Reaffirming the commitment to expand educational opportunities in order to contribute to the development of human capital in the Americas, 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) join forces again in this 5th edition of the Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) OAS-GCUB Scholarships. This Program provides more than 700 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS member states to pursue master's or doctoral programs in Brazilian universities.

Potential candidates must review the Announcement and 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. We encourage applicants to read the full description of the program they wish to apply to in order to ensure that the study area meets their professional objectives and interests. For the complete list of participating universities and the regions to which they belong, please view the OAS-GCUB Map where each region has been identified in different color.


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Deadline to apply for the scholarship Results Publication Classes Start Dates
Jul 29, 2015 Nov. 12, 2015 First or Second period of 2016


  • Full Tuition waiver (program cost)
  • Partial monthly stipend for living expenses taking as reference the value of CAPES as the least. (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 100 ranked candidates.
  • 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 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 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
  • Applicants must complete and submit the online Scholarship Application Form. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
  • 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



Since its first edition in 2011, the OAS-GCUB Scholarship Program has awarded in total almost 1,000 scholarships for master’s and doctoral degrees in over 50 participating universities. Selected students come from 28 countries of the Americas. For this fifth edition of this program more than 700 scholarships will be offered.

Through these advanced educational opportunities, the OAS and the GCUB 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.

The master's and doctoral programs offered by Brazilian educational institutions cover various fields of study, research and the development of the next generation of advanced technology appropriate to the realities and needs of Latin America and the Caribbean. In this fifth edition, programs in the area of health, with emphasis on research for health, will be offered for the second time, thanks to the cooperation agreement signed between the OAS and the PAHO / WHO.

“I felt very satisfied with my two years of study. The program that I completed is one of the best in the country, and having been part of it is really an honor. I take seriously the responsibility to return to my country to contribute the knowledge acquired to projects that will develop better technologies in my field of study.”

Giovana Milagros Espinoza Vela, Peru, becaria OEA-GCUB 2011

"Thanks to this unique experience, I gained important new insights into my area of study, I met amazing people, and I was exposed to customs and places that taught me to see the world from a new perspective. I was able to grow personally and professionally and to contribute to the growth of other students. I thank the OAS and the GCUB for this excellent opportunity that strengthens ties between our nations allowing us to build a better world together.”

Andrei Steveen Moreno Rodriguez, Colombia, Fellow PAEC OAS-GCUB 2012.

“I invite citizens of the Americas to apply to the OAS-GCUB Scholarship Program and realize a dream that will change their lives. Two years pass by very quickly, leaving behind ties with a country that becomes part of oneself. The scholarship offers a world-class education that will be the starting point for a rewarding learning process for students who will inspire pride with their future accomplishments.”

Natalia Londoño Benjumea, Colombia, Becaria OEA-GCUB 2012



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