2024 Colombia Foreigners Scholarship for International Students (Funded)

Deadline: June 9, 2024.

This program is aimed at foreigners who wish to advance their postgraduate studies in Colombia, as well as for foreigners from non-Spanish-speaking countries who need to strengthen the Spanish language in order to carry out postgraduate studies in Colombia. At the bottom you will find the catalogue of academic offerings, the application rules for the programme in Spanish and English and the infographic of the call in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.


  1. be a foreign citizen
  2. Not have Colombian nationality.
  3. Not be residing, nor have resided the last 6 months prior to applying for the scholarship in
    Colombian territory or have started studies in Colombia at the time of application to the
    corresponding call.
  4. In case of being selected, scholars can be asked by ICETEX to provide the Certificate of
    Migratory Movements, with a date no greater than 30 days at the time of entering Colombian
  5. Must not have any marital or de facto relationship in Colombia.
  6. Not having been a beneficiary of ICETEX through the Beca Colombia program.
  7. Not be older than 50 years.
  8. Have a cumulative general average of 4.0 out of 5.0 in undergraduate to apply the call.
    According to the grading scale of each country, the note must be equivalent to a minimum of 4.0
    for the Colombian scale. *It is not valid to present postgraduate average.
  9. Have a professional, undergraduate, or graduate degree in any area of knowledge.
  10. Have admission to at least between one and three postgraduate programs found in the
    Academic Offer Catalog 2024-2 annexed to this announcement. In case of applying to Spanish
    courses, the admission of the Institution offering the Spanish course will be suspended.
  11. Have good physical and mental health, certified by a doctor


  1. The coverage of the entire tuition will be granted by the Colombian higher education institution (only for the academic programs that are within the catalog of academic offer, published in the 2024-2 call).
  2. Medical and hospital assistance in Colombia that includes repatriation in case of disability or death. This assistance is only covered during the study period in Colombia and only to the scholarship recipient, it is not extended to family members.
  3. ICETEX will send each fellow a letter for the online application of the courtesy visa type “V” visa, which will be granted by the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the study period. This visa is only for the fellow.
  4. ICETEX will support each foreign scholarship holder with a monthly support (living expenses) amounting to three current legal monthly minimum wages. In 2025, the adjustment will be made according to the increase in the minimum wage decreed by the Colombian Ministry of Labor. This item will be granted only to those who are in Colombian territory carrying out in person studies.
  5. ICETEX will support each scholarship holder with an amount for installation expenses in Colombia, for the only time in the study period.
  6. For each year of study, ICETEX will support each scholarship holder with a value for books and materials, specialization scholarship holders will receive a single support, master’s scholarship holders will receive up to two supports and doctorate scholarship holders between three and four according to the time of their study. doctorate.
  7. This is a financial support equivalent to 250,000 COP, which will be paid only once during the entire study program to cover costs related to the issuance of the Foreign Identification id “Cedula d eExtranjeria”.

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