For a definition of what "Recognized Higher Education Institution" means in Colombia:
In Colombia, Act 30 of 1992 stipulates that those who seek to form an institution of higher learning must demonstrate the capacity to accomplish the mandated tasks and to assure that those persons in charge of instruction have recognized and suitable ethical, academic, scientific, and pedagogic abilities. Recognized institutions of higher education that wish to develop and offer academic programs must have them undergo an evaluation process that is in line with the System for Quality Assurance. The National Council for Accreditation is responsible for conducting the assessment for high quality accreditation and for making public information on the status of accreditation of institutions or programs that volunteer to undergo this process. This information demonstrates the high quality in the development of academic programs.
1. Higher education institutions recognized by competent authorities
- List of recognized higher education institutions in Colombia
Enter the directory of institutions accredited by the National Council for Accreditation. This browser allows you to view institutions of higher education that have demonstrated high levels of quality. Online directory of institutions that are officially recognized by the Ministry of National Education and are registered in the National Information System of Higher Education, SNIES.
Instituciones de educación superior reconocidas por las autoridades competentes (Spanish)
2. Higher education programmes recognized by competent authorities
- List of recognized higher education programmes in Colombia
Online Directory of Accredited Academic Programs by National Council for Accreditation
Enter the browser to find programs with high quality accreditation: The detailed search of academic programs that have demonstrated high levels of quality can be done by entering the browser. Here you can also find a summary of the program’s strengths as identified in the last CNA evaluation.You can find all undergraduate and graduate programs (university, technical and technological training) offered by institutions of higher education in Colombia.
Programas académicos reconocidos por las autoridades correspondientes (Spanish)
3. Information for students planning to study in Colombia
- Information for students who plan to study in Colombia
The institutions of higher education’s websites provide detailed information on their programs, their requirements for admission, procedures for registration, tuition, scholarships, student services, curriculum.
Información para personas que planean estudiar un programa de educación superior en Colombia (Spanish)
4. Information on higher education system
- Description of the education system
Information on the Education system in Colombia
El sistema de educación superior de Colombia (Spanish)
5. Information on foreign credential assessment and recognition
- Description (procedures)
Recognition of diplomas earned abroad
Information on recognition of studies realized in foreign countries.
International students who wish to study in Colombia must bear in mind the following recommendations to enter the country and the practical guidelines to homologation of professional degrees in Colombia.
Reconocimiento de los estudios realizados en el exterior (Spanish)
6. Information on financial assistance opportunities
- For national and international students planning to study abroad
Information about opportunities for financial support
Information about recognized programs of study that may be entitled to receive financial aid, such as educational loans, loans to study abroad, as “Project to access higher education with quality”, and scholarship agreements with other countries and international organizations.
Apoyo financiero (Spanish)
7. Cross-border higher education
- Multinational higher education
General information about this type of academic offer, and mutual agreements for the recognition of higher education program accreditations.
Educación Superior Trasnacional (Spanish)
8. National information centre
- Information systems and university statistics
Links to information system engaged in collecting statistics about higher education.
Sistemas de información y estadísticas de la educación superior en Colombia (Spanish)
9. Other information sources
- Links to institutions related to Higher Education
Listado de instituciones y Redes relacionadas con la Educación Superior de Colombia (Spanish)
10. Definitions of key terms
- Guide to terminology usage in the field of higher education in Colombia.
You can enter the Glossary of terms from here by alphabetical order or look up for the most relevant definitions here up next.
Glosario de Términos (Spanish)