Study In Venezuela - Requirements,Tuition Fees,Cost of Living & Universities

This is a comprehensive guide on studying in Venezuela as an international student. This detailed post will give you all the necessary information you will need about studying in Venezuela as an international student. It will answer most frequently asked questions such as


How to study in Venezuela

Why study in Venezuela

Cost of studying in Venezuela

Universities in Venezuela for international students

Cost of living in Venezuela for international students

How to get a visa to study in Venezuela

How to apply and study in Venezuela

Tuition fees to study in Venezuela

Applying to study in Venezuela


Venezuelan currency is the Bolivar fuerte (BSF), and one BSF is equivalent to around 16 US cents. This rate means that living in Venezuela can be very affordable for foreigners, but visitors should expect variations in living conditions.

Many universities in Venezuela will support international students throughout the process of moving to Venezuela, providing transport to and from the airport as well as information on student accommodation. In some cases, the school will help you to rent a room with a host family, making the move much smoother. You should contact the university directly for information about this.

Applying to universities in Venezuela


Selecting Universities:

Selecting universities is a very time consuming and important process not only from the admission point of view but also because applying to universities is very expensive. Hence it has to be restricted to around 6 or 8 universities which are best matched for your requirements.

The best university for you may not be the famous ones, but those that offer you your field of study as well as meet the other criteria important to you.

Requesting Application Forms:

There are two ways to get application forms:

1. Requesting Application Forms via email : You can request application forms from the universities website. Most universities have a form on their website which can be completed online to request application material.

2. Downloading from the university website : Many universities have a downloadable and ready to print versions of their application forms on the net. These can be used for applying just as regular forms.

Application Requirements:

Once you start receiving application forms and material, go through the material in detail and check the application deadline, minimum scores required in the standardized tests, recommendation letters needed and other such information.

Tabulate all these requirements and compare them with your objectives and group the universities under three categories :

1. Schools that seem to match your requirements

2. Schools that are not suited to your needs

3. Schools that do not completely fit in any of the above two categories

Recommendation letters:

Many universities have their own format and questions that have to be answered by the person who is giving the letter of recommendation on your behalf. Letters, which do not give enough information, can jeopardize a candidate’s chances of selection.

School records/Academic transcript:

The transcripts of your academic record are absolutely essential to the evaluation of your academic abilities. Your official transcript or academic record is the objective part of your application. Academic records greatly vary from one education system to the other. Systems of evaluation or grading and the formats used to present this information also differ widely.

Undergraduate : Students who are applying for a Bachelor program or any other undergraduate course would be required to submit a secondary school report and transcripts (report cards) of the final exams. The report form should be filled out by a school official like the principal, counselor or headmaster. This form should introduce you in the context of your whole school experience in relationship to the other students in your class. Admission committees will be interested in learning how you have performed in your own educational system. The school report should talk about your accomplishments and provide a statement of your chances for success in university-level studies.

Graduate : Students applying for Graduate courses (MBA, MS etc) are required to submit an official transcript from each college or university that they have attended after secondary school with complete details of the subjects, credits involved and other details like correspondence courses, diplomas etc. Most universities ask for the transcript to be sealed in an envelope and signed and attested across the seal by the registrar. This procedure is to be done for each and every college that you have attended. Some universities may ask for more than one transcripts but most require only one.


Tuition fees and cost of studying in Venezuela for international students


The cost of studying in Venezuela actually depends on the specific school you want to attend, all the universities and colleges in Venezuela have different tuition fees.


The current estimated cost of one year for undergraduate students is USD 29,253 and USD 33,790 for graduate students. It should be noted that these estimates also include the cost of meals and accommodation.


Living cost in Venezuela for international students


Living expenses in Venezuela for international students vary depending on the location, type of accommodation and facilities offered. Students can expect to pay for residence hall from $100 to $400 per month.


There are several accommodation options available for students depending on their requirements and budget.


Student residencies are situated in close vicinity of the institution. All necessary facilities are available like kitchen, bathroom, library etc.

Furnished apartments are available for students too. Costs vary between USD 350 and USD 450 depending on the location and size of the apartments.


