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Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS

Location

Bucaramanga Campus, Bucaramanga Colombia

Ranking

# 1001-1200QS World University Rankings

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40Undergraduate programs

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3Postgraduate programs

International

156International students

About Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS

The Universidad Industrial de Santander is located in Bucaramanga which is known as "The Beautiful City", in northeast of Colombia.

Bucaramanga is the capital of the Santander region and is surrounded by the Chicamocha Canyon, the Páramo de Berlín and the municipality of Lebrija.

UIS opened in 1948 to meet the need for engineers in Colombia when industry began to flourish and was one of the first public universities to obtain (and maintain) high quality accreditation from the Ministry of Education in Colombia.

The university’s main campus is in Bucaramanga (with five locations) and four other campuses throughout Santander. It has about 23,000 students: 19,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students.

The university has six deaneries, 36 departments and offers 45 undergraduate programmes; it also has 49 graduate specialisation programmes, 50 master's degrees and 10 doctorates. There are around 1,891 faculty members, and 1,087 administrative members.

UIS houses one of the three technology parks supported by the Ministry of Science of Colombia, Guatiguará Technology Park, which has 14 research centres and specialised laboratories. Additionally, UIS holds about 98 research groups, 11 scientific journals and 73 national and international patents, with more applications for intellectual property in the process.

Programmes are taught in Spanish; however, the university has a Foreign Languages programme with a major in English and a bachelor’s in literature taught in English, French and Portuguese. Courses in Spanish as a second language for international students are offered.

UIS’s Language Institute enables students to take up to level 5 English and two levels in French, Portuguese and Italian. German and Korean is also offered through the language assistants programme, and through university partnerships, Mandarin-Chinese is also available.

About Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS

The Universidad Industrial de Santander is located in Bucaramanga which is known as "The Beautiful City", in northeast of Colombia.

Bucaramanga is the capital of the Santander region and is surrounded by the Chicamocha Canyon, the Páramo de Berlín and the municipality of Lebrija.

UIS opened in 1948 to meet the need for engineers in Colombia when industry began to flourish and was one of the first public universities to obtain (and maintain) high quality accreditation from the Ministry of Education in Colombia.

The university’s main campus is in Bucaramanga (with five locations) and four other campuses throughout Santander. It has about 23,000 students: 19,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students.

The university has six deaneries, 36 departments and offers 45 undergraduate programmes; it also has 49 graduate specialisation programmes, 50 master's degrees and 10 doctorates. There are around 1,891 faculty members, and 1,087 administrative members.

UIS houses one of the three technology parks supported by the Ministry of Science of Colombia, Guatiguará Technology Park, which has 14 research centres and specialised laboratories. Additionally, UIS holds about 98 research groups, 11 scientific journals and 73 national and international patents, with more applications for intellectual property in the process.

Programmes are taught in Spanish; however, the university has a Foreign Languages programme with a major in English and a bachelor’s in literature taught in English, French and Portuguese. Courses in Spanish as a second language for international students are offered.

UIS’s Language Institute enables students to take up to level 5 English and two levels in French, Portuguese and Italian. German and Korean is also offered through the language assistants programme, and through university partnerships, Mandarin-Chinese is also available.

Available programs

UIS has 45 undergraduate programmes in the following faculties:

  • Sciences
  • Human sciences
  • Physicomechanical engineering
  • Physicochemical Engineering
  • Health

 
Find the full list of undergraduate programmes offered here .

The usual undergraduate programme requirements are:

  • Completed high school
  • Passed the national examination for entrance to higher education
     

Tuition for national and international students at UIS is defined based on the socio-economic condition of the student and the supporting family.

All undergraduate programme fees range from US$30 to US$2000 per semester for  2021.

Students in need are provided with assistance for food, residences or administrative assistantships.

UIS offers 91 postgraduate programmes offered through the following faculties:

  • Sciences
  • Human sciences
  • Physicomechanical engineering
  • Physicochemical Engineering
  • Health


There are 10 doctoral programmes, 27 research master’s programmes, 25 in-depth masters degrees, nine medical-surgical specialties and 22 specialisation programmes.

Discover the full list of postgraduate programmes here.

Learn more about postgraduate programme requirements, procedures and admission here.

Each postgraduate programme has its own tuition.

UIS may offer grants for students admitted to subsidised research masters and doctoral programmes.

There are scholarship programmes such as the OE, the Reciprocity Programme for Foreigners, or Icetex's Colombia Scholarships. These scholarships offer some form of financial assistance to prospective students. Find out more about scholarships here.

University information

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Rankings & ratings

Universidad Industrial de Santander - UIS is one of the top public universities in Bucaramanga, Colombia. It is ranked #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings 2024.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2014
    # 701+
  • 2015
    # 701+
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #801-1000
  • 2019
    #801-1000
  • 2020
    #1001+
  • 2021
    #1001+
  • 2022
    #1001-1200
  • 2023
    #1001-1200
  • 2024
    #1001-1200

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