Graduate Scholarship to Study in Colombia


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 2829

Opportunity Description

Colombia Government offers fully funded Scholarships to citizens of all countries cooperating with Colombia, except Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Hungarian and French citizens to pursue postgraduate studies at the Colombian universities for specified academic programs, in return for international cooperation under existing cooperation agreements.

Level: Doctorate/ PhD, Specialization, Master

Duration: Specialization (one year), Master (2 years), Doctoral (3 years)

Location: Colombia

Language: Spanish

Application deadline: 1st June, 2018


  • Must not have a Colombian nationality
  • not living in Colombia
  • Be between 25-49 years old
  • Hold a bachelor degree with a GPA of 4.0 on the Colombian scale of 1 to 5
  • Minimum one year of professional experience in their field of study
  • Certificate of proficiency in Spanish Language
  • An admission letter from the Colombian university

What it covers:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Monthly allowance
  • Health insurance
  • Courtesy Visa
  • Grant of $208.853 Colombian Peso (approx. 71 USD) to cover incidentals
  • Grant of $401.321 Colombian Peso for books and materials
  • Grant of $401.321 Colombian Peso to cover installation costs

Required documents:

  1. Application document (automatically generated when the online application is successfully completed)
  2. Undergraduate degree certified copy
  3. Acceptance letter from a Colombian university
  4. Academic transcript of grades
  5. Certification of professional experience for at least one year after obtaining the degree
  6. Two presentation letters
  7. “DELE TEST” certificate with a minimum level of B2 or other certificates of Spanish language proficiency (for non-Spanish speaking country citizens only)
  8. CV (maximum 2 pages)
  9. Passport copy
  10. An essay explaining why they want to study in Colombia, the importance and the effect of that experience in their personal and professional lives (maximum 2 pages)
  11. Health certificate issued no more than thirty days from the application date
  12. Recommendation letter by a professor at the respective university

Selection criteria

  • Academic accomplishment
  • Relevance between their studies, work experience and academic program
  • Professional working experience
  • Study Project
  • Mutual educational cooperation

Application process:

The interested applicants should print the document which is generated automatically when the online application is successfully completed, and attach it with the other documents.

All necessary documents (with official translation into Spanish) must be sent through the embassies or directly to the International Relations Office of ICETEX in Bogotá-Colombia before the deadline.  Know more about application Process


Please visit the Colombia Government Scholarships for more information

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