Universidad del Rosario

Universidad del Rosario

Location
Bogota, Colombia 

Availability
Available university wide.


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    The Universidad del Rosario (Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario) was founded in 1653 by the Archbishop of Santa Fe Friar Cristobal de Torres y MotonesWith over 365 years of history, URosario is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Colombia. 

    Today URosario has three campuses located between central and the north of BogotaEl Claustro (main campus), North Campus and Quinta de Mutis Campus. The main campus building, El Claustro, are among the oldest cloisters in the historic centre and houses the University’s museum.  

    There are over 150 international students at URosario across both undergraduate and postgraduate programsUR Mentor is a group of current URosario students that are assigned to buddy up with incoming exchange studentsYour UR Mentor will be able to assist you with life in Colombia through the organization of social, cultural and academic activities. 

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    Bogotá is the capital of Colombia, and with a population of 7.4 million people, it is the country’s largest city. Situated at an altitude of 2,640m, Bogota is the third highest capital city in South America. This is Colombia's economic and cultural center. There are many historic and natural attractions to explore: stroll through the colourful streets of historic La Candelaria, visit the Museo del Oro or Gold Museum which is home to over 30,000 pieces of gold, and take a day trip to the Salt Cathedral in the town of Zipaquira, located an hour outside the city.

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    • Botero Museum 
    • Bolivar Plaza 
    • Church of San Francisco  
    • Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center 
    • Gold Museum 
    • Casa de Nariño (presidential house) 
    • Monserrate Hill 
    • Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes 
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    Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country in the north of South America bordered by Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela and Brazil.

    Inhabited by various American Indian peoples since at least 12,000 BCE, Colombia is also home to many people from European, African, and Middle Eastern backgrounds. This rapidly growing country has a population of approximately 50 million people, making it the third-most populous country in Latin America. More than 99.2% of Colombians speak Spanish, however English has official status in the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina.

    Boasting Caribbean and Pacific coastline, rainforests, deserts, a lost city, rare and endangered animals, unique ecosystems, snowcapped mountains in the Andes and more, Colombia is the ultimate location for those who love outdoor exploration. Its location near the Equator also provides a year-round tropical climate that is ideal for travel.

    Indigenous people still live within many areas of Colombia, and visiting their regions will offer you a chance to experience their history and lifestyles. Colombia also has over 3,000 years of history in art and literature, with a strong history in sculpture and a current trend towards stunning street art. Colombia is also renowned for its music, which features unique combinations of instruments and styles drawn from its many cultures. Sports enthusiasts will love local football matches, played to some of the highest standards in the world.

    Did you know?

    Colombia is one of the world’s ‘megadiverse’ countries. It is second-highest in the world for biodiversity after Brazil. Colombia is the only country in South America that has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

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Universidad del Rosario Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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First semester (SP2)
January to June

Second semester (SP5)
July to December


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    Undergraduate

    • Accounting 
    • Business 
    • Economics 
    • Finance 
    • Human Sciences 
    • Law 
    • Management 
    • Marketing 
    • Political Sciences, Government and International Relations  

    Postgraduate

    • Business 
    • Economics 
    • Human Sciences 
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    All students must meet standard exchange selection criteria and any host institution restrictions.

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    • UniSA academic transcript 
    • Passport 
    • Evidence of English/Spanish proficiency (if applicable) 
    • Academic recommendation letter 
    • Motivation statement for why you want to undertake exchange at URosario 
    • UniSA acceptance email 
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    Credits are measured by UR's internal credit scheme and can be matched to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) where the following applies: 

    • 18 UniSA units = 30 ECTS 
    • 13.5 UniSA units = 22.5 ECTS 

    It can sometimes be difficult to make up exactly 22.5 units, but you should be able to get very close. Make sure you check with your Program Director if you don’t have exactly 22.5 ECTS 

    Undergraduate: 

    • 1UR credit = 1.7 ECTS 
    • 18 UR Undergraduate credits = 30 ECTS (18 UniSA units) 

    Postgraduate: 

    • 1UR credit = 2.1 ECTS 
    • 14.3 UR Postgraduate credits (approximately) = 30 ECTS (18 UniSA units) 
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    Exchange students who will take courses taught in Spanish or English must demonstrate a minimum proficiency at B1 level in the respective language. 

