Facilitated access to university tuition fees for working students
What it foreseest
These measures, described below, will be provided within the limit of a ceiling of €5,000,000 and have an experimental duration until 31.12.2023.
Facilitated access to benefits and new benefits
In order to promote the social inclusion of persons with international protection (refugee status, subsidiary protection and asylum seekers), temporary protection and special protection employed by the Employment Agency, or involved in training courses provided by Formatemp dedicated to them, such persons are granted access to Ebitemp’s “Contributo Asilo Nido” (Nursery school contribution) and “Sostegno all’Istruzione” (Education support) benefits at favourable conditions.
Facilitated access to university tuition fees for working students
Who is it for and what are the requirements?
Persons subject to international protection (refugee status, subsidiary protection and asylum seekers), temporary protection and special protection under the Employment Agency, or involved in training courses provided by Formatemp dedicated to them, are granted access to the Ebitemp service "Retta universitaria studenti lavoratori" (University tuition fees for working students) with facilitated requirements, providing, in the case of enrolment in a university degree course within its legal duration, an annual contribution towards the cost of university fees.
The benefit is also aimed at workers enrolled on a university training course designated "CFU" to achieve credits required by Italian Presidential Decree 19/2016 and obtained during Bachelor's, specialised, and Master's degree courses or individual university courses. Post-graduate courses (specialisation schools, university masters etc.) are excluded.
The applicant must have signed an employment contract or attended a dedicated training course provided by Formatemp pursuant to this agreement (starting from 9 April 2022), during the period of validity of this agreement.
If the person is employed by an employment agency, the contribution will be paid if they have had at least one day of a staffing contract during the period of validity of this Agreement (starting from 9 April 2022).
If the person is attending one of the training courses provided by Formatemp for this target group, the contribution will be paid if they have attended at least one day of the course during the period of validity of this Agreement (starting from 9 April 2022).
The application may be submitted with effect from the 2022/2023 university year and not for previous university years.
It should therefore be noted that the aforementioned requirements must be accrued in the period between 9 April 2022 and 31.12.2023.
What you can get:
An annual contribution of €200 gross of taxes required by law the cost of university tuition fees.
Payments are allowed by so-called "account cards with IBAN" cards (e.g. Poste Pay Evolution cards) or domiciled bank transfers. For domiciled wire transfers, payment is allowed within the maximum threshold of 1,500€ ; for higher amounts it is necessary to indicate an IBAN in the name of the subject under international or temporary protection.
Payments to foreign current accounts outside the SEPA area are not allowed.
What you have to do
The application must be sent within 60 days from the payment of the first university instalment and in any case the request can be sent no later than 31 October 2023, for the 2022/2023 academic year. For the period starting from 01 September 2023 and up to 31 December 2023, the request can be sent no later than 29 February 2024 for the 2023/2024 academic year, in one of the following ways:
- through theMy Ebitemp* member's account,from which it is possible to monitor the progress
of the request and add any missing documentation;
- by sending the forms and complete documentation by registered post with return receipt to EBITEMP - SOSTEGNO ALL'ISTRUZIONE AD ACCESSO AGEVOLATO - CORSO VITTORIO EMANUELE II, 269 - 00186 ROMA;
*Please note that the only recognised method of receiving requests received with the support of the Local Trade Union Counters is through the MyEbitemp platform; registered post and certified emails are not accepted.
The benefit in question is subject to a ceiling of €5,000,000 (allocated in total to the entire package of benefits aimed at supporting persons subject to international protection - refugee status, subsidiary protection and asylum seekers - temporary protection and special protection) and has an experimental duration until 31.12.2023.
If the required documentation is missing, Ebitemp will suspend the process and send the worker a request for additional documentation, which must be received within 120 calendar days. After this, if no additional documentation has been received, the application will be considered withdrawn and therefore rejected.
Documents to attach:
- Photocopy of an identity document (identity card or passport) and tax code* of the person under international or temporary protection;
- Residence permit or a copy of the receipt attesting to the submission of an application for international protection (refugee status, subsidiary protection and asylum seekers), temporary protection or special protection
- Declaration in lieu of certification enrolment in legal degree course**;
- Copy of the payment of the university tuition fee;
- Ebitemp privacy form
In the case of access to the benefit by a minor:
- family status or self-declaration available on the Ebitemp website
Where the person subject to international, temporary or special protection is employed by an employment agency:
- A copy of the fixed-term staffing contract and any extensions and the last pay slip
- Copy of the open-ended staffing contract and last pay slip
If the person under international, temporary or special protection is attending a Formatemp training course dedicated to this specific target group:
- Self-declaration of attendance of the Formatemp training course or any certificate of course attendance
* if you do not have a final tax code because you are still waiting for the international, temporary or special protection status to be recognised, you must submit a copy of the receipt attesting to the submission of your application for protection which shows the temporary tax code assigned
****Form can be downloaded directly from the faculty website
Provisions common to all of the above extraordinary benefits
It is specified that all the support and reception measures listed above may be allocated to recipients who have been initiated in Formatemp training courses dedicated to them, although not yet laid out in the skills audit. This is also applicable in relation to applications already submitted and suspended due to the absence from the skill audits themselves.
If the required documentation is missing, Ebitemp will suspend the process and send the request for additional documentation, which must be received within 120 calendar days, after which, if no additional documentation is received, the application will be considered waived and therefore rejected.
If the application was not submitted using the correct benefit section of the portal/paper application form, the submitted application will be cancelled and a new application will have to be submitted in accordance with the deadlines set out in the relevant regulation. The date of receipt of the new submission will be the decisive date for processing the application.
In order to guarantee the provision of the requested service, Ebitemp reserves the right to request additional and different documentation from that indicated above.
It should be noted that requests submitted by minors must be signed by someonewith parental authority.
Ebitemp will monitor the overall trend of the individual extraordinary benefits dedicated to persons subject to international protection - refugee status, subsidiary protection and asylum seekers - temporary protection and special protection, in order to assess the demand and possible corrective actions.
The assessment and approval of applications is subject to the sole discretion of the Performance Committee.
In order to protect its rights, Ebitemp reserves every right, including the right to take legal action, in the event of false declarations or forged documents or in any case in the event of behaviour that could potentially constitute a civil or criminal offence.