POSTGRADUATE

PhD in Biological Sciences

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About the

Program

The program grants the title of Doctor in Biological Sciences, representing the highest level of doctoral training. The student must complete the program with a total of eight (8) academic semesters, with the support of professors and backed by academic resources, for the elaboration of his or her doctoral thesis and the attainment of his or her doctoral degree. The program defines the future graduate as an autonomous scientist, capable of generating new knowledge of high quality and impact, in line with what is established in the subject programs, the flexibility of the curriculum and the learning outcomes.

 

Bucaramanga, Santander | SNIES:  111111 | Qualified registration: Administrative decision of the Ministry of National Education (MEN) no. 005288 from April 07, 2022 (valid for seven years).

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DEGREE:

PhD in Biological Sciences

DURATION:

8 semesters

MODALITY:

On-site

CAMPUS:

UIS central campus Bucaramanga

DEGREE:

PhD in Biological Sciences

DURATION:

8 semesters

MODALITY:

On-site

CAMPUS:

UIS central campus Bucaramanga

APPLICANT

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Those interested in enrolling in the program should have an academic background in Biological Sciences or related areas, as well as the skills and proactivity to address both theoretical and practical problems. A strong commitment and interest in scientific and technological advancement and teamwork are essential. A desire to improve both personally and professionally and a commitment to contribute to the preservation of biological resources are also valued. In addition, it is necessary to have proficiency in a foreign language at least equivalent to level A2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

GRADUATE

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An autonomous scientist possesses the ability to generate relevant and high-quality new knowledge with international impact. This capacity is reflected in their ability to pose research questions, carry out research projects and publish discoveries in the field of Biological Sciences.

LABOR

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This professional will be dedicated to scientific research in the academic, governmental, and industrial fields. He/she will develop autonomous research in the field of Biological Sciences and will contribute to the sustainable advancement of Colombia.

APPLICANT

Profile

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Those interested in enrolling in the program should have an academic background in Biological Sciences or related areas, as well as the skills and proactivity to address both theoretical and practical problems. A strong commitment and interest in scientific and technological advancement and teamwork is essential. A desire to improve both personally and professionally and a commitment to contribute to the preservation of biological resources are also valued. In addition, it is necessary to have proficiency in a foreign language at least equivalent to level A2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

GRADUATE

Profile

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An autonomous scientist possesses the ability to generate relevant and high-quality new knowledge with international impact. This capacity is reflected in their ability to pose research questions, carry out research projects and publish discoveries in the field of Biological Sciences.

LABOR

Field

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This professional will be dedicated to scientific research in the academic, governmental, and industrial fields. He/she will develop autonomous research in the field of Biological Sciences and will contribute to the sustainable advancement of Colombia.

Tuition Subsidies and Condobable Loans

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All
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All about our program

Academic

Curriculum

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Code:  40329           Credits:    4  –  Quantitative Biology


Code:  40330           Credits:    4  –  Scientific Communication


Code:  40331           Credits:    4  –  Good Scientific Practices

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Code:  40332           Credits:    4  –  Research Seminar


Code:  00000           Credits:    4  –  Elective I


Code:  00000           Credits:    4  –  Elective II

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Code:  40333           Credits:    8  –  Doctoral Thesis I


Code:  00000           Credits:    4  –  Elective III

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Code:  40333           Credits:    12  –  Doctoral Thesis II

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Code:  40335           Credits:    12  –  Doctoral Thesis III

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Code:  40335           Credits:    12  –  Doctoral Thesis IV

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Code:  40335           Credits:    12  –  Doctoral Thesis V

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Code:  40338           Credits:    12  –  Doctoral Thesis VI

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Code:  29065           Credits:    4  –  Fundamentals of Genomics


Code:  29066           Credits:    4  –  Analysis of Massive Sequencing Data in Organism Cells and Species


Code:  29074           Credits:    4  –  Ecological Analysis of Biodiversity


Code:  29077           Credits:    4  –  Landscape Ecology


Code:  29080           Credits:    4  –  Animal Developmental Biology and Biodiversity


Code:  29081           Credits:    4  –  Advanced Molecular Biology Techniques


Code:  29082           Credits:    4  –  Plant Physiological Diversity and Global Change


