Colombia Scholarships

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When it comes to studying abroad and in a different country like Colombia, it can be a taxing moment when it comes down to researching what available scholarships there are to pursue. From government grants, to university entrance scholarships that are handed out upon sending in the submission admissions application.

We will break down what scholarships and fellowships are available in each country, along with the title of those scholarships. This way it can be much easier during a student’s research when they decide to look up the full details of that scholarship to see if they are an eligible match.

Along with scholarships, we will place any internships or work-study programs that may be readily available for international students.

Below is a list of scholarships available to both domestic citizens of the Colombia and international students interested in studying in the country.

Scholarships in Colombia:

  • Everyone Can Learn Python Scholarship
  • Global Excellence scholarships
  • Fully funded UKRI CDT Artificial Intelligence at Swansea University
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees Scholarship
  • Saint Patrick’s Day Greening Scholarship
  • Taught Master’s Scholarships
  • Colombia Government Scholarships
  • Alianzo-Pacifico Scholarship
  • Colombo Ecuadorian Scholarship
  • Government of Colombia Scholarship for Foreign Students
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship 
  • Elizabeth Greenshields Scholarship at Laval University (Canada)
  • Concordia Presidential Scholarships to Study in Canada
  • Chevening Scholarships for Colombians
  • KYTESOL ESL/LEP Student Scholarship Opportunity
  • Columbia Scholarships from the Government of Québec, Canada

When it comes to a student visa, students will need to have the correct documentation to show they are a resident or citizen of the current country they live in.

Yes, international students will need to acquire a student visa before arriving in Colombia. As standard procedure it is easier on the student to acquire a student visa before arriving so there is no problems with crossing the border into the country. At times, it can be difficult for student upon arrival if they do not have all of their paperwork stating which university, they are attending in Colombia, or what they intend to study. Along with not having a student visa to all the student to stay the full academic term.

EU students do have different terms and conditions when it comes to a student visa, because most EU citizens do not need a visa in another EU country.

Learn the Local Language

This is one of the bigger points for any country. Each country releases a huge amount of ‘language scholarships’ that is dedicated to the students who are currently learning the local language and who intend to pursue a higher education in the cultural history of Colombia.

Each country will have a language proficiency exam to place ethe student in classes where they are familiar with the language. This is a regular occurrence to ensure that the student does not immediately fall behind in their coursework because simply they do not understand the language.

Most universities will place international students into free language programs so the students can begin basic level exercises to help them to learn the local or official language of the country.

Latest Active Scholarships from Colombia

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Scholarship Name: Fully-funded Colombia Government Scholarship for International Master and PhD Degree Students at ICETEX, the Colombian Institute of Educational Credit and Technical Studies Abroad, 2024

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Country: Colombia

Description: The Colombia Government Scholarship 2023-24 Presents An Incredible Opportunity For International Applicants Aspiring To Pursue Higher Education In Colombia. This Esteemed Scholarship Program, Overseen By ICETEX, Provides Fully Funded Positions For Master's, Specialization, And PhD Programs, Attracting Talented Individuals From Diverse Backgrounds Across The World....

Date Published: 04 June 2023

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Scholarship Name: ICETEX Fully Funded Scholarship - Colombia 2023

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Country: Colombia

Description: The Credit Scholarships Of The Álvaro Ulcué Chocué Indigenous Communities Fund - ICETEX Are Part Of The Fund Created By The National Government, Which Opens Its Registration For Young People From Indigenous Communities To Study Undergraduate Or Postgraduate. Since 1990, The National Government, Through The Ministry...

Date Published: 08 August 2022

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