Crédito Beca Francisco José de Caldas Scholarship Program

Sponsored by COLCIENCIAS

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The Crédito Beca Francisco José de Caldas Scholarship Program provides opportunities for Colombians to pursue doctoral degrees at universities around the world. In 2009, the Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (COLCIENCIAS) launched the Generación del Bicentenario initiative, which was designed to strengthen research and advanced knowledge across Colombian institutions that are part of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation. Within this initiative, COLCIENCIAS created the Crédito Beca Francisco José de Caldas scholarship program which provides opportunities for nationals to pursue doctoral degrees at universities outside Colombia. The Program provides awards in the form of a forgivable loan. Laspau works in collaboration with COLCIENCIAS providing academic placement, advising, and financial reporting services for grantees pursuing academic studies in the United States and other countries around the world.

Fields of Study

Fields of study

The areas of study for this program are determined by the National Development Plan 2010-2014:

  • Electric engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Management of non-renewable resources such as oil, carbon, gas and other minerals
  • Aerospace, pharmaceutical, automobile industries
  • Agribusiness and agriculture
  • Health and related fields
  • Urban planning
  • Information and communication technology
  • Environmental sciences, management of natural resources and climate change
  • Social and economic development
  • Public policy


How to Apply

Information about ‘COLCIENCIAS’ programs can be found on their webpage or by contacting their offices directly at


Centro de Atención al Ciudadano


Carrera 7B bis No. 132-28, Santafé de Bogotá D.C, Colombia
Tel: 571.625.8480 Ext. 2081, or 018000914446

Fax 571-625.1788