Code:  40339           Credits:    4  –  Mutagenesis and Photoprotection


Code:  40340           Credits:    4  –  Microbial Resources


Code:  40341           Credits:    4  –  Advanced Topics in Microbiology


Code:  40342           Credits:    4  –  Fungal Biotechnology


Code:  40343           Credits:    4  –  Applied Plant Genetics


Code:  29060           Credits:    4  –  Aquatic Ecosystems


Code:  40344           Credits:    4  –  Population Genomic Data Analysis


Code:  40352           Credits:    4  –  Biogeography and Phylogeography


Code:  40345           Credits:    4  –  Data Analysis Using Open-Source Software


Code:  40346           Credits:    4  –  Population Genetics


Code:  40347           Credits:    4  –  Advanced Topics in Cell Biology


Code:  40348           Credits:    4  –  Ecological Restoration


Code:  40349           Credits:    4  –  Plant Physiology under Environmental Stress and Global Change


Code:  40350           Credits:    4  –  Evolutionary Theory


Code:  40351           Credits:    4  –  Biological Collections for Diversity Studies


Code:  29078           Credits:    4  –  Analysis of Historical Relationships


Code:  29072           Credits:    4  –  Applied Hydrobiology


Code:  40353           Credits:    4  –  Integrated Management of Aquatic Systems


Code:  29069           Credits:    4  –  Floral Structure and Development in Angiosperms


Code:  29061           Credits:    4  –  Morphology and Systematics of Vascular Plants

KEEP IN MIND

Additional Information

   Bucaramanga    

1st Semester

2024

* Subject to demand

Registration payment begins

Registration begins

Registration payment deadline

Registration deadline

Entrance exams

Interviews

Results publication

Academic Tuition Payment

Academic Tuition

Classes begin

 

August 15, 2023

August 16, 2023

January 24, 2024

January 26, 2024

February 01 to 06, 2024

February 07, 2024

February 09, 2024

February 09 to 14, 2024

February 12 to 15, 2024

February 19, 2024

  

Requirements list

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • UIS registration form duly completed and signed.
  • Resume, it has to be done in the UIS format established institutionally for this purpose, with the attachment of the certificates and copies of documents that corroborate what is described in it.
  • Photocopy of valid identity document valid in Colombia or valid passport for foreigners.
  • Recent document type photo, preferably in digital format, white background 3×4.
  • Photocopy of the diploma or Photocopy of the undergraduate degree certificate required by the program, issued by a recognized HEI in Colombia.
    • Notice 1: If the applicant has a degree from a foreign university, it must be duly apostilled and translated into Spanish if it is in a foreign language. The degrees must be validated before the Ministerio de Educación Nacional of the Republic of Colombia in case the applicant is going to study a master’s degree in the area of health, law or other area regulated by national regulations that require this administrative act.
  • Certificate of the grades obtained during undergraduate studies, with a weighted average equal to or higher than three point fifty (3.50), and those of the research or in-depth master’s degree programs completed.
    • Notice 2: In the case of UIS undergraduate alumni, it is not necessary to provide it.
  • Receipt of payment issued by the UIS treasury for the current value of the registration or receipt of consignment in the account authorized by the UIS.
  • If the advisory committee so determines, proof of reading comprehension and written production in Spanish language, presenting the certificate of approval issued by the UIS School of Languages.
    • Notice 1: The cost of the certification or test is not included in the registration fee for the graduate program.
  • For research master’s degrees, certification of foreign language level equivalent to or higher than level A1 according to the CEFR for languages, according to standardized test or issued by the UIS Institute of Languages.
    • Notice 2: This certification will not be required for those applicants who are native speakers of a foreign language or who have obtained a university degree in a foreign language, according to the description of such studies in the corresponding documents.
  • Receipt of payment, issued by the UIS treasury, for the current value of the psycho-technical test (if required) or receipt of consignment in the authorized accounts.
  • Two (2) confidential letters of academic reference, in sealed envelopes, sent directly to the graduate coordination, according to the form established by the UIS.
  • Research Master’s Degrees: endorsement letter from a research group or center of the UIS or from a scientific institution with which there is an agreement in force, signed by the director of the same, and in which the applicant is presented to the program.
  • In-depth master’s degrees: endorsement letter from a research group or center of the UIS or from a company or organization, signed by the legal representative of the same, presenting the applicant to the postgraduate program and expressing that in such group or entity the application work may be proposed or carried out.
 

  • Notice A: All the documents listed above must have a digital version in PDF in order to complete the online registration process.
  • Notice B: All documents must be submitted physically. To hand the documents in, please go to the postgraduate office of the program in the city where you wish to take the academic program or to the offices of the entity with which the UIS has an agreement with.
  • Notice C: When physical documents are submitted, additional documents that you consider relevant for the admission must be attached.
  • Notice D: On the page “Start the registration process” the formats to fill out the requested documentation can be downloaded.

