The Government of the Republic of Colombia offers full postgraduate scholarships for fall 2017 to postgraduate students (specialisation, master, and Doctorate/ PhD) programme.

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.Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate (specialisation, master, and doctorate/ PhD) programme to study the subjects offered by the university.
Worth of 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 $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
  • Scholarship can be taken in Colombia


  • Foreign professionals in the range of age between 25-49 years old, who have an 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 competencies 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
  •  Foreign students can apply for these scholarships.

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

Deadline: The application deadline is June 2, 2017.
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