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Universidad del Valle

Calle 13 no. 100-00 Cali,
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Founded in 1945, Universidad del Valle is one of the three most significant public universities of Colombia and the most important in the south-western region of the country. This has enabled it to liaise and to obtain support from a great number of international agencies and other universities through cooperation agreements. It stands out for its academic excellence in fields of Health, Humanities, Business and Engineering, in addition to development in areas of scientific and technological research. Universidad del Valle has a High Quality Institutional Accreditation granted by the Ministry of National Education of Colombia, and NTCGP1000:2009, ISO9001:2008 and IQNetquality-management certifications.

Universidad del Valle offers undergraduate, graduate and diploma courses, as well as virtual education across seven Faculties and two Institutes: 

In line with the regional strategy and specific socio-economic development needs that distinguish it as a pioneer institution in the region, the University has a main campus in the city of Cali, as well as regional campuses throughout the Valle del Cauca department in the municipalities of Buga, Buenaventura, Caicedonia, Cartago, Palmira, Tuluá, Yumbo and Zarzal, as well as Santander de Quilichao in the department of Cauca. 

In 2018, Universidad del Valle has welcomed 178 international students, thanks to links with partner universities around the world including double degree programs and international scholarships and internships.

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Universidad del Valle has state of the art facilities, including 12 libraries, four archive centers, an archaeological center, a student health center which provides mental, medical and dental care, a careers service center, restaurants, an university cinema, sports center, cultural broadcasting services and alumni program. Take a guided tour of the university here.

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Library Mario Carvajal

Health Student's service

Alumni Program

Universidad del Valle has a variety of courses and programas that allows the student to enjoy the student's life, such as:

  • Cultural courses: musical initiation, theatre, yoga, arabic dance, contemporary folklore, among others. 
  • Recreational courses: soccer (outdoor, indoor), swimming, volleyball, among other sports, welcome to first semester student's

If you want to learn from other international students' experience, visit our YouTube Channel:

YouTube Channel - Dirección de Relaciones Internacionales

If you are thinking about applying to Universidad del Valle to either study a full career or finish your undergraduate or graduate studies, please visit the admissions page to know the conditions, timetable, and all the information.

Also, Universidad del Valle has established cooperation agreements with universities around the world that allow to leverage its internationalization project, facilitating increased scope and exposure among cooperation countries and playing an active role of important academic networks; consortia and associations of America, Europe, Asia and Australia; incoming and outgoing student mobility; double-degree programs; foreign language promotion and joint supervision of doctoral studies. So, if you want to do an exchange semester, an internship, a research residence, please visit: international mobility

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Natural and Exact Sciences

Faculty of Social and Economics Sciences

Institute of Psychology

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Faculty of Health

Institute of Education an Pedagogy

Institute of Psychology

University Highlights

Total students - 30,736


International students - 81


Total students - 30,736

International students - 81

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