B.E.S.T. SCHOLASRSHIP

Business Exchange & Student Training

The B.E.S.T. Scholarship – a cooperation among the US Embassy in Italy, the Fulbright Commission and Invitalia- is the exchange program for students and start-uppers. B.E.S.T. provides the unique opportunity to study open innovation and to work for the world’s best startups in Silicon Valley.

WHAT INCLUDES:

Tuition fees

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Travel

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Housing

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Monthly allowance

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Health insurance.

PROGRAM MODULES:

1. Three months of classes to study entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley;

2. Each student then works for three months in a start-up in Silicon Valley;

3. On their return to Italy(*), students are supported for six months by an Italian tutor to launch their own start-up.

TARGET:

Bachelor degree, PhD students (up to the age of 35) with high-tech ideas or early start-up.

(*)Grantees enter the United States with a J1 Visa whereby they must leave the US upon completion of the program and cannot be employed in the US for the 2 subsequent years.

For details regarding the call for applications’ timing and process please refer to https://www.bestprogram.it/ and http://www.fulbright.it/programma-best/

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