Semester Exchange - EAFIT

Semester Exchange - EAFIT

EAFIT is a university that inspires the current generation to embark on a life project that maximizes their potential. It is an institution that both conveys and generates knowledge, thus fulfilling its role as a teaching and research university as it transforms society.​ The university offers degrees in various disciplines through its schools of Management, Engineering, Law, Finance and Economics, Science, and Humanities. Exchange students are able to study subjects in English within the areas of business, economics, finance, and engineering. The thriving city of Medellin is in a narrow valley, which sees high rise buildings against a backdrop of tall mountain ranges. It’s pleasant climate and moderate temperature puts a spring in locals’ steps, when they are at work and at play.

Universidad EAFIT’s mission is to contribute to the country’s social, economic, scientific, and cultural development through undergraduate and graduate programs that mold globally competent individuals within a framework of ideological pluralism and academic excellence, as well as through scientific and applied research conducted in permanent interaction with the private sector, government, and academia.



Type of Program


Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

Spring semester: January-June
Second semester: July-December

Language of Instruction

Spanish, English

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Please refer to this file for more information.


At EAFIT we do not have student residencies.
There are two accommodation alternatives:Room with a Colombian family, Rent an apartment or loft, shared or individually

Exchange Student Website

Please refer to this website EAFIT.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Students must have successfully completed at least one year of full-time studies at a partner university
  • English or Spanish proficiency for non-native speakers

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

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It is a private Colombian university located in Medellín offering 21 undergraduate programs, 70 specializations, 34 masters, and six doctoral programs. The university offers degrees in various disciplines through its schools of Management, Engineering, Law, Finance and Economics, Science, and Humanities. Universidad EAFIT was approved by the Colombian Ministry of Education on May 6, 1971. It has three additional branches in Bogotá, Pereira, and Rionegro

Area of study
Society, history and languages

Has a GPA requirement

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Admisnistration, Art, Music, Humanities, Communication, Economics and Politics, Exchange, EAFIT, Colombia

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