Colombia

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Entry requirements

Foundation

If you graduate from Upper Secondary School with the qualification of Bachillerato you will need to complete a Foundation Year to be eligible for admission to an undergraduate degree at Leicester. For information about the International Foundation Year please see the International Study Centre website.

Undergraduate (Bachelors) degrees

  • If you are studying A-levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) then you can begin from the first year of a Bachelors degree. Please see individual course pages for entry requirements.
  • If you have already completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at a Colombian university, you may be considered for entry to the first year of a Bachelors degree if you have studied relevant subjects.

For more information about available degrees please see individual course pages.

Postgraduate (Masters) degrees

If you hold a Bachelors degree (Licenciatura or Titulo Profesional) with an average of at least 3.5/5 you will be considered for entry to a Masters degree (depending on the subject you wish to study).

For more information about available degrees please see the individual course pages

PhDs and other research degrees

To apply for a PhD (or other postgraduate research qualification, such as MPhil, DClinPsy, DSocSci, EdD or MD) you must have a Bachelors degree (Licenciatura or Titulo Profesional) from a recognised Colombian university with an average of at least 3.5/5 (depending on the subject you wish to study) which is equivalent to a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree (also known as a 2:1).

You must also be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of appropriate research methodologies. Research degrees are demanding and intensive: to succeed at this level you must be highly motivated, be able to work independently, and have an appropriate familiarity with the discipline and its associated research techniques/methodologies.

Where a Masters degree is required, this is indicated in the relevant description on our Postgraduate Research webpages, together with further information about requirement.

English language requirements

Please see details of our English language requirements.

Scholarships and funding opportunities

Postgraduate

  • President's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

  • Colfuturo: We have a cooperation agreement through which we offer discounts on tuition fees of 50% for the two best candidates and 20% to all other eligible students for Masters or PhD studies. Applications must be made directly to Colfuturo.

  • ICETEX: We have an agreement with ICETEX to offer discounts on tuition fees of 50% for the two best candidates and 20% to all other eligible students for Masters or PhD studies. Applications must be made directly to ICETEX. Applications are now open for 2016. See ‘Becas Vigentes’, convocatoria number 6213616.

  • We have a limited number of University of Leicester Santander Scholarships from Banco Santander. These are worth up to £5,000 and are available for all one-year, full-time taught Masters degrees.

You can combine fee discounts from Colfuturo or ICETEX with a Santander scholarship. Please note that Santander scholarships are deducted first and fee discounts are subtracted from the balance.

You can combine a President’s Postgraduate Scholarship or College Scholarship with a Santander scholarship; however, it is not possible to combine a fee discount from Colfuturo or ICETEX with a President’s Postgraduate Scholarship or College Scholarship.

  • Colciencias: The University of Leicester is part of a consortium of UK universities developing research collaborations and partnerships with Colombian institutions. Projects will include staff and student exchange, scholarships for PhD studies, shared symposia and conferences, and the creation of joint research projects. For further information, please read the Colombia-UK Consortium of Universites announcement or visit the Colciencias webpages.

  • Any scholarships which are for a specific degree will be listed on the relevant course page.

Visits to your country

Date Event Location Representative
23 November 2016
3.00pm–8.00pm
Expo Europosgrados 2016 Medellin Gran Salón 3-6, Plaza Mayor Convenicones y Exposiciones,
Calle 41 N° 55-80
Peter Hough
25-26 November 2016
2.30pm–7.30pm
Expo Europosgrados 2016 Bogota Centro de Convenciones Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada,
Calle 26A No. 13A – 10
Peter Hough

Student profiles

Find out more about the experiences of other Colombian students at Leicester:

Exchange agreements

We have student exchange agreements with:

Agents and Representatives

The University of Leicester works with a representative in Colombia. For details, please contact the International Office.

Student societies

Other sources of information