Icetex opens new education opportunities for Colombians in Australia: these are the benefits available

Luc Williams

Australia is one of the most sought after destinations for hundreds of Colombian students to do their undergraduate and graduate studies in different areas.

And this country offers a series of options that are very interesting for those who think about going abroad, such as the fact that it is one of the strongest economies in the world and that cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide are considered among the best places to live.

New opportunities for Colombian students

For all these advantages, the government of Victoria (Australia) will bring a delegation to Colombia on April 25 and 26, with the aim of exploring and strengthening various opportunities for collaboration in education, innovation and research.

Among the officials from the two governments who will be part of this meeting are: Anna Chrisp, Australian ambassador to Colombia, Nigel Warren, commissioner for the Americas, Australian government of Victoria, Victoria Gómez from the International Cooperation Office, Ministry of Education from Colombia, and Valentín Sierra, head of the International Office, MinTic, among others.

“Our universities in Victoria enjoy the highest employability rates and are at the top of global rankings. We want Colombians to fall more and more in love with Victoria and Melbourne, as an epicenter of knowledge and innovation (…)”, says Natalia Gorroño, Senior Director of Investment and Trade for Latin America of the Australian Government of Victoria.

“This visit allows us to strengthen our ties of inter-institutional cooperation with Colombian universities and government agencies,” said the official in question.

Current agreements with Australia

Currently, there is certain aid so that Colombians who want to project themselves in Australia can do so in an economically accessible way. That's why he Icetex offers two main lines of credit for studies abroad: US$8,000 for English courses, US$25,000 for postgraduate programs and US$12,500 for student support abroad.

It is expected that with this management, some 2,000 Colombian students will receive support to see your dreams come true. Furthermore, Victoria is one of the states most recognized by Colfuturo, for the quality of its educational institutions, which represents a very interesting plus for young Colombians who aspire to study abroad.

In fact, 6 Australian universities are in the World Ranking of the top 100 universities according to QS World University Rankings. The only countries that surpass Australia in the number of universities in this ranking are the United States and the United Kingdom.

Among the university agreements currently in force between Colfuturo and the universities of Melbourne are: The University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Deakin University.

These agreements include discounts on tuition and some research scholarships for students.


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