The British Council and Icetex offer scholarships to study English in the UK

Result of the first phase of the scholarship program The British Council of Colombian Creative Industries, in alliance with Colfuturo, has selected 15 Colombians who will begin a master’s program focusing on creative industries, in the second semester of 2019 in the UK.

The group of beneficiaries consists of 13 women and two men, including psychologists, musicians, social communicators, plastic arts teachers, architects and others from the provinces of Antioquia, Bolivar, Cundinamarca and Valle.

Everyone will travel to the UK in the coming months to fulfill their dreams of completing a Masters in Creative Industries at universities such as the University of Sussex, University of the Arts London, Birkbeck, University of London, Goldsmiths College and the University of Glasgow, among others.

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The launch of the second phase of the Bricc Scholarship Program has also been announced, this time in partnership with Icetex. Recipients, who must have knowledge and experience in specific areas of the creative and cultural industries, will be able to enhance their English language skills and knowledge in the UK, as well as deepen language techniques for specific purposes in the performing arts, music, film and/or television.

with scholarships Bricc-Icetex “We want to foster the growth of the creative sector and contribute to the government’s current priority to support economic growth and social stability through arts and culture,” said Tom Messisia, Director of the British Council in Columbia.

The British Council and Icetex will offer up to 40 scholarships of 100% for the two-month English Language Courses (October-November 2019), in order to create strategic links in educational collaborations.

The course will seek to improve the general English language skills (writing, listening, reading and speaking) of the recipients and the general understanding of the UK’s creative industries.

“It is of paramount importance that Colombian citizens, who are connected with art and culture, have the opportunity to live in a new encounter with the classroom to further enhance skills and knowledge of the English language. In the same way, families are satisfied that the recipients are changing their lives through scholarships Bricc-Icetex”, said Manuel Acevedo, President of Icetex.

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For 8 weeks, beneficiaries will receive 21 hours of tuition per week that combines general English lessons as well as a focus on technical English. In addition, the scholarship includes a series of complementary activities, visits and assignments that will expose students to British culture and the UK’s creative industries.

What does the scholarship cover?

Registration for the course

Level test on arrival and departure

Homestay (single room)

Food: breakfast and dinner daily. Weekday lunches

Transportation card (bus)

Monthly salary

Transportation to and from the airport

Course materials

Weekly accompanied visit to studios, performing arts centers, organizations or institutions related to the creative industries

Social activities once a week

Four cultural immersion activities on the weekends (visits to cultural cities)

Round trip international air ticket

International health insurance

UK study visa processing costs

Attending an event to raise awareness of British culture and pre-trip preparation for participants from cities outside Bogota.


You must be over 18 years old

Holds Colombian citizenship and resides in Colombia

Do you have availability to travel on the specified dates

Attend a pre-flight event

Demonstrate a B1 level in English through certificates, courses or tests

You must have knowledge and experience in disciplines related to the following priority areas for creative industries: a musician, Film, Television and performing arts

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