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Fully-Funded Masters Scholarships for Students from Emerging and Developing Countries at Barcelona GSE

Published on Jan 15 2011 // Masters, Scholarships in Spain, Western Europe

The “la Caixa” savings bank Foundation and the Barcelona GSE offer 14 fully-funded scholarships to students from emerging and developing countries with excellent academic backgrounds who will return to their home countries at the end of their professional training process to implement their knowledge.

This award covers:

  • master program tuition
  • medical insurance
  • round-trip airfare from the student’s country of residence
  • monthly stipend for expenses during the student’s stay in Barcelona

Note: “Emerging and developing countries” is an expression used to name all countries not included on the following 2008 IMF list of “advanced economies”: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America.

“La Caixa” Foundation is the institution which manages the resources that Caixa d’Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, “la Caixa”, devotes to its social and cultural work. Among its priorities are cooperation with developing countries and promotion of higher education. “La Caixa”, based in Barcelona, is the leading European savings bank.

Admissions Dates and Timeline

The 2010-11 master program application period will open shortly. Students planning to apply should read carefully all of the information in this section. Students should also review the specific information available for each of the Barcelona GSE`s master programs as well as the Admissions FAQ page.

The Barcelona GSE has a rolling admission policy so applications are accepted throughout the year. When the total number of places in a program is covered, no more applications will be reviewed for that program. (For example, last year the Economics program closed applications on May 15). Therefore all candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoide getting closed out.

Due to visa processing time constraints, it is highly recommended that non-EU citizens submit completed applications by July 15, 2011.


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