Fully Funded Chilean Government AGCID Nelson Mandela Scholarships in Chile


The Fully Funded Chilean Government AGCID Nelson Mandela Scholarships in Chile offers scholarships for accredited Spanish-taught Master’s programs at Chilean higher education institutions in 2024. The scholarships are offered for master's degrees to professionals who are citizens of South Africa, Mozambique, and Angola. For the academic year 2024, the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AGCID) offers scholarships to perform accredited Master's Degree studies in Chilean Universities or other higher education institutions. 

AGCID’s Horizontal Cooperation Scholarship Program began in 1993. To date, more than 1,000 Latin American and Caribbean professionals have completed post-graduate programs in various fields of specialization offered by Chilean universities or higher education institutions, and, as of the year 2015, the Scholarship Program has been extended to citizens of South Africa, Mozambique, and Angola.

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The eligibility criteria for the Fully Funded Chilean Government AGCID Nelson Mandela Scholarships in Chile are stated below:

1. Applications submitted by government officials or academics from universities officially recognized by the respective country.

2. Applications corresponding to Annex 1 (See the Link below) contain the Accredited Master's Degree Programs.

3. Applications to the areas of ASTRONOMY, AGRICULTURE, ENERGY, PUBLIC POLICY MANAGEMENT, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, AND MINING, among others that appear on the List of Masters programs contained in Annex 1 attached to this Call for Applications.



The benefits of the Fully Funded Chilean Government AGCID Nelson Mandela Scholarships in Chile are:

1. Spanish language course (can be in parallel with studies or before the beginning of the studies)

2. Return airfare

3. Tuition fees

4. Graduation costs

5. Medical insurance

6. Monthly allowance

7. Successful applicants will be required to take funds with them to Chile to cover initial costs; while administration of stipend payments is being finalized, an amount of at least US$ 500 is recommended.


How to Apply? Applicants must submit the AGCID Grant application with the below annex documents electronically to the e-mail [email protected].

  1. Letter of acceptance of the chosen study program;
  2. Medical certificate – physical and mental;
  3. Original certificate of Professional Title or authorized copy by a public notary;
  4. Curriculum Vitae, with emphasis on work and academic background;
  5. Motivational letter containing the reasons that drive the applicant to study in Chile;
  6. Brief description of the possible areas and topics of the thesis;
  7. Academic reference letter;
  8. Letter of sponsorship from the employing institution (if applicable);
  9. Affidavit accepting the terms and conditions of the scholarship.

More information on the application process can be accessed through the link: Nelson Mandela 2024 AGCID Scholarships.

Documents And Links

Call for the Nelson Mandela Master’s Scholarships 2024

List of Master Programmes

Draft Agreement

Application Form


Recommendation of Health Declaration and pre-existing diseases

Focal points