International students must have an insurance coverage for their entire stay in Uruguay. International students must possess a valid health card.


Cost of living in Venezuela according to expatistan



Housing            [Edit]

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area

Bs 32,534

            Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area

Bs 16,356

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat

Bs 874

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area

Bs 19,863

            Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area

Bs 14,118

            Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio

Bs 526

            Internet 8 Mbps (1 month)

Bs 711

            40” flat screen TV

Bs 19,819

            Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands)

Bs 1,783

            Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.)

Bs 136

            Hourly rate for cleaning help

Bs 71

Clothes [Edit]

            1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar)

Bs 1,321

            1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers)

Bs 755

            1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands)

Bs 1,286

            1 pair of men’s leather business shoes

Bs 2,072

Transportation  [Edit]

            Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new

Bs 345,972

            1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas

Bs 3.52

            Monthly ticket public transport

Bs 349

            Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles)

Bs 194

Personal Care   [Edit]

            Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands)

Bs 67

            1 box of antibiotics (12 doses)

Bs 227

            Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes)

Bs 1,163

            1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...)

Bs 58

            Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.)

Bs 44

            Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.)

Bs 48

            4 rolls of toilet paper

Bs 33

            Tube of toothpaste

Bs 40

            Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city

Bs 213

Entertainment    [Edit]

            Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub

Bs 998

            2 tickets to the movies

Bs 399

            2 tickets to the theater (best available seats)

Bs 785

            Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert

Bs 1,416

            1 cocktail drink in downtown club

Bs 208

            Cappuccino in expat area of the city

Bs 43

            1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.)

Bs 73

            iPad Air 2, 64GB


            1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans)

Bs 0.99

            1 month of gym membership in business district

Bs 1,179


Visa to study in Venezuela


To study in Venezuela as an international student, you require a visa. Below are the requirements and process of getting a Venezuela visa.


Who requires a visa?

Citizens of the following countries may not require a visa to study in Venezuela or when entering as a tourist for stays of up to 90 days:

Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Grenada, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nevis, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay.

Depending on course length, a student visa may be required; contact the nearest Consulate for further information.

These countries do, however, require a Tourist Entry Card (TEC), which is issued free of charge by an authorised air carrier on presentation of valid air tickets (including return or onward ticket) for stays of maximum 90 days.

What documents will be required?

A passport with at least 6 months validity remaining

Two recent front view color photographs, 2in x 2in size

A completed application form

Statement of financial support for the duration of trip & one copy

Confirmation letter from your health insurance stating coverage & one copy

Business visa:

Employer's reference and letter confirming purpose of visit.

Time required to issue visa:

2 - 10 working days. Rush and Emergency service may be available for additional fees.

What is the cost of a visa?

Tourist Entry Card: Free of charge.

Tourist: £22.


List and ranking of all the universities in Venezuela


This is the list and ranking of all the universities in Venezuela. The ranking is based on the quality of education each of the university provides and also the available academic and social facilities in the university. So below is the list of the of all the universities in Venezuela and their ranking




Rank    University         Location

1          Universidad de los Andes

Merida ...

2          Universidad Central de Venezuela


3          Universidad Simón Bolívar


4          Universidad Católica Andres Bello


5          Universidad de Carabobo

Valencia ...

6          Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira

San Cristóbal

7          Universidad del Zulia

Maracaibo ...

8          Universidad de Oriente

Cumaná ...

9          Universidad Metropolitana


10        Universidad Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín


11        Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado


12        Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador


13        Universidad Nacional Experimental Simón Rodriguez


14        Universidad Nueva Esparta


15        Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Occidentales


16        Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela

Caracas ...

17        Universidad Yacambú


18        Universidad Fermín Toro


19        Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana

Ciudad Guayana

20        Universidad Monteávila


21        Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua


22        Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda

Santa Ana de Coro

23        Universidad Nacional Experimental Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre


24        Universidad Santa María


25        Universidad Nacional Experimental Rafael Maria Baralt


26        Universidad José Antonio Páez


27        Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta


28        Universidad José María Vargas


29        Universidad Rafael Urdaneta


30        Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Centrales

San Juan de los Morros

31        Universidad de Margarita

El Valle del Espíritu Santo

32        Universidad Tecnológica del Centro


33        Universidad Valle del Momboy


34        Universidad Católica del Táchira

San Cristóbal

35        Universidad Nororiental privada Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho


36        Universidad Nacional Experimental Sur del Lago Jesús Maria Semprum

Santa Bárbara del Zulia

37        Universidad Alejandro de Humboldt

Caracas ...

