Colombia

The University of Leicester welcomes students from Colombia.

You can find country specific information here including entry requirements for our courses, and information about the Colombian student community.


Your International Officer

Portrait of Caroline BerryThe International Officer for Colombia is Caroline Berry.

If you would like more information about studying at Leicester, there are may ways you can contact us. Please visit our contact us page for details.

 


Useful information


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.

Please visit the International Study Centre website for information about the International Foundation Year or the International Year One for Management programmes.

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 Bachelor's 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 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

The University of Leicester offers a number of scholarships for new international students. 

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 2017.
  • 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 CColfuturo 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 visit the Colciencias webpages.
  • Any scholarships which are for a specific degree will be listed on the relevant course page.

Visit our scholarships page for more funding opportunities.


Colombian student community

Portrait of Claudia Perdomo PelaezThe University of Leicester welcomes students from all over the world. In 2015-16 this included 20 students from Colombia.

Claudia, LLM Commercial Law

"Leicester is a small city compared to Bogota, so it's easy to walk anywhere, the people are nice and the city is very safe." 

Read more about Claudia's time studying at Leicester.


Student Societies


Exchange opportunities

We have partnership agreements with universities in your country, including:

  • Universidad el Rosario

If you are currently studying an undergraduate degree in your home country it may be possible to study with us for a semester or a year. Please check with your home university whether they have a partnership with Leicester or whether your studies with us could be taken as an accredited part of your degree.


Other sources of information