Luis Amigo University Foundation (FUNLAM) - private nonprofit higher education institution in Colombia. FUNLAM began its history in 1984. The university campus is of urban type and is located in the vicinity of Medellin. Luis Amigo University Foundation has a well deserved position among the top 50 universities of Colombia.

Application process and the cost of tuition. To enroll the student must provide the information on previous academic performance and pass examinations. There is no fierce competition among applicants, you just have to fit the minimal requirements in order to get accepted. Luis Amigo University Foundation chose to divide its academic year into semesters. FUNLAM has affordable bachelor’s programs that cost less than 1,000 USD/year. Master’s studies at FUNLAM will cost about 1,000 USD per year. The university offers online degree programs. This format proved to be quite popular among the students. On the official website ( of the university you can find a more accurate information regarding the tuition fees of different programs.

The composition of the university. Being a medium scale university, Luis Amigo University Foundation teaches more than 14 thousand students. Being a foreign citizen does not exclude you from the admission process. At Luis Amigo University Foundation about 599 teachers and professors share their professional expertise. During studies the students have the opportunity to participate in the international exchange programs. You can meet the students by following the university on social media: Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Linkedin.

Infrastructure of FUNLAM. The university has a functioning library. For those who require accommodations dormitories on and off campus are offered. The university is in the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU).
General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Private
Established 1984
Abbreviation FUNLAM
Teachers 599
Students 14,999
Academic calendar Semesters
Admission Based on grades and examinations
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Distance learning Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
La realización del ser humano, el compromiso que sabemos cumplir
• Ministerio de Educación Nacional - Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Colombia
• International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
World ranking 4096
Country ranking 46
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking 4096
Cost of living in Medellin
Expenses - USD/Month Min. Med.
Accommodation 83 90
Food 99 165
Transportation 16 45
Communications and utilities 46 49
Clothing 19 70
Sports and leisure 16 58
Total 279 477
Accommodation in Medellin USD/Month
Shared room outside of centre 84
Shared room in city centre 91
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre 162
1 bedroom apartment in city centre 164
Alternative title
old Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó
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