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Our express Spanish program consists of 16 levels of 30-hours according to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. (CEFR). This program offers flexible schedules according to the students’ availability.

Due to the global health crisis, Universidad del Norte is offering shortened Spanish language  online courses for students who want to  get in touch with a new language, improve their Spanish skills, or live the study abroad experience while anywhere in the world.

Check out our new Spanish live program which offers a series of interactive 30-hour language courses to learn Spanish online. For more info click here

Course load: 2-hour classes per day Monday through Friday
Course length: 3 weeks.

Timetable: 4 hours per week during 16 weeks.


  • Copy of passport
  • A visa type V, M or R if the study period is longer than three months.
  • Study permit PIP 2 or PIP 6 valid for a 3-month stay.
  • Tourist permit PIP 5 if the student comes from any of the countries participating in the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Colombia on the Waiver of Visas for Short Term Stays.
  • Registration form
  • Online test result
  • The PIP-2 stamp may be obtained by the candidate upon showing the acceptance letter issued by Universidad del Norte to the immigration agents at the airport once the participant lands in Colombia.
    To obtain a Type V visa, the university will support the student with the necessary documentation for the application at the Colombian embassy or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if necessary. These documents will be issued once the registration to the courses is confirmed.
  • To apply for your visa click here.
  • For instructions and documentation needed for application click here.


Payment method credit card

Credit card, debit card or cash.

Payment methods check

Check on behalf of the Universidad del Norte Foundation.

Payment methods bank transfer

Bank transfer.
Beneficiary’s telephone: 3509244
Beneficiary’s Account number # in BANCOLOMBIA
Current Account N° 4777-127388-1
SWIFT BANCOLOMBIA: COLOCOBM (In case they ask for 11 digits, please add three X, that means: COLOCOBMXXX)

Payment methods service order

Service order of the entity authorizing the collection bill.

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