OAS opened a call with 500 scholarships to study master's degrees, so you can apply

Luc Williams

The Organization of American States (OAS) and Structuralia, a graduate school, launched a scholarship program aimed at more than 500 graduates in Colombia from STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). These scholarships, which cover 50% of the tuition fee, will allow those selected to access more than 60 master's degrees.

The call closes on March 8 and The results will be announced on the 12th through the official OAS website.

This is how you can apply for scholarships

  • Enter the program website: https://becasoea.structuralia.com/
  • Complete the information request and review the documentation sent by mail.
  • Fill out the scholarship application form, attaching a copy of your ID, resume and university degree diploma.
  • Answer a telephone interview to evaluate the candidate's profile and motivations.

The programs you can apply to

The master's programs last one year and are taught online. Graduates will have the opportunity to obtain a double degree with the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM).

“The programs use an online modality that will allow students to access classes at any time and from anywhere, without time restrictions,” said Juan Antonio Cuartero, director of Structuralia.

  • Master in Project Management
  • Master in Big Data and Business Analytics
  • Master in Petroleum, Natural Gas and Petrochemistry
  • BIM Master (such as civil engineering, building and design)
  • Master in Artificial Intelligence & Big Data
  • Master in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energies
  • Master in Smart Cities or Intelligent Cities

As an added benefit, Scholarship holders between 20 and 30 years old will be able to access free short courses in areas such as business financial management, digital identity and agile management approach, with a duration between 40 and 80 hours.

It is important to highlight that, to guarantee the recognition of studies in Colombia, it is recommended to apostill the diploma and carry out the validation process before the Ministry of National Education (MEN).

How to apostill a document?

The procedure can be carried out 24 hours a day, any day of the week, you do not need intermediaries, or an appointment, or go to the facilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2. Scan or digitize the document that needs to be apostilled or legalized, ensuring that it is complete and legible on both sides, as appropriate. The document must be in PDF format and must not exceed 11 megabytes. Only one apostille or legalization is issued per document.

3. Upload the PDF file to the system at: https://tramites.cancilleria.gov.co/apostillalegalizacion/solicitud/inicio.aspx, display the menu to choose the type of document that requires apostille or legalization. If you do not find the option you are looking for in the list of documents, choose the type of document: “Digitized documents”, Document or entity: “other documents” and follow the instructions.

4. Check your email or on the website, in the option consult your procedure: https://tramites.cancilleria.gov.co/apostillalegalizacion/consulta/tramite.aspx, the result of the study of your document and verify that the data are correct. The response time for an apostille or legalization process under study will depend on the number of applications waiting, without exceeding the maximum period of three business days.

5. Cancel the value corresponding to the procedure you carry out. After making the payment of $36,000 for the apostille and $25,000 for legalization, there will be no room for correction or refund.


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