Government of Colombia Specialist, Master and PhD Scholarships for International Students 2017/2018

The Government of Colombia is offering financial grants to foreign citizens, in return for international cooperation received by Colombia under existing cooperation agreements.

Application Deadline: 2nd June 2017

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Addressed to all countries cooperating with Colombia, except ecuadorian, peruvian and frencha citizens as there is a program aimed to professionals from these countries.

To be taken at (country): Colombia

Type: Doctorate/ PhD, Especialization, Masters

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must:

  • be foreign professionals in the range of age between 25-49 years old
  • have undergraduate degree (university degree or bachelor) in different disciplines
  • have a grade point average of 4.0 on the Colombian scale of 1 to 5
  • 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 2017. Admission to programs starting in 2018 will not be contemplated.
  • The documents must arrived through the embassies or directly to the International Relations Office of ICETEX in Bogotá-Colombia before the 2nd June 2017.

Selection Criteria: 

  • Academic excellence
  • Coherence between the academic trajectory, work experience and academic program
  • Professional working experience Study Project
  • Reciprocity on educational cooperation

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Program: :

  • TUITION: 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 $197.217 COP) for once during the period of studies, just in case of circumstances beyond the beneficiary control.
  • STIPEND FOR BOOKS AND MATERIALS: Grant of $378.962 COP for once, at the beginning of the academic program
  • MONTHLY ALLOWANCE: Grant of the sum equivalent to 3 Minimum Monthly Legal salaries. $2.213.151
  • COP HEALTH INSURANCE: Wide coverage in medical assistance only in Colombia, during the period of studies.
  • INSTALLATION COSTS: Grant of {$378.962 COP for once at the beginning of studies.

Duration of Program:  Postgraduate scholarships in Colombia will have a maximum of twelve (12) months for specialization and twenty-four (24) months to master and up to thirty-six (36) months for doctorate. The scholarship holder of doctorates that last more than 3 years have to assume by themselves the allowance for the rest of the program.

The scholarships are awarded on an annual term, for that reason, for more than 12 months academic programs (master and doctorate) the scholar must request an extension for his second year. The extension is subject to the requirements of the ICETEX. It is clear that ICETEX has no financial obligation to cover the economic expenses incurred once the academic program has ended. The scholarship does not cover the period of degree work

How to Apply:  It is important for interested candidates to go through the Application requirements (See in Link below) before applying. Required documents, which are detailed in this call, should be at ICETEX on the date indicated in the notice. No documents will be received outside the established dates. 11. The documents required in this call must be translated into Spanish

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Award Provider: Government of Colombia

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