OAS Scholarship For Bahamas Students – How to Apply

The Organization of American States  (OAS ) is glad to announce its OAS Scholarship For Bahamas Students . This is a partial scholarship available to Bahamas students to undertake an undergraduates and masters studies in USA and Canada.

This Bahamas scholarship is aimed at helping the beneficiaries gain the best education and improve their skills.

we know that most of us have this dream of studying abroad in some of the best universities in united states and most sort after universities in Canada, who wouldn’t want to???? . But often times there are always challenges  beyond our control.

This article has been written to address these challenges if you are a Bahamas student that want to study in the above mentioned countries , you need not to worry , the WSF team have got you covered.

WAIT A MINUTE !!!  before i continue let me get you acquainted with these  countries everyone  is clamoring for , at least let you know why they are the best study locations everyone wants to go to.

Aside from being the best study locations in the world , these countries also houses some of the best Universities that  have the best student-college experience. Thus, seat back and relax while we take you on this  roller-coaster ride .

Study in United States

United states as the name goes is made up 50 states united together. It is popularly referred to as  United States of America or America. The currency used here is the Dollars.

US is a country covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean.

Its Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is famed for its filmmaking.

As a student you need not to be told that study in USA is an adventure , life changing and career building.

a certificate from any of the top universities in USA is an advantage in the labor market.

According to wikipedia  united states education system is provided by public, private and home schools. State governments set overall educational standards, often mandate standardized tests for K–12 public school systems and supervise, usually through a board of regents, state colleges, and universities.”

There are four major categories of degrees available for postsecondary students namely, associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Earning one of these degrees can take 2-8 years, depending on the level of the degree and field of study.


Top Universities In USA

As earlier stated earning a degree in any of these top universities is already an added advantage when you finally get into the labor market. This universities listed here is according to the to criteria used by the QS world university ranking. 

In the current world universities  ranking , the US universities have again dominated the table with 157 institutions ranked in the 2019 edition in total.

This year 65 have improved upon their position since last year, while 47 have maintained their position.

Here is a List Of Top 10 Universities In USA 2019

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2.  Stanford University
  3. Harvard University
  4. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  5. University of Chicago
  6. Princeton University
  7. Cornell University
  8. Yale University
  9. Columbia University
  10. University of Pennsylvania

With these universities in mind applying to study abroad from Bahamas, you already know where is focus to get the best out of your stay in the country.


Study in Canada for Bahamas Students

Every major city has a cliched nickname: New York is the Big AppleLos Angeles is Lalaland, Chicago the Windy City.

Popularly known as the GREAT WHITE NORTH, Canada is one of the best study abroad location for international students with great student-college experience.

Canada, second largest country in the world in area (after Russia), occupying roughly the northern two-fifths of the continent of North America.

Studying in a place will not just boost your confidence but will give you an advantage against your fellow students in other places .

According to studycanda  ” Canadian children attend kindergarten for one or two years at the age of four or five on a voluntary basis. All children begin Grade One at about six years of age. … Secondary schools go up to Grades 11 or 12, depending on the province. From there, students may attend university, college or Cégep studies”

If it is for the quality of education ,  Canada is one of the best in delivering the best form of education.

Top Canada University

In the current QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING Canadian universities occupy 26 positions. These universities were ranked based on  six indicators, including employer and academic reputations and citations per faculty member, a measure of research impact.

Listed below are the Top 10 Universities in Canada 2019

  1.  University of Toronto
  2. McGill University
  3.  University of British Columbia
  4. University of Alberta
  5.  McMaster University
  6. Université de Montréal
  7.  University of Waterloo
  8.  Western University
  9. University of Calgary
  10. Queen’s University

Well its obvious what must be going through your mind right now , these are great study locations but i dont have the means to study in these places . we know its a challenge like we earlier stated the WSF team is here to lessen your borden of searching for too long for opportunities specifically for you as a Bahamas scholar to earn a degree in these universities.


Facts About OAS Scholarship For Bahamas Students

The OAS Academic Scholarship Program (Regular Program), established in 1958, grants scholarships every year for the pursuit of Master’s Degrees, Doctoral Degrees and Graduate Research leading to a university degree.

The OAS Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF), established in 1983, grants scholarships for the last two years of undergraduate studies to citizens and residents of the English-speaking Caribbean OAS Member States, and Suriname. Both programs follow the OAS Manual of Procedures for the Scholarship and Training Program.

Level/ Field of Study

This scholarship is available to pursue an undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Scholarship is awarded to learn any of the subjects offered by the organisation.


Host Country:

The scholarship is to be taken in either USA or Canada .

NOTE: As a foreign student you need to be have your travels paper well prepared in other to be allowed into any of these countries.


Eligible Countries:

The scholarship is open to Bahamas students who wish to pursue either undergraduate degree or a graduate degree in any of the following courses.

