Study Abroad at the
#1 Private University
in Costa Rica & Central America

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UNIVERSITY PROFILE

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, we have been ranked as the best private university in the country for twelve consecutive years.

ULACIT is a global campus, receiving international students mainly from Latin-America, Europe and North América, join us 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.

Top 20 Worldwide in Employment Outcomes

ULACIT has been recognized for its outstanding ability to ensure a high level of employability for its graduates, ranked #18 worldwide in employability results according to QS World University Rankings 2023. 

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Ranked as the #1 Private University in Central America

ULACIT has been recognized as the best private university in Central America and Costa Rica for 13 consecutive years according to QS Latin America University Rankings.

Teaching Methodology

Our learning model focuses on the application of knowledge in real world scenarios through case studies, applied research and teamwork. Our evaluation model does not rely on traditional exams and is 100% focused on projects.

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Bilingual University

ULACIT is the only bilingual university in Costa Rica.  We encourage English language proficiency in all our students and the use of bibliography in this language, we also offer some undergraduate programs taught 100% in the English language.

Student Life

Cultural, sports, and social activities; a wide variety of clubs and physical spaces to share with your friends.
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ULACIT Global

We offer diverse study abroad experiences for both local and international students in Costa Rica and abroad. We encourage students to become global citizens with the ability to cooperate to address international problems and perform successfully in intercultural and globalized contexts. 

Services to Support International Students in their transition

International students will receive specialized support throughout their user journey, from admissions to settling in Costa Rica.

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Scholarships and Financing

We offer our international students 100%, 50%, 40%, and 30% scholarships.

STUDY ABROAD SERVICES

Credit Transfer Study Abroad Program: undergraduate course enrollment for Spring, Summer or Fall Academic Periods for international exchange students and free mover international students. Course subjects include: Liberal Arts, Business Management, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Advertising, International Trade, Finance, Political Science, International Relations, Sustainability and Latin American Studies.

Spanish Language Immersion Program offered throughout the year during every academic period.

Enroll in our Spanish Immersion Program consisting of 45 contact hour courses or personalized tutorships, covering different levels of Spanish language proficiency.

Short term study abroad academic programs for university groups in Sustainable Development Studies or International Business and Management: Covering 10 to 20 contact hours, plus site visits and tours.

Faculty Led and Customized Study Abroad Programs:

ULACIT provides the expert academic support, resources, and flexibility you need to create your own custom and credit cettified study abroad experiences, in areas such as International Business Management, Sustainable Development Studies, Latin American Studies, among many others.

Customized academic programs for researchers and student groups at La Marta Wildlife Refuge.

Gap-year Program, stay with a host family, tour and travel throughout Costa Rica and take Spanish Courses and Introductory Undergraduate Business or Latin-American Studies Courses.

$550 / per academic period.

Covers the admissions process, academic and administrative support during your stay, use of campus installations, payment of the “tech fee” that covers virtual platforms and use of online services and official grade transcript issued digitally.

$650 / per course from the Bachelor in Science in Business Administration

Free moving international students pay the same academic rates as local students for the programs taught 100% in English. Bachelor in Science in Business Administration 

$238 / per course from the Bachelor in Arts in International Relations

Free moving international students pay the same academic rates as local students for the programs taught 100% in English. Bachelor in Arts in International Relations

$650/ per course

Each language course covers 45 contact hours corresponding to 3 US credits or 6 ECTS, through 3 hourly lessons per week. Each course will also cover aspects relevant to the student’s intercultural experience in Costa Rica.

$760 / price per month (4-week stay)

Includes all meals, laundry, private room, internet connection. Our Home Stay Program assures you access to homely comforts and a safe environment in San José, each host family has been carefully chosen to guarantee a welcoming and safe stay.

$3040 / price for academic period (16-week stay)

Includes all meals, laundry, private room, internet connection. Our Home Stay Program assures you access to homely comforts and a safe environment in San José, each host family has been carefully chosen to guarantee a welcoming and safe stay.

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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS

Study Abroad: Why you should study at ULACIT?

ULACIT integrates an international dimension into its learning and teaching experience. Know more about our program to study at ULACIT, the #1 private university in Costa Rica.

Falcon Pride

¡Les presentamos nuestro nuevo spirit song! 💜🦅 Un proyecto que muestra lo que somos. Una producción de Luz Marina junto a cantantes nacionales e internacionales: Armando Infante, SNK , Ghetto living y JABS. Vamos a llegar más alto, la cima alcanzar, emprendiendo el vuelo hasta tocar el cielo 🎤🎶

Study Abroad, ULACIT is the place

At the beginning of the 3rd class period, ULACIT welcomed more than 60 students from the USA, France, Germany, and other countries. Why did they choose ULACIT to study abroad? Take a look at this video! #FalconPride #BeULACIT 

Study Abroad at ULACIT - Sven Vázquez | GEO

Why Sven choose ULACIT to study abroad for one semester? Discover the benefits of study at the best private university in Central America.

Study Abroad at ULACIT - Katarina Watts | GEO

Why Katarina choose ULACIT to study abroad for one semester? Discover the benefits of study at the best private university in Central America.

Study abroad at ULACIT - Cloe Galeano | GEO

Cloe Galeano es una estudiante española que estuvo de intercambio en ULACIT durante el III cuatrimestre del 2023. ¿Cómo fue su experiencia en Costa Rica? Acá te contamos.

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