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Colfuturo Loan Programme powered by University of Twente

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) student per academic year, for a maximum of 2 years,according to each official regular program duration.

This entails (provisonally) for enrollment in September 2020:

  • Master's (bèta): 3562 Euro's powered by University of Twente
  • Master's (alfa-gamma): 2875 Euro's powered by University of Twente

COLFUTURO will provide the remainder of the tuition fees, living allowance and will cover other study related cost, 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 50% 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 10% 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. 

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

Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and prosthetics.

Business Administration

Do you want to devise solutions to complex and global business problems? We will teach you how to apply scientific methods in practice and equip you for a successful career in the business world.

Business Information Technology

The Master’s in Business Information Technology makes you an expert in IT-based business innovation, with the skills to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

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 and Management is the programme for you.

Communication Science

This one-year, English-taught Master’s degree will make become a highly valued communication specialist, equipped to help people and organizations navigate technological advances and societal shifts.

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

Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.

Educational Science & Technology

This one-year English-taught MSc programme combines the science of learning with the role of 21st-century technology, equipping you to help people of all ages and stages of life learn successfully.

Electrical Engineering

This MSc programme 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 programme focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.

Environmental & Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s 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

This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

Health Sciences

The programme focusses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

Industrial Design Engineering

Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Take the Master’s in IDE and discover the full potential of the interaction between design and engineering.

Industrial Engineering & Management

This 2-year, English-taught Master’s – with tracks in Finance, Healthcare and Production/Logistics – will equip you to design, manage and optimize processes in complex, globally active organizations.

Interaction Technology

Interaction Technology combines principles from electrical engineering and IT with the analysis of human behaviour and storytelling.

Internet Science & Technology

In this two-year, English-taught MSc programme you will learn from world-leading experts how to design, maintain, secure and improve communication systems and cyber-physical systems.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers focus on the design, analyses and maintenance of machinery, structures and products. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in on one of these disciplines.

Nanotechnology

The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society

Philosophy of Science, Technology and 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

What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve real-life problems? You will tackle these questions and more in the Master’s programme in Psychology.

Public Administration

In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will combine public administration with 21st-century skills and cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented research in a societal domain you care about.

Spatial Engineering

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address major multi-level spatial problems with a combination of technical and socio-economic knowledge.

Sustainable Energy Technology

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.

Systems & Control

This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Colombia

Application deadline

  • 29 February 2020

Application requirements

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

  • Have been admitted unconditionally to a high quality graduate programme (in any field of knowledge and anywhere in the world);
  • Have at least one year work experience;
  • Have an excellent academic record;
  • Proficiency level in English Communication (skills).

Announcement of awarded scholarships

14 May 2020

How to apply

Apply for the Colfuturo Scholarship Loan Programme.
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In order to be eligible for a Colfuturo Scholarship Loan Programme, you should meet all the requirements.