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About UIS

Industrial University of Santander (UIS) — public non-profit university. It is located in Bucaramanga, Colombia. As a member of Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN), OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW), UIS is actively working on developing the academic environment.

According to QS International University Ranking, the institution is among the top-1000 in the world. The university is highly rated by the independent university ranking THE. It is in the top-1500.

UIS conducts various scientific activities and is inviting students to join the research.

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UIS tuition fees

At UIS, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. For foreign students, the annual tuition at UIS starts from 1,000 USD. The university has several financial aid programs that help students cover part of the cost of education. 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.

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Bachelor degree at UIS

For admission to a bachelor's program, you must successfully pass the entrance exams.

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UIS campus

UIS has an urban campus, which provides students with many options for study and recreation. The abundance of museums, theaters and cinemas creates opportunities for the cultural development of young people. In the city, there are also large companies that offer internships. The university has a functioning library. In addition to educational materials in various scientific areas, it contains a collection of classical and contemporary literature. Student life at UIS is filled with intercultural activities, as not only local students study here, but also students from abroad. The exchange of knowledge and experience, networking and new acquaintances — all this is an integral part of studenthood.

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What to do after graduation

There are several options to stay in the country after graduation. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Read more about this on the embassy website. Graduates of UIS are in demand in the labor market, as the reputation of the educational institution among employers is quite high according to the results of the QS world ranking. You can find other options for immigration in our article.

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