INSTITUTO COLOMBIANO DE CREDITO EDUCATIVO Y ESTUDIO TECNICOS EN EL EXTERIOR
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Instituto Colombiano de Crйdito Educativo y Estudio Tйcnicos en el Exterior (ICETEX), also known as Student Loan Institute, is a public financial institution that operates as a public student loan bank. ICETEX has its registered office in Bogota, Colombia. It is supervised by Colombia’s Financial Supervision Authority.
ICETEX is in charge of administering scholarships from international cooperation as the result of agreements among Colombia and several foreign governments, multilateral organizations and other institutions. It offers scholarships for Colombian students abroad, special programs, scholarships for foreign citizens in Colombia, counseling for studies abroad, and complementary services that include discounts on international airfares and/or airport taxes.
The purpose of ICETEX’s international scholarships is to increase the scientific and technological skills of Colombian professionals who are involved in different sectors of the Colombian economy. Besides international scholarships, ICETEX coordinates different exchange programs in Colombia, as alternatives for Colombian human capital resources training and promotion of experiences and knowledge transference. In addition, it grants scholarships to carry out master, specialization or research studies at graduate level to foreign students from countries that grant scholarships to Colombian citizens on the basis of existing agreements reciprocity. The action lines of this scholarship program are graduate studies in Colombia, professional development courses for foreign citizens from OAS (Organization of American States) member countries, visiting professors, and language assistants.
In addition, ICETEX has a Counseling for Studies Abroad Office that offers to interested students academic information on institutions worldwide, books, documents, booklets, guidebooks and pamphlets as well as videos about educational opportunities in different countries, including Germany, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, United States, Israel, Sweden, Australia and the United Kingdom.
ICETEX aims to improve institutional capacity and transparency and finance more students by gaining access to additional resources in capital markets. It works in partnership with OAS (National Liaison Office (ONE) of OAS- Organization of American States), IAESTE (Occupational University Internships), AIESEC (Occupational University Internships), and Colombian Major College “Miguel Antonio Caro”.
ICETEX is a member of the National Scholarships Commission, which is in charge of doing the pre-selection of applicants for scholarships offered to ICETEX through international cooperation.
INSTITUTO COLOMBIANO DE CREDITO EDUCATIVO Y ESTUDIO TECNICOS EN EL EXTERIOR.the main activity of this company is related to educational services.
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NSTITUTO COLOMBIANO DE CREDITO EDUCATIVO Y ESTUDIO TECNICOS EN EL EXTERIOR.the main activity of this company is related to educational services.
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INSTITUTO COLOMBIANO DE CREDITO EDUCATIVO Y ESTUDIO TECNICOS EN EL EXTERIOR. la principal funcion de esta empresa es financiar carreras universitarias a credito otorgados por el estado ,mejoramiento del talento humano, para lo cual financia y promueve la educaciуn superior en el paнs y en el exterior, al otorgar crйditos a la poblaciуn estudiantil y laboral, al seleccionar los aspirantes a becas ofrecidas por gobiernos y organismos internacionales
Operates as a public student loan bank
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US SIC Code
CR 3 18-32
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Phone: +57 3344515
Fax: +57 5996323
Country address: COLOMBIA
Website url: www.icetex.gov.co