University of Caldas (Ucaldas) - public higher education institution in Colombia. The history of Ucaldas can be traced back to1943 . The main building of the university proudly stands in Manizales inside an urban campus. University of Caldas is, without a doubt, one of the most prestigious universities of Colombia sitting comfortably among the top 60 universities of the country.

Application process and the cost of tuition. The admission committee requests both examination results and the document on previous academic performance. The academic year in Ucaldas is divided to 2 academic semesters. 2,500 USD/год. Doing your master’s studies at Ucaldas is not cheap - a year of studies will cost you 2,500 USD. Even though the tuition fees are not that high, the students still can apply for scholarship. Here you can choose from a wide array of full-time programs, however the students are not limited to them as the university also offers online courses and programs. More information regarding tuition, admission and programs is available on the official website

The composition of the university. University of Caldas is medium in scale, teaching no more than 15 thousand students at a time. The university accepts applications from foreign students. The education is conducted by 899 teachers and professors. The university is an active participant of international programs aimed at academic exchange of students between the educational institutions. University’s social media profiles can give you more information about the students and current events: Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of Ucaldas. The students have access to the university’s library. Students can apply for a dormitory. University of Caldas is a part of the following groups Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN), RCI (Internationalization Network of Colombia), COLUMBUS, REDFORD, CCYK (Colombia, Challenge your Knowledge, www,challengeyourknowledge,edu,co), ORTELIUS.
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Established 1943
Abbreviation Ucaldas
Teachers 899
Students 14,999
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
Lumina Spargo
• Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia
• Asociación Colombiana de Universidades (ASCUN)
• RCI (Internationalization Network of Colombia)
• CCYK (Colombia, Challenge your Knowledge,
World ranking 4529
Country ranking 59
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 4529
Alternative title
Spanish Universidad de Caldas
old Universidad de Caldas
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