Saturday, 12 May 2018

Colombian Government Full Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of documents is June 1, 2018.

In order to attract international students the government of Colombia is excited to offer its Full Postgraduate Scholarship. These scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate (specialization, master, and doctorate/ Ph.D.) 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.

Course Level
These scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate (specialization, master, and doctorate/ Ph.D.) program.

Study Subject
These scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award

  • 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.
  • The 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.

Addressed to all countries cooperating with Colombia, except Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Hungarian and French citizens as there is a program aimed at professionals from these countries.

Scholarship can be taken in: Colombia

  • Foreign professionals in the range of age between 25-49 years old, who have the undergraduate degree (university degree or bachelor) in different disciplines,
  • The candidate must 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 a certificate of these competencies and
  • The candidate 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.
Entrance Requirements
  • 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
 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
The documents must arrive through the embassies or directly to the International Relations Office of ICETEX in Bogotá-Colombia.

Required Documents
  • Document proving the application to this call
  • Certified copy or authentication of the 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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