Colombian Government Scholarship for Foreign Students

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  • DEADLINE: June 9, 2024.

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Applications for the Colombian government scholarship program are now open for the 2024-2025 academic year. This program is aimed at foreigners wishing to pursue Master’s, Professional Master’s (specialization), PhD degrees, or a Spanish course in Colombia. The call for applications is open until June 9, 2024.

Opportunity Summary

LEVEL: Master, Specialization Master, PhD, Spanish Course.
DEADLINE: June 9, 2024.
TARGET GROUP: All nationalities.
FUNDING: Full coverage.

Amount of the Colombian government scholarship

The Colombian government scholarship offers the following benefits:

  • A Spanish course for candidates from non-Spanish-speaking countries, up to 6 months.
  • Coverage of all tuition fees.
  • A monthly allowance equivalent to three minimum wages (232 USD).
  • Type “V” (visitor) courtesy visa fees.
  • An installation allowance of 129 USD, granted once at the beginning of the academic program.
  • A financial support of 64 USD intended to cover the costs of issuing the Foreigner’s Identity Card.
  • An annual allowance of 129 USD for the purchase of books and school supplies.
  • Medical and hospital coverage in Colombia, including repatriation in case of disability or death.

Scholarship Duration

Colombian scholarships have a maximum duration according to the following modality:

  • Spanish Improvement: Up to 6 months
  • Specialization: Up to 18 months (3 academic semesters)
  • Master: Up to 24 months (4 academic semesters)
  • Doctorate: Up to 48 months (8 academic semesters)

Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for the Colombian government scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have a professional degree, undergraduate, or bachelor’s in any field of study.
  2. Have a cumulative general average equivalent of at least 4.0 on the Colombian scale.
  3. Be a foreign citizen. In case of dual nationality, do not have Colombian nationality.
  4. Not reside, nor have resided in Colombian territory, for the six months before applying for the scholarship.
  5. Not have any marital or de facto unions in Colombia.
  6. Not be over 50 years old.
  7. Not have been a beneficiary of a scholarship from the Colombian government.
  8. Be in good physical and mental health, certified by a doctor.

Training Catalog

The 2024 academic offerings catalog is a consolidated list of programs offered by Colombian universities or educational institutions that are part of the scholarship program for foreigners in Colombia. In this catalog, you will find quotas for each program offered.

Download the training catalog for the Colombian government scholarship at this link (Microsoft Excel document).

Application Procedure

Foreign candidates can submit their application for the Colombian government scholarship program at the following link: https://internacionalizacion.icetex

Before applying, you must have definitive admission to up to three postgraduate programs listed in the 2024 Academic Offering Catalog.

For more details, read the Application Rules (PDF) or consult the official website.


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