About the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is a private higher education institution founded in 1623. The Javeriana University in Bogotá has 18 Schools comprising 61 departments and 181 academic programs catering to different areas of knowledge, giving the university its multidisciplinary nature. It has 45 buildings in 44,5 acres , and is located in a strategic easily accessible part of the city.
Courses and areas of study
General course availability across a wide range of study areas.
15 academic credits = 24 ANU units
PUJ does not have student accommodation, but provides assistance in finding accommodation in the city. The estimated monthly accommodation cost is between $250US and $700US, depending on the facilities that are being rented.
The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.
Indicative travel and living costs can be found on websites such as:
For all ANU endorsed programs you continue to pay your fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the institution overseas. Often long-term overseas study will not cost much more than studying in Australia and it will give you an experience of a lifetime.
Living expenses in Bogota range between U$800 – U$1.200 per month according to each students living standards.
It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities - they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
Language of instruction
Restrictions and considerations
Students require language approval from the Spanish language department at ANU.
Click here for their web page.
Please be aware that, as of 2014, exchange students studying in Colombia will only be required to obtain a visa in Australia if the duration of their stay is 180 days or greater. Students staying in Colombia for less than 180 days must obtain an entrance permit at the airport when they arrive - this permit is valid for 90 days, and will need to be renewed for another 90 day period.
Please also be aware that if you are not travelling on an Australian passport, and are staying in Colombia for less than 180 days, you may not be eligible to receive the 90-day entrance permit and may need to obtain a tourist visa prior to your arrival.