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Apply For The Government Of Colombia Foreign Scholarship 2024


This program is designed for international students who want to pursue postgraduate studies in Colombia as well as non-Spanish speaking foreign students who need to improve their Spanish language skills to study postgraduate studies in Colombia.


The Government of Colombia Foreign Scholarship offers:

  • The entire tuition will be covered by the Colombian higher education institution.

  • Medical and hospital assistance

  • a letter for the online application for the courtesy visa

  • ICETEX will support each foreign scholarship holder with 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 financial support equivalent to COP 250,000 to cover costs related to the issuance of the foreign identification.


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 the event of being selected, scholars can be asked by ICETEX to provide the Certificate of Migratory Movements, with a date no greater than 30 days from 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 for undergraduates to apply for the call. According to the grading scale of each country, the note must be equivalent to a minimum of 4.0 on 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.

Deadline: June 9, 2024

Click here for more details.


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