Colombia: Colciencias

PhD Scholarships for Colombian Students

Colombian students have an opportunity to apply for funding to do their PhD studies abroad through the Colciencias Scholarship Program for a maximum of 48 months. The scholarship covers living expenses, insurance, travel and tuition. The University of Groningen/UMCG is one of the international institutions eligible to receive students with a Colciencias scholarship due to its position on the international rankings.

Calls for Applications

To learn about calls for future applications, keep an eye on the Colciencias Website and our News section.

For Prospective PhD Students

We welcome you to look into our Research Portfolio or download the brochure. You can find the outline of the PhD curriculum in the PhD Study Guide

For UMCG Supervisors and Principal Investigators

UMCG Principal Investigators who are in touch with a Colombian prospective PhD student should request support from the Graduate School of Medical Sciences to facilitate the candidate's application to Colciencias funding. Colciencias explicitly excludes letters of acceptance by the prospective PhD supervisor, such letters should be issued by the Graduate School of Medical Sciences so please provide the following supporting information and documents:

CV of the candidate, including:

  • Full name
  • Place & date of birth
  • E-mail address

About the project:

  • Total number of months of funding requested (max. 48 months)
  • Start date PhD project
  • PhD project title
  • Title(s) and name(s) of supervisor(s) and their departmental affiliation
  • Bench fee requested from Colciencias annually