Yuste Foundation Offers 200 Grants for the Online Campus Yuste Courses
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation opens the registration period to apply for 200 grants to finance the university tuition fee in four courses of the online Campus Yuste programme, which will be held in September and October. These courses are included within the XXI edition of the international summer-autumn courses of the University of Extremadura.
As a result of the situation caused by COVID-19, which imposes restrictions on the movement of persons, preventive measures and recommendations for social distancing, the courses programmed for the 2020 Campus Yuste programme have gone from being face-to-face courses to online courses, so the attendance and participation of the beneficiaries of the grants will be telematic.
The courses offered with grants are: “Cohesion and Solidarity Policies in the European Union”, held from 14 to 18 September; “Charles V and the Sea: the Magellan-Elcano Circumnavigation Voyage and the Spice Era”, which will take place from 21 to 25 September; “Iberian and Transatlantic Cultural Dialogues. Identities in Contact”, from 29 September to 3 October, and finally, “Social Discontent and Political Changes in Latin America: The Imperative of SDGs 16 and 17 “, organised between 5 and 9 October. Each course has a maximum of 50 grants.
The period for submitting applications will be open from Thursday, 25 June, until 15 July.
Applications, together with the required documentation, can be submitted electronically via this link: https://www.fundacionyuste.org/campus-yuste/becas/ , in person at the Foundation’s headquarters, located at the Royal Monastery of Yuste (Cuacos de Yuste, Cáceres) or by post.
For the assessment of applications, the average grade of the complete academic record up to the date of submission of the application shall be taken into account. In the case of courses in the first year of university, applications will be ordered by the grade obtained to enrol in University, and in the case of a tie in the final score, the situation will be resolved by prioritising the candidate with the highest average score. If the tie persists, a draw will be made.
Any person interested in these grants may apply for free registration, even if he/she does not meet the requirements for obtaining a grant, without acquiring a certificate from the University until the capacity of the online platform is completed.
Applicants for grants must be nationals of a country of the European Union or of third countries if they have been granted resident status in a country of the European Union; be enrolled or have completed the degree in the two years preceding the call for applications for official degrees at universities in the European Union, leading to an Undergraduate degree; a Teacher’s degree; a Technical Engineer degree; a Technical Architect degree, a Bachelor’s degree, an Engineer degree, an Architect degree; a Graduate degree, or a Doctorate degree, and not enjoy other scholarships and/or study grants for the same concept and course.
The aim of this training programme is to develop specialised courses and meetings from a multidisciplinary point of view, aimed at fostering debate and reflection among university students, researchers and professionals on the process of European construction and integration, as well as current European issues, and other issues related to the history and memory of Europe and Ibero-America, or the foundation’s main objectives.
The aim of the grants offered in Campus Yuste is to make the training programme known and enable the participation of as many people as possible, even beyond national borders; to facilitate the participation and presence of university students, researchers, experts and professionals interested in each field of study.
Each year, the courses take place in a unique setting, as is the Royal Monastery of Yuste, which facilitates contact and exchange of knowledge between students and speakers who will share reflections with experts in the field, as well as with leading academic, political or social personalities, ultimately being a space for reflection, thought, culture and science. This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the courses will be held online, although if everything goes back to normal, they will be held in their usual location again.