COLFUTURO, a change in your life.
Have you ever thought on studying a master or a PhD abroad while you are still being a member of the Police? Colfuturo is an agency supported by the Colombian government, Colciencias, Icetex and some donations from a lot of important Colombian corporations. COLFUTURO has supported economically almost 6.000 students to get their masters or PhD studies in more than 775 universities around the world. Moreover, there is a scholarship agreement between COLFUTURO and the Ministry of National Defense, which provides a scholarship of 25.000 US dollars per year; meanwhile you are benefited with a school’s commission wage and your regular salary. Besides, you receive one additional salary for settling down once you arrive to the country that you have chosen.
To access one of the scholarships offered by COLFUTURO, You should consider the following steps: First of all, the police sends to COLFUTURO a list of the police officers who want to take part in the process and join the Hotbed of Talent, which is the first stage of the program. To become part of the Talent Incubator is necessary to have an academic excellence, consistency between the program chosen and your own candidate profile. Besides, it is highly important to be fluent in a second language, which must be demonstrated by taking an international highly recognized exam.
Additionally, The Ministry of Defense will send a list of candidates to COLFUTURO, and then through it the applicants will be notified their acceptance into this program by email. From this moment on, COLFUTURO academic council program will guide the applicants into a selection process involved with their academical program and the requirements stipulated by the universities they have chosen.
After being part of the “Seed Talent” project, the selection process will start to access to the Credit Scholarship Program. The applicant must show that he/she was accepted by the university, in which he/she has postulated, and then this person must proceed to write an essay that will be evaluated by an external jury of COLFUTURO, and finally, it is necessary to fill out the form Credit Scholarship program.
Once the applicant has known these requirements, COLFUTURO chooses some specialized committees into the different academic areas by testing the student’s academic level chosen taking into account the postulate and academic excellence of this person. COLFUTURO will publish the list of beneficiaries, and then an official ceremony will be carried out in which the President of the Republic and the highest ranks of Police and Military Forces will be part.
The Military Forces and Police will work together with COLFUTURO to do an academic follow up to the beneficiaries when this person is carrying on his/her studies abroad. In this case, each police officer must be located into a workplace according to their current profile and skills acquired.
To sum up, Colfuturo offers a big opportunity to improve the skills of police officers, this moment seven Students have returned to Colombia with new knowledge in some areas of interest, for instance:
Master in Human Resources
Master in Work Psychology
Master in Security and Defense Systems Management
Master of Education and Society
Master Organizational Engineering
Furthermore, there are currently five more policemen studying masters and PhD in places such as: United States of America, Spain and Belgium.
The Colfuturo’s scholarship is one of the best options for members of the Colombian national police who want a change in their life’s, getting the chance of join the top universities from all around the world; besides, you will have the opportunity to live in other country and learn how the culture and the weather are, visit amazing places, meet new people and finally have a new experience in your life.