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SEPIE and IFEMA launch their international "Study in Spain” project in Colombia

The event will be held in Medellín on 13 March, Barranquilla on 15 March and Bogotá on 17 March.

In line with the “Study in Spain” fairs that SEPIE successfully held last year (in Morocco, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay), the aim of this initiative is to promote the potential of Spain and its network of universities and educational centres as a go-to destination for Colombian students.

The project is organised by IFEMA and promoted by SEPIE (Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education) with the support of COLFUTURO.

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These three Colombian cities will host the launch of the 1st Study in Spain Fair in Colombia, an initiative promoted by SEPIE (Spanish Service for the Internationalisation of Education) and organised by IFEMA, to develop this institutional promotion project that will be continued in other countries in Latin America and around the world. What’s more, this initiative has the support of COLFUTURO, a Colombian organisation that promotes, finances and gives guidance on postgraduate studies in the world’s best universities.


The project will come to Colombia’s main cities: EAFIT University in Medellín on 13 March, Fundación Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla on 15 March, and Centro Cultural y Educativo Español Reyes Católicos in Bogotá on 17 March. The latter institution is linked to the Spanish Embassy in Colombia and is where the Spanish university admission tests will take place.


A wide range of Spanish universities and educational institutions will be represented at all three events, offering undergraduate and postgraduate studies, master’s degrees, doctorates, specialisations and MBAs.  Alongside this, there will be information sessions and seminars, as well as additional services like help with admissions, travel and accommodation information, and visa services.


Each year, Spain welcomes more than 100,000 foreign students, of whom 40% come from Latin America, in particular Colombia. Spain is the second most popular destination for Colombian students studying abroad, behind the United States.

This position contributes to the objective of the Study in Spain initiative, which aims to promote the extensive study options Spain offers to Colombian students, as well as establish and strengthen ties with local educational organisations to generate synergies and strengthen global networks.


The event is a continuation of an initiative by SEPIE, which is the Spanish National Agency for the Erasmus+ programme in the area of Education (2014-2020). SEPIE also promotes the Spanish university system internationally, facilitates exchanges by students, researchers and teachers, and manages various kinds of grant programmes and international collaboration with education ministries or equivalent organisations in several countries.


SEPIE offers future students, teaching and research staff all of the information they need to make the right decision about their chosen study programme or mobility period. It is therefore aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students and teaching and research staff who want to go to Spain to take part in credit mobility, get a degree or undertake any other kind of mobility period in any subject area. By promoting and attending these types of events, SEPIE wants to encourage future students, teachers and researchers from Colombia who are thinking about going to Spain by answering any questions they might have and giving them all the information they need to carry through.


The event will be organised by IFEMA, the biggest trade fair operator in Spain, which is present in 27 countries and is strongly represented in Latin America, with branches in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil, as well as Chile, where it has focused its international expansion by holding four IFEMA-branded trade fairs.


The launch of this project is backed by IFEMA’s experience organising the biggest education industry event in Spain, Education Week, which is made up of four specialised trade shows:  AULA, the International Educational Opportunities Exhibition; INTERDIDAC and CONGRESO RED, International Educational Equipment Show and Teaching Resources Congress; the International POSTGRADUATE AND ONGOING TRAINING Fair; EXPOELEARNING, the International Congress and Professional Fair; and SCHOOLS DAY. Each year, Education Week brings together more than 400 companies and organisations from 20 countries and more than 130,000 students in search of the best development, training and specialisation options.


The organisers of the 1st Study in Spain Fair in Colombia aim to meet the level of excellence required from the point of view of the universities and business schools taking part as well as that of visitors, ensuring all of the operational needs and the level of service quality demanded by this project.




For more information:

Marta Cacho | Head of Media Relations at IFEMA | mcacho@ifema.es




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