Scholarships promote knowledge exchange among CPLP students

Five scholarships will be awarded to university students from the countries of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) who want to include in their degrees or master’s degrees attendance at universities in Brazil or Portugal. The AULP Mobility Program (Association of Portuguese Language Universities) was launched in May 2019, and from 2020 OEI (The Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science, and Culture) joined the project.

According to the OEI, students from higher education institutions in Portuguese-speaking countries and Macau who have joined the program and are members of AULP can participate in the selection. So far, more than 180 applications have been submitted for evaluation, with around 90 validated. Twenty-five mobility students were awarded in the second semester of the academic year 2019-2020

“Academic mobility is an important tool for building knowledge networks. Cooperation between AULP and OEI for the award of advanced training grants is an important step to strengthen these networks and cooperation between the CPLP space and the Ibero-American space in the fields of higher education and science ”, says Ana Paula Laborinho, director of the OEI office in Portugal.

One of the criteria for the award of scholarships is the valorization of advanced training for women in scientific areas. Gender equality and the promotion of science are pillars of the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals established in the International Agenda 2030 of the OEI. In addition, one of the scholarships to be offered will be destined to a student of course in the field of culture.

Candidates should consult the vacancies available and the respective application deadlines that are determined according to the beginning of each country’s academic year. AULP’s mobility program brings together 66 higher education institutions from 9 countries and has already mobilized 132 students.

The OEI is the first intergovernmental multilateral cooperation body. Founded in 1949, it promotes Ibero-American cooperation in the areas of Education, Science, and Culture. Currently, OEI has 23 member states, with offices in 18 countries, in addition to the General Secretariat, based in Spain.

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