Universidad de los Andes
University Info | Faculty of Engineering Info | International Student Info & Handbook
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.
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: NOT Accepted
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
Language of Instruction
Most courses are taught in Spanish, but readings can be in English.
Language Proficiency Requirements
A letter from a Spanish teacher confirming the B2 level, according to the CEFR is desirable. Because readings can be in English, students should also have good knowledge of English.
Fall or Spring with the possibility of extending for an academic year
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Fall: late July to approximately December 2
- Spring: mid-January to mid-May
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Systems and Computing Engineering
Course Descriptions | Schedule of Classes
Course Registration Guide
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).
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to Uniandes must also submit the following:
- 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)
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.
Housing is available to exchange students. Torre Seneca is a 26-story tower, located in front of the Universidad de Los Andes, which offers 628 rooms distributed in apartments of 1, 2 and 4 rooms.
Estimated Cost of Living
between 800 – 1300 dollars per month according to their living standards
(Colombian pesos: 1.500.000 – 2.500.000)
Apartment 20-70 sq m $700.000 -$1.500.000 Per month
Public bus ticket One way $1.550
Transmilenio ticket One way $1.700
Taxi One way $3.600 - $20.000
Coca cola $2.500, Sandwich $7.500, Lunch $10.000
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
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bogota-dc | Bogota.gov | 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.