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Call for Applications for 400 Postgraduate Scholarships 2024

Call for Application for 400 Postgraduate Scholarships 2024

Call for Applicationss for 400 Postgraduate Scholarships for Students from OSC Member States

The Organisation of Southern Cooperation (OSC) is pleased to announce 400 postgraduate scholarship benefits to students from OSC Member States. This initiative, developed in collaboration with the International Cooperation Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), aligns with the OSC’s commitment to promoting international academic mobility and South-South cooperation as a means to break down barriers, build bridges between different cultures and communities through education, and give individuals the tools to become agents of change

Scholarship Details:

  • The scholarships are available for a wide range of Master’s and Doctoral programs at renowned Brazilian universities
  • Detailed information on eligible programs, admission requirements, and application procedures will be provided with the 2024 OSC scholarship Call for Applications.
  • Applicants can apply to up to five different programs at various universities through one online GCUB application at no cost

Important Dates:

  • Online application period: 2 May – 17 June 2024.
  • Results announcement: 25 September 2024.
  • Selected candidates begin postgraduate programmes: in 2025, by the academic calendar of each host university.
  • Approximate duration of Master’s programs: Up to 24 months, subject to the rules of each host university.
  • Approximate duration of Doctoral programs: Up to 48 months, subject to the rules of each host university.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Individuals interested in pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in a Brazilian university linked to GCUB.
  • Individuals from any country that has diplomatic relations with Brazil.
  • Brazilian citizens are not eligible.
  • 400 GCUB scholarship benefits have been designated for applicants from OSC Founding and Member States.
  • Applicants from OSC Founding and Member States in emergencies are particularly encouraged to apply, as 100 scholarship benefits have been earmarked for this purpose.
  • Applicants must be in good physical and mental health.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • The selected candidates will be exempted from paying enrollment fees, tuition, or academic fees at the host university, related to the study program for which they were selected.
  • Additionally, the universities will fund monthly scholarships (stipends) and provide access to classes, classrooms, libraries, laboratories, and other university services.
  • For selected candidates from OSC Founding and Member States, OSC provides up to USD 1,500 per student for airfare, visa processing, international medical insurance, and
  • other personal expenses not covered by GCUB’s associated universities.

Application Requirements:

  • National ID.
  • Application submitted in Portuguese, English, Spanish, or French.
  • Diploma or certificate of completion from the previous degree program.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Two essays for each chosen course:
  • Essay stating academic expectations and interests, and career plans to return to the country of origin (max 1000 words).
  • An essay stating the applicant’s proposed central theme and research problem to pursue during the Master’s or Doctoral program (max 4000 words).
  • Note: While Essay #2 serves as an evaluation instrument, proposed research plans may be modified after enrollment in the program, depending on alignment and feasibility.

Responsibilities of Selected Candidates

  • Sign a scholarship acceptance contract.
  • Obtain a valid student visa.
  • Purchase international medical insurance.
  • Follow Brazilian immigration regulations, academic standards, and internal university regulations.
  • Demonstrate intermediate proficiency in Portuguese before defending their thesis or dissertation.
  • Return to the country of origin after completing their studies.

Application Deadline: June 17, 2024

Application Process

  1. Submit an online application with the required documents by 17 June 2024.
  2. Applications will be screened for completeness (Phase 1).
  3. Shortlisted applications will be sent to chosen universities for evaluation (Phase 2).
  4. Final selection will be based on a point system (Phase 3).
  5. Selected candidates will be notified by 25 September 2024.

Apply Now


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