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The Université de Toulouse is strongly committed to developping cooperation with Colombia. In 2015 a cooperation agreement was signed between the Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées and Colfuturo, allowing Colombian students to get funding to do their PhD in Toulouse, and that same year a cooperation agreement was signed with the Distrital University. Since 2014 we participate in Europosgrados student fairs to meet and guide Master students wishing to do a PhD in France.

In 2017, 34 Colombian PhD students are doing their PhD in Toulouse, of which 12 are doing a joint PhD.



colfuturoCOLFUTURO 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. Throughout 20 years, COLFUTURO has financed postgraduate education programs for nearly 6,000 students in 28 countries.


Scholarship Requirements

To participate in COLFUTURO’s yearly application process, students shall follow the regular admission process to the program in the educational institution in the country of their choice. COLFUTURO does not get involved in the different universities’ or in their study programs’ application and selection processes. Additionally, applicants shall demonstrate advanced proficiency in a foreign language and hold an undergraduate degree, except for those students applying to double degree programs.


Application Agenda

Online application openningJanuary 9
Closing ApplicationFebruary 28
Publication of the resultsMay 17
1st Payment of the scholarshipNovember 15
2nd Payment of the scholarshipMarch 15


More information and application on COLFUTURO's website :

Download the Agreement between COLFUTURO and UFTMiP : MoU : COLFUTURO and Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées


How to apply?

Browse the list of theses proposals list :

If you find a thesis proposal that matches with the research you expect to do for your PhD, apply directly on the website.

If you don’t find an interesting thesis proposal on the list, the PhD International Office can help you to find a supervisor in a research center.

Send a CV and a short application letter including a brief description of your research background to:              

phd-internationalatuniv-toulouse [dot] fr

Meet us in Colombia

If you wish to meet us for more information, the Université de Toulouse will participate in the Expo Posgrados Student fair in Colombia. That fair is an opportunity to ask about our PhD programs and also make a first contact with the Université de Toulouse. 

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Bogotá, Convention centre Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada: November 18 and 19, 2017 

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phd-internationalatuniv-toulouse [dot] fr
International PhD Office Manager
adrien [dot] picquoutatuniv-toulouse [dot] fr
+33 5 62 25 00 88