Colombia Foreign Scholarship 2024: How to Apply

The Government of Colombia is offering the Colombia Foreign Scholarship to all international students from all origins.

The Government of Colombia Scholarship is a fully funded program that covers your tuition, accommodation, living stipends, travel costs, visa, and a further $250,000 stipend to cover costs related to the issuance of the Foreign Identification.

This post contains the full details of the Colombia Foreign Scholarship, its eligibility requirements, benefits, and the step-by-step application procedure for the scholarship opportunity.

Colombia Foreign Scholarship Summary

  • Host Country: Colombia
  • Study Abroad: Study in USA
  • Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | Masters Scholarships | PhD Scholarships 
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Full Scholarship | $250,000 Stipends | Accommodation | Travel Costs
  • No IELTS Required
  • Deadline: June 9, 2024

Colombia Foreign Scholarship Details:

Applications are now open for the 2024/2025 Government of Colombia Scholarship. This program is aimed at foreigners who wish to pursue their postgraduate studies in Colombia, as well as for foreigners from non-Spanish-speaking countries who need to strengthen the Spanish language to carry out postgraduate studies in Colombia.

The Government of Colombia scholarships offer two types of applications:

  • For foreigners who wish to pursue postgraduate studies in specialization, master’s, and doctorate degrees in public and private Colombian higher education institutions.
  • For foreigners from non-Spanish speaking countries who wish to carry out postgraduate studies in specialization, master’s, and doctorate degrees in public and private Colombian higher education institutions. 

Eligibility Requirements for Colombia Foreign Scholarship 2024

To be considered for the Government of Colombia Scholarship, you must:

  • be a foreign citizen
  • Not have Colombian nationality.
  • Not be residing, nor have resided the last 6 months before applying for the scholarship in Colombian territory or have started studies in Colombia at the time of application to the corresponding call?
  • In case of being selected, scholars can be asked by ICETEX to provide the Certificate of Migratory Movements, with a date no greater than 30 days at the time of entering Colombian territory.
  • Must not have any marital or de facto relationship in Colombia.
  • Not having been a beneficiary of ICETEX through the Beca Colombia program. g) Not be older than 50 years.
  • Have a cumulative general average of 4.0 out of 5.0 in undergraduate to apply the call. According to the grading scale of each country, the note must be equivalent to a minimum of 4.0 for the Colombian scale. 
  • Have a professional, undergraduate, or graduate degree in any area of knowledge.
  • Have admission to at least between one and three postgraduate programs found in the Academic Offer Catalog 2024-2 annexed to this announcement. 
  • Have good physical and mental health, certified by a doctor.

Benefits of Colombia Foreign Scholarship 2024

The Government of Colombia Foreign Scholarship offers;

  • the coverage of the entire tuition will be granted by the Colombian higher education institution
  • Medical and hospital assistance
  • a letter for the online application of the courtesy visa
  • ICETEX will support each foreign scholarship holder with a monthly support (living expenses)
  • each scholarship holder will also receive an amount for installation expenses in Colombia
  • ICETEX will also support each scholarship holder with a value for books and materials
  • Recipients will also receive a financial support equivalent to COP$250,000 to cover costs related to the issuance of the Foreign Identification.

Required Documents for Colombia Foreign Scholarship

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Letter of pre-admission or final admission from the university
  • Letter of Academic Recommendation
  • Certificate of undergraduate or graduate transcripts
  • Personal Statement (Essay)
  • Health and Medical certificate
  • Professional experience certificates
  • CV or Resume
  • Copy of valid passport

How to Apply for Colombia Foreign Scholarship 2024 (Step by Step)

If you are interested in and qualified to apply for the Government of Colombia Scholarship, follow the procedures below;

  • click on the button below to visit the scholarship application webpage
  • proceed to click on the Application Link (Login to Apply)
  • create an account on the scholarship portal, and verify your email address
  • enter your personal details and upload the required documents
  • Email notification to candidates about selection and non-selection: June 20th 2024
  • Scholarship acceptance process by those selected: From June 21st to the 23rd.