OAS Academic Scholarship Program
Graduate Studies or Graduate Research
2021

~To begin studies between January 1 and December 31, 2021~

 

All applications must be submitted through the corresponding National Liaison Office (ONE) in your country. Check application deadlines with your ONE.
CHARACTERISTICS OF OAS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
  • 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. Applications for scholarships for online studies shall be prioritized at the time of scholarships selection.
  • 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.
  • 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 studies in the Medical Sciences and the learning of new languages are excluded from the Academic Program.
  • 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.

ELIGIBILITY

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

  • 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 (Bachelor's) degree by the time of apllication to 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: https://www.oas.org/fms/Announcement.aspx?id=1107&Type=1&Lang=eng
  • Copy of the diploma for the highest degree obtained. (Bachelor's or Master)
  • Copy of transcripts of the grades for the highest academic degree completed or to be completed (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and/or PhD). If currently enrolled in a program of study, please 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). 
  • Copy of the Official Identification Card (ID)Government issued ID by the Sponsoring Country or Passport.
  • Curriculum Vitae. (must not exceed 2 pages).
  • Admission letter to program of study to begin between January 1 and December 31, 2021.

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


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OAS Academic Scholarships are complementary in nature, and do not intend to cover 100% of the Scholarship Recipient’s expenses. Scholarships have a monetary cap up to US $10,000 per academic year.  Benefits may cover the following benefits and amounts are allocated on a case by case basis:

  • Tuition and mandatory fees
  • Health insurance  
  • Monthly complementary subsistence allowance  
  • Roundtrip airfare  
  • Yearly books allowance  

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APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN/CLOSE +-

STEP 1

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. 

 

STEP 2

After you submit the online application, you will receive an email from the OAS with a copy of the application you filled out in PDF format. SEND the application and all the required documents to the ONE in your country.

 

The ONE will pre-select candidates, therefore, make sure to obtain information on how the ONE is conducting the reception of application process, so that you can send them all documents required by the OAS and the ONE. 

In case you have not received a confirmation email after 72 hours, please write to us at Scholarships@oas.org

To learn about the evaluation criteria, click here

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - (only for pre-selected candidates by the ONE)

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  • Pre-selected candidates must be already enrolled in the program of study or have an unconditional admission letter to the university to begin studies between January and December 2021.
  • 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/en/scholarships  in September 2021.
  • Disbursement of funds for the first academic year shall take place during the last quarter of 2021.

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