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  • Locations: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E3 
  • The online application is currently closed. Please see the announcements for information on when the next application cycle will open.
Fact Sheet:
Disciplines Available (engineering or related field):
Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computing, Electrical, Electronic, Environmental, Industrial, Mechanical, Systems
Graduate Students Accepted?:
Courses Available in English?:
Program Description:

Universidad de los Andes 

University Info   |   Faculty of Engineering Info

Office Responsible for International Exchange Students:
Study Abroad Center

Universidad de los Andes is an autonomous, independent, and innovative institution that fosters pluralism, tolerance, and respect for ideas. It aims for academic excellence while providing rigorous critical and ethical character development, in order to enhance in all students an awareness of their social and citizenship responsibilities, as well as a firm commitment to the society. The university’s student body, in an environment of interdisciplinary and flexible integral character development, becomes the chief agent of the educational process. A highly skilled, knowledgeable, and prestigious faculty facilitates the development of an outstanding academic and professional life project that supports research, contributes to the development of the country, and transcends its geographical boundaries.


Study Level
  • Undergraduate Students : Accepted
  • Graduate Students : Not Accepted
  • Computer Science Majors : Accepted 

Fall or Spring with the possibility of extending for an academic year


English Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores (TOEFL, IELTS)

A letter from a Spanish teacher confirming the B2 level, according to the CEFR is desirable. Most of our classes are taught in Spanish; but the readings can be in English. Therefore students should also have good knowledge of English as well.  

Disciplines Available:
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems and Computing Engineering
Additional application materials?
  • Application form
  • A copy of your passport
  • Original transcripts
  • A list of the courses you are taking at the moment and the ones you would like to take at Universidad de los Andes.
  • An essay in Spanish explaining the reasons why you want to study at Universidad de los Andes
  • Two pictures (3cmx4cm White background)
When will students receive their acceptance package?
Admission will be confirmed by November 15 and June 1 depending on the semester of studies. Students will receive the acceptance letter by email first, and in case needed they will receive the original documents two weeks later.


Semester Dates

  • Fall: Late July to approximately December 2
  • Spring: Mid January to Mid May
Academic Calendar

Course Contents

Course descriptions   |   Course Timetables (Schedule of Classes)

Workload per Semester:
The University recommends students to register in a minimum of 3 classes and a maximum of 4 classes if you are an undergraduate student (maximum 15 credits).

Grading System: 
Letter Grade Meaning Grade Points
A Excellent 5.0 – 4.50
AB Very Good 4.49 – 4.00
B Good 3.99 -3.50
BC Fair 3.49 – 3.00
C Poor 2.99 – 2.00
D Failure 1.99 – 1.50

We will like to suggest that incoming students take the Spanish course. For all incoming students, this will be mandatory to work in a special project with one of our professors. 

Academic Transcripts

The university we will send the original transcripts to the home institution in the months of July and February.  The student will receive a copy in June and December by the end of June and December.


Is on-campus accommodation available to exchange students? No. 

When can exchange students move in to the hall of residence?

The university doesn’t have accommodation on campus or off campus for students. But, we do provide a list of housing possibilities for them to check out. Each student is responsible for arranging housing.


Health Insurance and Immunization:

Students must have an international health insurance with a wide health and dental coverage.


When should I arrive?

You should arrive two weeks before classes start, in order to find housing, and start your adaptation process. 

Is airport reception available?
We can arrange a taxi to pick you up at the airport if you request this at least a week in advance. The cost of this service will be paid by the exchange student directly. Please keep in mind holidays, and times since those are important aspects to find the availability of the taxi.

Is there any bank on campus? No. 


Living Expenses Living expenses: between 800 – 1300 dollars per month according to their living standards. (Colombian pesos: 1.500.000 – 2.500.000)
 House Apartment 20-70 sq m $700.000 -$1.500.000 Per month
Local transportation  Public bus ticket One way $1.550  
Transmilenio ticket One way $1.700
Taxi One way $3.600 - $20.000
Food/meals Within campus: Coca cola $2.500, Sandwich $7.500,  Lunch $10.000
Outside campus
Coca cola $1.500, Sandwich $5.500,  Lunch $7.000
At a restaurant
Coca cola $3.000, Personal Pizza $12.000,  Hamburger $15.000
Dinner 2 people $30.000 - $100.000
Personal expenses  Cinema ticket 1 person $6.000 - $18.000
Going out to party 2 people $30.000 - $50.000
Draft Beer Pitcher $15.000 - $30.000
Concert ticket 1 person $0 - $120.000
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery) 
400.000 per semester
Other administrative fees
PIP renewal: 80.000
Cedula de extranjeria: 160.000



Office responsible for international exchange students:

Study Abroad Center


Bogota-dc   |   |   Yo creo en Colombia   |   Colombia

Bogotá, the capital of the Republic of Colombia, was founded on August 6, 1538 by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Today it has 6,865,997 inhabitants, urban sprawl approximately 35 square kilometers and is located to the east of the Sabana de Bogotá at a height of 2,630 meters above sea level. The geographical coordinates of the city are: North Latitude West Longitude 4th 35'56''57 Greenwich 74 ° 04'51''30.

The city is divided into four zones: Central, North, South and West. In the center, running from lane 5 to 34 races between 1 and 14, area is the University of the Andes in exactly the central-eastern part where Monserrate and Guadalupe hills are.

These two landforms besides limiting the campus, are a reference to settle in the city, characterized by having their streets perpendicular to the hills (east-west), while careers are parallel to these (south- north).

In the downtown area are also the major political and administrative offices in Bogota and Colombia, as well as sites of cultural and historical interest. The northern area combines residential and commercial buildings, which house banks and shopping centers. The southern area is industrial and residential. In the west there are state institutions, residential and industrial areas as well as the El Dorado International Airport and Terminal Transport (land).

The average temperature of the city is 14 ° C and ranges from 9 ° C and 22 ° C. This is reflected in the constant temperature changes in a day. The region has dry and rainy seasons. The driest months are January, February, March and December. The rainiest months are April, May, September, October and November.

What to wear?
Due to variations in climate, it is recommended to wear comfortable and warm clothing that in case of temperature rise can be stored easily. Umbrellas are advised during the rainy season, as rains can be heavy.

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