The seventh consecutive edition of the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OAS-GCUB 2017 offers 670 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS Member States to pursue master's or doctorate programs in Brazilian universities.This Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Division of Educational Topics and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) is open now and the deadline to apply is September 25, 2017.




  • Full tuition waiver (program cost).
  • 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, to the first 150 ranked candidates.
  • Portuguese language support.
  • The benefits are available for up to 24 months for Master's and 48 months for Doctorate degrees.



  • Applicants must be citizens and/or permanent residents of any OAS Member State 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.
  • Applicantions will only be accepted through the online Scholarship Application Form Brazil Scholarships PAEC OAS-GCUB. Incompleted applications will not be eligible in the candidate selection process.
  • Applicants must read, understand and accept the Announcement/Edict in its entirety.



  • Airfare
  • Medical Insurance in Brazil
  • Additional subsistence expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Any other expenses not described as benefit of this scholarship



Read the scholarship announcement, requirements, benefits, responsibilities and the basis for Brazil Scholarship Program.
Review the list of study programs and Brazilian universities participating in this program.
Select up to three (3) study programs for doctorate or master’s degrees. Each one of those programs must be in different universities located in different regions in Brazil.
Gather all the application documents required. We recommend beginning this process as early as possible since some universities close for vacations.

Fill out completely the Application Form for the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OEA-GCUB 2017, 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. time)

The documents required and submitted in the Application Form for the Brazil Scholarship PAEC OEA-GCUB 2017 will be shared with the universities for the admission process of each study program. It is not necessary that the student apply for admission directly with the universities.
Wait for the publication of results with the list of selected candidates for the scholarship.



Scholarship announcement and beginning of the application period: August 1, 2017

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 2, 2017 (until 06:00 of the closing date in Washington, D.C. time).

Helpdesk will only be available and answering questions from August 1, 2017 and will be inactive after the announcement closes. Office hours are from Monday through Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs, local time in Washington, D.C., USA. We recommend you read carefully the FAQs section, where you might find quickly the information that you need.

Announcement of results of the call and publication of selected candidates: from November 27, 2017 to December 4, 2017.

Program start dates in Brazil: First and second half of 2018.


For a successful application process, please review the following documents:

*The map of universities aims to show the regions and locations of the participating universities in this call. For the address and the available campuses per university, please consult the website of each educational institution and the 'List of Programs of Study', which contains the programs available in each university and their respective campuses.



Through these advanced educational opportunities, the Organization of American States (OAS), Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) support the training, development and networking of high-level human resources that contribute to the progress of their countries and strengthen the bonds of cooperation with Brazil. This is made possible by promoting greater integration between Brazilian universities and Latin America and the Caribbean; thus promoting scientific and cultural exchange, internationalization and the mobilization of outstanding students from the Americas. In this edition, programs in the area of health, with emphasis on research for health, will be offered thanks to the cooperation agreement signed between the OAS and the PAHO / WHO.

The OAS, through its Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE), supports OAS Member States in creating policies and executing programs that promote human development at all educational levels to improve quality and equity in education.

The GCUB, established in 2008, is an association of 72 higher education institutions in Brazil. Its mission is to promote inter-institutional and international integration through faculty and student mobility programs, thereby contributing to the internationalization process of this national university network and of its foreign counterparts. GCUB is supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Education Ministry; and the Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation.

PAHO, founded in 1902, is the oldest international public health organization in the world. It works with its member countries to improve the health and the quality of life of the people of the Americas. It serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of WHO and is part of the inter-American system.



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This email account will only be available and answering questions once the application period opens in August 1, 2017 and will be inactive after the announcement closes on September 25, 2017. Office hours are from Monday through Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs, local time in Washington, D.C., USA.



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