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Identify Potential Colombian Graduate Student in Your Area

Purdue faculty members have the opportunity to recruit and fund graduate students through two agreements secured by the Institute. One agreement is with Colciencias, the Colombian department for science, technology and innovation. This agreement is focused upon providing fellowships to students studying biotechnology and nanotechnology. (In 2012, these focus areas will be expanded to include sustainability and educational frontiers). The additional agreement is with Colfuturo, a private Colombian foundation, which will provide graduate fellowships (both Master’s and Doctoral) to engineering students in all fields of engineering. Details about these two programs are provided below:


How A Faculty Member Can Identify Potential Graduate Students Through the Colombia-Purdue Institute

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Review application folders of Colombian students seeking grad school admission
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Inform Graduate Office of your interest in a student.
The student will be reviewed for admission.
Normal International Student Application Pathway
Student Awarded Colfuturo Scholarship
Student Awarded Colciencias Scholarship
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Student awarded 5-year, fully
paid fellowship to pursue doctoral
studies at Purdue with participating
Student officially admitted
and receives details for obtaining
visa documents
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Three possible outcomes
  1. Student is admitted by Purdue with Graduate School tuition, in which Colfuturo and the tuition scholarship provides two years full funding. Funds for subsequent years depends on student’s satisfactory progress
  2. Student does not receive Graduate School tuition scholarship but a ¼ -time research assistantship. from a professor which, together with Colfuturo funds, can secure the formal admission and visa;
  3. Student does not receive TA/RA funding and must find a different source of support.
Student applies for
funding from Colfuturo and/or Coliencias


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