Diapositiva 1

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Diapositiva 1
International Cooperation
and Mobility
History of the National University of
Colombia (Universidad Nacional)
• 1830 Colombia is part of the Great Colombia, along with
Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru (Bolivia).
• General Santander´s administration organized the
Republic’s Central University, with campuses at Bogota,
Caracas and Quito.
• After the independence of these countries, the Central
University was closed in 1864.
• The Universidad Nacional was established in September
22nd, 1867.
•It started with 6 Faculties: Law, Medicine, Natural
Sciences, Arts, Literature and Philosophy. 45 Teachers,
and 335 Students.
• Between 1903-1940, the UN created additional faculties:
Architecture, Nursery, Chemical Engineering, Veterinary
Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy.
•1967: The first Masters program is created.
•1986: The first PhD programs are created in Math and
Universidad Nacional nowadays
•7 Campuses all over Colombia: Bogota, Caribbean (San
Andres Island), Medellin, Manizales, Palmira, Orinoquia
(Arauca), Amazon (Leticia)
• 37 Faculties
• 71 Academic Departments
• 36 Research Institutes
• 31 Libraries
• 27 Applied Research Centres
• A wide variety of area research centres, biological
centres, auditoriums, observatories, and museums.
• Over 40.000 students and 3000 professors and teaching
Universidad Nacional de
Colombia Today
International Affairs Office ORI
To be a helping instance in the process of
internationalization of the Universidad Nacional de
Colombia, managing the international dynamics of
the campus with the initiatives of strategic politics
proposed by the institution, guided towards the
strengthening of its academic quality.
Superior Education in Colombia
Academic System
Undergraduate Programs
- 4 to 5 years
- Subjects by Semester
Graduate Programs: Specializations, Health
Specialties, Masters and Doctorates:
-2 to 4 Years
Academic Calendar:
First Semester: February 1st to June 15th.
Second Semester: August 1st to December 15th.
Superior Education in Colombia
Academic System
Grading System in Colombia’s Superior Education: 0 to 5
- 4.60-5.00 Extremely High,
- 4.00-4.59 Excellent,
- 3.50-3.99 Good,
- 3.00-3.49 Sufficient,
- 0.00-2.99 Failed.
Highest Grade: 5.00
Minimum Passing Grade: 3.00
Lowest Grade: 0.00
To see the Academic Programs of the Universidad Nacional
de Colombia, please visit:
To search for courses and subjects offered:
International Student Exchange
Foreigner Student Exchange (Bilateral covenants,
- Exemption from the tuition fees if there is a covenant, as
long as there is reciprocity in these conditions from your
institution, with members of the community of the Universidad
Nacional de Colombia.
- Visiting Student Status: From 6 months to 1 year
- Economical benefits, according to reciprocity in covenants
(specific negotiation)
- Well-being Services. (counselling, libraries, integration,
basic health attention and sports)
Procedures, forms, and counselling:
- Visitors Counselling: www.unal.edu.co/ori
International Student Exchange
Dates for application:
- April 30th for the second semester
- September 30th for the first semester of the next
Information: [email protected]
Required Documents
- Filled-in Application Form
- Letter of presentation from source institution
- Letter of student motivations and reasons.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Original Certificate of Grades
- Copy of Passport
- Letter of economical back-up
- International Health Insurance Card
Living in Colombia: Prices
• Monthly rent: Approximately 300 U.S. dollars,
with a high offer for students in the zones
nearby universities.
•Urban transportation: 1 U$ per bus ticket, and
2 U$ minimum taxi fare.
•Lunch-Dinner: 2 to 5 U$ in a restaurant
•Cultural Sites: Many of them are for free,
others have 2 to 4 U$ entrance fee.
In case of being accepted: Temporal Student VISA
Documents that should be enclosed with the
1. Passport in good condition, valid for at least 3 months and
a minimum of three (3) blank pages.
2. Copy of the previously used pages of the passport.
3. Three(3) colour, frontal, recent photographs with lightcolour background, and sized 3 cm x 3 cm .
4. If you are already in Colombia, valid VISA, or valid Safe
pass certificate, expedited by the Administrative Security
Department (DAS)
5. Copy of admission or enrolment certificate, where a
weekly hour intensity of more than ten (10) hours per week
is indicated.
6. Document that proves the economical ability of parents or
legal representative.
7. When having a scholarship, certificate of the International
Organization or Institution that granted the scholarship.
8. When the foreigner is underage, authorization of the
parents for their staying in the country, and designation of a
responsible person.
9. Corresponding Certificate if there is a working practice in
the academic Program.
10. Deposit Receipt once approved. The approximate price
is 50 U.S. dollars.
11. As soon as you have all the documents, take it to the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Carrera 13 N° 93 – 68 of 203) to
get the VISA from Monday to Friday, 7:30 am to 12:00m
12. Filled-in and signed Application form (this form can be
found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, same place where
you request your VISA)
For more information, visit:
Cedula de Extranjeria
(Foreigner Registration I.D.)
Due to the migration law in Colombia, every foreigner
who will stay longer than 90 days in Colombia will have
to get their cedula de extranjeria which is the valid
identification document while in the national territory. The
application in order to be registered as a foreigner and
get or renew the cedula de extranjeria must be done
during the first two weeks since the VISA is issued, or
since landing in Colombia. Valid VISA is necessary.
The documents required by the DAS (Administrative
Department of Security) are:
1. Filled-in application form. (This form can be found in the
DAS, at the moment of application)
2. Passport and Student or Courtesy VISA
3. Copy of the passport page where the personal
information of the applicant is shown.
4. Certificate of blood type.
5. Two (2) photos for ID. (Sized 3cm x 4cm) with light blue
6. Deposit Receipt for 70 US dollars, approximately.
To check the specific details:
International Health Insurance
The student that has been accepted must have
an International Health Insurance service, that
has coverage in case of:
• General Sickness.
• Dental Sickness.
• Accident.
• Handicap.
• Member Loss.
• Death.
• Repatriation
National Office
Carrera 45 No. 26 - 85 Uriel Gutiérrez Building - Office 514
PBX: 3165000 Ext: 18291 Fax: 3165423
E-mail : [email protected]
Ciudad Universitaria - Bogotá D.C.- Colombia
Counseling Center
Polideportivo, Plaza central, Second Floor
E-mail: [email protected]
Bogotá D.C.- Colombia
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