Grants for international students

Scholarships for international students

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I. International scholarship programmes in which the UAM participates

A.Scholarships for postgraduate studies

MAE AECID Scholarship programme

The MAEC-AECID scholarship programme is a leading instrument of Spanish political cooperation with countries receiving official development aid, and also promotes scientific and cultural relations between Spain and the rest of the world.
The call for applications is published each year (during the last quarter) by the Directorate-General for Cultural and Scientific Relations of the AECID (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation) and scholarships are available for both Spanish and foreign nationals, of legal age, holding a degree in higher education (and in some cases, university students in their final year) or those who can demonstrate professional experience in certain activities, depending on the particular grant applied for.
Each of the MAEC-AECID scholarship programmes, classified according to chapters, has a specific profile which describes who can apply, the amount of the scholarship and specific requirements of the same. These should be carefully read by anyone interested in applying.

Full information on these scholarships can be found athttp://www.becasmae.es/

The Ford Foundation fellowship programme

The Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme (IFP) was created in 2000 with the aim of providing access to postgraduate study programmes for people with talent, capable of using their knowledge in order to become leaders in their respective areas of expertise, contributing towards social justice and economic development in their communities and countries.
The IFP funds master's or doctorate programmes lasting three years. The grants cover the cost of enrolment and pre-academic training, university frees, medical insurance, basic living costs and expenses, study material, books and travelling expenses
IFP scholarship holders may enrol in master's or doctorate programmes in their own country or abroad in any discipline and fields of study related to the programmes and objectives of the Ford Foundation, these being to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and social injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

The Ford Foundation International Fellowship Programme is available for nationals in any country where the IFP is implemented: Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam.

Application deadline: Generally speaking, the application period for scholarships opens once a year in November and closes the following March.

Further information here

The Fundación Carolina Scholarship Programme

The main aim of the Fundacion Carolina is to promote cultural relations and educational and scientific cooperation between Spain and members of the Iberoamerican Community of Nations.
To this end, the Fundacion Carolina organises a number of programmes: Training Programme, Research Programme, International Visitor's Programme and Social Responsibility Programme.

The aim of the Training Programme is to facilitate and promote the extension of university degree courses, and to enable Latin American teachers, researchers and professionals to specialise and update their knowledge.

The Training Programme is divided into three modules: Postgraduate scholarships, doctorate and short-stay scholarships and research and permanent training scholarships.

In the case of postgraduate scholarships, the Fundacion Carolina each year designs a programme of postgraduate courses for twelve fields of study. The Universidad Autonoma de Madrid programmes included in the list of Fundacion Carolina courses for 2010-2011 are: Master's Energies and Fuels of the Future; Master's in Natural Protected Spaces; Master's in Information and Communication Technologies for Education and Training; Official Master's in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies; Master's in Administration and Management of Foundations, Associations and other non-profit-making Organisations; Master's in Journalism.

The amount, conditions and application procedure for Fundacion Carolina Training Programme grants can be found athttp://www.fundacioncarolina.es

B.EHEA degree scholarships

II.Other scholarship programmes

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