COLFUTURO Scholarship

About COLFUTURO Scholarship in Colombia

The Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia (COLFUTURO) is a financial support initiative for Colombian professionals that have demonstrated academic excellence, who wish to broaden their career development by pursuing Master by coursework and research or Doctoral research higher degree studies at the top global 100 universities to build on human capital for the future of Colombia.

The Scholarship Loan Program has been developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation and with the support from private industry and NGOs that wish to promote and encourage study abroad opportunities for professionals to gain the skills necessary to return to Colombia and contribute to the academic and public sector priority areas. 

The financial support model COLFUTURO offers is a Scholarship-Loan. COLFUTURO offers each postgraduate coursework candidate up to US$50,000, and each HDR candidate up to US$50,000 (depending on the research area and the chosen university's research ranking), which may be requested in full, even if the program is one year. Candidates may be awarded scholarships for 80% of the loaned amount, provided they be awarded their postgraduate degree, return to Colombia, and remain in the country for up to five years.

COLFUTURO’s awardees have up to 2 years after completing studies to remain abroad for the purpose of work experience

How to Apply

COLFUTURO's selection process for the Loan-Scholarship Program is done yearly. You can find more information on how to apply on COLFUTURO's website

Successful awardees will be required to follow the process via the online COLFUTURO platform to manage their scholarship loan during their studies abroad.

As part of the COLFUTURO application, you need to identify which degrees you are interested in studying. You will then need to submit an application for your preferred degree directly to the University of Adelaide.

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  • Be professionally linked to an industry that promotes the COLFUTURO loan program
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence during your tertiary studies in Colombia.
  • Have evidence from The University of Adelaide that you have applied for the program (offer letters are not required to apply before February 28th )

Agent Support in Colombia

COLFUTURO does not work with agents, but applicants can seek support from our recognised agents in Colombia to send their applications for the Master or Research degrees.  You can find a list of recognised agents in Colombia here

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Daniel Garcia Zaparta, Master of Data Science

I found that the University of Adelaide was in the top 100 world-wide in Computer Science. I decided to explore more about the university and I also found that The Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) was part of The University of Adelaide. Knowing that the AIML is in the top 5 global Institutions for computer vision research and the top one in Australia, made me take the decision to study a Master of Data Science at The University of Adelaide.

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