The Santo Tomás University, first university in Colombia has its headquarters in Bogotá, two other sites located in Tunja and Bucaramanga, and two branches in Medellín and Villavicencio; besides this, there are twenty-three regional centers in different cities around the country with graduate, postgraduate and master’s degrees in different areas as well as distance learning programs.

The Santo Tomás University in Bucaramanga has more than 5.600 students in 17 different degree programs and more than 490 students in 41 postgraduate programs. The university is formed by more than 550 professors, who assure the best professional training.

Its physical facilities, libraries, halls, laboratories, information and communication systems, sports and leisure area, cafeterias and store assures the good development of the academic activities.



The Santo Tomás University in Bucaramanga started in 1973, run by the Order of Preachers, and it has extended its academic programs to tackle with the needs of professionals in the Northeastern region of the country. We are currently offering seventeen graduate programs and a great variety of specializations and master’s degrees. We also have master’s degree collaboratively with several universities at an international level.

Some good reasons to decide to come and study in Santo Tomás University in Bucaramanga are: 

estrella   We are located in a save and quiet city with high quality of life.  
estrella   We are opened to the world, building solid and supportive ties constantly through academic work and fraternal coexistence.   
estrella   Our faculty staff is formed by professors, researchers and administrators of highly professional and human qualities.  
estrella   3 stars in the prestigious British international ranking QS. (Ranking QS Stars Rated for Excellence). stars orii santoto bucaramanga
estrella   We are recognized as one of the best universities in Latin America. (Ranking Times Higher Education (THE)- Latin America). the word orii santoto bucaramanga
estrella   We are a green university and one of the most sustainable in Colombia and in the world. (Green Universities International ranking – UI GreenMetric 2018). green orii santoto bucaramanga
estrella   We are among the 50 best universities in Colombia.  (Ranking U-Sapiens 2019-1). sapiens orii santoto bucaramanga
estrella   First university in Colombia to obtain the international institutional accreditation, IAC-CINDA, 2019 Acredita Internacional orii santoto bucaramanga
estrella   First private university in Colombia to obtain high quality multicampus institutional accreditation. acredita orii santoto bucaramanga
estrella   First university in the northeastern region of Colombia to accredit an international undergraduate program (Architecture). (ARCU- SUR Standards). arq orii santoto bucaramanga



Mobility represents a type of international university cooperation, within the internationalization process, which aims at fortifying the generation and application of knowledge and promoting the training of multicultural professionals, helping them to become critical, competitive and open-minded. 

Our academic terms are distributed in two semesters: from February to June and from August to December. Students can come on exchange for one or two semesters maximum. In our inter-semestral period (June and July), there are several courses for the students to take in order to continue with their own subjects, or to improve their Spanish while interacting with the cultural environment of the region.


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