Since April 5, the registration form is open for Colombians interested in participating in the call ‘A ticket to the future, a program that seeks to fund a master’s degree abroad, according to a report by the Ministry of Communications and Information TechnologyAnd after noting that at this stage of the program, in which nearly 24 billion will be invested, 90 percent of the registration fee will be funded.
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“You can choose programs with a maximum of $78,000 at universities outside the country within the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking)CWTS Leiden 2021 Ranking, CSIC Webometric Ranking, QS World University Rankings, or Abet Accreditation Form.”
Those interested in participating can register at the link on the Icetex website until May 25 or until resources run out.
It is important to clarify that Once you enter this link, you must create a username and password to participate.
The type of master’s degrees covered should be advantageous in ICT topics such as cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, blockchain, smart cities, machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, augmented reality, robotics, 3D and 4D printing, nanotechnology, quantum computing, robotics, and reality Augmented and virtual reality, data science, the regulatory framework for information and communication technologies, software development and computer applications, among others.
“It is important to keep in mind that the selection process for the beneficiaries will be carried out according to the prioritization criteria (Mission TIC beneficiaries, women and veterans)academic merit (the academic average of undergraduate students), regionalism (city or municipality of residence), fulfillment of requirements and arranging access as a cut-off criterion,” the ministry added in an official statement.
Ticket to the Future is progressing in its first two phases of development. In the first stage, corresponding to master’s degrees and specializations in Colombia, there are 1952 beneficiaries, who have already started their studies at 55 universities in the country. Of this total, 462 majors and 1,490 Colombian masters are taught.