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Colfuturo and the University of Twente provide a shared financing programme to strengthen bilateral cooperation. The programme is for talented Colombians interested in a Master's programme at the University of Twente, within the framework of a Joint Graduate Loan-Scholarship programme.

Colfutoro logoThe Fundación para el Futuro de Colombia (COLFUTURO) and the University of Twente foster cooperation and enhance the links between the two institutions through the provision of shared financing for talented Colombian students admitted to Master degree programmes at the University of Twente, within the framework of a Joint Graduate Loan-Scholarship Program.

Scholarship value

The University of Twente provides a scholarship of 25% of tuition fee to a maximum number of 10 (ten) students per academic year, for a maximum of 2 years, according to each official regular program duration.

The Faculty ITC offers one extra tuition fee waiver of 85% plus two tuition fee waivers of 50% to newly enrolled Colombian COLFUTURO sponsored students who start their 2-year Master study programme in Spatial Engineering or the 2-year Master study programme in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation in the academic years 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027 and 2028.

Above mentioned tuition fee waivers and COLFUTURO loan scholarships have a maximum lenght of 2 years per student.

This entails (provisonally) for enrollment in September 2023:

COLFUTURO will provide the remainder of the tuition fees, living allowance and will cover other study related costs, in accordance with its policies and procedures, i.e. up to US$ 25,000 per year for a maximum of two years. In total, the foundation offers loans of up to US$ 50,000. Students may be awarded scholarships for 80% of the loaned amount, provided they accomplish these three requirements: (1) be awarded their postgraduate degree, (2) return to Colombia, and (3) remain in the country for three to five years. Students may also obtain an additional 20% discount if, upon returning to the country, they engage in employment for one year in the public sector, or as teachers or researchers in public or private institutions. Students may also obtain an additional 20% discount if upon returning to the country, they work outside Bogota and it´s metropolitan area.

Master's programmes
Applied Mathematics

As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

Applied Physics

Deepen your understanding of the laws of physics to find technical solutions in a wide range of areas such as IT, sustainability, healthcare, chip design, digitalisation, finance, space and more.

Biomedical Engineering

Contribute to better healthcare by designing and developing medical innovations for improved diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention and a better quality of life.

Business Administration

In today’s evolving world it makes no sense to do business as usual. This Master’s turns you into an innovative, entrepreneurial business leader who prepares businesses for the challenges of tomorrow.

Business Information Technology

Become an expert in IT-based business innovation, able to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work with the use of IT.

Chemical Science & Engineering

This Master’s will help you to develop novel chemical processes, materials and molecules and contribute to innovations that benefit our society in areas such as health, water, food and sustainability.

Civil Engineering & Management

If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering & Management is the programme for you.

Communication Science

Become an expert in how people and organisations interact with and through the latest innovations, in the context of major societal challenges, such as polarisation, sustainability and security.

Computer Science

Computer Science is omnipresent in modern society. Latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.

Construction Management & Engineering

This Master’s helps you to become an expert in managing large-scale, complex construction projects in an increasingly digitised industry, using an innovative, holistic approach.

Educational Science & Technology

Are you fascinated by learning, but not necessarily dreaming of becoming a teacher? Engage in educational breakthroughs in schools and/or organisations as a researcher, designer or consultant.

Electrical Engineering

This Master's challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.

Embedded Systems

This Master’s program equips you with expertise in designing the software and hardware of complex embedded systems in vehicles, pacemakers and chipsets amongst others.

Environmental & Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Master's in Environmental & Energy Management will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.

European Studies

Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

Are you interested in a career in GIS/spatial data science and becoming a geospatial professional?

Health Sciences

This Master’s focuses on healthcare policy and organisation, with specific attention to the role of technology in healthcare.

Industrial Design Engineering

Combine design and engineering in creating innovative products that enrich people’s lives. During this two-year Master’s, you learn to optimise both products and the development processes involved.

Industrial Engineering & Management

Become a creative, multidisciplinary manager with both technological know-how and engineering and management skills and optimise processes and solve problems in complex, globally active organisations.

Interaction Technology

Delve into the field of human-computer interaction and design and develop interactive technologies that are meaningful to people and society.

Mechanical Engineering

Become an expert mechanical engineer that focuses on the futureproof design, analysis and maintenance of machinery, structures, products and production processes.

Nanotechnology

Tackle big, societal issues at the smallest level: become an expert in the upcoming field of nanotechnology and invent, design, and develop innovative solutions on the extremely small nanoscale.

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

Psychology

Psychology plays a role wherever people are in contact with other people or organisations or when they interact with technology. Core: behaviour (doing), emotions (feeling) and cognitions (thinking).

Public Administration

Learn to tackle the grand challenges our complex society faces from a political-administrative point of view and develop your own profile within a domain of your choice.

Spatial Engineering

Natural disasters, poverty, food shortage, epidemics, climate change: learn to tackle society’s greatest and most complex challenges with the use of spatial data.

Sustainable Energy Technology

Do you feel called upon to make a valuable contribution to the sustainable energy transition? Become an expert in the development, implementation and integration of sustainable energy technologies.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Colombia

Application requirements

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:Have the Colombian nationality:


Announcement of awarded scholarships

The announcement of the application results will be on 16 May 2024

The following announcement of the application results will be on .. May 2025

How to apply

Apply for the Colfuturo Scholarship Loan Programme.The next application will open on 9 January 2024.
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