International Students

UTB welcomes international students and professors through a variety of opportunities that allows them to select a program that fits his or her academic, financial, and personal needs. International programs vary in content, format, length, and cost. Some of these programs have academic credits and are given by UTB or international professors.

About UTB

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar – UTB is a private, non-profit higher education institution, founded in 1970 and managed by the most important business associations in the region. The UTB exchange program offers an excellent study abroad opportunity for international students in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. This study abroad initiative allows students from partner universities around the world to directly enroll for one semester, up to twenty credits at UTB. The International office provides a Global Friend UTB and city tours.

Opportunities at UTB

We tell you why choose the Tecnológica de Bolívar University for an academic exchange



UTB aims to provide the necessary support to students seeking opportunities for academic exchange, cultural, scientific, and facilitate cooperation with international organizations.
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Exchange semester in UTB

Exchange semester in UTB

Discover how to apply to the exchange program of the Tecnológica de Bolívar University .
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Spanish as a second language

Spanish as a second language

Live Spanish language and caribbean culture in Cartagena de Indias
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Icetex scholarship

The reciprocity program for foreigners in Colombia offers scholarships to foreign citizens to carry out specialization, master’s, doctorate, or research studies at the postgraduate level. To apply to this program, candidates must have a good level of the Spanish language.


Interested students should contact ICETEX directly and complete the admission process in the UTB program they choose from the list in the academic offer of the Colombia Scholarship program.

Buddy Program

Our Buddy Program offers academic and cultural support, provides guidance to concerns regarding your stay in the city and at the UTB facilities, we provide the students with the information that their require from Colombia and all the services that the UTB has to offer. to national and international students who decide to take short courses, exchange semesters, double degree programs, among others at our institution

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Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales
Mariana Flórez Camacho
Email: mflorezc@utb.edu.co o
Teléfono: (5) 6535351

Formative research stays UTB – ÉVRIMA

This modality of academic mobility allows an undergraduate or graduate student from a foreign university to carry out their research with the accompaniment of a UTB professor or to join a research project carried out by a full-time professor from the university.

Double degree program

We invite you to learn about the double degree program of the Tecnológica de Bolívar University.

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