Fully Funded Colombia Government Scholarship 2024

Introducing the Colombia Government Scholarship 2024, an exciting opportunity for scholars worldwide. Applications are now open for the fully funded Government of Colombia Scholarship, catering to the academic year 2024. Please note that Colombian nationals are ineligible for this program, while applicants from all other nationalities are welcome to apply.

Fully Funded Colombia Government Scholarship 2024
Fully Funded Colombia Government Scholarship 2024

The Colombia Govt Scholarship offers support for Master’s, Specialization, or Doctorate programs at Colombian universities. Funded and administered by ICETEX—an entity of the Colombian State dedicated to promoting Higher Education—the scholarship provides comprehensive financial assistance.

Concerned about expenses? Fear not. The Colombia Scholarship covers a range of costs including Health Insurance, Medical expenses, Tuition fees, Visa fees, Living Expenses, Monthly Support, Installation Expenses, and Books for all successful applicants. Notably, IELTS is not a prerequisite for this scholarship program.

Colombia Government Scholarship Details

  • Country of Hosting: Colombia
  • Level of Degree: Master’s, Specialization, or Doctorate
  • Funded by: ICETEX
  • Eligibility: Foreign nationals pursuing Postgraduate Degree programs
  • Deadline: June 9th, 2024

Number of Scholarship Recipients in 2023

  • Applications Received: 3,100
  • Selected Recipients: 105

Duration of the Program

Spanish Language CourseUpto 6 Months
SpecializationUp to 18 months (3
academic semesters)
Master´sUp to 24 months (4
academic semesters)
DoctorateUp to 48 months (8
academic Semesters)

Financial Benefits

The scholarship includes coverage for:

  • Full Tuition Fees
  • Health Insurance/Medical Coverage
  • Visa Processing by the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Costs for Books and Materials
  • Monthly Living Expenses/Support
  • Installation Expenses
  • Unexpected Expenses

Eligibility Criteria

  • The scholarship is open to foreign citizens of any nationality.
  • Applicants must be from outside Colombia; Colombian citizens and nationals are not eligible.
  • Applicants must not have any marital or de facto relationship in Colombia.
  • Applicants must not exceed 50 years of age.
  • A professional, undergraduate, or graduate degree in any field is required.
  • Each applicant can apply for up to three-degree programs.
  • IELTS is not required.

Required Documents

Physical application submission to the Colombian Government is mandatory, including:

  • Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • Letter of Admission from the Colombian university
  • CV
  • Spanish Language Proficiency Score
  • Academic essay outlining the importance of studying in Colombia
  • Notarized copies of Academic Transcripts
  • Passport copy
  • Certificate of professional experience
  • Health Certificate
  • Summary of the online application for this call

Selection Criteria

  • Professional experience (20%)
  • Academic excellence (30%)
  • Coherence between academic and professional goals (30%)
  • Reciprocity of cooperation from the applicant's country of origin (10%)
  • Geographic location of the Colombian Teaching Center (10%)

How to Apply for the Colombia Government Scholarship?

Before the application deadline, all applications must be submitted.

Foreign candidates can apply online via the Online Portal. Visit the official website for application submission.

To apply for the Colombia Government Scholarship 2024, click the link below:


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