Information for applicants from Colombia.


We accept a wide range of international qualifications. These are assessed individually for their content and level, and against relevant guidelines such as the British Council and the National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (NARIC UK). The minimum required to be considered for entry to our undergraduate programmes is the equivalent of three A-levels at CCC.  However, some programmes will require higher grades and particular subjects.  Please refer to the specific entry requirements for your chosen programme of study as outlined in the online prospectus.

Typically we require you to have completed the Bachillerato with Excellent (Excelente) Results and have passed a higher education entrance exam (ICFES) or a:

  • A recognised UK Foundation/Access Course.
  • The first year of a university degree in the relevant subject area with an overall average of 3.0 or above.
  • Técnico en 'subject area will be stated' (two and a half years).

Advanced entry

If you have completed the Tecnólogo Especializado en...(three year) or two years of a university degree in a relevant subject with an overall average of 3.0 or above you may be considered (at the school's discretion) for advanced entry.


Our on-line postgraduate prospectus indicates if there are any additional programme requirements.

Typically we require applicants for taught Masters programmes (MA, MSc, MRes, MBA, MPA, LLM) to hold a Bachelors degree (usually in a relevant subject) with a grade equivalent to a UK upper second class honours.

We normally require you to hold a Licenciado/Professional Title having completed a minimum of four years of study with an overall average of 3.0 or above.

English Language Entry Requirements

To study at Ulster University, you need good English, and we will need to see recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Some courses have higher language prerequisites – please check entry requirements on the relevant course webpage.

You may be asked for a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate: IELTS or Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE), or you may hold other English language qualifications that we can recognise. Please see Here for the complete list of English language tests/qualifications which Ulster University may recognise.

Our Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) offers a range of English language courses, which are designed to prepare international students with the necessary language skills for academic study at Ulster.

Ulster's Colombian Students

Check out what our Colombian students say about studying at Ulster and living in Northern Ireland.

Local Representatives

Grasshopper International

Address: Calle 7 Sur, 42-70 Edificio Forum Oficina 1405, Medellin, Colombia 
Contact: Mrs Veronica
Tel: 5731860479