Colombia, Universidad de los Andes, 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 Americas 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.

The "Universidad de Los Andes" offers exchange students a variety of high quality courses, as well as numerous orientation and integration events organized by the local student groups. In addition, students can become members of various volunteering and social welfare organizations at the university.

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

University Universidad de los Andes
City Bogotá
Population Ca. 8,4 million
Suitable for VWL, BWL (Bachelor & Master)
No. of Students 24.000
Academic year

1st Semester: January - June

2nd Semester: August - December

A three-week Spanish crash course is offered before the 2nd semester.
Required Language skills B1 in Spanish, if the student is attending the B2 course at the moment of application (faculty). B2 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 Mainly Spanish, there are a few courses taught in English.
Helpful Links

Faculty homepage

Courses offered (please note the specialities)

Fact Sheet 2023/24

Application process

  • 1. Apply at the Study Abroad Advisory team:
    Until the 15th of Jan for the following winter semester
    Until the 15th of June for the following summer semester
    Application documents are only available online during the application period under this URL.
  • 2. If your application is successful you will be nominated as a suitable candidate at the host university.
  • 3. Please note that you must conduct the enrolment process yourself at the host university. Also take note of any additional application deadlines.
  • 4. Some points to consider when starting your travel arrangements:

    • International travel insurance
    • Credit approval procedures
    • Possible visa application
    • Book flights
    • Etc.

Application documents

Deadlines & Application documents

Experience reports (in German)

WiSe 17/18

WiSe 15/16_2

WiSe 15/16_1

SoSe 15

WiSe 13/14

WiSe 13/14