It's the degree of higher education that is obtained after 2, 3 or 4 years of full-time studies in English-speaking universities or colleges.
In the higher education systems of English-speaking universities, the 'Bachelor' is usually a prerequisite for further postgraduate studies such as a Master's degree.
This experience offers students the opportunity to obtain an international degree and experience in a new country and in a new culture.
Undergraduate programs in Australia and New Zealand are known as Bachelor Degree and there are two types:
- Bachelor Degree: It has a minimum duration of three years in full time and depending on the type of career can be extended for up to 4 or 5 years.
- Bachelor Degree with honours: A student with good grades may be invited by the university to conduct an additional year of study. This year focuses on the development of academic research.
The academic calendar of universities in New Zealand and Australia are similar to the ones in Colombia, with classes beginning in February and July.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Demonstrate fluency in English through an international exam (IELTS or TOEFL).
- Due to differences in the Colombian and Australian or New Zealand school program, the Colombian student must study one year at a university in Colombia before entering a university in Australia or New Zealand. Another option is to make a “Foundation” program that is similar to a pre-university program in Colombia. Some programs also allow the students to enter a vocational course first, a “Diploma”, which lasts for one year and then continues in the university from the second year onwards.
- For courses with specific skills (architecture, graphic design, fashion, music, etc.), you may need to present a portfolio or take an exam in the corresponding area.