Since its inception in 1958, the OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program) has awarded scholarships for graduate study leading to master’s, doctoral, and professional degrees. Established in 1983, the OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF) provides financial aid to citizens and residents of the English-speaking OAS Member States of the Caribbean and Suriname for the final two years of their undergraduate degrees. The OAS Manual of Procedures for the Scholarship and Training Program is followed by both programs.
With the assistance of its partner schools in the Americas and around the world, the OAS offers further alluring funding options for academic study through its Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC). The OAS Manual of Procedures for the Scholarship and Training Program’s guiding principles are followed in administering PAEC, as well as the provisions of each company agreement.
With the exception of the applicant’s country of citizenship or permanent residence, the Professional Development Scholarships Program (PDSP) provides scholarship possibilities for short-term training courses in any of the OAS member states and OAS Permanent Observers (sponsoring country).
OAS Scholarship Details
The OAS Academic Scholarships are of a complementary nature and do not intend to cover 100% of the scholarship recipient’s expenses. This is a joint collaboration between OAS & IHS administered by OAS which offers four partial scholarships:
|Scholarship #1||60% tuition fee waiver|
|Scholarship #2||€900 administration cost waiver + USD 1,350 one-time subsistence allowance|
|Scholarship #3||€900 administration cost waiver + USD 1,350 one-time subsistence allowance|
|Scholarship #4||€900 administration cost waiver + USD 1,350 one-time subsistence allowance|
OAS Scholarship Eligibility
You can apply for this scholarship if you meet the following criteria:
- Provide an unconditional admission letter to IHS;
- Submit a complete scholarship application with all supporting documents;
- Be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS member stateOpens external ;
- Have not received other scholarship from the OAS for the same level of studies and/or program of study as advertised in this announcement;
- Not be an OAS staff or individual who maintains employment contracts with the OAS or a staff of a Permanent Mission to the OAS or immediate relatives of staff of a Permanent Mission to the OAS.
The scholarship section criteria are as follows:
- The merits and overall credentials of the candidate, including his/her academic and professional background;
- Geographical distribution of the applicants, taking into account the greater needs of the smaller and relatively less developed economies;
- Applicants whose proposals portray the highest potential for impact upon return to their countries of origin; and
- Gender diversity.
How To Apply For OAS Scholarship
To apply for this scholarship applicants will need the following documents:
- Online Application Form
- Copy of the educational diploma certificate for your highest degree obtained (Bachelors of Master’s)
- Copies of the transcripts of grades for all academic degrees that have been completed or are to be completed.
- Three recommendation letters
- Curriculum Vitae.
Applicants must scan all the required documents into one PDF file and upload this file to the online application.
For more information regarding the documents required to apply for this scholarship or the application procedure please read the information on the OAS scholarshipsOpens external website.