The American States (OAS) and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB) are funding scholarships for the citizens and/or permanent residents of any OAS Member State except Brazil. Scholarships are available to pursue master or doctoral degree programme.
The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. That meeting approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics, and the stage was set for the weaving of a web of provisions and institutions that came to be known as the inter-American system, the oldest international institutional system.
Proficiency in Portuguese or English is not required during the application stage. However, it is important to note that the classes will be taught in Portuguese and the study program may offer academic disciplines and activities in other languages. Each university is independent in determining the admissibility of each candidate, based on his/her academic and professional credentials.
- Applications Deadline: July 30, 2018
- Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue master or doctoral degree programme.
- Study Subject: OAS Scholarships are available for studying any course offered by the university.
- Scholarship Award:
- Full tuition waiver (program cost).
- The partial monthly stipend for living expenses, taking as reference the value of CAPES as the minimum. (Covered by host universities).
NOTE: The monthly stipend DOES NOT intend to cover all living expenses, the student must be prepared and have the necessary funding to complement all living expenses.
- A one-time grant of $1,200 USD to be disbursed once the student arrives at the university, tothe firstt 150 ranked candidates.
- Free Portuguese language support.
- The benefits are available for up to 24 months for Masters and 48 months for Doctorate degrees.
- Nationality: Students of OAS Member State are eligible to apply.
- Number of Scholarships: More than 500 scholarships are available.
- Scholarship can be taken in Brazil
Eligibility for the Scholarship:
Eligible Countries: Students of OAS Member State (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica (Commonwealth of), Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Bahamas (Commonwealth of), Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay and Venezuela) can apply for these OAS scholarships.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Applicants must be citizens and/or permanent residents of any OAS Member States except from Brazil*.
• Applicants must not have received other academic scholarships from the OAS or from Brazil for the same level of studies as that for which they want to apply.
• Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) to apply to a Master’s and/or a Doctorate program.
• There is no Portuguese language requirement at the application stage. Those selected to receive the scholarship must show proof of superior intermediate level of Portuguese before completing their studies in Brazil.
• Applications will only be accepted through the online Scholarship Application Form Brazil Scholarships PAEC OAS-GCUB. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for the candidate selection process.
• Applicants must read, understand and accept the Announcement in its entirety.
*The OAS-GCUB scholarship program is not available to Brazilian citizens or permanent residents as one of the objectives of the program is to promote regional integration through the internationalization of students in highly prestigious educational institutions in Brazil.
English Language Requirements: Proficiency in Portuguese or English is not required during the application stage. However, it is important to note that the classes will be taught in Portuguese and the study program may offer academic disciplines and activities in other languages. Each university is independent in determining the admissibility of each candidate, based on his/her academic and professional credentials.
How to Apply:
1. Read the scholarship announcement, requirements, benefits, responsibilities and the basis for Brazil Scholarship Program.
2. Review the list of study programs and Brazilian universities participating in this program
3. Select up to three (3) study programs for masters or doctoral degrees*. Each one of those programs must be in different universities located in different regions in Brazil.
*One of the main objectives of the OAS-GCUB scholarship program is to promote the internationalization and mobilization of students of the Americas to different Brazilian regions. Therefore, the program is designed to favour the equitable distribution of students among participating Brazilian universities. Additionally, applying to three different regions will increase the chances of receiving a scholarship offer from one of the selected institutions, as the number of scholarship openings per university is limited.
4. Gather all the application documents required. We recommend beginning this process as early as possible since some universities close for vacations.
5. Fill out completely the Application Form for the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OEA-GCUB 2018, attaching the required application documents. Keep in mind that the system will only be open and receiving applications until 23:59 of the closing date (Washington, D.C. local time)
6. The documents required and submitted in the Application Form for the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OEA-GCUB 2018 will be shared with the universities for the admission process of each study program. It is not necessary that the student applies for admission directly to the universities.
7. Wait for the publication of results with the list of selected candidates for the scholarship.