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The OAS and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB) Offer 500 Scholarships for Master's and Doctoral Programs

  June 10, 2014

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB) again joined forces to launch the fourth consecutive edition of the Partnerships Program for Education and Training of the OAS (PAEC) OAS-GCUB, that offers over 500 academic scholarships for master's and doctoral degrees in more than 40 Brazilian universities during 2015.

In this fourth edition, some of the scholarships will be offered specifically for programs in the health care field as a result of the agreement signed between the OAS and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on February 12, 2014. Academic programs are taught face-to-face on the campuses of the 46 participating universities. Classes begin the first or second half of 2015 and the application deadline is August 6, 2014.

The OAS-GCUB 2014 scholarships will cover tuition fees, a monthly stipend for board and housing, Portuguese language learning support in host universities and a one-time contribution to the costs of arriving (which is only given to the first 125 selected fellows). Although there is no language requirement, scholars must study Portuguese, as the classes will be taught in that language.

This initiative, that has the support of the Division of Educational Issues of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, aims to promote greater integration of Brazilian universities with other countries in the region and to promote scientific and cultural exchange, internationalization and student mobilization in the Americas and the promotion of human development.

Since its first edition, the OAS-GCUB PAEC has awarded a total of 484 scholarships for masters and doctoral degrees in 41 universities. The selected students come from 24 countries of the Americas. For the fourth edition of this program more than 500 scholarships will be offered. For more information about this opportunity, including benefits and 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-245/14