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Entry requirements for Colombian students

This is a guide to the normal entry requirements, assuming you’ve followed the Colombian education system. An admissions tutor will study your application, so make sure you include your academic background and personal information when you apply.

Entry requirements vary depending on what sort of course you’re coming to BU to study.

  • BU International College Foundation Certificates
    You can undertake a Foundation Certificate before going on to an undergraduate course if you have successfully completed 12 years of schooling in Colombia and achieved a minimum of IELTS (Academic) 5.0.
  • Undergraduate courses
    You can apply to study a Bachelor's degree from year one if you have a Bachillerato plus a one-year foundation programme, such as the BU International College Foundation Certificate; or if you hold a Técnico (2.5 years).
  • Top-up courses
    You can apply for a Top-up course if you hold a Tecnológo Especializado (3 year).
  • Postgraduate courses
    You can apply for a postgraduate taught course if you have a Licenciado (4 years of study) from a recognised higher education institute. This will also be subject to minimum grades and relevant subjects.
  • Research programmes
    You need to have a postgraduate degree, or hold a Magister that has been awarded on the basis of research and completion of a thesis, to apply for entry onto a postgraduate research programme at BU.

You can find more information about English language requirements for entry to BU on our English language requirements page.

If you need help with your visa or want more information about the immigration process, you can find it on our immigration information page.