Give peace a chance

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The Colom­bian agency re­spon­si­ble for stu­dent loans, grants and schol­ar­ships is invit­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for 110 post­grad­u­ate schol­ar­ships in a bid to make the na­tion a more at­trac­tive study des­ti­na­tion as its peace process con­tin­ues. Although the scheme is not new, “the ‘Colom­bia Schol­ar­ship’ dou­bled its bud­get in the last two years”, ac­cord­ing to Ice­tex pres­i­dent Víc­tor Ale­jan­dro Vene­gas, as a sign of its “com­mit­ment to con­tinue pro­mot­ing the coun­try as an aca­demic des­ti­na­tion…in the con­text of a Colom­bia in peace” and is now ac­tively tar­get­ing ap­pli­cants in a wider range of coun­tries. He hoped that ed­u­ca­tion would be­come “one of the most at­trac­tive sec­tors for for­eign­ers in Colom­bia”.

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