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OAS academic programs for Graduate Studies and Research, 2019

The Organization of American States is offering academic programs for graduate students of OAS Member State in the US. The bursaries are awarded every year for the pursuit of master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and graduate research leading to a university degree.

Their purpose is to strengthen the peace and security of the continent and to promote and consolidate representative democracy, with due respect for the principle of nonintervention.

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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.

  • Course Level: The studentships are awarded to undertake graduate studies (master’s or doctorate degree) and/or graduate research leading to a degree at a university or higher learning education institution (not Postdoctoral) in an OAS Member State.
  • Study Subject (s): The studentships are awarded in a disciplines that are related to the eight (8) priority areas: Social Development and the Creation of Productive Employment, Education, Economic Diversification and Integration, Trade liberalization and Market Access, Scientific Development and Exchange and Transfer of Technology, Strengthening of Democratic Institutions, Sustainable Development of Tourism, Sustainable Development and the Environment and Culture. The OAS does not award scholarships for studies in the Medical Sciences and the learning of new languages.
  • The award can be taken at University or higher learning education institution in an OAS Member State with the exception of the applicant’s sponsoring country.

Eligibility

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of an OAS Member State.
  • Have obtained a university degree by the time they submit their applications to their National Liaison Offices (ONE).
  • Be in good physical and mental health to complete the program successfully.
  • Maintain a GPA above the minimum standard requirement by the university.
  • Be in good physical and mental health to complete the program successfully.
  • The ONEs on the Member States could have additional eligibility requirements.
  • Nationality: The 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 academic programs.
  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of an OAS Member State and maintain GPA above the minimum standard requirement by the university.

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How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants have to complete the online application form. In addition to the documents required for the regular application, scholarship applicants must submit the following:
  • Online Application Form
  • Copy of the diploma for the highest degree obtained. (Bachelor of Master)
  • Copies of transcripts of grades for all academic degrees completed and to be completed. (If the applicant is currently enrolled in a program of study, he/she will need to submit the current transcript).
  • Three (3) recommendation letters: Preferably 2 different letters from current or former professors using the OAS Recommendation Statement Form, and one (1 ) from a current or previous employer.
  • Curriculum Vitae. (a maximum of four (4) pages): Please do not include diplomas of conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. Do not send photographs nor copies of their thesis project.
  • Unconditional Admission letter (s) to university (ies).

Benefits

OAS academic programs have a monetary cap up to the US $30,000 per academic year, which includes all the benefits detailed below. These opportunities are complementary and will not cover 100% of the grantee’s expenses. Not all OAS scholarships offer the same benefits. Benefits are allocated on a case by case basis.

  • Roundtrip airfare (from the sponsoring country to the country of study)
  • Tuition and mandatory fees
  • Yearly books allowance (US $300 for onsite studies / US $1,000 for online studies)
  • Health insurance (for onsite students only)
  • Monthly complementary subsistence allowance (for onsite students only). The complementary subsistence allowance is a fixed amount that varies depending on the country of study and will not cover 100% of the grantee’s expenses. Therefore, in case of being selected for a scholarship, the applicant will have to demonstrate proof of additional funds for their monthly subsistence.

Application Form

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

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