Inscription

# S.M.M.L.V.

Tuition fees per semester

# S.M.M.L.V.

Academic fees per semester # S.M.M.L.V.

The university has a mechanism through which the financial obligations of a student can be partially or totally covered by a company or entity that wishes to support the student.

Also, various forms of payment have been arranged so that students can combine the available forms of payment according to their particular conditions. On the page “Start registration process” you will find the available options.

Additionally, to facilitate access to postgraduate programs, the UIS has signed various agreements with entities specialized in educational credit. These agreements seek facilities and better credit conditions for UIS students.

* Students who have the voting certificate from the last popular election process in Colombia may request a 10% discount on tuition fees.

KEEP IN MIND

Additional Information

1st semester

2024

*Subject to demand of the program.




Bucaramanga

Registration payment begins

Aug 15, 2023

Registration begins

Aug 16, 2023

Registration payment deadline

Jan 24, 2024

Registration deadline

Jan 26, 2024

Entrance exams

Feb 1-6, 2024

Interviews

Feb 7, 2024

Results publication

Feb 9, 2024

Academic Tuition Payment

Feb 9-14, 2024

Academic Tuition

Feb 12-15, 2024

Classes begin

Feb 19, 2024

Requirements list

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • UIS registration form duly completed and signed.
  • Resume, it has to be done in the UIS format established institutionally for this purpose, with the attachment of the certificates and copies of documents that corroborate what is described in it.
  • Photocopy of valid identity document valid in Colombia or valid passport for foreigners.
  • Recent document type photo, preferably in digital format, white background 3×4.
  • Photocopy of the diploma or Photocopy of the undergraduate degree certificate required by the program, issued by a recognized HEI in Colombia.
    • Notice 1: If the applicant has a degree from a foreign university, it must be duly apostilled and translated into Spanish if it is in a foreign language. The degrees must be validated before the Ministerio de Educación Nacional of the Republic of Colombia in case the applicant is going to study a master’s degree in the area of health, law or other area regulated by national regulations that require this administrative act.
  • Certificate of the grades obtained during undergraduate studies, with a weighted average equal to or higher than three point fifty (3.50), and those of the research or in-depth master’s degree programs completed.
    • Notice 2: In the case of UIS undergraduate alumni, it is not necessary to provide it.
  • Receipt of payment issued by the UIS treasury for the current value of the registration or receipt of consignment in the account authorized by the UIS.
  • If the advisory committee so determines, proof of reading comprehension and written production in Spanish language, presenting the certificate of approval issued by the UIS School of Languages.
    • Notice 1: The cost of the certification or test is not included in the registration fee for the graduate program.
  • For research master’s degrees, certification of foreign language level equivalent to or higher than level A1 according to the CEFR for languages, according to standardized test or issued by the UIS Institute of Languages.
    • Notice 2: This certification will not be required for those applicants who are native speakers of a foreign language or who have obtained a university degree in a foreign language, according to the description of such studies in the corresponding documents.
  • Receipt of payment, issued by the UIS treasury, for the current value of the psycho-technical test (if required) or receipt of consignment in the authorized accounts.
  • Two (2) confidential letters of academic reference, in sealed envelopes, sent directly to the graduate coordination, according to the form established by the UIS.
  • Research Master’s Degrees: endorsement letter from a research group or center of the UIS or from a scientific institution with which there is an agreement in force, signed by the director of the same, and in which the applicant is presented to the program.
  • In-depth master’s degrees: endorsement letter from a research group or center of the UIS or from a company or organization, signed by the legal representative of the same, presenting the applicant to the postgraduate program and expressing that in such group or entity the application work may be proposed or carried out.

  • Notice A: All the documents listed above must have a digital version in PDF in order to complete the online registration process.
  • Notice B: All documents must be submitted physically. To hand the documents in, please go to the postgraduate office of the program in the city where you wish to take the academic program or to the offices of the entity with which the UIS has an agreement with.
  • Notice C: When physical documents are submitted, additional documents that you consider relevant for the admission must be attached.
  • Notice D: On the page “Start the registration process” the formats to fill out the requested documentation can be downloaded.

Inscription

# S.M.M.L.V.

Tuition fees per semester

# S.M.M.L.V.*

Academic fees per semester

# S.M.M.L.V.


The university has a mechanism through which the financial obligations of a student can be partially or totally covered by a company or entity that wishes to support the student.

