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    Colombia Student Visa

    Colombia is known for its diverse culture and offers a multi-ethnic and high-quality academic environment for international students.

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      Colombia is a land of amiable people, breathtaking architecture, culture, and delicious food and sunny beaches. It provides a fantastic environment to learn and a plethora of great places to visit.  


      Why study in Colombia?

      There are several reasons which make Colombia an exciting place to study.

      1. High-quality education

      The education system of Colombia is well developed, and it offers a broad range of academic programs. 

      2. Diversity of culture

      The Colombian culture is a blend of different cultures such as Spanish, Caribbean, Native American, Middle Eastern, and African. Here, you will experience a diversity of cultures.

      3. Employment opportunities

      In Colombia, there are a variety of employment opportunities for international students after completion of studies. 

      4. Affordable cost of study and living

      It is an accessible study and living destination for international students. 

      5. The warm and welcoming environment

      The people of Colombian are known for their pleasant and good-natured, which is one of the reasons that makes Colombia a great place to study.

      If you want to study in Colombia, you must have a student visa.


      How to get a Colombia Student Visa?

      Everyone who wants to study in Colombia needs to apply for a Colombia Student Visa. It is a type of Colombia Migrant Visa (M). It will allow you to study and live in Colombia for up to three years, and it can be renewed. Before applying for a student visa, you must have an acceptance letter from a concerned Colombian educational institution. You can apply for a student visa at the nearest Colombian embassy in your native country.

      After you arrive in Colombia, you need to visit the local immigration authorities to register your stay within 15 days of your arrival. If you stay in Colombia for more than three months, you will get a Foreigners ID Card after registration.

      Note that if your course of study in not more than 90 days, you can apply for a Colombia Visit Visa.


      Requirements for a Colombia Student Visa

      You must have the following documents to apply for a student visa.

      1. Completed Colombia Student Visa Application Form

      2. Evidence that shows enough financial means

      3. Passport size photo

      4. Valid passport

      5. Proof of accommodation in Colombia

      6. Enrollment letter from the educational institution in Colombia (Acceptance letter)

      7. Proof of visa fee payment 

      8. Approval letter from the Ministry of National Education of Colombia 

      Note that all the required documents must be in the Spanish language.

      Processing time for a Colombia Student Visa

      It will take approximately ten days for visa processing.


      Cost of a Colombia Student Visa

      The cost varies from country to country. Usually, the cost of a student visa is about USD 67.


      Can you work with a Colombia Student Visa?

      You cannot perform any employment activity with your student visa in Colombia unless you have an approved work permit.


      What will be the cost of study in Colombia?

      In Colombia, at public universities, tuition fees are usually around US$970 per semester, and at private universities, it will be between US$ 970 to US$ 5,330 per semester.

      Some Top Rated Universities in Colombia

      Check out the list of some of the internationally known Universities in Colombia.

      • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
      • University of the Andes
      • Universidad Nacional de Colombia
      • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana
      • Universidad de Antioquia
      • Universidad del Rosario
      • Valle University


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