THE MINISTRY OF NATIONAL EDUCATION ANNOUNCES THE NEW REGULATION FOR PROCESSES OF VALIDATION OF FOREIGN ACADEMIC DEGREES:
Those through Resolution No 06950 of May15, 2015, the procedures and requirements for the recognition of degrees granted by foreign higher education institutions or institutions legally recognized by the competent authority in the respective country to grant higher education degrees are modified.
The Ministry of National Education provides all the necessary advice at no cost and does not provide any information through outside persons or intermediate agents. For more information use the channels provided for this purpose.
2.1. General requirements
Remember that these documents must be digitized and loaded into our VUMEN Validations system
- Photocopy of ID
- Photocopy of the identity card, foreigner's identification card or valid passport
Photocopy of the degree that will be validated, duly legalized or apostilled in the country of origin. To validate postgraduate degrees you must attach your undergraduate degree if it is national or the resolution of recognition of the undergraduate degree if it is international.
Transcript of the program corresponding to the degree that will be validated, duly authenticated or apostilled in the country of origin
2.3. Special requirements
Remember that to validate undergraduate degrees in accounting, you must prove specific studies:
- Commercial, tax, and labor law.
- Accounting rules and concepts of International Financial Reporting Standards - IFRS.
- These studies should be accomplished, approved and certified by an institution of higher education in Colombia with the Public Accounting Program with official registration.
Remember that to validate undergraduate degrees in law you must prove specific studies:
- Colombian Constitutional Law.
- Administrative Law
- Special Civil Procedural, Administrative, Criminal and Labor Law
- These studies should be accomplished, approved and certified by an institution of higher education in Colombia with the Program of Law with official registration.
Remember that to validate undergraduate degrees in health you must prove specific studies
For undergraduate degrees:
Certification of performance of a rotating internship, duly legalized or apostilled.
For postgraduate degrees:
a) Surgical or consultation record issued by bodies or institutions authorized to develop academic and welfare activities in the area of health.
b) Documents proving academic and welfare activities.
3. COST AND DURATION
Cost of the validation process
Under resolution 2590 of 2012, the rates set for the process of validation of foreign higher education degrees by 2015, are:
UNDERGRADUATE: $ 472,300 Colombian Pesos (0.733 Current Legal Minimum Monthly Salary)
POSTGRADUATE: $ 536.700 Colombian Pesos (0.833 Current Legal Minimum Monthly Salary)
To make the payment, you will receive a notice of our information system to the email address entered; payment will be made by PSE (Secure Online Payment) this is why you must verify that your bank is on the list of registered banks for this service. Make sure your savings account, has the option to make electronic payments through PSE enabled.
The validation process can take from 2 to 4 months, depending on the type of processing assigned to your application.