Also, various forms of payment have been arranged so that students can combine the available forms of payment according to their particular conditions. On the page “Start registration process” you will find the available options.

Additionally, to facilitate access to postgraduate programs, the UIS has signed various agreements with entities specialized in educational credit. These agreements seek facilities and better credit conditions for UIS students.

* Students who have the voting certificate from the last popular election process in Colombia may request a 10% discount on tuition fees.

OUR

Faculty

Se presenta al público general y la comunidad educativa al profesor de la Escuela de Biología, Andrés Felipe Castaño Gonzales. Doctor en Biología. La foto fue tomada en primer plano, fondo blanco y el profesor está situado en el centro.

Andres Felipe Castaño Gonzalez

PhD in Biology

Daniel Rafael Miranda Esquivel

Doctorate in Natural Sciences

Se presenta al público general y la comunidad educativa al profesor de la Escuela de Biología, Enrique Arbeláez Cortés. Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas. La foto fue tomada en primer plano, fondo blanco y el profesor está situado en el centro.

Enrique Arbelaez Cortes

Doctorate in Biological Sciences

Jorge Hernandez Torres

Doctorate in Science (Molecular Biology)

Se presenta al público general y la comunidad educativa al profesor de la Escuela de Biología, Sergio Andrés Marchant Rojas. Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas. La foto fue tomada en primer plano, fondo blanco y el profesor está situado en el centro.

Sergio Andres Marchant Rojas

Doctorate in Biological Sciences

Se presenta al público general y la comunidad educativa al profesor de la Escuela de Biología, Nelson Facundo Rodríguez López. Doctorado en Ciencias Agrarias (Fisiología Vegetal). La foto fue tomada en primer plano, fondo blanco y el profesor está situado en el centro.

Nelson Facundo Rodriguez Lopez

Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Physiology)

Se presenta al público general y la comunidad educativa al profesor de la Escuela de Biología, Francisco José Martínez Pérez. Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas. La foto fue tomada en primer plano, fondo blanco y el profesor está situado en el centro.

Francisco Jose Martinez Perez

Doctorate in Biological Sciences

La Universidad Industrial de Santander presenta a Fernando Rondón González, Vicerrector de Investigación y Extensión. Foto tomada en plano medio donde el representante aparece en la mitad.

Fernando Rondon Gonzalez

Doctorate in Sciences (Biology)

Espacio reservado para la foto del profesor de la Escuela de Biología UIS, Jorge Luis Fuentes Lorenzo

Jorge Luis Fuentes Lorenzo

Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences

Se presenta al público general y la comunidad educativa al profesor de la Escuela de Biología, Björn Reu. Doctor en Geografía. La foto fue tomada en primer plano, fondo blanco y el profesor está situado en el centro.

Björn Reu

Doctorate in Geography

Espacio reservado para la foto de la profesora de la Escuela de Biología UIS, Luz Nayibe Garzón Gutiérrez

Luz Nayibe Garzon Gutierrez

Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences

Espacio reservado para la foto de la profesora de la Escuela de Biología UIS, Martha Patricia Ramírez Pinilla

Martha Patricia Ramirez Pinilla

Doctorate in Biological Sciences

Espacio reservado para la foto de la profesora de la Escuela de Biología UIS, María Isabel Críales Hernández

Maria Isabel Criales Hernandez

Doctorate in Biology

Espacio reservado para la foto del profesor de la Escuela de Biología UIS, Victor Hugo Serrano Cardozo

Victor Hugo Serrano Cardozo

Doctorate in Biological Sciences

AGREEMENTS

and allies

The UIS has established different agreements with national and international entities in order to have a greater impact on their training, teaching, research and related processes in the articulation of the public university with the different social actors.

 

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PhD in Biological Sciences

Phone: +57 (607) 634 4000

Extension: 1096

Email: maebiología@uis.edu.co

UIS Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Edificio Laboratorios Livianos de la Facultad de Ciencias (primer piso de la Escuela de Biología)

Office hours

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Do yo want more information?

Contact Us

School of Biology

+57 (607) 6344000 ext. 2354

maestriabiologia@uis.edu.co

UIS  Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Laboratorios Livianos building – Office 109

Office hours:

Monday and Thursday

8:00 am – 12:00 m

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do yo want more information?

Contact Us

School of Biology

6344000 Ext. 2354

maestriabiologia@uis.edu.co

 UIS  Central Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Address: 27th Street # 09 – Ciudad Universitaria

Indicatives: Country: 57 City: 7 A.A 678

Office hours:

Monday and Thursday

8:00 am – 12:00 m

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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