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OAS and ITESM of Monterrey Offer Scholarships for Online Master’s Degrees

  October 19, 2010

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Virtual University of the Higher Education and Technological Institute of Monterrey (Universidad Virtual del Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey or ITESM), in a joint effort to promote education in the Americas, have launched a scholarship program for online Master’s degrees in the areas of Education, Educational Institutions Administration, Educational Technology, Information Sciences, and Quality and Productivity Systems.

Eligibility criteria for applying, with a deadline of November 19, include: to be a national or resident of an OAS Member State, to have obtained admittance to a program and be fluent in Spanish.

The OEA-ITESM scholarship initiative seeks to incentivize participation of students from OAS Member States that can contribute a particular vision, and offer a global focus and intellectual diversity to the program in which they participate. The Master’s programs will begin January 10, 2011, with a duration of between two and three years.

The Virtual University of ITESM offers quality education using innovative educational models, learning networks and advanced information technologies to contribute to the integration and development of Spanish-speaking communities. It also designs courses that promote the development of skills and knowledge, using Internet technology and all its teaching potential.

The OAS, through its Department of Human Development, Education and Culture, has as one of its fundamental missions to promote and strengthen the training of human capital, offering educational opportunities to citizens of the Americas.

Reference: E-389/10