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  • Locations: Bogota, Colombia
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: TXSTATE applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of Instruction: Spanish
Academic Field: Anthropology, Business, Economics, Education, Geography, History, International Studies, Law, Philosophy, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology Undergraduate/Graduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Application Fee: 250
Program Description:

Universidad Externado de Colombia

  externado de colombia 
The Universidad Externado de Colombia (Externado University of Colombia) is a private university in Bogota, Colombia. Externado University is one of the oldest and most prestigious accredited private universities in Latin America as well as one of the most recognized in Colombia in the areas of Law; Finance, Government and International Relations; Account; Economics; and Business Administration. It is a higher learning and social sciences research institution, known for its rigor and academic excellence, as well as its pluralistic approach to academia upon which the institution was founded. 

University Website
Website for International Students


Universidad Externado is located in the historic downtown in Bogota. In the following links you will find the map of the campus and panoramic videos:


All the courses are available for international students except: consultorio juridico (law office) from our law school. Most courses are taught in Spanish. 

Business Administration: 
  • The Emerging Markets initiative program and Business and social impact in emerging markets.

  • Counterculture and Rock and roll 
  • Media Analysis
  • Journalism in English 
  • State Building and Democracy in Colombia 
  • Conflict analysis and negotiation 
  • Analysis of illegal economies 
  • Game Theory
Finance, government and international relations: 
  • Cyberspace: The fifth domain
  • Business Law
  • Economic Law
  • Environment and International Relations
  • Mercenaries and private security: Lessons from Colombia 
  • Contemporary China: Trends and Challenges
  • Contemporary Japan 
  • Economic Theory 
  • Strategic studies and international security 
  • Security: Theory and practice 

Courses Taught in English 

  • on topics of finance, international relations and law

Spanish Courses as a Foreign Language 

Language Requirements

  • Spanish level determined by each academic unit in Universidad Externado (minimum B1- maximum B2) 

Academic Calendar

  Fall Spring
Application Deadline May 15 October 15
Program Dates Jan - May July - November
Exam Period(s) First week of June First week of December
*Please note, these dates are subject to change. 


It is estimated that a single student living in Bogota will need approximately $500 US / $750 US a month to meet basic living expenses such as accommodation, food, books and equipment and other necessities. This figure is given as a guide only. The amount you actually spend will depend on your personal lifestyle. 
Some estimated expenditures: 

Apartments from $150 US to $350 US /month 
Food: $150 US /month 
Lunch in a restaurant close to the University: $7 US (15000 Pesos COP)

Public Transport: $50 US /month 

Externado Student Health insurance: $25 US /month 

Student ID card: $14 US /semester 


Universidad Externado does not have on-campus accommodation. However, the University has agreements with LivvinX and CityU two residential buildings that offer student dorm style accommodation and provide a special discount for international exchange students from Universidad Externado. Your students can check the webpages in the links above. For more information, please check brochure.

Helpful Links


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2024-2025 06/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.