The Ministry of Education has introduced new regulations on the process for validation of higher education degrees granted abroad (pursuant to Resolution 10687 of 2019).
Under the new process, the application must meet one of the following validation criteria:
High quality accreditation or recognition
Available when the institution or programme has a high-quality accreditation or recognition from a government institution.
Available when the degree matches at least three titles evaluated by the National Intersectoral Commission for the Quality Assurance of Higher Education (CONACES).
Available when the evaluation body studies, assesses and issues a definition relating to academic training acquired abroad, in relation to national programmes.
Each criterion includes documentary requirements that must be filed with the application and processing times.
The resolution also indicates which academic titles cannot be validated in Colombia. These include among others, the following: double degrees, joint programmes, own titles, unofficial titles, titles with training in Colombia, undergraduate degrees in health (that do not meet the same characteristics as Colombian degrees) and honorary degrees.