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About UPB

Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB) — private non-profit university. It is located in Medellin, Colombia. UPB is working closely with International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN), Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP), European Association for International Education (EAIE), American Institue of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Branch (AIAA), Asociación para la Interacción Humano Computador (AIPO), Asociación Iberoamericana de Instituciones de Enseñanza de la Ingeniería (ASIBEI), Reunión Internacional de Grandes Redes Eléctricas(CIGRÉ), Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO), Asociación Red de Educación Continua de Latinoamérica y Europa (RECLA), Sistema de Certificación del Español como Lengua Extranjera (SICELE).

QS World University Rankings collects data on the best institutions in the world, according to which UPB is on top-800. Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), places the university in 1501 position in the world.

UPB carries out research in several scientific areas.

Location
Medellin, Colombia
Establishment year
1936
Students
12,539
International students
250
Female students
56%

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Rating QS
2024#801-850
Rating THE
2024#1501+
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UPB tuition fees

The academic calendar at UPB is divided into two semesters. For convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at UPB for local citizens starts from 1 USD per year. For international students, the cost of study differs — from 1,000 USD. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and available scholarships.

It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.

Academic calendar
Semesters
Bachelor
Local1USD/year
Foreign1,000USD/year
Master
Foreign1,000USD/year

UPB campus

The city campus of UPB provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Medellin has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. There is a library on the grounds of the university. There are collected scientific works of graduates and teachers of the university, as well as fiction. UPB regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs. For locals, this is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the cultures of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.

Campus Type
Urban
Library
Yes
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What to do after graduation

If you want to stay in Colombia after graduation, one of your options is to apply for a work visa. To do this, you need to get an offer from an employer. Look for more immigration options in our article.

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