Scholarships for Professional Development

PDSP Scholarships

The PDSP scholarships offers scholarship opportunities for short-term training courses in any of the OAS member states, and OAS Permanent Observers, with the exception of the applicant’s country of citizenship or permanent residency (sponsoring country).  

Scholarship modalities: Onsite, online (distance) or blended.

The OAS scholarships awarded are within the eight (8) priority areas

All scholarship applications must be submitted directly through the applicant’s National Liaison Office (ONE).



  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of an OAS Member State.

  • Have obtained a university degree by the time of applying for the Scholarship.

  • Be in good physical and mental health to complete the program successfully.

  • The ONEs in the Member States may have additional eligibility requirements. Please contact your country’s ONE for more information.
  • Online application (included in Course announcement. See below "Scholarship Offers")

  • 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.

  • Two (2) recommendation letters using the OAS Recommendation Statement Form. Recommendation letters from relatives will not be accepted.

  • Certificate of Language Proficiency.  Only for courses taught in a language different to that of the applicant’s native language.
  • Curriculum Vitae * [a maximum of four (4) pages]

  • Copy of a government issued identification document from the applicant’s country of origin.

* Please do not include diplomas of conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. Do not send photographs nor copies of your thesis project.


Open Courses Announcements 2017
(See results of closed announcements at the bottom of the page)
Course Announcement Language Deadline Modality Partner Institution Course Dates

Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres y Desarrollo Local

Spanish Consult your ONE Online ITCILO, Italia June 28 to December 22, 2017

Diplomado en Derechos Humanos, Discapacidad y Educación Inclusiva

Spanish Consult your ONE Online Department of Social Inclusion of the OAS and the Universidad de Chile September 6 to December 6, 2017

Programa Interamericano de Capacitación Judicial sobre el Estado de Derecho Ambiental

Spanish Consult your ONE Onsite Departament of Sustainable Development of the OAS and the Escuela Nacional de la Judicatura de República Dominicana 17 al 21 julio, 2017

Trade and Environmental Seminar

English Consult your ONE Onsite OAS Department of Sustainable Development & American University
June 26 to 30, 2017

Jóvenes, Educación y trabajo: Nuevas Tendencias y Desafíos

Spanish Consult your ONE Online Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales-FLACSO-Argentina August 3 to December 18, 2017

Enfoque de Derechos y de Igualdad de Género en Políticas, Programas y Proyectos

Spanish Consult your ONE Online Comisión Inter-Americana de Mujeres-CIM-Portal Educativo de las Américas July 19 to September 20, 2017

Spectrum Management: Using the Latest Generation Tools

English Consult your ONE Online CITEL-International Telecommunication Union (ITU) September 23 to October 19, 2017

Certificación para la Enseñanza de Cursos a Distancia

Spanish Consult your ONE Online Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez: Universidad Ana g. Mendez June 5 to August 31, 2017

Curso de Innovación Tecnológica

Spanish Consult your ONE Online CITEL – Universidad Blas Pascal June 6 to August 7, 2017

Curso de Programación Android Avanzada

Spanish Consult your ONE Online CITEL – Universidad Blas Pascal 7 junio al 12 agosto, 2017

Promoting Innovation: Licensing Academy in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer

English Consult your ONE Onsite University of California, Davis Department of Economic Development, OAS June 19 to 30, 2017

Curso de Derecho Internacional

International Law Course

Spanish; English and Portuguese Consult your ONE Onsite Inter-American Juridical Committee and the Department of International Law of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs (SLA) of the OAS July 31 to August 18, 2017

Gestión de las políticas públicas

Spanish Consult your ONE Online TOP June 12 to August 29, 2017

Gestión Estratégica de RR HH en Organizaciones Públicas

Spanish Consult your ONE   TOP August 14 to November 14, 2017

Indicadores de Gestión de Organización y RRHH en Ambitos Públicos

Spanish Consult your ONE Online TOP November 6 to December 11, 2017

Experto en Manejo de Conflictos Interculturales

Spanish Consult your ONE Online CIESI June 24 to October 20, 2017

Experto en Entornos Educativos e–learning. Nivel Tutor

Spanish Consult your ONE Online CIESI June 24 to September 22, 2017

Sistemas de Monitoreo del Espectro y su Evolución

Spanish Consult your ONE Online CITEL-Universidad ICESI August 26 to September 30, 2017

Curso en Análisis del Paisaje: Herramienta de Gestión, Ordenación y Planificación Territorial

Spanish Consult your ONE Online Fondo Verde May 24 to August 26, 2017

Diploma en Gestión del Turismo Sostenible

Spanish Consult your ONE Online Fondo Verde June 7 to December 1, 2017

Diploma en Empresas Turísticas Socialmente Responsables

Spanish Consult your ONE Online Fondo Verde June 21 to December 15, 2017

Curso de Diseño y Planificación de Redes de Banda Ancha Móvil HSPA y 4G

Spanish Consult your ONE Online CITEL-INICTEL-UNI August 26 to september 30, 2017

Curso de Seguridad de la Información y Normas ISO 27001 y 270021

Spanish Consult your ONE Online CITEL-INICTEL-UNI August 26 to september 30, 2017

Telecom ICT and Policy Regulation

Consult your ONE Onsite CITEL - USTTI July 24 -28, 2017

Should you have questions related to the requirements and the application process
Please write us at: pdsp@

BENEFITS of Scholarships - Onsite or Blended Courses OPEN/CLOSE +-

PDSP scholarships are complementary in nature, and do not cover 100% of the Scholarship Recipient’s expenses. Benefits may vary according to the institution offering the course. The scholarship may cover:

  • Roundtrip airfare (from country of origin to country where studies will be held, if applicable.)
  • Tuition and mandatory administrative expenses *
  • Health insurance*
  • Room and board*
  • Local transportation*

    * These benefits may or may not be covered by the partner institution.


BENEFITS of Scholarships - Online Courses OPEN/CLOSE +-
  • Tuition





SCAN all required documents into one single black and white PDF file, no larger than 8MB, making sure that all documents are legible.

Upload the PDF file to your online application.

The OAS will not consider incomplete applications.


After submitting the online application, you will receive a confirmation email which contains your application in PDF format. Print the application and attach the required documents, and submit them to your ONE

The ONE will make an initial pre-selection of candidates. Applicants should make sure that the corresponding ONE physically receives all the required documents requested by both the OAS and ONE.

If you do not receive the confirmation email, after submitting your online application, please send an email to:






Nombre del Curso o Programa

Diplomado Internacional en Línea sobre Restauración de Ecosistemas y Servicios Ambientales

Selected candidates

Introduction to the Rule of Law

Selected candidates

Sistema de Información Geográfica (SIG) para la Modelación de Riesgos Climáticos y Gestión de Desastres Naturales

Selected candidates

Pronósticos Metereológicos, su Aplicación y el Papel en la Toma de Decisiones

Selected candidates

XVII Curso de Experto Universitario en Diagnóstico y Educación de Alumnos con Alta Capacidad

Selected candidates