 May 2011
Open to: international candidates not residing in Italy, Spain or Brazil aged between 18 and 28 years
Scholarships: 36 scholarships in the form of 50% and 100% of tuition fee

Istituto Europeo di Design – IED – and its locations of IED Rome, IED Milan, IED Turin, IED Venice, IED Barcelona, IED Madrid, IED Cagliari, IED São Paulo is announcing the contest for 36 scholarships for attendance of undergraduate programs for the 2011-2012 academic year, covering different amounts of the tuition fees of the program of choice.

Description of the Theme: My Creative Energy

IED calls young creatives to develop ideas and projects inspired by ‘your creative energy’: everything that you like so much that it pushes you to create, that you feel like your strong creative force, that you always have in front of your eyes when you think about doing something new. It can be related to anything you dream about and you believe can make this world better; it can be linked to the traditional meaning of energy, to the usage of sun, water, wind or any other renewable sources of energy, or to sustainable and eco-design, to recycling and reusing in new productions, to self-production.
It can also represent your main source of inspiration, the metaphorical energy that feeds your creativity.
A person, an object, a location, a historical period: all these things can correspond to your creative energy or be described as such in your project; you can be inspired by an already existing element, or create a completely new one, and identify it with ‘your creative energy’.
A successful singer, a rockband in the history of music, an artist, an actress or actor, a stylist, a designer, a model, a public or historical name; an object or a space created by a famous designer, or a piece of furniture which it is special for you and for your family; a style, a fashion collection that has always been in your dreams; a place that you visited or where you would like to live; an key historical event or a period of time with a great value for you: all these can be examples of ‘your creative energy’, and should be the focus of your project.

Eligibility

This special project is open to all international candidates aged between 18 and 28 years eligible by the below mentioned requirements: students not residing in Italy or Spain or Brazil. Italian, Spanish and Brazilian students residing abroad are considered international and therefore allowed to participate. The students should be 18 within the starting date of the program.

Scholarships

Individual students can participate in the selection; for every program, one scholarship, covering different amounts of the tuition fees for the chosen program, will be assigned, following the below scheme:
9 full scholarships covering total tuition fee of academic year – the winners of 100% scholarship will pay only the enrolment fee.
For the following two school years if the student passes the curriculum examinations of each year, achieving at least an average score of 28/30,  a 3.000 euro scholarship will be granted. In case the student fails to comply with that, the scholarship shall not be renewed.
24  partial scholarships covering 50% of the tuition fee of the academic year – the winners will pay the enrolment fee and 50% of tuition fee.
For the following two school years if the student passes the curriculum examinations of each year, achieving at least an average score of 28/30, a 1500 euro scholarship will be granted. In case the student fails to comply with that, the scholarship shall not be renewed.

The scholarships available at the different IED locations will be:
IED Milano: 2 scholarships for the 100% of the tuition fees, 6 for the 50% of the tuition fees;
IED Roma:  2 scholarships for the 100% of the tuition fees, 4  for the 50% of the tuition fees;
IED Torino:  1 scholarship for the 100% of the tuition fees, 1 for the 50% of the tuition fees;
IED Cagliari:  1 scholarship for the 50% of the tuition fees;
IED Venezia: 3 scholarships for the 50% of the tuition fees;
IED Madrid: 2 scholarships for the 100% of the tuition fees, 5 for the 50% of the tuition fees;
IED Barcelona: 2 scholarships for the 100% of the tuition fees, 4 for the 50% of the tuition fees;
IED São Paulo: 3 scholarships for the 50% of the tuition fees.

Application Process

1. Entry card online duly filled in for acceptance of the rules of the selection

2. Send the following documents by e-mail to scholarships@ied.edu
– CV and motivation letter
– Copy of the passport
– High School diploma with transcript and grades (for BA in Italy it must be validates by the local Italian Consulate)
– Certificate of knowledge of language of tuition
– Project as described in the briefing

All the documents should be sent by e-mail to: scholarships@ied.edu, no later than Tuesday, the 10th of May 2011, 23.59 (Italian time).

The projects received, after a first evaluation, will be published on the selection website http://creativediary.net/, and will be object of comments, public appraisals and voting exclusively for statistical aims, until maximum 30 days after the selection deadline.
The projects will be examined by the Jury, which will decide one winner for every category.
The winners will be notified by email by the IED representative. The winners must send a formal acceptance letter by e-mail to scholarships@ied.edu, within three days after the result is received.

After the applicant accepts the scholarship, he/she will have a 10-day deadline to enroll the course for which the scholarship was granted.

The official webpage.