Scholarships and Discounts for Undergraduate Programs

A scholarship is a voluntary financial support that is applied to the regular cost of tuition fees for a specific academic term for students. Scholarships are either paid by the institution, or through donations from other entities, with the purpose of supporting the students’ undergraduate studies given their compliance with certain requirements.

Discounts are voluntary reductions of part of the regular tuition fees in favor of certain undergraduate students. Discounts are granted as a result of the students’ ties with FUBA and the benefits offered by certain external agreements.

Scholarships and Discounts – Resolution 78, November 14th, 2014. (In Spanish)

Honors Scholarship

Honors Scholarship will be granted every academic term to the student with the highest grades in each program. The student’s GPA per semester must be four point five (4.5) or higher [being five point zero (5.0) the highest grade]. In addition, the following requirements will be regarded:

  1. The student must pass all the courses from the academic term immediately preceding the granting of the scholarship.
    b. The student’s record shall not have any academic or disciplinary penalties by FUBA.
    c. Each program will establish the minimum amount of completed courses required to obtain the Honors Scholarship.
    d. The student must be free of debt with FUBA.
    Paragraph. The student awarded the Honors Scholarship will be exempt from paying tuition fees for the next academic term, except for the cost of supplementary rights (section 124 Student Regulations).


“Monitoría” is a distinction awarded by FUBA to outstanding students in terms of high academic level, talents, and artistic impact. Students who are awarded this honor [“monitores”] are assigned academic and administrative tasks, and will obtain a discount on their tuition fee of 2.5 Colombian monthly legal salaries, in accordance with their amount of work hours (section 125 Student Regulations).

The Department of Student Wellbeing will be in charge of the application process for “Monitorías”.

“Educación Superior Presencia” Program 

This program offers individual support, financial aid, and tutoring services to its beneficiary students during their educational process.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in their third, fourth, fifth, sixth, or seventh semester.
  • They must take all the courses in the study program and not have any academic delay.
  • They must not be employed.
  • They must be under 24 years of age.
  • They must show a good, stable academic performance, maintaining a GPA of 3.5 [in a 1.0 to 5.0 scale].
  • They must truly desire to obtain their degree.
  • They must be available to participate in other projects aiming to community outreach and strengthening of their abilities as artists, such as monthly meetings, and advanced seminars.

The Department of Student Wellbeing will be in charge of the program’s application proces

Fondos Sapiencia

“Fondo Sapiencia”. Resources from EPM [Empresas Públicas de Medellín] and universities. (In Spanish) 

“Fondo Sapiencia”. Resources from “Presupuesto Participativo” [participative budget for the city of Medellín]. (In Spanish)