2018 OAS Scholarships Application
The OAS General Secretariat (GS/OAS) is the central and permanent organ of the Organization of American States (OAS). Through its Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE), GS/OAS supports OAS member States in creating policies and executing programs that promote human capacity development at all educational levels.
By enabling formative opportunities to citizens, DHDEE strengthens democratic values and security under the framework of regional integration. DHDEE does this: (i) by supporting the efforts of OAS member states to improve the quality of and equity in education; and (ii) by assisting the citizens of the Americas in realizing their full potential by giving them access to knowledge and skills through training that improves the standard of living for individuals, families and communities in the region.
University for International Cooperation (UCI) – Twenty years of excellence make the University for International Cooperation (UCI) the perfect choice for project management training. The UCI is the first university in the region to be accredited by the Global Accreditation Center (GAC) from the prestigious Project Management Institute (PMI).
Through UCI’s training and guidance, more than 2000 graduates in 40 countries around the world are making better projects for a better future. The Global School of Project Management at the University for International Cooperation is committed to bringing world-class faculty, innovative online training, and real-world experience together to shape the professionals that will manage the projects that are shaping our future.
Admission deadline: October 5, 2018
Scholarship application deadline: October 19, 2018
Classes begin: January 15, 2019
Tuition discounts ranging from 30%, 50% and 90% to the top-ranked candidates. Scholarship benefits are subject to the academic performance of the scholarship recipient and based on the availability of funds. In order to receive these benefits,
the scholarship recipient should not be reported with an unsatisfactory academic performance due to absences or failing courses.
Applicants should begin the admission process to the degree program first before applying for this Scholarship opportunity. For more information on the program please visit: http://www.uci.ac.cr/master-in-project-management-oas-uci-scholarship/
OAS Student/Applicant’s profile
The program is intended for professionals from all disciplines and sectors, from all over the world, who already hold a bachelor’s university degree, and who are seeking to develop core competencies and creative thinking skills to successfully implement projects, while leading multidisciplinary teams and delivering positive results in today’s complex
Whether the participant is new to projects, or is already a certified PMP, this program is the perfect “next step” for those who want to incorporate the benefits and skills from an integral Project Management training in their professional profile.
The OAS Scholarship Application Process
To apply for an OAS – UCI scholarship, applicants must fill out the OAS online scholarship application form and attach ALL required supporting documentation. The list of required documentation can be found through the link below.
ALL the required documents must be combined into one (1) single PDF file (no larger than 5MB). If the file is larger than 5MB, you will be unable to summit the online form. The application system does not allow for more than one document to be uploaded. Do not include any additional documents besides those indicated.
Click Here for the Online OAS Scholarship Application
Form and List of Supporting Documents
To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, an applicant must provide an unconditional admission letter from UCI. Submit a complete scholarship application with all required supporting documents and be a citizen and/or permanent legal resident of any OAS member state, except Costa Rica.
Applicants from Argentina must fill out a required form through the following link http://www.oas.org/en/scholarships/PAEC/2018/NOTA-SOLICITUD-DGCIN-2017.doc and send it to the National Liaison Office (ONE) in Argentina.
Scholarship Selection Criteria
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 essays portray the highest potential for impact upon return to their countries of origin; and Gender diversity.
- The selection Committee – UCI and the OAS will select the scholarship awardees, based on the criteria listed above. The names of the scholarship awardees will be published in November 2018 at www.oas.org/scholarships.
Notification of selected candidates
The OAS will contact selected candidates by email with the scholarship offer and instructions for the scholarship acceptance form. Applicants who are not selected will not be contacted.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Scholarship Recipients
The scholarship will be formally awarded only after the selected awardees have signed an OAS/UCI Acceptance Form, in which the awardees formally accept the scholarship and agree to its terms and conditions.
Refrain from activities that are inconsistent with the status of an OAS Scholarship recipient, abiding by the regulations referred to in this Acceptance Form. Comply with all the academic guidelines and admission requirements requested by UCI and submit to the updates of these guidelines and requirements made by the academic authorities at UCI.
Comply with the provisions indicated in the “Financial responsibilities of awardees. To retain the scholarship, Scholarship recipients should not have unsatisfactory academic performance (GPA must be at least equivalent to 3.0/4.0), due to absence from the Program and/or course failure.
The scholarship can be declined by the scholarship recipient before the start date of the program without financial penalties. However, if s/he declines the scholarship after that date without proof of force majeure, the OAS and UCI may require the Scholarship recipient to reimburse all funding granted to her/him with the scholarship at the time in which the declination is processed.
Commitment to return to work in their sponsoring country or legal residence in one of the OAS member states, or at an international organization, for at least the length of the duration of the scholarship. Failure to comply with this commitment, the GS/OAS and/or the UCI could seek reimbursement for the total value of the scholarship awarded.
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