How far are you willing to go?
Do you want to study in Costa Rica? Search for universities in Costa Rica!

Study at Universidad de Costa Rica

San Jose, Headquarters, Costa Rica
Age
founded in 1843
Size
30,000 students
Fees
$ n/a
UCR is a highly credible, leading national and international institution in the Latin American region. The University of Costa Rica is one of the top ranked Universities in Latin America. Its programs and curricula are in a continual process of self evaluation, assessment and accreditation at a national and international level to ensure the best level of studies and teaching at the University. Overall, UCR is responsible for 60% of the research in Costa Rica and 50% of the scientific and academic research done in Central America. The University of Costa Rica (UCR) has a rich and accomplished history, finding its origins in the University of Santo Tomas in 1843. After many years of political, economic and educational reform, it was established as the body responsible for Higher Level education in Costa Rica in 1940 through a constitutional decree that gave the University its autonomy and statutes for transforming society through academia, research and social action. Its autonomous state allows for it to continually seek academic excellence. Its vision aims to teach and find ways to benefit the Costa Rican peoples and the Central American Region through research and critical thinking. The academic structure at the UCR has six academic areas: Liberal Arts, Basic Sciences, Social Sciences, Food and Agricultural Sciences, Health and Engineering that branch into 13 Faculties. Each faculty is composed by different schools and colleges, administered by a Dean and the corresponding Collegiate Assembly. UCR also has an interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program that graduates the leading scholars in the region in various fields.

Want to study at Universidad de Costa Rica? Contact your counselor today!


Degree Programs at Universidad de Costa Rica

Choose a field of study below to see the Degree Programs available
Business & Law
 
Want to apply for Business & Law at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Education
 
Want to apply for Education at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Engineering & Technology
 
Want to apply for Engineering & Technology at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Health & Welfare
 
Want to apply for Health & Welfare at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Humanities & Arts
 
Want to apply for Humanities & Arts at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Information Technology
 
Want to apply for Information Technology at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Natural Resources Management
 
Want to apply for Natural Resources Management at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Science & Mathematics
 
Want to apply for Science & Mathematics at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Social Science
 
Want to apply for Social Science at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Other
 
Want to apply for Other at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Business & Law
 
Want to apply for Business & Law at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Education
 
Want to apply for Education at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Engineering & Technology
 
Want to apply for Engineering & Technology at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Health & Welfare
 
Want to apply for Health & Welfare at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Humanities & Arts
 
Want to apply for Humanities & Arts at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Information Technology
 
Want to apply for Information Technology at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Natural Resources Management
 
Want to apply for Natural Resources Management at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Science & Mathematics
 
Want to apply for Science & Mathematics at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Social Science
 
Want to apply for Social Science at Universidad de Costa Rica?
Other
 
Want to apply for Other at Universidad de Costa Rica?

Campus and Accommodation

Accomodation The UCR provides students the possibility to apply to live with a host family during the time they will be studying. Due to a limited amount of host families, applicants will be placed first come, first served. However students can opt for alternative housing through their own means. The UCR does not provide assistance in finding alternative housing for exchange students.

Teaching Quality

Orientation: First semester orientation sessions take place in February. Classes begin: The first semester starts in first week of March. Classes end: Last week of June. Final Examinations: first and second week of July. Orientation: Second semester orientation sessions take place in July. Classes begin: The second semester stars during the first week of August. Classes end: Last week of November. Final Examinations: First week of December.


We won't spam you or pass on your details to 3rd parties