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Attention:

Deadline for submitting or updating admission applications for visiting students who wish to carry out a student exchange in the first academic term in 2021 (March-July).

Tuesday, August 18th to Friday, September 25th, 2020 only, without exception.

 


The University of Costa Rica offers foreign students the opportunity to be part of their student body as undergraduates and graduate students through the formal admissions process.

Students already enrolled in graduate and postgraduate degrees abroad may choose to perform an exchange of one or two semesters at the facilities of the UCR, through exchange agreements that facilitate student mobility.

 

CATEGORIES OF STUDENTS

The University of Costa Rica has established two categories of students: regular students and exchange students.

  1. Regular students are those students, Costa Rican or foreign, who have been formally admitted to graduate from the University of Costa Rica. Regular students must take an entrance examination. For more information visit the Admissions website.
  2. Visitors or exchange students are those students, Costa Rican or foreign, whose purpose is not to get a degree at the University of Costa Rica, but take courses and then transfer the credits to your home university by a student exchange. These students do not need entrance exam and are not tied exclusively to any school or program of study. The visiting student status may be extended to complete two semesters.

Those who wish to join the UCR as regular students should contact the website https://www.ori.ucr.ac.cr or also:

If the student wishes to pursue as a graduate student should contact the web site https://www.sep.ucr.ac.cr or also:

Oficina de Registro e Información Estudiantil

2do nivel Edificio Administrativo A
Phone: (506) 2511-5508 Fax: (506) 2234-2427,
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Sistema de Estudios de Posgrado
4to piso de la Biblioteca Luis Demetrio Tinoco
Phone: (506) 2511-5086 / 5772 Fax: (506) 2234-7248
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STUDENT VISITOR

 

THE ADMISSION PROCESS IS NOW OPEN EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE FIRST 2021 SEMESTER
(MARCH TO JULY)


Visitors or exchange students must complete the application form which includes: The Application Form along with all required documents in the application. Certification original notes must be issued and sent by the Registrar of the University of origin (students submit certifications notes in a language other than Spanish or English must provide an official translation of the above document). 

The student must have a weighted average equal to or greater than eight (8) on a scale of one (1) to ten (10) or equivalent 3.2 GPA (USA).

Visitors exchange students found at UCR through exchange agreements are exempted from payment of tuition and the cost of university identification.

 


All documents must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in a single PDF file, following the order indicated on the admission form.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR FUTURE VISITING STUDENTS
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021

 

FIRST SEMESTER 2021 (March-July)

ACTIVITY

DATE

From Tuesday, August 18th to Friday, September 25th, 2020 only, without

exception *.

Period to submit admission documentation for the first semester of 2021.

Monday, October 26th through Friday, October 30th, 2020.

Sending of acceptance and non-acceptance letters, via e-mail- tentative dates.

Monday, February 22nd, 2021.

Mandatory orientation session. It will be previously indicated if it will be face-to-face or

virtual.

Tuesday, February 23rd, Wednesday,

February 24th, Thursday, February 25th, and Friday, February 26th, 2021.

Academic counseling and enrollment process.

Monday, March 1st through Friday, March 5th, 2021.

Student Visa Procedures.

Monday March 8th, 2021.

Start of lessons – tentative date.

Sunday, March 28th through April 3rd, 2021.

Easter (UCR will be closed).

Saturday, May 1st, 2021.

Labor day (UCR will be closed).

Saturday July 10th, 2021.

End of lessons - tentative date.

Monday, July 12th through Saturday, July 17th, 2021.

Final exams - tentative dates.

SECOND SEMESTER 2021 (August- December)

ACTIVITY

DATE

From Friday, March 12th to Sunday, April 04th, 2021, only, without exception *.

Period to submit admission documentation for the second semester of 2021.

Monday, April 26th through Friday, April 30th,

2021.

Sending of acceptance and non-acceptance

letters, via e-mail- tentative dates.

Sunday, July 25th, 2021.

Annexation of Nicoya´s Party (UCR will be closed).

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021.

Mandatory orientation session. It will be

previously indicated if it will be face-to-face or virtual.

Thursday, July 29th, Friday, July 30th, and Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021.

Academic counseling and registration process.

Monday, August 2nd, 2021.

Costa Rica´s Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles

(Our Lady of the Angels Day) (UCR wil be closed).

Tuesday, August 3rd through Friday, August 6th, 2021.

Student Visa Procedures.

Monday, August 9th, 2021.

Start of lessons - tentative date.

Sunday, August 15th, 2021.

Mother’s Day (UCR will be closed).

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.

Independence Day (UCR wiil be closed).

Thursday, October 14th, 2021.

Day of Encounter of Cultures (UCR will be closed).

Saturday, November 27th, 2021.

End of lessons - tentative date.

Monday, November 29th through Friday, December 10th, 2021.

Final exams - tentative dates.

*No applications will be received out of the application periods (neither before nor after).


About OAICE

The Office of International Affairs and External Cooperation (OAICE), is the dependency of the Rectory that is responsible for promoting the academic development of the institution by adhering to the opportunities that arise from the internationalization of higher education. It manages the training of teachers and senior officials abroad, promoting mobility in all its forms; teachers and students. 

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