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Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

4.5 out of 5 (19 ratings / 17 reviews) Jamundí, Colombia
Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1623, it is a Catholic university, recognized by the Colombian government, which aims to serve the human community, especially Colombia, seeking to establish a more civilized, more cultured and more just society, inspired by Gospel values.

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (3)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Business & Management (1)



On June 13, 1623, the Audiencia and the Archbishop acknowledged the papal brief and the Royal Decree authorizing the academic degrees in school that the Society of Jesus had established in Santa Fe since 1604. Then, students had time back there studied, including Pedro Claver, received their degree.


Research at the Javeriana University welcomes the fundamental ethical principles of respect for human dignity, the environment and the communities with which it comes forward. Research involving human beings or experimentation on living subjects or products derived therefrom, ensures compliance with the ethical, scientific, technical and administrative rules issued by the competent authorities.


In the Javeriana University we will offer 39 different options to develop your career.

We have specialized vocational coaching services offered to applicants and their families spaces and tools to facilitate the process of career search.

Students have the opportunity to enroll simultaneously at two or more academic programs at the same level of training.

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The Ministry of National Education, through Resolution No. 1320, credited the June 12, 2003, at the Javeriana University, with a term of eight years. The Resolution stresses that the University "has achieved sufficient levels of quality, according to the rules governing the matter, will be publicly recognized this fact through a formal act of institutional accreditation".

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

At Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali, Javerian students are persistent, we are convinced that success is achieved and the university seeks much more than to provide data, to form whole beings, which together develop, grow and are capable of transforming the world.

Universidad Javeriana - Top in South America
Maria Ayalde rated 5 out of 5 stars

The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá, Colombia is one of the best universities in South America. It has some of the best professors, and fantastic facilities. I studied in the Arts faculty, which is one of the most modern buildings in South America, and the quality of the studios and classrooms was outstanding. The career itself prepared me as a musician (sigh...

My time abroad in Bogotá (Colombia)
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The "Universidad de los Andes" lies on the bottom of the Monserate (little hill of town) and close to the nice neighbourhood "La Candelaria" (the old town) with lots of good trestaurants. The university has excellent facilities to study and offers a great teaching and learning experience. The teachers who I got to know were very polite and helpful. All in all I had a...