You will find tropical beaches, rainforest, glaciers, remote deserts, soaring mountains and dynamic cities if you choose to study in Colombia- one of Latin America’s most vibrant and varied nations. If you’re looking for the bright lights of the big city, look no further than Bogotá, one of the largest and liveliest urban hubs in the continent. If a relaxed pace of life by the sea is more your style, check out the idyllic beaches of Colombia’s Caribbean coastline.
How to Apply
Because universities in Colombia teach in Spanish, applicants will be required to submit evidence that they speak Spanish to the required level, or to take a language test set by the university.
If you plan on studying in Colombia for more than three months, you will need to obtain a Colombian Student Visa (TP-3). The process of applying is as follows:
- You need to present a certificate of enrollment/registration and prove that you have already paid your tuition fees.
- Take photocopies of all the relevant paperwork.
- Take the registration form to a notary to get it signed.
- Take all documents and your passport to the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Bogotá (or to your local embassy).
- After you get the student visa, you will need to register for a Colombian Cedula (citizen card) at La Unidad Administrativa Especial Migración Colombia within 15 days, otherwise you may face a fine.
The tuition fees charged will pay depend on whether you study in a public or private institution. At public universities in Colombia, fees usually amount to around 2,000,000 pesos (~US$970) per semester. Private universities typically charge between 2,000,000 and 11,000,000 pesos (~US$ 970-5,330) per semester.
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