As a student at the Universidad de los Andes, you are allowed to use one of the most modern library systems in Latin America. The system is made up of five specialist libraries in the fields of Business, Architecture and Design, Law, Economics, and Medicine, and the “Ramón de Zubiría” General University Library. The physical spaces and information resources are not only adapted to the needs of the university but also the country’s demands. The system’s ability to develop and its synergy with the use of technologies and the integration of new elements that are adjusted to national and international standards facilitate remote access to its collections and services. This means it is a versatile, intelligent, and flexible system that makes the users autonomous by providing the right, quality material from its bibliographic resources and national and international inter-library agreements. The purpose of the library system is to act as a pillar for the university’s academic, research, and further education projects by supporting them with information resources, adequate spaces for group and individual study, electronic resources references, projection of audiovisual material, rest areas, and help from a professional team that is responsible for guidance and help in order to develop the skills needed to be able to manage our information resources. All our services can be found on our webpage: http://biblioteca.uniandes.edu.co. Students can consult 116 online databases, access our public catalogue that has more than 502,000 books (in print and electronic format), audiovisual material, theses, as well as a comprehensive collection of journals with more than 87,000 titles available.
In line with Decree 1067 of May 26th 2015 and Resolution 714 of June 12th 2015, both issued by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, it is mandatory that foreign students who are going to study in Colombia either have a student visa, another type of visa that includes studying, or a special type of visa that allows them to study.
It is advisable that masters and doctorate students make enquiries in their faculties/ departments/ academic units as soon as possible about the “Work Visa” in case they have the opportunity to become a Graduate Assistant.
Additionally, current Colombian law requires foreign nationals, including minors, who hold a visa that is longer than three months, to carry their foreign ID cards on their person. This should be taken into consideration and the ID card can be organized together with your visa. If, however, it is still being processed, then a copy provisional ID document can be shown if requested.
SCHOLORSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS IN COLOMBIA – ICETEX
Through this program, ICETEX offers scholarships for Master’s, Postgraduate Diploma, and postgraduate research students who are foreign nationals coming from countries that have a reciprocal agreement offering scholarships to Colombian students.
To find out the conditions, policies, and requisites that regulate these scholarships, access the following link: http://www.icetex.gov.co/