Colombia, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá

Dear Students,

"Where cosmopolitan meets colonial"

Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, lies on a plateau of the Andes about 2600 meters above sea level, and is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in South America. The city combines a modern and multicultural atmosphere with traditional architecture and a variety of museums. Additionally, given its proximity to the equator, spring temperatures are constant throughout the year.

If you are interested in spending a semester abroad, then don't miss out on this unique opportunity to improve your Spanish skills in one of Latin America's most interesting capital cities. Applications can be directly accessed at our partner universities "Universidad de Los Andes" or "Pontificia Universidad Javeriana". Bogotá is the perfect destination for those looking to improve their language skills, as it has the most coherent Spanish pronunciation in the entire Latin American region.

Founded in 1963, the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is known as one of the most prestigious private universities in the country. The university offers a comprehensive range of courses, including approximately 193 academic study programmes, ensuring that bachelor and master students have plenty of interesting options. In total, the University has 18 faculties and 14 institutes, including the Development Policy Institute (IPD). The campus is centrally located near the citys parks and includes a university hospital, numerous restaurants and canteens and a very well equipped sports centre. The university also offers a number of cultural events throughout the year.

For further information and questions, please contact our Study Abroad advisory team

University Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
City Bogotá
Population Ca. 8.4 Mio.
Suitable for Economic Sciences, Business Administration (Bachelor & Master)
No. of Students 22.000
Academic year

1st Semester: Mid January - June

2nd Semester: Mid July - End of November

Required language skills A2 in Spanish, if the student is attending the B1 course at the moment of application (faculty). B1 is required at the moment of application at the host university.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Advisory Service - Foreign Affairs.
Language of instruction Spanish (English)
Helpful links Fact Sheet

Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas

General information

International Students

Lining Costs in Bogotá

Application process

  • 1. Submit your application at the Student Advisory Service - Foreign Affairs:
    Application deadline for the following winter semester is January 15.
    Application deadline for the following summer semester is June 15.
    You will find the application form during the application period here
  • 2. If your application is successful, the Student Advisory Service - Foreign Affairs will nominate you at the host university.
  • 3. Afterwards, you have to apply directly at the host university in order to get enrolled. Please be aware of the application deadlines given by the host university. It is possible that some of the application documents have to be translated into Spanish.
  • 4. The preparations can begin:

Application documents

Dates & Application forms

Experience reports (in German) WiSe 18/19

WiSe 17/18

SoSe 2017

WiSe 16/17

SoSe 2016

WiSe 14/15

WiSe 13/14

WiSe 13/14

WiSe 11/12