About the scholarships
The sixth consecutive edition of the Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Division of Educational Topics and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) offers more than 400 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS Member States to pursue master's or doctorate programs in Brazilian universities.
The programs cover various fields of study, cutting edge research and development programs, relevant to the realities and needs of Latin America and the Caribbean. Since its first edition in 2011, the OAS-GCUB Scholarship Program has offered a total of 1,792 scholarships for master’s and doctorate degrees in over 50 participating universities. According to the 2016 QS University Ranking for Latin America, from the top 20 universities in the region, eight are Brazilian universities.
- Copy of official identification document
(Citizenship document, passport, national identification document)
- Curriculum Vitae (maximum 5 pages)
(Do not include supporting documents, i.e. certificates, awards, etc.)
- Academic Transcripts (Official copy of academic record issued by your university)
- Diploma *
- Two (2) letters of recommendation
- Applicants to a master’s and/or doctorate: diploma of the bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent)
* If you do not hold the diploma, you may attach a certificate of completion issued by the university
confirming that you have completed all program requirements (including submission and defense of graduation papers/exams, if applicable) and the expected date when the degree will be awarded.
Preferably on institutional letterheads, with University seal, and duly signed before being scanned. These letters must include the contact information of the recommender. Recommenders should preferably be university professors or other people with renowned expertise in your program of choice.
3.1 General Requirements for Applying
a. The scholarship application should be completed individually and may be submitted in Portuguese, English, French or Spanish;
b. The student cannot receive another academic scholarship from the OAS, PAHO or from any Brazilian institution for the same level of studies of the2016 OAS-GCUB PAEC 2016 application;
c. Hold citizenship or a permanent residency of any of the OAS member states, except of Brazil4;
d. Not be an OAS officer or possess any type of contract with the OAS, at the time of application. Representatives of the Permanent Missions to the OAS and their immediate families will not be considered for an OAS-GCUB PAEC scholarship either.
e. Be in good health (physical and mental) to undertake and successfully conclude graduate studies;
f. Be able to secure additional financial resources to assume the expenses not covered by this scholarship (i.e. airfare, student visa fees, international medical insurance for the duration of studies, and additional subsistence expenses that exceed the amounts described in numeral 2.1.b)
3.2 General requirements for applying:
a. Applicants must indicate the degree for which they are applying, be it a Master’s or a Doctorate.
b. Each student must apply to up to three Master’s or Doctoral programs from different universities; it is mandatory that each of these universities be located in three different regions of Brazil.
c. The presentation of the graduation diploma is mandatory for all applicants;
d. In the case of doctoral candidates, the student must verify if the program of study
requires a master’s diploma in order to qualify.
Three (3) essays with the following specifications:
Font type: Times New Roman, No.12
- Line spacing: 1.5
- Top, bottom, left, and right margins: 2.5 cm
- Language: English, Spanish, French or Portuguese
Academic expectations and interests, professional expectations and prospects upon returning to the country of origin (maximum 2 pages)
(see the following specifications for Master’s and Doctorate programs)
Master’s: For each of the Master’s programs chosen in the application, justify the choice of each one and of each university; the student may include the main topic to be researched during the studies and the justification for such choice (maximum 5 pages).
Doctorate: For each of the Doctoral programs chosen in the application, justify the choice of each one and of each university; present the main topic of research during the studies; define and justify the research topic; present the bibliography or literature review; present the methodology, timeline and bibliographical references (maximum 8 pages)
Letter of commitment (maximum 1 page) describing each of the following aspects:
a) Source(s) of funding and payment plan for expenses not covered in the scholarship. (i.e. airfare,
international medical insurance, additional subsistence expenses, visa fees, etc.)
b) Ability to relocate to Brazil before the expected starting date of the program and reside there
for the duration of the study program.
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