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

Who can apply?

Colombian graduates usually up to the age of 36

What is supported?

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

Duration of funding

a) approx. 2 years
b) approx. 3-4 years
Grants are awarded for one year respectively. Applications must be submitted for an extension and these are reviewed by the DAAD selection committee.


Co-funded by COLFUTURO and DAAD
  • Intensive German course in Germany (up to 4 months for postdocs, up to 6 months for Master's students and doctoral candidates incl. accommodation and cost of living during this period (DAAD)
  • 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)
The contribution awarded by COLFUTURO is a scholarship credit which is paid back in full or in part. The maximum funding period for a COLFUTURO grant is 2 years for both funding types. In the third and, if applicable, fourth year of funding, the doctoral candidate can apply for a monthly DAAD grant of 500 euros plus insurance. The remaining expenses must be paid for by the grant holder or another source of funding.
This is based upon the guidelines of the Colfuturo sponsorship programme "Créditos-Beca para estudios de Posgrado en el Exterior".


Candidates are preselected by a committee of Colombian and German scientists and academics. The final selection is made by both parties to the agreement.

More detailed information

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

DAAD Bogotá

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