Chilean Government Nelson Mandela Masters Scholarships 2018/2019 for Southern African students (Fully Funded)

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For the academic year 2019, the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AGCID) offers scholarships to perform accredited Master Degree studies in Chilean Universities or other higher education institutions. These scholarships are offered to professionals who are citizens of South Africa, Mozambique, and Angola.

AGCID’s Horizontal Cooperation Scholarship Program began in 1993 and, to date, more than 1,000 Latin American and Caribbean professionals have completed post-graduate programs in various fields of specialization offered by Chilean universities or higher education institutions, and, as of the year 2015, the Scholarship Program has been extended to citizens of South Africa, Mozambique, and Angola.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES.

The purpose of AGCID’s Scholarship Program is to contribute to the formation of advanced human capital, through the participation of professionals in Master Degree programs imparted by accredited Chilean universities or higher education institutions, with a high level of excellence.

Scholarships are awarded, depending on the duration of the studies program chosen, up to a maximum period of thirty (30) months, including the immersion course in the Spanish language that must be completed and approved in this period, detailed below. If the scholarship holder does not participate in the Spanish language immersion course, by having certified Spanish language proficiency beforehand, the maximum period of the scholarship will be twenty-four (24) months.

This scholarship includes a Spanish Language Immersion Course which shall be imparted as follows:

  • Spanish Language Immersion Course as of March 2019, for those who enter the Masters Studies Program between August 1, 2019 and September 30, 2019,
  • Spanish Language Immersion Course as of the month of October 2019, for those who enter the Masters Studies Program between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020.

The scholarship program is offered to professionals who are citizens of South Africa, Mozambique and Angola and preferably work in the public or academic sectors in their home country. Applicants must have:

– experience in the subjects they choose to pursue Master’s studies in

– unconditional acceptance offer at a Chilean higher education institution

– 4-year university degree

– if employed already, you will need a letter of support, indicating that you will be released for the duration of your studies.

A wide range of fields are available including fields related to:

– Agriculture

– Energy

– Public Policy Management

– Environment

– Mining and Geology

– Astronomy

– Information technology

– Education

– Engineering

– Business and economics

– Public health

– Science

The full list of available courses can be viewed here.

What the scholarship offers

• Spanish language course (can be in parallel with studies or before the beginning of the studies)

• Return airfare

• Tuition fees

• Graduation costs

• Medical insurance

• Monthly allowance

Successful applicants will be required to take funds with them to Chile to cover initial costs while administration of stipend payments is being finalized an amount of at least US$ 500 is recommended.

Applicants must submit the AGCID Scholarship application form both in original copy on paper and in compact disc format (CD), together with application documents to the Chilean Embassy in South Africa, see ANNEX 3 for List of Focal Points. More information on the application process can be accessed through: becasmandela@gmail.com

Please read the Call document carefully to ensure that you comply with all requirements and processes.

The Embassy of Chile in South Africa is available to assist any applicants who struggle to navigate the application process, particularly applying to Chilean higher education institutions.

Questions and queries must be directed to www.agci.gob.cl or becasmandela@gmail.com

Deadline

The application deadline for all documents to be submitted to the Chilean Embassy in South Africa is 31 October 2018.

No late applications will be accepted.

It is recommended that interested applicants start the process early to ensure that all requirements are fulfilled before the deadline.

Documents and links

Application Deadline: October 31st 2018

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Chilean Government Nelson Mandela Masters Scholarships 2018/2019