$8,000 Carolina Foundation Scholarships to Study a postgraduate degree in Spain

Written by Michael Nz. on January 28, 2022

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The Carolina Foundation and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) offer their “Spanish Cooperation Scholarships” program for American students.

These scholarships are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda and with the triple transition horizon (digital, ecological and social) that seeks more just, sustainable and inclusive societies.

Scholarship academic offer

The academic offer of the scholarships is organized in «5 P’s»:

  • Persons
  • Planet
  • Prosperity,
  • Peace, justice and institutions
  • Alliances (partnerships)

In conclusion, the eligible academic programs are more than 140 in universities throughout Spain.

Modalities of the Fundación Carolina scholarships

Carolina Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Aimed at students interested in completing a master’s program within the academic offer offered by the Carolina Foundation.

The program offers two forms of support: full scholarships and study aid. The difference between the two modalities lies in the economic contribution provided by each institution.

In total, 236 full postgraduate scholarships are offered for the selected programs in Spain.

PhD scholarships and short postdoctoral stays

The doctoral scholarships are intended for teaching staff of Latin American universities. In all cases, they must be nominated by the Latin American university and their objective is to form networks between institutions on both sides of the Atlantic.

On the other hand, short postdoctoral stays are aimed at teachers with a doctorate degree who wish to carry out research in Spain.

In total, the Carolina Foundation offers 90 doctoral scholarships and short postdoctoral stays. Likewise, there are specific agreements by a country that co-finance this modality.

Other types of scholarships

Finally, the Carolina Foundation offers two other types of scholarship:

Scholarship Program Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, those interested must be citizens of any country that is a member of the Ibero-American Community of Nations (which includes almost all the countries of the continent). Also, they cannot have a residence in Spain.

Likewise, at the time of applying, those interested must have an undergraduate / bachelor’s degree (postgraduate scholarship modality) or a master’s degree (doctoral scholarship modality).

Likewise, there may be other requirements depending on the academic program or the type of scholarship to which you wish to apply.

Benefits of Carolina Foundation scholarships

The benefits for each of the scholarships change depending on the program. However, in general, Carolina Foundation scholarships have the following benefits:

  • Waiver of tuition costs
  • Monthly stipend for room and board
  • Air tickets (can include one or both routes)
  • Non-pharmaceutical health insurance

Application process and dates

To apply for these scholarships, those interested must choose the academic program and apply online.

Likewise, the selection process changes depending on the scholarship modality and the desired academic program.

Important dates of the Fundación Carolina scholarships in Spain

On the other hand, the application deadlines vary:

  • The call for postgraduate scholarships and institutional studies usually closes in mid-March
  • The call for doctoral scholarships and short stays usually closes at the beginning of April

Finally, the Carolina Foundation scholarships open annually.

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