Call for Scholarships “GOSPEL AND CULTURE”

Call for Scholarships “GOSPEL AND CULTURE”


The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum seeks to promote excellence in the academic field to give value to the mission of evangelization in the twenty-first century.  

For this reason, we formed for years talented people capable of exercising leadership in the society and in the Church and as well as as of creating currents of thought that respond to the existential questions of our time,  

Evangelizing culture is not only our mission but the mission of the Church because  “a faith that does not become culture is a faith not fully accepted, not entirely thought out, not faithfully lived” (Saint John Paul II). 

With this in mind, to celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum inaugurates the first edition of the call for the GOSPEL AND CULTURE” SCHOLARSHIP. 

Thanks to the resources made available by our benefactors, the call offers scholarships to the most talented students of the First Cycle Degree courses to participate in the Second Cycle Grade courses.  

The scholarships will be awarded through a competition aimed at selecting the most talented candidates on the basis of their academic curriculum and will be awarded to the first 7 classified in the following ways: 




1° Place  Total scholarship covering 100% 
2° Place  Partial scholarship covering 50% 
3rd Place  Partial scholarship covering 50% 
4th Place  Partial scholarship covering 25% 
5th Place  Partial scholarship covering 25% 
6th Place  Partial scholarship covering 25% 
7th Place 

Partial scholarship covering 25% 


Scholarships are intended to cover the entire cycle (two years) under the condition that the awarded students complete the first year with an average of at least 9.2/10. 

The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum will select the students through an evaluation process that includes the examination of the academic documentation required by this call, and an interview with the representatives of the Committee for Study Support. 



Candidates who intend to compete for the award of scholarships, no later than June 30,  must:  

  1. Attest to academic excellence of at least 92/100 or equivalent as a grade of the Baccalaureate. 
  2. Have begun the process of admission to a second-cycle degree course at one of the three faculties of Philosophy, Theology, or Bioethics, or at the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences. 
  3. Have submitted their application and the related files via the online form at the following link   




(from 5 to 30 June 2023) 

From 5 to 30 June, candidates can register for the call; in addition to the documents required for admission to the cycle, they must send to Dr. Laura Valentini ([email protected]) a file containing the following documents: 

  • A letter from the applicant justifying the request for the scholarship 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • A copy of an academic work, with a minimum extension of 15 pages. 



(from 3 to 14 July) 

The candidacy will be evaluated by the Study Support Committee (CSS) of the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum Athenaeum as the competent body to award scholarships based on the merit of the candidates. The decisions of the CSS are unquestionable as indicated in the Rules for Study Support. 

During the course of the evaluation, candidates will be asked to hold interviews with some representatives of the Committee, both on-site and online. The selection meetings represent the beginning of our educational path and for the candidate they will be an opportunity for growth, to test themselves, get to know each other better and test their motivations, as well as to meet our Academic Authorities and discover the values and functioning of our Pontifical University. 



(from 21 July to 21 September) 

By July 21st the  list of winners of the call will be published.  

To qualify for the scholarship for the academic year, winners must be able to complete the admission and enrollment process by September 21, 2023.  

If a winner forfeits the scholarship, or does not fulfill the conditions to use it within the deadline, the scholarship will be awarded to the following candidate who is eligible according to the published ranking.  

For any information consult our website on Scholarships – UPRA, UPRA or write to [email protected] 


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