Objective

Graduates receive grants to complete a Master's or doctoral degree in Germany.

Who can apply?

  • Applicants for a scholarship to obtain a master degree: very well qualified colombian graduates, who have accomplished a first university degree (bachelor or equivalent) at the time of application.
  • Applicants for a scholarship to obtain a doctoral degree: very well qualified colombian graduates, who have accomplished a master (or equivalent) degree at the time of application.

What can be funded?

Graduates complete a
a) Master's degree, or
b) doctoral studies at a German university

Duration of the funding

a) approx. 2 years depending on the duration of the Master's programme
b) approx. 3-4 years for doctoral studies
Grants for doctoral candidates are awarded for one year. Applications must be submitted for an extension and these are reviewed by the DAAD selection committee.

Value

Co-funded by COLFUTURO and DAAD
  • Intensive German course in Germany (up to 6 months for Master's students and doctoral candidates incl. accommodation and cost of living during this period (DAAD)); alternatively, accompanying German course during course of studies
  • Costs of outward and return travel (DAAD)
  • Monthly scholarship payments up to the maximum amount determined by COLFUTURO (COLFUTURO/DAAD)
  • Medical, nursing care, accident and personal liability insurance, if applicable also for accompanying dependants (DAAD)
  • If applicable, cost of German language course for accompanying spouse (DAAD)
  • Contribution towards the costs of printing thesis (DAAD)
  • Refund of TestDaF or DSH exam
  • One-year research and study allowance
The contribution awarded by COLFUTURO is a scholarship credit which is paid back in full or in part. This is based upon the guidelines of the Colfuturo sponsorship programme "Créditos-Beca para estudios de Posgrado en el Exterior".

Selection

Candidates are selected by a committee of Colombian and German scientists and academics.

Further information

And online application:
COLFUTURO Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia
Carrera 15 No. 37-15 Bogotá, Colombia
www.colfuturo.org

and
DAAD Branch Office Bogotá
WWW: www.daad.co

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