Universidad Javeriana / UJ

Founded in 1623

Javeriana University is one of the 28 universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America (AUSJAL), and one of the 114 worldwide. Its alumni play an important role in the country’s progress, and include a vast range of prominent individuals in the history of the country and the region, including former national presidents, politicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and journalists. Javeriana’s alumni are known for their professional goodwill, teamwork skills and value-centered leadership. There is a permanent demand for Javeriana professionals in the job market.

The University has 18 Schools comprising 188 academic programs, which provide an interdisciplinary, curricular centered learning environment for students, faculty and researchers. 27 undergraduate programs are accredited before the National Accreditation Council and 174 graduate programs have Qualified Registries granted by the Colombian Ministry of Education for their quality.

The University’s main campus is located near downtown Bogotá, the country´s capital, in 18 hectares that comprise 45 buildings, 18 restaurants and on campus cafes, a parking building with 1200 parking spaces, the University´s Sports Center, the Alfonso Borrero Cabal, S.J. Library and the Javeriana University Store.


  • Courses for NOHA students

    •       3 compulsory modules (18 ECTS)
    •       A choice amongst 9 optional modules (a total of 20 ECTS must be completed if the student undertakes an internship or 30 if he/she does not – the number of optional modules chosen must be sufficient to complete the ECTS requirements)
    •       No internships are offered by the University of Javeriana
    •       Classes are held on Fridays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. a 17:00 p.m.
    During the Regional Training, students are expected to:
    1. Experience humanitarian action in the regional context.
    2. Analyse the relation between humanitarian action and peacebuilding and conflict resolution as well as,
    3. Design research on humanitarian action in the region.
    The Regional Training at the University of Javeriana contains a full-fledged academic programme focusing on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and the challenges for human security in a conflict resolution and post conflict context. All courses are taught in Spanish
    Students are encouraged to do a short internship (10 ECTS) within a humanitarian organization. The internships are not provided by the University of Javeriana. If the internship is approved by their NOHA Director and Partner University Academic Responsible, students will need to follow courses amounting to 20 ECTS of the programme.  
    This specialization is geared towards students from various disciplines anxious to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in peace studies and conflict resolution, who have an option for the construction of peace and the peaceful resolution of conflicts and have the disposition for the interdisciplinary work where they develop abilities for research and the design of processes of intervention. 

    The Academic Credit in Colombia is equivalent to 48 hours of student work, including academic hours with teaching support and other hours to be spent in independent study, practice, test preparation or other activities that are necessary to achieve the proposed learning goals, not including those for the presentation of final exams. This means that 1 credit is equivalent to 2 ECTS[1]. The maximum number of credits that student can take for semester in Colombia is 16 credits that the equivalent of 30 ECTS.
    The following table provides an overview of the Compulsory modules (16 ECTS) and Optional modules (to complete the 20 ECTS if you do an internship or 30 ECTS if you do not) and their conversion to ECTS:

    Acción Humanitaria en Colombia: Desafíos y Potencialidades para el postconflicto y la construcción de paz
    No. Name Colombian credits ECTS
    Compulsory modules    
    1. Teoría de conflictos y construcción de paz - ok 3 6
    3 6
    3. Posconflicto, Reconciliación y justicia transicional - ok 3 6
      Total compulsory modules 9 18
    Optional modules    
    1. Teoría y práctica de la negociación 2 4
    2. Construcción de Consensos  3 6
    3. Métodos de investigación para la paz 2 4
    4. Construcción y educación para la paz - ok 2 4
    5. Prevención de conflictos y violencias contemporáneas – ok 2 4
    6. Procesos de paz comparados - ok 3 6
    7. Género, conflicto y paz - ok 2 4
    8. Seminario de investigación I 3 6
    9. Seminario de investigación II 3 6
    10.    Derechos Humanos y Transformación de Conflictos              3                 6
    Please note that there may be changes in the modules presented above according to revisions made by the partner university to adjust the curriculum to the future academic calendars.
  • Download UJ third semester manual 2023

Useful info

  • Alojamiento

    La Universidad Javeriana no posee residencias universitarias propias pero ayuda al estudiante extranjero a conseguir una casa de familia o residencia universitaria, que lo aloje durante el tiempo de sus estudios en Colombia. El valor aproximado de los costos de alojamiento, con alimentación incluida, está entre US0 y US0 por mes.
    Para obtener ayuda en la consecución de alojamiento en Bogotá, los estudiantes pueden contactarse con el Punto de Apoyo a Estudiantes, enviando un correo electrónico a apoyoaestudiantes@javeriana.edu.co.
  • Otros Costos

    Los gastos de alimentación pueden ser de US0 mensuales aproximadamente y debe tener en cuenta otros gastos como: transporte, libros y gastos personales, se les recomienda presupuestar una suma mensual de US0.


Universidad Javeriana / UJ

Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales 
Carrera 7 No. 40-62 
Edificio 9, primer piso, Bogotá, Colombia

Dr Pedro Valenzuela 
Profesor Titular 

Email: pvalenzu@javeriana.edu.co
Tel: +571-3208320, Ext. 2496

Last updated: 19 February 2019

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