University of the Andes


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University of the Andes History

The University of the Andes is the largest public university located in Venezuelan, Andes. The University is the second-oldest university in Venezuelan. It was established in the year 1785 by Bishop of Merida, Friar Juan Ramos de Lora.

University of the Andes Programs, Courses, and Schools

The University of the Andes offers undergraduate programs in arts, sciences, literature, and humanities, it also offers long and short programs. It also includes courses, degrees, postgraduate degrees, magisterial and doctoral programs, specialization programs and diplomas. The University includes 11 faculties, 3 cores, and extension. The University has more than 54,000 students both including undergraduate and postgraduate students.

University of the Andes Campuses

The University of the Andes, the main campus is located in the city Merida, Venezuelan. The University has two campus it is in Merida and the other Venezuelan Andean states of Tachira and Trujillo. The University comprises an area of   360,719 distributed throughout the three Andean States, in addition to the extensions of the Faculty of Medicine that are located in the cities of Guanare, Valle de La Pascua and Barinas.

University of the Andes Achievements

The University of the Andes was awarded “Mariano Picon Salas”, First Class for teaching in the year 2013 and 2014. The University was Honor Diploma: for good development in Doctoral Program studies, Universidad de Los Andes. Venezuela, 2007.

University of the Andes USP

The University of the Andes is one in each of the schools most actively engaged in research in South American country, systematically ranking among the highest 2 or 3 universities in Venezuelan across all disciplines. In 2009, ULA was stratified thirty-seventh out of the 437 Spanish American universities and research institutes evaluated by the Ranking Iberoamerican Research Institutions.

The University has always been committed to its motto of “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”.

University of the Andes Notable Alumni

Rafael Ramírez (Former Permanent Representative of Venezuela to the United Nations), Adán Chávez (Venezuelan Politician), José Vicente Rangel (Former Vice President of Venezuela), Edgar C. Otálvora (Venezuelan journalist), MargerSealey (Venezuelan singer).

University of the Andes Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Venezuela. To be able to get a successful admission in University of the Andes in Venezuela students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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University of the Andes Deadlines

Bachelors: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Masters: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

University of the Andes Rankings


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