Master's and Doctorate Degree Programs in Brazil 2013

RESULTS of the OAS-GCUB scholarship program 2013

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Due to the demand and success of the scholarship program sponsored by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Brazilian Universities Coimbra Group (GCUB), with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Division of Educational Topics during the last two years, this year (2013) the OAS and the GCUB are once again joining efforts to provide more than 300 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS member countries to study masters or doctorate programs in Brazilian universities.

Through these advanced training opportunities, the OAS supports the development of human resources of its Member States. The above opportunity makes it possible to promote greater integration between the Brazilian universities and Latin America and the Caribbean; thus promoting the scientific and cultural exchange, internationalization and the mobilization of outstanding students from the Americas.

The master and doctoral programs offered by the educational institutions of Brazil cover various fields of study, research and development of the next generation of advanced technology appropriate to the realities and needs of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition to offering quality education, international students also have access to a multicultural community, characterized by tolerance and diversity.

Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities


Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities

Coimbra Map


Are you interested in applying for a scholarship to pursue your Master's or Doctorate Degree in Brazil?

Potential candidates must review the List of Participating Brazilian Universities and Available Programs. Applicants are requested to select 3 universities from 3 different geographical regions of Brazil where they would be willing to conduct their studies. To help facilitate this process, please view the OAS-GCUB Map to find the universities that offer the specific program of study of your interest.




With the aim of helping you submit an eligible scholarship application, we recommend to carefully review the lists of frequently asked questions and most common mistakes when applying to an OAS-GCUB scholarship:

Frecuently Asked Questions Frequent Mistakes Checklist About Brazil

About the Scholarship:

Benefits Important Requirements Documents
  • Full Tuition expenses paid
  • Partial monthly stipend for living expenses equivalent to $1,350 BRL for Master's and $2,000 BRL for Doctorate (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 when the student arrives at the university, to the first 80 ranked candidates (60 for Masters and 20 for Doctorates)
  • Guidance and Portuguese language support

The benefits are available for up to 24 months for Master's and 48 months for Doctoral degrees

  • Applicants must be citizens and/or permanent residents of one of the Member States of the GS/OAS other than Brazil
  • Applicants must submit all completed documents in electronic format online, in full. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
  • Applicants must read, understand and accept the Announcement/Edict in its entirety
  • Applicants must have have hold a Bachelor's degree or (equivalent) to apply to a Master's degree program, and a Master's degree diploma to apply to a Doctoral 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
Announcement/Edict (English)
Announcement/Edict (Portuguese)
Scholarship Application Form
List of Participating Brazilian Universities and Available Programs


        • Airfare
        • Medical Insurance in Brazil
        • Additional subsistence expenses
        • Visa fees
        • Any other expenses not described above

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