38        Universidad Dr. José Gregorio Hernández


39        Universidad Nacional Experimental del Yaracuy

San Felipe

40        Universidad Arturo Michelena


41        Universidad Católica Santa Rosa


42        Universidad Alonso de Ojeda

Ciudad Ojeda

43        Universidad Panamericana del Puerto

Puerto Cabello


Courses you can study at Venezuela universities


Accounting and Finance

Aeronautical engineering

Manufacturing engineering






Art and Design

Oral science


Biological sciences


Business management

Chemical engineering


Civil engineering

Ancient history

Mass communication

Computer science


Creative writing






Electrical engineering


Film making

Food science


General engineering






Material technology


Mechanical engineering

Medical technology












Veterinary medicine


Items to pack while going to study in Venezuela


In your carry-on bag

           Cell phone and charger

           Boarding pass(es)

           Cash (bring American dollars and the currency of your host location or money you can exchange for it—enough to use in case of an emergency, but not more money than you can afford to lose)

           Copy of birth certificate

           Copy of Social Security card

           Credit card (notify your bank that you’ll be abroad before you leave to avoid your account being frozen)

           Debit card


           E-reader or book

           Emergency contact list

           Face wipes


           Hand sanitizer


           Health insurance card


           Prescription medication(s) you usually take (make sure you bring enough refills to last your entire trip—but future prescriptions can go in your checked luggage)

           School ID

           Spare outfit (in case your luggage gets lost or delayed)

           State ID

           Student visa

           Travel itinerary

           Travel pillow

           Travel tickets (if you’re taking a train or other transport after your plane lands)



           Acne medication/cream

           Face lotion/moisturizer


           Mini shampoo & conditioner (until you get the chance to get full-sized bottles in your new country)

           Mouthwash (small)

           Soap (mini bottle if you're using body wash)





           Bobby pins


           Contacts, solution and case (again, make sure you have all the contacts you'll need for your time abroad)

           Glasses and glasses case

           Hair ties



           Nail clipper




           Tampons and pads



You will likely have the opportunity to do laundry on your trip, and you'll be able to purchase detergent in your host country.

           Downy Wrinkle Release spray

           Linens/towels (if your housing doesn’t have them)

           Portable stain remover pen

           Travel sheet (for hostels)


           Athletic sneakers (1)

           Bathing suits (1-2)

           Boots (1-2)

           Bras (2 sports bras, 2 regular bras, 1 strapless/convertible bras)

           Casual dresses (2)

           Everyday comfortable shoes (1-2)

           Flats (1)

           Flip-flops (1)

           Formal outfit (1-2)

           Gloves (1, if weather appropriate)

           Going-out outfit (3-5)

           Hat (1)

           Heavier coat for colder climates (1)

           Heels (1-2)

           Jacket (2; a light one and one for colder weather, if applicable)

           Jeans (2, one black & one blue)

           Jewelry (remember that bringing jewelry to another country is always a risk; don’t bring anything too valuable!)

           Leggings (1-3)

           Long-sleeve shirts (3-5)

           Pajamas (2-3)

           Pants (1-2 nice pairs)

           Purse (1-2)

           Raincoat (1)

           Scarf (1)

           Short-sleeve shirts (5-7)

           Shorts (2-4, if weather appropriate)

           Skirts (1-2)

           Socks (14)

           Sweaters (3-5)

           Sweatshirt (2)

           T-shirts (3-5)

           Tank tops (3-5)

           Underwear (14)

           Watch (1)

           Workout clothes (2-5)


Remember that most of your electronic items will need an outlet converter in order to work!

           Camera (remember your case and USB cords)

           Cell phone (keep in mind that you’ll be able to buy an international phone when you arrive at your destination)

           Chargers (laptop, phone, camera, e-reader, etc.)

