People who inspire

The "la Caixa" scholarship programme provides resources and a complete service of assistance and support to help students further their training at the best universities and schools in the world.

  • Spanish students in their last year or who have completed studies at a degree level, in engineering, architecture or other higher studies of the same level.

  • WHAT WE DO

    Since 1982, every year "la Caixa" Foundation has held a call for scholarship applications aimed at students wishing to further their training by carrying out postgraduate studies.

    We work hard to support young university talent because we firmly believe that scientific advances, research, mobility and professional qualifications are key to the development of people and society as a whole.

    The "la Caixa" scholarship programme is the most important scheme organised by a private institution in Spain, both in terms of the number of scholarships granted, the thoroughness of its selection process and the size of the funding given for each scholarship, as well as the variety of disciplines subsidised.

    We also stand out for the special attention we pay to scholarship holders before, during and after their period of study, offering them additional services and support to ensure their experience is as enriching as possible.

  • HOW WE HELP

    This year, 197 scholarships are being granted to study at further education centres in Spain and the rest of Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific area.

     

    Doctorate in Spain

    • 20 scholarships for Spanish students to carry out doctorate courses culminating in a defence of the doctoral thesis.

    • Maximum duration: 3 years.

    • Total funding: €115,500.

    • Programme of class-based training in across-the-board skills.

    • End of the call for applications: 28 February 2017.

    More information about the fellowships for the Doctorate in Spain programme.
     

    INPhINIT: Doctorate in the Research Centres of Excellence

    • 57 fellowships carry out a doctorate in the top Spanish Research

    • Centres of Excellence..Areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    • Maximun duration: 3 years.

    • Total maximun funding: € 122,592.

    • Programe of class-based training in across-the-board skills.

    • End of the call for applications: 2 February 2017

    More information about the fellowships for the INPhINIT programme.
     

    Europe

    • 65 scholarships to carry out postgraduate studies (master, doctorate or pre-doctoral research).

    • Maximum duration: 24 months.

    • Monthly funding: €1,400 or the equivalent in local currency outside the euro area.

    • Initial funding: €1,100 for general settlement costs and €500 for one return trip to the country of destination.

    • Final funding: €250 to issue the qualification and other related administrative costs.

    • Prior meeting in a European capital.

    • Insurance against accident, emergencies and civil liability abroad.

    • End of the call for applications: 2 February 2017.

    More information about the Europe fellowship programme for postgraduate studies.
     

    North America and Asia-Pacific

    • 55 scholarships to carry out postgraduate studies (master, doctorate or pre-doctoral research).

    • Maximum duration: 24 months.

    • Monthly funding: depends on the destination (please consult the conditions).

    • Initial funding equivalent to one monthly payment, depending on the country of destination.

    • Enrolment fees, whatever their cost.

    • North America:  One-way plane ticket to the destination airport in the United States or Canada and an allowance of 1,200 US dollars or 1,200 Canadian dollars towards the cost of the return journey.

    • Asia-Pacific: Allowance, at the start of the scholarship, of €2,000 towards the cost of the return trip for studies in Australia and €1,500 for all other countries.

    • Final funding: €250 to issue the qualification and other related administrative costs.  

    • Prior orientation days at Indiana University.

    • Cost of five admission applications.

    • Cost of issuing the student visa.

    • Medical and accident insurance.

    • End of the call for applications: 4 April 2017.

    More information about the North America and Asia-Pacific fellowship programme for postgraduate studies.


    Visit the application website

  • CONTACT US

    Research and Knowledge Area
    "la Caixa" Foundation

    • Av. Diagonal 621, torre 2, planta 4, 08028, Barcelona, Spain

    • For any suggestions or queries, please send an email to: becas@fundacionlacaixa.org

WHO IT'S FOR

For the INPhINIT programme, to Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality who can enrol in a doctoral degree programme in one of the Spanish Research Centres of Excellence.

For all other programmes, to Spanish students who can enrol in postgraduate studies in Spain or abroad.

  • 197

    scholarships to study in Spain, the rest of Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific area

  • 4.350

    scholarships granted since 1982