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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana EXC
Bogota, Colombia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Exchange Semester/Year
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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Location: Bogotá
Year established: 1623
Student population: 22,000
Javeriana University is one of the 114 universities of the Society of Jesus and is one of the oldest and most traditional Colombian universities. It is a highly regarded, research-based university that has produced many of Colombia’s most prominent citizens, including past national presidents, artists, journalists and entrepreneurs.

The University is known for the quality of its research and it academics are among the most cited in the country. It has 14 research institutes. The campus is near downtown Bogotá and offers a number of student services, first rate facilities and a friendly atmosphere. It has one of the oldest and best libraries in the country.

Unique characteristics
There are 18 Schools and some 193 academic programs. The University offers a broad range of programs and its s main research areas are the natural sciences, social and human sciences, health sciences and engineering.
Bogotá is the capital of Colombia, surrounded by the peaks of the Andes. It offers a historic downtown area with colonial buildings, museums, churches and vast plazas. There are still working class areas where the crime rate is high. From Colombia you can visit the coast, the Andes, the Amazon, the coffee growing region and other cities such as Medellin and Cali. 

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university (in Spanish).

Subject Area/s:

Arts and Social Sciences






Visual Arts

Health Sciences


Social Work



Exclusions apply

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Semester 1: July-December
Semester 2: January-June

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


17-20 credits

PUJ recommends that exchange students whose first language is not Spanish take between 10 and 12 credits per semester.
The above full-time load is indicative only. Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.
Grading System
The Javeriana grading scale is from 0 to 5, 5 being the highest score and 3 the passing grade.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in Spanish.
Language Requirements
Exchange students must have a B1 level of Spanish to apply to the host university. Spanish language courses are available.

Colombia Bogota


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city. Enjoy the host university and city on video!

The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana has no dormitories or housing facilities for visiting students. However, the "Punto de apoyo a Estudiantes Fuera de Bogotá" assists students in finding lodging at private homes and student residences. For more information, students should contact The average monthly cost for lodging and meals is between USD$320 and USD$600 per month.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Colombia Bogota

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university (in Spanish). The host university also runs a volunteer program for interested students: PU Javeriana Social Projects (Exchange) 
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
Students should plan to arrive one week before the start of classes and report to the International Relations Office, located on the 7th floor of the Central Building of the University. A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.
Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university.
Information from the host university.
Information from the Colombian Consulate in Sydney.


Student Experiences

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