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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

2. Higher education programmes recognized by competent authorities

3. Information for students planning to study in Colombia

4. Information on higher education system

5. Information on foreign credential assessment and recognition

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

8. National information centre

9. Other information sources

10. Definitions of key terms

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