Government of Colombia Postgraduate Scholarships 2017 for Study in Colombia (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: June 2nd 2017

Financial grants offered to foreign citizens, in return for international cooperation received by
Colombia under existing cooperation agreements. Full Scholarships: Addressed to all countries cooperating with Colombia, except ecuadorian, peruvian and french a citizens as there is a program aimed to professionals from these countries.
  • Foreign professionals in the range of age between 25-49 years old, who have 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 competences and must have an admission letter from the Colombian educational institution in any career determined in the call.
  • The candidate must not live in Colombia and must not have Colombian nationality.

Selection Criteria;

  • Academic excellence Coherence between the academic trajectory, work experience and academic program Professional working experience Study Project Reciprocity on educational cooperation
  • 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 candidate must be in arange of age between 25-49 years old.
  • Applications from foreign citizens who are living in Colombia will not be accepted
  • The documents must arrived through the embassies or directly to the International Relations Office of ICETEX in Bogotá-Colombia before the 2nd June 2017.


  • 100% coverage of all these costs granted by the Colombian universities (only for academic programs found in the catalog of this call).
  • Grant of $197.217 COP) for once during the period of studies, just in case of circumstances beyond the beneficiary control.
  • Grant of $378.962 COP for once, at the beginning of the academic program
  • Grant of the sum equivalent to 3 Minimum Monthly Legal salaries. $2.213.151 COP
  • Wide coverage in medical assistance only in Colombia, during the period of studies.
  • Grant of {$378.962 COP for once at the beginning of studies

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

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Government of Colombia Postgraduate Scholarships 2017


  1. My names are George Lemayian from Kenya and have a first degree in Chemistry from Technical University of Kenya.
    I am highly interested in doing post graduate program in Colombia and kindly requests for your program catalogue so as to select the program matching my field.


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