Study Abroad in Venezuela

The country named the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela since 1999, is located on the northern coast of South America. The country comprises a continental mainland and numerous islands in the Caribbean Sea. It borders Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west.

Venezuelan currency is the Bolivar fuerte (BSF), and one BSF is equivalent to around 16 US cents. This rate means that living in Venezuela can be very affordable for foreigners, but visitors should expect variations in living conditions.

To study in Venezuela, The tertiary institutions in Venezuela spread between a total 23 public and 24 private universities located across several states. The  universities, offer courses in a broad variety of subjects.

Interestingly, many universities in Venezuela will support international students throughout the process of moving to Venezuela, providing transport to and from the airport as well as information on student accommodation. In some cases, the school will help you to rent a room with a host family, making the move much smoother. For more information, You should contact the university directly on how to go about this.

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Tuition Fees in Venezuela

The cost of university study for International Students normally includes tuition and fees, housing, health insurance, books and living expenses. Students who have or need an F-1 or J-1 visa must show their funding support based on the estimated cost of one academic year. This is done on a Promissory Note of Financial Support form.

The current estimated cost of one year for undergraduate students is $29,253 and $33,790 for graduate students. It should be noted that these estimates also include the cost of meals and personal expenses.

Universidad de Los Andes                                                                    Merida

Universidad Simón Bolívar                                                                                                 Caracas

Universidad de Carabobo                                                                                                   Valencia

Universidad Católica Andres Bello                                                                               Caracas

Universidad Central de Venezuela                                                                               Caracas

Universidad del ZuliaUniversidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira(San (Cristóbal)

Universidad del Zulia                                                                                                              Maracaibo

Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela                                                                               Cumaná..

Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacína                                                                     Mracaibo

Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado                                             Barquisimeto


Getting Student Visa

A Venezuela Student Visa is available to non immigrants for those wishing to pursue studies in the country. This can be obtained through your local Consulate or Embassy. Check their website to find out what documents are needed.