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Pontifical Xavierian University

Address: Cra. 7 #No. 40 - 62, Bogotá, Colombia

Description Pontifical Xavierian University

  • Year of foundation: 1623;
  • Location: Bogota, Colombia;
  • Students age: from 18 years;
  • Number of students: 23,000 people;
  • Language of instruction: Spanish;
  • Type of study: private university.

Pontifical Xavierian University is a leading Colombian educational institution and one of the oldest universities in South America, operating continuously since its formation in 1623. In addition to the main campus in central Bogota, the city of Cali in the southwest of the country hosts a 2nd campus. It is one of 28 universities on the continent, run by the Jesuit organization Friends of Jesus, founded by Francis Xavier, and the university is named after him.

Pontifical Xavierian University has a total of 19 educational faculties (medicine, engineering, humanities, architecture, theology). In 2003, the university was accredited by the Ministry of National Education as an institution of the highest quality, becoming the first university in Colombia to receive this title.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Pontifical Xavierian University

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List of educational directions at bachelor's program:

  • Political science, international relations;
  • Economics and Management: Management, Accounting, Economics;
  • Nursing;
  • Environmental, Rural Studies: Ecology, Rural and Regional Development;
  • Philosophy;
  • Theology;
  • Communication, language: communication studies, informatics, languages;
  • Medicine;
  • Natural sciences: biology, mathematics and physics, microbiology, nutrition, biochemistry;
  • Dentistry;
  • Art: drama, music;
  • Pedagogy: Pedagogy for Children, Basic Education with a Focus on Spanish, Humanities;
  • Engineering: civil engineering, industrial engineering, electronic engineering, systems engineering;
  • Psychology;
  • Social sciences: anthropology, history, literature, sociology;
  • Study of Right;
  • Design, architecture: architecture, industrial design, visual communication design.

Quick overview: Master's degree study directions:

  • Political science, international relations;
  • Economics and Management: Management, Accounting, Economics;
  • Nursing;
  • Environmental, Rural Studies: Ecology, Rural and Regional Development;
  • Philosophy;
  • Theology;
  • Communication, language: communication studies, informatics, languages;
  • Medicine;
  • Natural sciences: biology, mathematics and physics, microbiology, nutrition, biochemistry;
  • Dentistry;
  • Art: drama, music;
  • Pedagogy: Pedagogy for Children, Basic Education with a Focus on Spanish, Humanities;
  • Engineering: civil engineering, industrial engineering, electronic engineering, systems engineering;
  • Psychology;
  • Social sciences: anthropology, history, literature, sociology;
  • Study of Right;
  • Design, architecture: architecture, industrial design, visual communication design.

Events Pontifical Xavierian University

The atmosphere at Pontifical Xavierian University is perfect: courses and lectures are held in small groups, international students are provided with new teaching equipment, the Sports Center and Library provides comprehensive student services.

Bogotá is a city of almost 9 million people, but it seems to be made up of many small neighborhoods with a clear sense of community. Bogotá has a low cost of living, a high rating in the field of housing, tolerance, excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation. Colombians are known for their friendliness, they are incredibly generous, open-minded people.

Few speak English here, but it provides an excellent opportunity to speak Spanish for international students.

Advantages

  • The university is one of 12 universities in the Republic of Columbia with the highest institutional accreditation.
  • Xavier Pontifical University is ranked between 501 and 600 in the Times Higher Education global rankings.
  • Distinguished alumni: Ernesto Samper (President of Colombia), Daniel Samper Pisano (lawyer, journalist and writer), Rodolfo Llinas (neuroscientist, professor at New York University), Catalina Sandino Moreno (Academy Award-nominated actress).
  • Xavier Pontifical University offers 40 undergraduate programs, 69 professional programs, 45 medical and surgical programs, 8 dentistry programs, 22 graduate courses and 8 doctoral programs. The university also offers 17 schools, 61 faculties and 14 institutes, and more than 3,040 faculty members, including 19,682 undergraduate students and 3,470 undergraduates.

Equipment Pontifical Xavierian University

The Pontifical University is located in Bogota, the second campus is in Cali, the new research building will be located on the northwest side of the campus, next to 7 Carrera Street and will become a strategic entry point to the university. With a built-up area of about 13,197 m², it will accommodate laboratories, offices, cafeterias, classrooms, auditoriums, public places.

The University of Xavier has 2 libraries: the General Library and the Mario Valenzuela Library, SJ. The Mario Valenzuela Library specializes in philosophy and theology, is considered the best in these disciplines in the region, has 7 documentation centers:

  • Bioethics;
  • Political science;
  • Architecture;
  • Right;
  • Insurance;
  • Social communication;
  • Clinical epidemiology.

The library fund has 418 thousand titles of books, magazines, dissertations, scores, cards, VHS and DVD videos, slides, sound videos and sound recordings. The system has about 90 subscriptions to databases and access to the full text content of journals, books, dissertations, slides in digital format. It offers services such as bibliographic reference in specialized subjects and bibliographic exchange to collect data, including journal articles and other documents from libraries in Colombia and around the world. It serves students and teachers around the clock, Monday through Friday.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The academic year is traditionally divided into semesters.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The applicant must provide a document of previous academic performance, as well as exam results. More than half (60%) of applicants go to PUJ, however the percentage may vary depending on the faculty and the popularity of the course.

Scholarships Pontifical Xavierian University

The university has a variety of scholarship programs that students can take part in. Among the programs, applicants can also find online equivalents.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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