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OAS and Brazilian Universities Coimbra Group Offer more than 300 Scholarships

  June 19, 2013

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Brazilian Universities Coimbra Group (GCUB) are offering more than 300 academic scholarships for master’s and doctoral degree programs in Brazilian universities for 2014.

The initiative of the Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) of the OAS, supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Division of Educational Topics, seeks greater integration of Brazilian universities with those of other countries in the region, as well as to promote scientific and cultural exchanges, the internationalization and mobilization of the students of the Americas and the promotion of human development.

The scholarships will cover tuition, a monthly living allowance, language support at the host university and a one-time contribution to travel expenses and accommodation (for the first 80 fellows selected). While the masters and doctoral degree classes will be taught in Portuguese, there is no language requirement at the time of application. However, fellows will be required to study Portuguese along with their principal course of studies in Brazil and demonstrate a level of intermediate/advanced Portuguese before completing their programs.

The programs will be delivered in person on the campuses of the 39 participating universities located in different regions of Brazil. Classes will begin in the first half of 2014. The deadline to apply for the OAS-GCUB scholarships is August 9, 2013.

For more information about these scholarship opportunities and the application process, see Partnerships Program for Education and Training of the OAS (PAEC) here.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-245/13