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About UNAL

National University of Colombia (UNAL) — public non-profit university. It is located in Bogota, Colombia. As a member of OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW), Asociación Colombiana para el Avance de la Ciencia (ACAC), Asociación de Universidades Iberoamericamnas de Postgrado (AUIP), Asociación Columbus, UNAL is actively working on developing the academic environment.

The university is in top-230 of the best universities in the world, according to QS World University Rankings. The educational institution is in the top-1200 of Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

UNAL does research in different fields of study. You can find them on the official site.

Bogota, Colombia
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International students
Female students
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By subject
SubjectPlace in QS 2023
Arts & Humanities88
Social Sciences & Management112
Accounting & Finance101-150
Agriculture & Forestry151-200
Engineering & Technology236
Natural Sciences280
Life Sciences & Medicine321
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UNAL tuition fees

As in many other universities in the country, the academic calendar at UNAL is divided into two semesters. But for convenience, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees here are different for locals and foreigners. For locals, it starts from 1 USD, and for foreigners — a minimum of 1,000 USD. Thanks to financial support programs, students have the opportunity to fully or partially cover the cost of education. On the official website of the university, you will find all the relevant information about tuition fees and scholarships.

Accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses are all things to consider before applying to university.

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Bachelor degree at UNAL

Admission to undergraduate programs is based on the results of entrance examinations.

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UNAL campus

The campus of UNAL is located in Bogota. The urban campus is suitable for those students who, firstly, are used to independence, and secondly, cannot imagine their life without the hustle and bustle of a big metropolis. The educational institution has its own library. Here, students do their homework or just have a good time reading an interesting book. Not only locals study at UNAL, but also students from other countries. The variety of cultures represented broadens the horizons of students and fills student life with all sorts of activities, the purpose of which is cultural exchange.

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What to do after graduation

There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. UNAL graduates find jobs quickly, partly because the university has a good reputation among employers according to the QS World University Rankings. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.

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