Semester Exchange - Universidad de La Sabana

Semester Exchange - Universidad de La Sabana

Founded in 1979, this private higher education institution is located in the municipality of Chia, 7km north of Bogota, Colombia. The campus in Chia is home to around 9,500 students, and the setting is a mixture of rural calm and charm, bordering on a green-belt around Bogotá, and semi-urban facilities. Bogota is the capital of Colombia and has a population of around 9 million and is the political, economic and cultural centre of Colombia, located in the Andes Mountain Range. It is a cosmopolitan and cultural city, offering students abundant possibilities. Chia has a unique charm and comfortable lifestyle – you can enjoy the best of the city and the country at the same time! As an exchange student you have a diverse choice in study, with courses available within the areas of business, communication, education and psychology. For students who wish to take their subjects in English, they can choose from subjects in the areas of economics, finance, marketing, engineering, political sciences, psychology and education.



Type of Program

Semester Exchange

Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

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

Language of Instruction


Travel Grant


Scholarships from the University of La Sabana are also available, so please click here for more information.
Application form for the scholarship is here.

GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)


Course Information

Please refer to this website for courses in English and Spanish


Please refer to the accommodation website

Exchange Student Website

Universidad de la Sabana Exchange Website

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • English or Spanish proficiency
  • Students must be in good academic standing at their home university
  • Nomination from Macquarie university, Spanish language proficiency for non-native speakers if you are taking classes in this language
  • Review the course information and restricted courses to check it is suitable for your degree program

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 Payment 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.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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The university , is a Colombian private higher education institution founded in 1979. It is located in the municipality of Chía, 7 km north of Bogotá. The university has been given the High Quality Institutional Accreditation by the National Ministry of Education. The university currently runs 18 undergraduate programmes. There are also 31 specialization programmes and five master’s programmes: Master in Education, Master in Process Management and Direction, Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Nursing, and Master in English Language Teaching – Autonomous Learning Environments. The university expects to have 17 masters programmes and two Ph.D. programmes in the future.

Area of study
Business; Education; Engineering and IT; Science; Society, history and languages

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

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Undergraduate; Postgraduate

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