Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru - Exchange

City: Lima Country: Peru

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Website


What PUCP has to offer:

  • Founded in 1917, the PUCP is the oldest-established private higher educational institution in Peru
  • Is renowned for its high standards in research and academic work - one of the highest ranked universities in Latin America!
  • Has a variety of academic disciplines; including Architecture, Art, Science, Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Communications, Law, Economics, Education, Humanities, Engineering, Humanities, Psychology, and Theology
  • Has a community-based learning component that enhances the study abroad experience by helping students become involved in Peruvian social, economic and political issues through community service and research with major non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Lima
  • Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, on a large, 100-acre campus with modern buildings, picturesque gardens and archaeological excavations
  • Check out this great PUCP video that has a very good chance of making you decide to go there on exchange!

When Can I Go?

Terms Offered: Fall, Winter, Full Year

Term Dates:

Fall term equivalent: August - December

Winter term equivalent: March - July

Eligibility Requirements

Open to: All Faculties

Level: Undergraduate, Graduate

See Eligibility.

Course Information

Language of Instruction: Spanish

Field of Study: All with the exception of courses in CENTRUM (Business Management School).

PUC-Peru offers a few, but very interesting, courses in English in Science and Engineering. For a list of past offerings, please go here. If you'd like information about the courses that would be available for the time you might be there, please contact Michal Guzowski at michal.guzowski@ualberta.ca

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Course Information

Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Credit Information


The PUCP does not offer accomodation facilities; however, the Office of International Student Mobility offers international students lists of potential host families, who must be contacted directly.

Program Contact

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Funding Opportunities 

Students receive on average between $1,200-$1,800 in funding.

Over 70% of students who apply get funding.

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