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ELE África Scholarship Eligibility
- Be a national of an African country.
tourist guides duly certified or students who have outstanding academic
results and are enrolled in the last academic year of their
undergraduate course or in a postgraduate course.
- Have a good knowledge of English (certified B1 level minimum).
- Have been born between January 1, 1978 and December 31, 1998.
- Accept and carry out the rules of this 2018 initiative, submitted as Annex I of this document.
- Have good physical and mental health.
the necessary resources to cover the costs of the first month of their
stay in Colombia. It is suggested a minimum amount of US$600 (six
hundred US Dollars).
- Have the necessary resources to cover for the costs of the Colombian Alien ID, approximately US$70 (seventy US Dollars.)
- Not to have participated in the previous versions of ELE initiatives offered by the Colombian Government, developed since 2013.
Possession of a valid USA or Schengen Visa will be positively valued.
ELE África Scholarship Benefits
trip, air ticket in economy class from the capital of the home country
to the Colombian city where the course will take place. The Colombian
Government will be responsible for assigning the placement city.
stipend of one million six hundred (1.600.000) Colombian pesos for the
beneficiary to cover basic living expenses, such as accommodation, local
transport, and the cost of meals in Colombia. The monthly stipend will
be proportional to the number of days of the beneficiaries’ stay in
Colombia, and will be paid once per month in arrears subject to the
assistance to the Spanish lessons by the beneficiary. Attendance will be
checked through report, which will be submitted by the university to
the Colombian authorities.
- Tuition scholarship for the Spanish course.
- International Health Insurance.
- Courtesy Colombian Visa.
- SIELE exam to obtain the Spanish as a foreign language certification.
cost of any additional visas of third countries that may be necessary
to travel to Colombia, as well as of any extracurricular activities that
the beneficiaries wish to undertake at the Colombian host universities,
will not be financed by the Government of Colombia.
ELE África Scholarship Key Dates
|Dates in Colombia||Activity|
|April 18, 2018||Launching
of the call: the applicant must fill out the application form in the
link available on the pages of the Colombian embassies, enclosing in PDF
format the documents required in the bases of the call. Only applicants
that comply with the required profile and documents will be considered.
|May 18, 2018||Submission deadline.|
|May 21 to May 24, 2018||Application form and submitted documents evaluation and notification of pre-selected candidates.|
|June 4 to June 12, 2018||Online
Interviews to pre-selected candidates: In order to come up with the
list of the final 16 beneficiaries, 70 pre-selected candidates will be
interviewed online following the order of submission of the application
|June 14, 2018||The Colombian Embassies
will publish the results of the selection process on their webpages and
will introduce the logistical coordinator of the initiative.
|June 15, 2018||Online Spanish level assessment to the selected candidates.|
|June 17, 2018||Deadline for acceptance of the scholarship.|
|June 18 to July 8, 2018||Preparation
for the trip (remission of information package, air tickets, medical
insurance and visa application guide to the beneficiaries)
|July 22 to 31, 2018||Arrival of beneficiaries to Colombia, training activities and welcome event.|
|August 1st to November 18, 2018||Spanish courses.|
|November 19 to 25, 2018||Closing activities (Spanish certification exam, closing event and return to home countries)|
How to Apply for ELE África Scholarship
- Application form completed,
available on the webpage of the Colombian Embassies in the African
countries. Point 9 below has the list of Colombian Diplomatic Missions
with their contact details.
- A recent passport size photo (3.5 x 4 cms).
of the principal passport page, containing biographical information.
The passport must have a minimum validity of six months after the start
of the program.
- Medical certificate in English, signed by a
doctor, certifying that the candidate is in good physical and mental
health to take the course in Colombia, submitted as Annex II of this document.
- Yellow Fever vaccination certificate, if you have it.
evidencing the candidate has a proficient knowledge of English, equal
or greater than B1, per the Common European Framework of Reference for
- For tourist guides only: Acceptance
letter or authorization of enrollment issued by the National Tourism
Authority or Competent Authorities of their countries.
- For undergraduate and graduate students:
Confirmation of enrollment letter issued by the university of origin
that includes the Grade Point Average (GPA) of the candidate.
- For graduate students only: Copy of Undergraduate diploma.
|Diplomatic Mission||Countries covered||Website|
|Embassy in Algeria||Algeria and Tunisia||http://argelia.embajada.gov.co|
|Embassy in Egypt||Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Chad, Republic of the Sudan, Djibouti||http://egipto.embajada.gov.co|
|Embassy in Ghana||Ghana,
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Gambia,
Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone,
Togo, Senegal, Sao Tome and Principe and Nigeria.
|Embassy in Kenya||Kenya,
Central African Republic, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda,
Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia,
Ethiopia and Tanzania.
|Embassy in Morocco||Morocco||http://marruecos.embajada.gov.co|
|Embassy in South Africa||South
Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Angola, Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi,
Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Gabon and