Thanks to this, the School admitted about 94 students (including on-campus and online Master’s degrees). More than 100 applicants who know about CATIE’s experience and quality and who wish to be part of our prestigious institution were entered into the database of Admission: 80 in on-campus Masters Programs, 28 exchange students and 4 as part of the exclusive program for Graduates.
CATIE’s educational offer is known through its Graduates who currently contribute to CATIE’s leadership in Postgraduate Education working in academia, research centers and public and private entities. Additionally, in 2019 an online consultation and verification of the information of each Graduate from anywhere in the world was made available in an updated and transparent way
The Graduate School, aware of the socioeconomic situation of most of the students applying for masters and doctoral degrees, offers financial aid initiatives and manages the necessary financial resources with third parties so that the financial aspect is not a limitation for the candidates. For this reason, strategic alliances were also key in 2019 in facilitating scholarship management processes for applicants and other initiatives, achieving the signing of seven agreements with institutions dedicated to the promotion and financing of higher education Agreements with institutions dedicated to the promotion and financing of higher education.
2019 was particularly special because of constant changes in the governments of the hemisphere and their socioeconomic crises, which directly affected efficiency in financial resource management. Therefore, countries such as Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama, which have historically contributed resources to the Scholarship Program, are limiting their decisions and reducing their available funding for education. These changes are guiding the Graduate School to propose a strategy for approaching potential funders other than the traditional ones, including private companies and the establishment of “basket” programs in which different sources contribute to a common fund that subsequently makes it possible to redistribute resources.