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COLFUTURO Ayudar Joint Graduate Scholarship-Loan Programme - 2023 call

About the award

COLFUTURO is a Colombian non-profit foundation established in 1991 with the support of the National Government and some of the most important private sector companies in the country. COLFUTURO awards take the form of a scholarship-loan of up to USD $50,000 across a maximum of two years. Students may be awarded COLFUTURO scholarships for 80% of the loaned amount, provided they accomplish certain requirements. Students in receipt of COLFUTURO funding will have their University of Exeter tuition fee reduced by 20% for the duration of the COLFUTURO award.

The University has partnered with COLFUTURO to consider their Masters level scholars for an additional award - the Ayudar Scholarship - which provides a living stipend in line with UK Research Council recommendations (c.£16,062 in 2022/23). The Ayudar Scholarship is intended to support the development of Colombian students who will use the expertise gained from completion of a University of Exeter Masters degree to make a positive social, cultural, business or environmental impact in Colombia. All Colombian nationals holding an offer to study a University of Exeter taught Masters degree by the scholarship deadline are eligible to be considered for the Ayudar Scholarship but those with confirmed Colfuturo funding will be given preference.

How to apply

For more details and how to apply, visit the COLFUTURO website

The call for the 2023 scholarship programme opens on 10 January 2023 and closes on 28 February 2023 11:59 pm (Colombia time) with results on 11 May 2023.  

There is no separate application for the University's Ayudar Scholarship; all eligible Colombian offer holders will be considered.

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Application deadline:28th February 2023
Value:Tuition fees and living stipend for a maximum of two years
Duration of award:Variable
Contact: COLFUTURO Office, Bogota (+57) 601 340 5394