Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearMay 1mid Augustmid JulyBudget
FallMay 1mid Augustmid DecemberBudget
SpringOctober 1mid Marchmid JulyBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.5
  • Language of Instruction
  • Spanish
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Homestay
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú is the oldest established private higher educational institution in Peru. The impressive 90-acre campus has 17,000 students and is located in the district of San Miguel, a busy area with enormous commercial activity. 


PUC-Peru offers a wide variety of course offerings from Engineering and Physics to Painting and Sculpture. Most coursework will be in Spanish, but some classes within Engineering, General Studies and the Social Sciences can be found in English. A intermediate to advanced level of Spanish is still required to participate in this program. 

The following fields of study are available to international students:

  • Architecture
  • Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Engraving, Graphic Design and Industrial Design
  • Business: Accoutning, Advertisting, Economics, and Marketing
  • Education
  • Engineering: Civil, Mechanical, Electornic, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
  • Sciences: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics 
  • Social Sciences: Environmental Science, History, Linguistics, Geography. Philosphy, Politcal Science, Psychology, Sociology
  • & More



PUC-Peru is located in Lima, the capital and largest city in Peru. Peru is a country rich in history; it has been inhabited for thousands of years by Andean indigenous groups, most notably the Inca. After the Spanish conquest, Lima became the seat of Spanish rule for 300 years and is full of beautiful churches and colonial buildings. Lima overlooks the Pacific Ocean, and the location makes for an easy weekend trip into the Andes and ancient Inca sites. 


Students particpating in this program will either live with a local host family or in an apartment. There is no on-campus housing options available. Upon acceptance, students will be provided a list of suggested housing options and families in the event they would like to use an orgnaized housing option. 

PUCP offers a "Compañero PUCP" program to alow for students to be matched with locals and help with the transition. This is a great alternative option for meeting locals if one chooses to live in an apartment over a host family. 

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