Colombian Government Masters & PhD Scholarships 2022 Portal Update







The Government of Colombia is currently accepting MSc and PhD scholarships applications from foreign citizens into its Colombian Government Masters & PhD Scholarships. It is fully funded Scholarship for all students

Colombian Government Masters & PhD Scholarships

Brief Information About Colombia

Colombia is one of the world’s seventeen mega-diverse countries and has the second-highest level of biodiversity in the world. Its territory encompasses the Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with coastlines and islands along both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

In 2013 and 2014 Colombia claimed the “#1 Happiest Country in the World” title according to the surveying of the Barometer of Happiness and Hope Foundation. And Colombia is always near the top of the list.

Everyone has heard of Carnaval in Rio, but few travelers know that the second largest celebration occurs in Colombia’s Caribbean city of Barranquilla.

And boy, is it a party. Festival-goers take to the streets for parades, dancing, and celebrating all it means to be Colombian. It’s a cultural explosion of music and colors. Not to be missed if visiting in February.


1. The scholarship is open to foreign professionals in the range of age between 25-49 years old.

2. The candidate should have an undergraduate degree (university degree or bachelor’s) in different disciplines.

3. The candidate should 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.

4. The candidate must master the Spanish language (reading, writing, and speaking)

5. The candidate must deliver a certificate of these competencies.

6. Prove a minimum of one year experience in their field of study, after obtaining the degree.

7. The candidate must have successfully completed college.

8. The candidate must have an admission letter from the Colombian educational institution in any career determined in the catalog annex to this call. The academic program should start in the second semester of 2019. Admission to programs starting in 2021 will not be contemplated.

9. The candidate must not live in Colombia and must not have Colombian nationality.




NB: Addressed to all countries cooperating with Colombia, except Ecuadorian, Peruvian and French citizens, as there is a program aimed at professionals from these countries.


TUITION FEES: 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 $208.853 COP) for once during the period of studies, just in case of circumstances beyond the beneficiary’s control.

STIPEND FOR BOOKS AND MATERIALS: Grant of $401.321 COP for once, at the beginning of the academic program

MONTHLY ALLOWANCE: Grant of the sum equivalent to 3 Minimum Monthly Legal salaries. $2.343.726 COP.

HEALTH INSURANCE: Wide coverage in medical assistance only in Colombia, during the period of studies.

INSTALLATION COSTS: Grant of {$401.321 COP for once at the beginning of studies

 NB: Postgraduate scholarships in Colombia will have a maximum of twelve (12) months for specialization twenty-four (24) months to master and up to thirty-six (36) months for a doctorate.

The scholarship holder of doctorates that last more than 3 years has to assume by themselves the allowance for the rest of the program.

The Colombian university will cover all the tuition fees during the whole program.

Selection Criteria

1. Academic excellence

2. Coherence between the academic trajectory, work experience, and academic program.

3. Professional working experience

4. Study Project

5. Reciprocity on educational cooperation

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How to Apply

Follow the links below to apply and learn more about the Colombian Government Postgraduate Scholarships.

Application Deadline

June 2nd 2022

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