University Partnerships

Gimnasio El Hontanar students who obtain their International Baccalaureate Diploma have some special benefits in different universities in the country:

Universidad Javeriana: This University requires an IB Diploma exam minimum score of 28. Some IB courses are eligible for university credit depending on the major program requirements. Students who have an English certifications are eligible to uses those certifications in order to advance to higher levels of English. Each year the school chooses two tenth grade students to participate in a workshop related to Web applications development. During this two-month workshop students will have the opportunity to work in different engineering areas.

Universidad de los Andes: This University recognizes the International Baccalaureate Diploma as a replacement for the university’s entrance exam. For this reason, it gives direct entry to Colombian or foreign students who have obtained their IB Diploma with a score equal to or higher than 28.  This university will offer credits or class omissions for first year university classes for those candidates who have taken the required course on a superior level and received a score greater that 5 (IB scale 1 to 7) on the IB examination for that given subject.

Universidad de la Sabana: This University offers direct entry to all Colombian or foreign students who have obtained their IB Diploma with a score equal to or higher than 31. This University offers credits for IB courses that are eligible depending on the major program requirements. Interested tenth grade students are eligible to participate in the university program “Be an Engineer for a Day” and eleventh grade students are eligible to be a part of the immersion program at the university.


Universidad del Rosario:For admissions, this University adds 10 points to the ICFECS exam results of the students who have obtained an International Baccalaureate Diploma. The university will give a 50% scholarship to students who have obtained more than 32 points on the IB exams. In addition, each year, Gimnasio el Hontanar nominates three students for a 50% scholarship, in which ICFES results are not factored, and students are granted a preferential admissions interview. For Gimnasio El Hontanar, this university offers preferential admissions for the top ten students. These students will not pay any fees related to admissions and are eligible to attend available first year classes at the university without paying any cost.

Universidad Externado de Colombia: This University offers admissions interviews to all IB Diploma holders. Students must pass the admissions interview in order to be fully accepted.