2018 DAAD-COLFUTURO Credit-Scholarship Program

The COLFUTURO application platform opened January 9, 2018, and will close February 28, 2018.

The German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD, by an agreement with COLFUTURO, supports Colombians wishing to pursue graduate (masters or doctoral) studies in Germany by providing additional financial aid in the form of a grant to the beneficiaries of the COLFUTURO (PCB) Credit-Scholarship Program.

The program supports graduate studies in Germany in all areas of knowledge, in German or English.

All interested in participating in the program must complete the application following the Scholarship Credit Program instructions found at www.colfuturo.org/convocatoria and, at the same time, upload the documents requested by the DAAD directly to the COLFUTURO website.

To be considered for the program, candidates must comply with the requirements by the two entities. Only the COLFUTURO candidates for studies in Germany completing the additional DAAD scholarship request will be included in the selection process.

 The above scholarships are directed to Colombians with an undergraduate degree in any area of knowledge, wishing to obtain a Masters or Doctoral degree in Germany.


  • Have an undergraduate degree to pursue master’s studies or a master’s degree to pursue doctoral studies.
  • Master’s candidates must submit a letter of admission to an academic program or proof of an application in progress.
  • Doctoral candidates, according to the program pursued, must submit in their application, a letter of invitation from the German tutor or a letter of admission to the structured PhD program.
  • Not be residing in Germany for more than 15 months at the time of applying.

The following language requirements must be taken into account:

–    If the desired academic program is in English, the candidate must meet the selected University requirements.

–    If the chosen academic program is in German, the DAAD will accept candidates with lesser knowledge than required by the German universities, as the DAAD scholarship includes a prior German language intensive course, in Germany, with which it is possible to achieve the level required for admission. The minimum level, in this case, is B1, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

–    Irrespective of the language requirements of the chosen academic program (usually German or English), to apply for the DAAD scholarship it is necessary to validate basic knowledge of English by presenting the following language certificates: TOEFL iBT: 87, CBT TOEFL: 227, TOEFL PBT: 567, or IELTS: 6.5. This requirement also applies to those wishing to pursue a program held in German.

  • The call does not set an age limit.

Those interested in partial DAAD scholarships awarded within the framework of the agreement will find all the updated call information on the website: http://www.daad.co/es/12400/index.html