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Universidad de los Andes

Program Location Bogotá, Colombia
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info

Universidad de los Andes

Universidad de los Andes was founded in 1948. It was the first private higher education institution in Colombia that was non-denominational and independent from from social or economic power groups.

Bogotá, the capital city, was founded in 1538. It is the geographic, administrative, political, and industrial center of the country. With a population of more than nine million, Bogotá is one of the largest cities in South America.


For more program information, please visit the program website.


Universidad de los Andes

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

Spanish is not required for chemistry majors taking the special list of chemistry classes being offered in English. Some knowledge of Spanish is strongly recommended.

Five Semesters of Spanish is required for all other students/coursework.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: 0-5 Sem Spanish

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering][College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Science][Polytechnic Institute]
Specifically from: CHM (SCI)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Most Colombian undergraduate students still live with their parents, both for cultural and economic reasons. As a result, Colombia does not have many residence halls or dorms for students. However, Universidad de los Andes has recently built an international student dorm that you may apply to stay in. 

The university also recommends:

  • Homestay
  • Rented room: This is a house adapted for students who want to live together and share their experiences. Depending on the place it might include meals and/or laundry.
  • Apartment: There are small furnished apartments in La Candelaria that are cozy and suited for one person.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2017

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Books and Supplies$100.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,500.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Universidad de los Andes

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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