Open Programs


OAS-FIU Certificate in Disaster Fields Operations  English June 27th, 2018 Onsite (United States) Florida International University OAS/Chile Project for CARICOM Countries
OAS-GCUB | Brazil Scholarships
Master’s and Doctoral degrees
Portuguese July 30, 2018 Onsite (Brazil) Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Division of Educational Topics and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) PAEC
Maestrías en Gestión Empresarial Internacional y Comercio Exterior
Spanish July 11, 2018 Online (Spain) Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) PAEC
OAS – Structuralia 
Maestrías en áreas de energía, construcción e infraestructuras
Spanish July 10, 2018 Online (Spain) Soluciones Integrales de Formación
Online master’s degree programs
English July 1, 2018 Online
(United States)
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) PAEC
Maestrías, especializaciones, cursos y diplomaturas en energía, construcción e infraestructuras
Spanish July 20, 2018 Online (Spain) Escuela Abierta de Desarrollo de Ingeniería y Construcción (EADIC) PAEC
CONACYT – OAS – AMEXCID Scholarship Program
Graduate programs in engineering, science and health
Spanish/English October 2018 Onsite (Mexico) Mexican National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT), the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) PAEC
Master Programs
Spanish Extended to June 18, 2018 Online (Spain) Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), España PAEC
OAS – Macedonia
Undergraduate Programs
English July 31, 2018 Onsite (Republic of Macedonia) The University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” (UIST) PAEC
Master Programs
Spanish Aug 31, 2018 Online Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) de España PAEC
Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
English July 15, 2018 Onsite (United States) New York Institute of Technology PAEC
OAS – FLACSO Argentina
M.Sc. in Human Development
Spanish July 9, 2018 Online with two on-site induction seminars in Argentina Facultad de Ciencias Sociales – Sede Argentina (FLACSO- Argentina) PAEC
Undergraduate Programs
English June 30, 2018 Onsite (Barbados, Jamaica or Trinidad & Tobago) The University of the West Indies PAEC
OAS – USC Aiken
English Fall 2018: June 30, 2018Spring 2019: October 15, 2018 Onsite (United States) University of South Carolina Aiken PAEC

Fall 2018:
July 15, 2018

Spring 2019: October 15, 2018

Online and Onsite (United States) Michigan State University College of Law PAEC
OAS – UWI English June 30, 2018` Onsite (Barbados, Jamaica or Trinidad & Tobago) The University of the West Indies PAEC
English Vary per course Onsite (Israel) Galilee International Management Institute PAEC

Fall 2018: July 25, 2018

Spring 2019: October 15, 2018

(United States)
Western Kentucky University PAEC

Spring 2019: October 1, 2018


(United States)
Jackson State University PAEC
OAS – Alma College 

Fall 2018: June 30, 2018

Spring 2019: October 1, 2018

(United States)
Alma College PAEC

Spring 2019: October 1, 2018


(United States)
Colorado State University PAEC
OAS Academic Scholarship Program 
(Graduate Studies or Graduate Research 2018-2019)
English/Spanish See announcement Onsite, Online or a combination of both. OAS Consortium of Universitiesor

Non Consortium Universities

OAS Academic Scholarship Program
OAS Academic Scholarship Program 
(Undergraduate Studies)
English/Spanish See announcement Onsite, Online or a combination of both. OAS Consortium of Universitiesor

Non Consortium Universities

OAS Academic Scholarship Program


This scholarship will cover the followings:

  • A grant of USD $7,500 to the top ranked candidates from the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to help defray the program expenses.
  • A one-time subsistence allowance of USD $1,000 to the top ranked candidates from the OAS to help defray the cost of living expenses.
  • Various tuition waivers from participating partner institutions in the United States and Canada as listed in the TABLE ABOVE.


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The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Provide Admission letter (s) or proof of enrollment:
  • Students applying for admission to begin Fall 2018 may submit up to three (3) admission letters to three different participating partner institutions or
  • Students who are currently enrolled in one of the participating partner institutions must submit proof of enrollment.
  • Submit a complete scholarship application online with all required supporting documents
  • Be a citizen of The Bahamas.

The following applicants are ineligible:

  • Current OAS scholarship holders
  • GS/OAS staff and their immediate relatives or GS/OAS consultants
  • OAS Permanent officials and their immediate relatives.

Nationality: Bahamas citizens are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.


 College Admission Requirement

 Entrance Requirement: Students must be enrolled in one of the participating partner institutions.

English Language Requirement: Applicants must meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via online.

All documents must be in English or officially translated to English by a certified translator.

The recommendation letters provided for admission consideration to the University can be used for scholarship consideration. However, if you choose to provide new recommendation letters directly to the OAS, the letters should be addressed to the OAS Scholarship and Training Programs, Department of Human Development, Education and Employment.


Application Deadline 

See the table above.

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