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ULACIT Costa Rica

The Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT) is an innovative, enterprising and bilingual university leading higher education in the Central American region since 1987. ULACIT is ranked as the best private university in Costa Rica and the Central American region by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) International University Rankings 2022, it has now been ranked as the best private university in the country for twelve consecutive years.

Its Global Education Services integrate quality academics that comply with international standards, experiential learning and tour and leisure to experiences to discover the abundant cultural and natural wonders of Costa Rica. Its Global Education Services include a credit transfer study abroad program with an ample offering of undergraduate courses taught in English, a Spanish Language Immersion Program, Customized Short-Term Study Abroad Experiences, Gap-year Program, Professional Practice and Internship Programs and a Host Family Program. Its offering of courses taught in the English language is ample: 68 courses taught regularly 100% in the English language at its San José campus in the fields of Liberal Arts, Business Management, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, International Trade, Finance, Sustainability, Political Science, International Relations, Intercultural and Latin American Studies.

ULACIT works annually with three quarterly academic periods (Spring, Summer and Fall), which have a 15-week duration each, with two-week vacations between them. By enrolling in ULACIT, international students can cover more credits within a year. Each course covers 45 contact hours per season (1 lesson each week for 15 weeks), representing 3 US credits or 6 ECTS credits.

ULACIT is a global campus, receiving international students mainly from Latin-America, Europe and North América, who want to experience the best study abroad experiences along with other international students in Costa Rica, one of the world’s top touristic destination, and at the best bilingual private university in the region.


  • Costa Rica


  • San José ,

Founding year


Acceptance rate


Fall semester application deadline

August 18

Spring semester application deadline

December 16

Semester fees (30 ECTS)

From €1750/semester

Subjects available to free mover students

Accounting & Finance [Spanish]Art & Design [Spanish]Business & Management Studies [English]Business & Management Studies [Spanish]Communication & Media Studies [Spanish]Computer Science & Information Systems [Spanish]Dentistry [Spanish]Economics & Econometrics [Spanish]Engineering Chemical [Spanish]Engineering Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing [Spanish]English Language & Literature [English]English Language & Literature [Spanish]Law [Spanish]Modern Languages [English]Modern Languages [Spanish]Performing Arts [Spanish]Politics & International Studies [English]Politics & International Studies [Spanish]Psychology [Spanish]Social Policy & Administration [Spanish]

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