Universidad de los Andes

Universidad de los Andes

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Universidad de los Andes is an exchange destination for Utrecht University students of the Faculty of Geosciences in Bogota, Colombia.

Student experiences
Academic calendar
  • Semester 1: January — May
  • Semester 2: August — December

See: Calendario Académico.


B2 Spanish level when taking classes in Spanish. B2 English level and an A2 Spanish level when taking classes in English.

Areas of study open to exchange students

All study areas open.

You can design your own Study Abroad program by selecting courses from across any of the University’s disciplines, as long as you have the necessary prerequisites. Please look for the course guide.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction

Spanish and English.

Housing assistance

Universidad de los Andes does not provide in campus housing. Each student is responsible to find their own accommodation. There are multiple housing alternatives near the university campus. For instance:

Popular neighborhoods for exchange students near campus are La Candelaria, Las Nieves, La Macarena, Germania.

Estimated living costs per month


  • One-way public bus ticket COP 2.450
  • One-way Transmilenio COP 2.650
  • One-way Taxi COP 4.900 - 24.000


Average monthly entertainment expense: COP 400.000


Average monthly food expense: COP 300.000 – 600.000

  • Price of a Regular Coke 350 ml is around $2.500 COP
  • 1 USD is equal to $ 3,9256.50 COP (USD conversion rate on February 24th, 2022)

You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Number of places available

Three places (of one semester) per year.