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Colfuturo Scholarships

About the award

Level: Masters, PhD
Course: Any 1 Year Masters course and any 3 year PhD programmes are eligible.
Country: Colombia
Value: Up to $50,000 over 2 years
No. of awards: Unlimited
Deadline: Colfuturo applications close February 29th 2024

More information

COLFUTURO is a Colombian non-profit foundation that was established in 1991 with the support of the National Government and some of the most important companies of the private sector in the country at that time. Its main objective is to provide financial support and increase the possibilities of Colombian citizens to access high-quality postgraduate study programs abroad.

The Awards

The financial support model is a scholarship loan. COLFUTURO offers each student up to US$50,000, which may be requested in full, even if the program is one year. Students may be awarded scholarships for 80% of the loaned amount. The COLFUTURO application form and terms and conditions can be found at  

Applicants must make two separate applications- Queen Mary and COLFUTURO. Those who are successful in securing the scholarship and hold an offer for admission to Queen Mary will automatically be granted the co-funding discount. 

Please see the following link for information on the 2024 application round: PCB Call 2023 ( COLFUTURO applications open on 9th January and close on February 29 at 11:59 pm. Queen Mary applications are open now. 

The Co-funding Discount

Queen Mary has partnered with Colfuturo since 2015. COLFUTURO scholars coming to Queen Mary for a Master's or PhD degree will receive a 25% discount. All on-site, full-time Master's courses (MA, MSc, MRes) and Phd Programmes are eligible. 

 The COLFUTURO scholarship-loan money should be used to cover living expenses and should be carefully managed to last the 3-4 years required to complete a UK PhD programme. This can be supplemented by personal savings and possible teaching work but this should be discussed and agreed with the academic department before the student begins the programme. 

Meet our Scholars


Isabel Uribe Arango, LLM International Business Law 2022-23

Isabel's dream has always been to study a master's abroad. London was always her first option due to its multicultural approach and the high-ranked universities that offered masters in law. "When looking for Universities, I decided to apply to Queen Mary University LLM because of its wide range of specific modules, and the possibility of putting together a tailor-made program. It was one of the few universities that would allow the design of a program that comprises modules related to Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Reinsurance law”.

For Isabel Queen Mary University stood out for its high percentage of international students, which she experienced during her studies, having classmates from many different countries around the world. "This was one of the highlights of my experience, I was able to learn from different cultures and make long-lasting bonds with people with completely different backgrounds."

"Colfuturo was definitely the way I was able to embark on this experience. Providing financial support and guidance, Colfuturo was key to allowing me to apply to a top-ranked program and afford an expensive city like London."

Now, Isabel has been selected to take part in an internship program at a Consulting firm in London that, combined with the knowledge she acquired during the master’s degree, will allow her to develop important skills that will make her stand out in the Colombian labour market.  


For more information about the Colfuturo Awards at Queen Mary please contact Flora Mckay at 



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