OAS Academic Scholarship Program
Graduate Studies, and or Graduate Research 2019-2020

~To begin studies between August 2019 and April 2020~

Closed Announcement

Selected Candidates

All applications must be submitted through the corresponding National Liaison Office (ONE) in your country.
  • OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded for full-time studies at any university in an OAS Member State, including those participating in the OAS Consortium of Universities.**
  • Scholarships are not awarded to study at universities in the applicant’s sponsoring country.
  • Study Modality: Onsite, Online or a combination of both.
  • OAS Academic Scholarships are awarded for a minimum period of one (1) academic year and a maximum period of two (2) academic years.
  • OAS Scholarship Recipients must return and remain in the sponsoring country for a period of no less than twenty four (24) months after completing the program of study.  
  • OAS Scholarship recipients pursuing online studies must agree to remain in the sponsoring country for the same period of time once concluded their studies.
  • OAS Scholarships awarded for graduate studies and or research, should be framed within the objectives and priorities established in the Comprehensive Strategic Plan of the Organization.
  • The Academic Program does not award scholarships for studies in the Medical Sciences and the learning of new languages.
  • OAS Staff members, OAS Consultants, Staff members of the Permanent Missions to the OAS, and their relatives are eligible to apply for an Academic Scholarship after six months from the termination of their employment relationship or contract.

**The educational institutions that are part of the OAS Consortium of Universities and the benefits provided by such institutions may vary from time to time. Any specific benefits negotiated with the institution will be confirmed at the time of award of the scholarships.



  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of an OAS Member State.
  • Possess the language competence to undertake studies in the language of the institution in country of study.
  • Have obtained a first university degree by the time of applying for the Scholarship.
  • Have a GPA above the minimum standard required by the university.
  • Be in good physical and mental health to complete the program successfully.

ONEs in the Member States may have additional eligibility requirements. Please contact the ONE in your country for more information.

  • Online Application Form
  • Copy of the diploma for the highest degree obtained. (Bachelor or Master)
  • Copies of transcripts of grades for all academic degrees completed and to be completed. (If the applicant is currently enrolled in a program of study, he/she will need to submit the current transcript).
  • Two (2) recommendation letters: Preferably from current or former professors using the OAS Recommendation Statement Form, or previous employer using the Employer Recommendation Form.
    Recommendation letters from relatives will not be accepted.
  • If unemployed or never employed, include a letter from a professor or someone who can be considered providing reference of your qualities as a student or professional (using the Recommendation Statement Form). 
  • Curriculum Vitae. (must not exceed two (2) pages)
  • Admission letter to program of study to begin in August/September 2019.
  • Selected candidates who wish to begin their studies between January and April 2020 may submit their admission letters by October 15th, 2019.

Should you have questions related to the requirements and the application process, please write us at Scholarships@oas.org


OAS Academic Scholarships are complementary in nature, and do not cover 100% of the Scholarship Recipient’s expenses. The scholarships have a monetary cap up to US$10,000 per academic year. Selected candidates will be required to provide proof that they have additional funds to pursue their program of studies.  Benefits are allocated on a case by case basis in the following order of priority:

  • Tuition and mandatory fees
  • Health insurance (for onsite students only)
  • Monthly complementary subsistence allowance (for onsite students only)
  • Roundtrip airfare (from the sponsoring country to the country of study)
  •  Yearly books allowance (US $300 for onsite studies / US $1,000 for online studies)




SCAN all required documents (black and white) in one single file in PDF format and should not be larger than 8MB. Upload the PDF file to your online application

(Please make sure that your documents are legible)

The OAS will not consider incomplete applications.  Be sure to upload all documents and forms required by the OAS to the online application. 



After you submit the application, you will receive an email with the application you filled out in PDF format. PRINT the application, add the required documents, and submit the package to the ONE in your country.


The ONE will pre-select candidates, therefore, make sure to send them all required physical documents required by the OAS and the ONE.
In case you have not received an email confirmation after 48 hours, please write us at


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - (only for pre-selected candidates by the ONE) OPEN/CLOSE +-

  • Selected candidates must be already enrolled in the program of study or have an unconditional admission letter to the university to begin studies in August/September 2019.
  • Selected candidates who wish to begin their studies between January and April 2020 may submit their admission letters by October 15th, 2019.
  • To find out if you were pre-selected, please contact the ONE in your country directly.
  • The OAS will publish the selection results of awardees on our website www.oas.org/scholarship  in August 2019.


To learn about the evaluation criteria, click here