Government of Colombia Fully-funded Postgraduate Scholarships for Foreign Students in Colombia, 2018

The Government of the Republic of Colombia is offering full postgraduate scholarships for fall 2018. Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate (specialisation, master, and Doctorate/ PhD) program.

The Colombian Institute of Educational Credit and Technical Studies Abroad – ICETEX 1 is a Colombian institution that is designed to promote higher education in Colombia through the “granting of educational credits and its collection, with its own resources or third parties, to the Population with lower economic potential and good academic performance.


Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate (specialisation, master, and doctorate/ PhD) program.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the followings:
    • Tuition Fees: 100% coverage of all these costs granted by the Colombian universities (only for academic programs found in the catalog of this call).
    • Incidental: Grant of $208.853COP) for once during the period of studies, just in case of circumstances beyond the beneficiary control.
    • Stipend for Books And Materials: Grant of $401.321COP for once, at the beginning of the academic program
    • Monthly Allowance: Grant of the sum equivalent to 3 Minimum Monthly Legal salaries. $2.343.726 COP
    • Health Insurance: : Wide coverage in medical assistance only in Colombia, during the period of studies.
    • Installation Costs: Grant of {$401.321COP for once at the beginning of studies.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: Foreign students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Colombia


Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Foreign students can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Foreign professionals in the range of age between 25-49 years old, who have undergraduate degree (university degree or bachelor) in different disciplines, who have a grade point average of 4.0 on the Colombian scale of 1 to 5, and at least 1 year of professional experience in their field of study. The candidate must master the Spanish language (reading, writing and speaking) He/she must deliver us a certificate of these competences and must have an admission letter from the Colombian educational institution in any career determined in the catalog annex to this call. The candidate must not live in Colombia and must not have Colombian nationality.
    Prove minimum one year experience in their field of study, after obtaining the degree.
    The candidate must have successfully completed college.
    The academic program should start in the second semester of 2018. Admission to programs
    starting in 2019 will not be contemplated.
    The candidate must be in a range of age between 25-49 years old.
    Applications from foreign citizens who are living in Colombia will not be accepted
    The documents must arrived through the embassies or directly to the International Relations
    Office of ICETEX in Bogotá-Colombia before the 1 st June 2018.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: The documents must be arrived through the embassies or directly to the International Relations Office of ICETEX in Bogotá-Colombia before the 2nd June 2017. The required documents are:

  • Document proving the application to this call
  • Certified copy or authentication of degree title
  • Admission Letter From The Colombian University
  • Certificate of Academic Grades With Gpa
  • Certificate of Professional Experience
  • Presentation Letter
  • Dele” Test
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Valid Passport
  • Essay
  • Health Certificate
  • Recommendation Letter

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