11 May 2018 



The competition is Online.

The scholaship Prize is in Italy.

(Partially Funded)


Extraordinary Explorations – Scholarship competition Interior Design 2018

NABA launches the competition “Extraordinary Explorations” the best 5 projects will recieve 5 scholarships for the Master in Interior Design in September 2018.

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The competition revolves around a space an explorer could possibly find themselves in. Envision the explorer in an undisclosed space. It could be virtual or real, natural or artificial, physical or mental, concrete or abstract, pragmatic or symbolic, smooth or rough, finite or infinite… (Maybe a city, a virgin forest, an algorithm, a Picasso painting, an Antarctic glacier, an asteroid, a videogame, animal entrails, a mine, a hospital, anything). You should track down the explorer’s characteristics, features and their exploration field. Design the basic living space where the explorer can live/survive in this unidentified territory.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:


-Interior design


Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

May 11th 2018 – Deadline for submitting applications and projects
June 5th 2018 – Communication of results to participants
June 13th 2018 – Deadline for winners to matriculate

If an assigned scholarship is not confirmed, it can be transferred to the next candidate in the ranking list.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The competition is open to young designers coming from architecture, interior design, and engineering faculties or professionals willing to explore the boundaries and constraints of the world of interior design, acquiring and widening their knowledge, critical awareness, original thinking.
  • Candidates must be holding a first-level academic diploma or BA degree, or about to graduate within the academic year 2017/18 and with a knowledge of the Italian/English language.
  • The projects sent to NABA will not be returned.
  • The scholarship cannot be combined with other economic reductions offeredby NABA.
  • Awarded prizes cannot be deferred to future intakes of the program.
  • Selected participants accept that part of their work will be published on Websites and/or Social Media channels of the institutions involved


(Partially Funded)

The five best projects will be awarded a scholarship for partial coverage of the tuition fee to attend the first year of the MA in Interior Design starting in September 2018.
• 1st prize: 1 scholarship covering 60% of the tuition fee to attend the first year of the MA Program
• 2nd prize: 1 scholarship covering 50% of the tuition fee to attend the first year of the MA Program
• 3rd prize: 1 scholarship covering 40% of the tuition fee to attend the first year of the MA Program
• 2 special mentions covering 20% of the tuition fee to attend the first year of the MA Program

There are no fees to participate in the competition.

How to Apply

First Step: Apply to the NABA Master Programs from here.

Second Step: Press the “Apply Now” button below.

Third Step: Upload your materials in English language and in two files in PDF format: one including competition project and one including the remaining materials.

Required materials:

Competition project:

  • no more than three A3 sketches. Candidates should specify what scale has been used.
  • Short text written in English. The materials are to be provided in a digital format (pdf file, max 10 Mb).

Remaining materials:

  • Personal portfolio of works and projects.
  • Detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Motivation statement.
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree/Academic diploma translated into English/Italian.
  • Academic transcript/marksheet of previous studies, translated into English/Italian, listing subjects and exams, with corresponding number of hours/credits.
  • Copy of passport.
  • NABA Master Programs Application Form – Academic Year 2018/2019*.


Projects in digital format can be sent by e-mail to:
Paper works must be sent to:

NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
International Admissions Office
Via Darwin, 20
20143 Milan, Italy
When you submit your project, you will receive a confirmation within 48 hours that your submission was received. If you do not receive a confirmation, let us know at:

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This Scholarship Published by:
Salma Merhabi /Lebanon

Reviewed by” Sherif Hassan / Egypt 
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team