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International Scholarships to Study in Latin America

By Laura T

Updated April 2, 2021 Updated April 2, 2021

If you’ve checked out the latest QS Latin America University Rankings, you’ll know there are many leading universities to choose from across the region, many of them also featured in the overall world rankings.

Tuition fees and living costs are generally significantly lower in Latin America than in the rest of the Americas (we’re looking at you, US), but a little extra funding is still likely to come in handy for many international students.

Below you’ll find a selection of current study abroad scholarships and funding opportunities on offer to those hoping to study in MexicoBrazilChileArgentina or elsewhere in the Latin American region. While some are government scholarships, others are offered by individual universities or external organizations, for students at all levels of study.

To study anywhere in Latin America

  • CIEE Bowman Travel Grants  – Study abroad scholarships for students pursuing study in Latin America, Africa, the Asia-Pacific or the Caribbean. Awards based on financial need.
  • EUREKA SD Partnership – Bilateral short-term scholarships to study in Latin America for European students. Part of the EU’s student mobility initiative, Erasmus Mundus (now Erasmus+).
  • Roberto Rocca Education Program – International scholarships to study in Latin America on undergraduate engineering and science programs. Open to residents of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Romania, the UK, Uruguay and the US.

Scholarships to study in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Scholarships to study in Brazil

Rio, Brazil

Scholarships to study in Chile

Santiago, Chile

Scholarships to study in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico

Scholarships to study elsewhere in Latin America

Havana, Cuba

This article was originally published in June 2015. It was last updated in October 2018.

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This article was originally published in October 2018 . It was last updated in April 2021

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Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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