OAS has launched a postgraduate scholarship program in the United States

The Organization of American States (OAS) has launched a scholarship program for students in the region to help them earn a master’s degree.

The multilateral organization, through the Alliance’s program for education and training, has signed an agreement with a European university, which Provides scholarships for all areas of knowledge, from engineering to health sciences, including online, face-to-face and mixed postgraduate degrees.

Initially, 150 students living in national and / or OAS member countries will benefit.

“Scholarships are a great opportunity for students from North, Central, South America and the Caribbean to take full advantage of an innovative academic model. “Based on empirical learning that combines the best knowledge and human talent with state-of-the-art technology,” a joint statement said.

The head of the OAS Scholarship Department, Yadira Soto, noted that “through the Alliance Program (PAEC), the organization Seeks to work with organizations and universities interested in supporting them in their efforts to internationalize higher education, accept international students, and advance their training.

“The epidemic has shown the importance of working with partners who offer programs with new and highly demanding skills. We are looking for organizations that offer greater flexibility through their programs, scholarships and financial support, which is why we are so pleased that Universid Europa has become a strategic partner of our organization and has joined this important initiative, “he said.

For his part, Sergio Calvo, Vice-Rector of European University Institutional Relations and University Life, indicated that “The signing of this agreement represents our firm commitment to the internationalization of higher education centers and a further step towards bringing global learning experience to the countries of the Americas. Which has already proved to be a great success in Europe. “

And he added that “working hand-in-hand with a reputable organization like OAS is not only a source of pride, but it also ensures that we truly achieve our goal of promoting talent in the region.”

The first call opened March 11 and provides scholarships for 12-month postgraduate programs.

Applications can be submitted until April 7 and the selection will be made in the third week of April. The partial scholarship program will cover 50% of the cost of the study.

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The first call opened March 11 and provides scholarships for 12-month postgraduate programs. – Photo: Courtesy of UNAD

The scholarship evaluation process will consider applicants’ academic and professional qualifications, as well as geographical location and gender equality in awarding scholarships to the most outstanding students in the region. To apply, interested parties may access information published on the website: https://estudiar.universidadeuropea.com/becas-OAS-colombia/.

It was noted that the OAS Scholarship Program was created to ensure that education is a human rights and an essential element in promoting economic and social development, welfare and social inclusion.

“Supports the efforts of its member states to increase access to quality education for all and access to lifelong learning.”The organism directed.

Universidad Europa, a signatory to the treaty, is a higher education institution with the presence of both Spain and Portugal. Also, it stands out Ranking Dignified higher education, such as The World University Rankings, where it ranks as the third best private institution in Spain.

Fulbright Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies in the United States: How to Apply?

On the other hand, the Department for Administrative Prosperity (DPS), the Columbian Institute of Educational Credit and Technical Studies Abroad (ISETEX) and the Fulbright Columbia Commission – through the Youth in Action Program – have called for it. Provide scholarships to selected professionals through a system of academic and professional qualifications.

Under the terms of the Fulbright DPS Youth in Action Scholarship, “this call is part of the mission expressed by the Mission of Knowledgeable Persons to contribute to the formulation and implementation of a public policy on education, science, technology and innovation. We are committed to responding to challenges. “

Similarly, the details that call it Seeks to promote the application in the priority areas defined by the Mission of Wise Men as “highly relevant to Colombia’s development”:

  • Converging technology.
  • Cultural and creative art.
  • Sustainable energy.
  • Biotechnology, environment and bioeconomics.
  • Oceans and aquatic biological resources.
  • Social science and human development including equity.
  • Life sciences and health.
  • Basic and space science.

To this end, the call aims to contribute to the high-level training of up to five Colombian university professionals who, when applying for the scholarship, have completed their contributions to the training program supported by the Jovens n Action Program, and Want to run master’s programs?

Selected candidates must return to Colombia at the end of their study program and stay in the country for at least two years.At the time they have to pay for the knowledge gained during the scholarship, as detailed in its terms.

The Administrative Department for Social Prosperity (DPS) will contribute to the program under a 100% waiver of educational loan amounts. Funding is calculated from the beginning of the Masters studies in the second semester of 2023, for a period of up to twenty four months.. It is important to note that candidates selected within the call structure will not be able to suspend their scholarships.

The call has been enabled since 22 February and will run until 2 May. The Fulbright Columbia program has benefited more than 5,104 people nationwide.

How to apply?

Under the terms of reference, the steps to apply for a scholarship are:

  • Carefully read the terms and attachments of the reference for the scholarship you are going to apply for.
  • Fill out the Fulbright registration form.
  • Include all the requested documents and information in the requirements of the scholarship conditions and the required documents for the scholarship you are going to apply for.
  • Fill out the Laspau form and apply to the LASPAU platform. To facilitate this, consult the application guidelines.

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