Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Bogota
Colombia

Language of instruction

Spanish

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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Full-time study load

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

Minimum academic requirements

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

Language
Students are expected to have the language proficiency as listed below if studying courses taught in that language.

  • English: You are recommended to have the equivalent of an IELTS 6.0.
  • Spanish: You are required to have minimum B2 proficiency in Spanish at the time of application to the host university.

Study Options
You can choose to study courses taught in English, mainstream courses taught in Spanish, or a mix. Further details are outlined in the Additional Academic Information section below. 

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Spanish

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

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.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 17 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 22 June (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)