Letter of unconditional admission to KDI;
Hold a bachelor’s degree and be currently employed in the public sector (Preferably 6 years of work experience);
The awardee must not have received other academic scholarships from the OAS or from KDI, for the same level of studies and/or programs as requested in the 2016 OAS-KDI application;
Only citizens and/or permanent legal residents of OAS member states will be eligible.
The Organization of American States and KDI School of Public Policy and Management are offering four awards for qualified candidates of the Americas. It offers a full tuition fee and monthly stipend between $833 USD and $1,000 USD/month. Already admitting applications to study at KDI School of Public Policy and Management, its deadline is due September 16,2016.
Scholarship Benefits and Program Costs:
The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition costs ($23,333 USD), subject to the academic performance of the student. To maintain the scholarship, recipients should not be reported with low academic performance for not attending class and/or for failing a course.
Financial Responsibilities of Awardees:
Scholarship awardees will be responsible for covering all subsistence and medical insurance costs not included in this grant. The awardee will also be responsible for covering his/her own fees for school administrative services (certificates, issuing documents, etc.), admissions tests, graduation costs, legalization of documents, airfare, visa formalities, books and study materials, accommodation, and meals, as well as any other additional costs or expenses in which the awardee may incur and which are not covered in this call.
Scholarship Application Process:
Gather the following documents, which must be attached to the OAS/KDI scholarship application form, in the following order:
Draft the following essays: (each essay should have a minimum of 800 characters and a maximum of 2,900 characters):
Complete and send the OAS-KDI Scholarship Application Form, along with the documents listed in step 1, which should be attached in one single PDF document in the order specified in Step 1.
Evaluation and pre-selection process:
Applications that meet all requirements and conditions established in this call will be subject to an evaluation and pre selection process, in accordance with the criteria set forth herein. This procedure will be executed by an evaluation committee made up of representatives from the scholarship awarding parties, including, experts from the OAS known for their outstanding career and prestige in areas related to the discipline of the study program. The results of this evaluation committee will be final. Preselected candidates will be contact by OAS to follow STEP 6 and 7. The final results will be announced tentative after December 19, 2016.
The scholarship acceptance deadline will be during December. Only selected candidates will be contacted via e-mail with their official scholarship offer and further instructions on its acceptance.
All the preselected contacted by OAS will begin the admission process for KDI. All pre-selected candidates by OAS committee will be contacted so they could fllow further instructions.
Awardees prepare for the beginning of their study program: registering for classes, ordering course books, etc.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:
Scholarship selection criteria:
La Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA) es el organismo regional más antiguo del mundo, creada en 1948. Es el principal foro político de la región, donde los países de Norte, Centro y Sur América y el Caribe avanzan en objetivos comunes. Se encarga de brindar apoyo a sus estados miembros, para el desarrollo de su capital humano e institucional. Ya sea proporcionado capacitación para funcionarios del gobierno como llevando a cabo programas de becas, de manera que el aprendizaje obtenido lo puedan verter en el país de origen. Hoy en día, la OEA reúne a los 35 Estados independientes de las Américas y constituye el principal foro gubernamental político, jurídico y social del Hemisferio. Además, ha otorgado el estatus de Observador Permanente a 69 Estados, así como a la Unión Europea (UE).
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