Colombian Government Reciprocity FULL Scholarships for International Students (Masters, PhD) and Professionals

Reciprocity Program for Foreigners in Colombia

Course(s) Offered: Several disciplines
Course Level: Masters, PhD, Specialization
Provider: Government of Colombia
Country to Study in: Colombia

Scholarship Description
The Government of Colombia, through ICETEX, is offering the Reciprocity Program for Foreigners in Colombia which is financial grants to foreign citizens, in return for international cooperation received by Colombia under existing cooperation agreements.

Through the Reciprocity Program for Foreigners in Colombia, ICETEX gives you the opportunity to come to undertake specialization, master's, doctorate or research studies - at a postgraduate level - to foreign citizens.

Financial grants offered are FULL scholarships for foreign citizens. Eligible candidates are encouraged to respond to this call for scholarship applications from the Colombian government. The right candidate must be in a range of age between 25-49 years old.

This scholarship is addressed to all countries cooperating with Colombia, except Ecuadorian, Peruvian and Frencha citizens as there is a program aimed at professionals from these countries.

Applicant Profile:
  • 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 catalog annex to this 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.
  • Applications from foreign citizens who are living in Colombia will not be accepted
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (EXCEPT Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Frencha)

Participating Institutions
All Colombian educational institutions are participating

Fields of study
Classroom courses to obtain Master, Doctorate/ PhD or Especialization qualifications. The language of instruction is Spanish

Number of awards
Many will be granted to foreigners across the world

Sponsorship duration
Postgraduate scholarships in Colombia will have a maximum of twelve (12) months for specialization and twenty-four (24) months to master and up to thirty-six (36) months for doctorate. The scholarship holder of doctorates that last more than 3 years have to assume by themselves the allowance for the rest of the program.

The scholarships are awarded on an annual term, for that reason, for more than 12 months academic programs (master and doctorate) the scholar must request an extension for his second year. The extension is subject to the requirements of the ICETEX. It is clear that ICETEX has no financial obligation to cover the economic expenses incurred once the academic program has ended. The scholarship does not cover the period of degree work.

If for some reason the applicant renounces the scholarship, a formal and justified letter must be sent by the applicant and may not apply in a period of two years to the call of scholarships for foreigners.

Scholarship benefits
This is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP. Scholarship coverage include:
  • TUITION: 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.
Method of Application
Applications from foreigners who are currently living in Colombia, who are studying graduate studies or working in Colombia will not be considered. It is important for interested candidates to go through the Application requirements (See in Link below) before applying. Required documents, which are detailed in this call, should be at ICETEX on the date indicated in the notice. No documents will be received outside the established dates. The documents required in this call must be translated into Spanish.

The documents must arrive through the embassies or directly to the International Relations Office of ICETEX in Bogotá-Colombia before the 2nd June 2017.

It is VERY IMPORTANT to read the Call for Scholarship application (in English language) as the official webpage (link to it is below) is written in Colombia. You may however want to visit the official webpage and translate, if you can.

Deadline for submission of documents is 2nd June 2017

For the selected students, the Government of Colombia will provide a courtesy visa, for that reason the selected student should not apply to a student visa. This status does not allow any work activity.

The process of admission to Colombian universities has to be done by the applicant from their country of origin and before submitting the scholarship application to the ICETEX. Each candidate will be responsible for the cost of this procedure for admission to the respective university.

Application Deadline: 2 June 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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