           Flash drive



           Laptop case

           Outlet adapters (2-3)

           USB cable


           Adhesive bandages

           Allergy medicine

           Birth control

           Cold and flu medicine

           Eye drops

           Motion sickness medicine

           Over-the-counter pain medicine



           Backpack (small)

           Gift for your host family (bring something that they couldn’t get in their own country, like memorabilia from your hometown)


           Language dictionary


           Playing cards

           Travel guide

           Umbrella (small)


Benefits of studying abroad in Venezuela or any other study abroad destination


1. See the World

The biggest reason you should consider a study abroad program is the opportunity to see the world . By studying abroad, you will experience a brand-new country with incredible new outlooks, customs and activities. The benefits of studying abroad include the opportunity to see new terrains, natural wonders, museums and landmarks of your host nation.

2. Education

Another reason you might consider studying abroad is for the chance to experience different styles of education. By enrolling in a study abroad program, you’ll have the chance to see a side of your major that you may not have been exposed to at home.

You’ll find that completely immersing yourself in the education system of your host country is a great way to really experience and understand the people, its traditions, and its culture. Education is the centerpiece of any study abroad trip—it is, after all, a study abroad program—and choosing the right school is a very important factor.

3. Take in a New Culture

Many students who choose to study abroad are leaving their home for the first time. When they arrive in their new host country, they are fascinated by the distinct cultural perspectives. When you study abroad you will find incredible new foods, customs, traditions, and social atmospheres.

You will find that you have a better understanding and appreciation for the nation’s people and history. You will have the opportunity to witness a completely new way of life.

4. Hone Your Language Skills

Chances are if you’re planning on studying abroad, one of the major draws is the opportunity to study a foreign language. Studying abroad grants you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in a new language, and there is no better way to learn than to dive right in.

In addition to the considerable language practice you will get just in day to day life, your host university will likely offer language courses to provide you with a more formal education. Immerse yourself in a new culture and go beyond a purely academic experience

5. Career Opportunities

When you finish your study abroad program and return home, you will return with a new perspective on culture, language skills, a great education, and a willingness to learn. Needless to say, all of these are very attractive to future employers.

Many students find that they love their host country so much that they decide to seek work there. If you can relate, you will find that a local education will be very valuable when searching for a potential job in that country

6. Find New Interests

If you are still questioning why to study abroad, you should know that studying in a different country offers many new activities and interests that you may never have discovered if you’d stayed at home. You might find that you have an as-yet undiscovered talent for hiking, water sports, snow skiing, golf, or various other new sports you may never have tried back home.

You’ll also have the chance to discover other new and exciting forms of entertainment. Plays, movies, dancing, nightclubs, and concerts are just a few activities that you can enjoy.

7. Make Lifelong Friends

One of the biggest benefits of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet new lifelong friends from different backgrounds. While studying abroad, you will attend school and live with students from your host country. This gives you the opportunity to really get to know and create lasting relationships with your fellow students.

After the study abroad program ends, make an effort stay in contact with your international friends. In addition to rewarding personal relationships, these friends can also be important networking tools later down the road.

8. Personal Development

There is nothing quite like being on your own in a foreign country. You might find that studying abroad really brings out your independent nature. Students who study abroad become explorers of their new nation and really discover the curiosity and excitement that they harbor.

A benefit to studying abroad is the opportunity to discover yourself while gaining an understanding of a different culture. Being in a new place by yourself can be overwhelming at times, and it tests your ability to adapt to diverse situations while being able to problem solve.

9. Graduate School Admissions

Like future employers, graduate school admissions boards look very highly on study abroad experiences. Students that study abroad display diversity and show that they aren’t afraid to seek out new challenges or put themselves in difficult situations.

Most importantly, students who have studied abroad show just how committed they are to their education. Graduate schools regularly look for candidates who will bring a unique aspect to their university. Students who have studied abroad have shown that they have the curiosity and educational acumen to be a leader in graduate school.

10. Life Experience

Why study abroad? For most students, this time may be the only opportunity they ever get to travel abroad for a long period of time. Eventually you will find a job and career, and the opportunity to study abroad may turn out to be a once in a life time opportunity.

Hope this post was helpful


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