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    Please see here for course catalogue.  

    For more information on how to use the URosario course catalogue please see here. 

Universidad del Rosario Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Weather
Autumn/Winter: 11°c to 19°c 
Spring/Summer: 20°c to 32°c 

Currency
$ Colombian Peso (COP) 

Local language/s
Spanish


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    Universidad del Rosario does not offer airport pick up. You will need to make your own way to the campus from El Dorado Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento International Airport. 

    More information on how to get to the campus can be found here. 

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    UR Home Abroad office manages the on-campus accommodation application at Universidad del Rosario. You will receive more information after you have been accepted on how to apply.   

    More information on accommodation can be found here.  

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    As an exchange partner with the University of South Australia, you do not have to pay tuition fees to Universidad del Rosario, instead you will pay tuition as you would normally at UniSA. Travel and living expenses are at your own cost. The table below gives an indication of costs you will incur: 

    Items Approximate Cost (AUD)
    Return flights from Adelaide $2800 
    Accommodation   $250 to $400 per month 
    Meals/Groceries  $400 to $500 per month 
    Transportation  $52 per month 
    Entertainment and incidentals including phone, laundry etc.  $400 to $500 per month 

    More information can be found here.

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    UniSA offers a generous travel grant of up to $2500 for a full semester exchange. You may also be eligible to receive an OS-HELP loan of up to $8000. For more information please see funding and scholarships website

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    UniSA offers travel insurance as part of your exchange for up to 270 days (can be extended up to 365 days). For more information please see travel insurance website.  
     
    Please click here to read the travel insurance policy. 
     
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here
     
    If you have any further questions about travel insurance, please contact the UniSA Insurance Office on 08 8302 1678. 
     

Universidad del Rosario Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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Visa information

It is your responsibility to apply for your visa for your overseas study experience. You can refer to the relevant consulate regarding a specific countries visa requirement. UniSA is legally unable to provide visa advice. Please see below links for more information.  
 
Australian Government DFAT brief on Colombia is available here
 
Colombia embassy website can be found here
 
Universidad del Rosario student visa FAQ is available here

Register your travel

To participate in an exchange experience, you must register your travel with International SOS (iSOS). We will provide instructions on how to do this throughout the process. 
 
UniSA has partnered with iSOS to offer our students medical, safety and security advice, referrals, emotional support and routine and emergency assistance when travelling or living abroad. 
 
For more information please visit the Travel Health and Safety Webpage
 
Before your departure, we strongly encourage you to visit the Smartraveller website.
 
The website contains important information you need to know about travel documents, up to date travel advisories on destinations you may be travelling to on behalf of the University, travel tips and more. 

Universidad del Rosario Factsheet

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UniSA exchange deadline

August 1st to go on exchange in SP2

January 11th to go on exchange in SP5

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UR Summer School

The UR International Summer School offers an academic and international experience to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in deepening their knowledge in issues of global and regional trends, along with national and international teachers of the highest level. 

UR International Summer School 
Location:
Bogota, Colombia 
UniSA application deadline:
TBA 
Program dates:
25th June to 5th July 2019 
Credit: 
3 UR Credits 
 Duration: 
1 to 2 weeks 
Eligibility:
All students must meet short-term exchange selection criteria and any host institution requirements. 
Credit notes:
7.5 ECTS is equal to 4.5 UniSA units 
Other Information:
This program is part of the UniSA exchange agreement. UniSA students are eligible for a tuition-free place, dependant on availability – other program fees apply, see partner website for details. 
Available to both Undergraduate and Graduate students. 
Program brochure:
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