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There is one British Council test centre in Colombias capital Bogota. The average IELTS score of test takers with Spanish as native language is 6.2. In 2017, the average IELTS score of test takers in Colombia was 6.4. According to our database, there are 35 universities in Colombia that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in Colombia is 4.9.
Surrounded by beautiful sceneries, having a large multicultural environment and a warm weather all year round, Colombia is truly a fascinating country and an option worth considering for a degree abroad. Over the last years, the Colombian government has allocated significant funds for education, being specifically interested in drawing a larger number of international students. Colombia is also probably one of the best locations in the world if you are interested in learning or improving your Spanish. The Spanish language spoken here is standardised, clear and easy to understand by any foreigner. Find the best information about what it’s like to study in Bogotá, including degree course offers, career opportunities, student life, living costs, and more. Education System Although in Colombia, a big part of the costs for higher education is covered by the state, around 70% of higher education institutions are private. The type of higher educational institutions includes: universities, university institutions (offering undergraduate programmes up to professional degree level and specialisations - career-related qualification above Bachelor’s but below Master’s level), technological institutions and professional technical institutions. Technical and technological institutions provide only undergraduate degrees. Two important institutions that keep track of the higher education system in Colombia are: The National System of Higher Education Information (Sistema Nacional de Información de la Educación Superior), and The Labour Observatory for Education (OLE, Observatorio Laboral para la Educación).
Spanish, the official language in Colombia is also the language of instruction used in universities. International students must prove their proficiency in Spanish, either by obtaining the DELE diploma B2 level or by being certified as having advanced proficiency by a licensed Spanish teacher. In some of the Colombian universities, you can find several degrees available in English; for enrolling in these programmes, you will also have to provide evidence of your language knowledge, mainly TOEFL and IELTS are the accepted language certificates.
To study in English at one of the universities in Colombia, you may need a proof of English proficiency. There are several standardised English tests that you can take to proof your English level, such as the PTE (Pearson Test of English), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System), offered by British Council and IDP. IELTS is the most popular of these tests, with British Council offering more than 500 test locations and being accepted by more than 9,000 organisations world-wide.
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