Pontificia Universidad Javeriana


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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is a Catholic university which, over its almost 400-year history, has served the community by seeking to establish a more civilized, educated and just society. Javeriana is the top private university in Colombia and is ranked 4th overall in the country. It promotes the development and transmission of science and culture and contributes to the development, guidance and transformation of society.

Javeriana is located in Bogota, the capital of Colombia. Bogota is an immensely colourful city with friendly locals, street art on every corner, a plethora of delicious food options, and the Andes as its backyard.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 1 January–June
Semester 2 Semester 2 July–December

View Javeriana University's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Javeriana University has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

A minimum of 12 credits per semester at Javeriana is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Javeriana.

Students must have a Certificate of B1 level of Spanish as a minimum, according to the Common European Framework

Find courses

Search the Javeriana course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Study areas taught in English


Course restrictions

No courses are taught in English, therefore a minimum of B2 level Spanish is required to study at Javeriana.

Spanish language courses are not included in the exchange agreement. One student may access one language course free of charge per semester. Additional Spanish language courses must be in addition to your study load.

Learning Spanish: During the semester students can take Spanish courses as a complement to their regular courses.  These Spanish language courses incur an additional cost.

All course profiles are required to be translated for your Academic Advisor to approve your study planTranslation Tool

Additional academic information

Javeriana has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


Javeriana University does not have its own university residences or provide student accommodation, but it does help exchange students to obtain a place in a home-stay or university residence for the duration of their studies in Colombia. 

Cost of living

Javeriana provides a list of estimated basic expenses associated with living and studying in Bogota.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  


Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

You must provide your own health insurance before going on exchange to Javeriana.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Colombian Embassy and Consulates for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.