Deadline: 30 April 2014
Open to: citizens or permanent legal residents of any OAS member state (see list below) possessing a letter of admission to an undergraduate program of UIST
Scholarship: accommodation, round trip, heath insurance, full tuition, visa and resident permit fees, monthly stipend
The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. That meeting approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics, and the stage was set for the weaving of a web of provisions and institutions that came to be known as the inter-American system, the oldest international institutional system.
The promotion of education and the increase of educational opportunities are among the top priorities for the OAS. Without it, the progress achieved by the nations of the region can severely be hampered in the future. The OAS, therefore, takes its responsibilities to help foster an increased focus on education very seriously by offering various forms of financial assistance and opportunities to those who both need and want them the most.
The Organization of American States, through the Department of Human Development, Education and Employment (DHDEE) and Republic of Macedonia, through the OAS Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC), are offering scholarships to qualified candidates of the Americas to pursue undergraduate degrees at the University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” (UIST).
The UIST 4-year program in information science and technology leads to a Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Technology degree in the respective study field. Upon graduation, one is able to continue studies in postgraduate programs. Courses are taught in English. Detailed information about the programs is available here.
The eligible student:
- Must possess a letter of unconditional admission to an undergraduate program of UIST;
- Must not have received other academic scholarships from the OAS or from the UIST for the same level of studies and/or programs as requested in the 2014 OAS/UIST application;
- Be citizens and/or permanent legal residents of any OAS member state;
- OAS staff, individuals who maintain employment contracts with the OAS, staff of permanent missions to the OAS and their immediate relatives are not eligible to receive OAS/UIST scholarships;
- No type of employment or commercial relationship shall be established between the OAS or UIST and the PAEC OAS/UIST scholarship recipients. Similarly, the OAS and UIST shall not assume any type of liability, whether civil, contractual or non-contractual, during the entire scholarship period.
The OAS members are: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.
- Full tuition fees;
- Visa and resident permit fees (proof of good health and immunization chart is required);
- Round trip economy class airline tickets from the country of origin or residence to Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia;
- Accommodation in shared rooms and food (full board) at the University dorm “Nikola Karev” in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia;
- Primary Health Insurance;
- Monthly stipend of 5,000 MKD (approximately $82 Euros or $105 USD);
- Local transportation from the airport to the dormitories.
The deadline for program admission is 30 April 2014.
Gather the following documents which must be upload at the end of the online application, and in the following order:
- Letter of unconditional admission to UIST;
- Copy of government issued identification document;
- Curriculum Vitae;
- Copy of high school academic records or transcripts of completed courses;
- Two letters of recommendation;
- Students whose native language is not English, should provide one of the following as proof of English proficiency;
- Proof that you have sufficient funds to cover the costs not covered by the OAS and UIST, by submitting one, or a combination of the following documents: a copy of a rental agreement on property showing you as the property owner; OR a copy of a bank statement or bank letter; OR a letter from employer showing monthly or yearly salary; OR a letter showing student loan or scholarship(s), grants, financial aid;
- Draft the following essays: (1) Describe how acquiring this academic degree will directly impact and enhance your professional skills in your current job position or career, and (2) The OAS – PAEC Scholarship requires recipients to return to their country of citizenship or legal residence for 2 years upon completion of the studies. Please explain how you intend to apply the acquired knowledge and experience in the specific field of study that you pursue to the development in your country or region.
For further information, please visit the official website.