Universidad de Costa Rica (San José)
Universidad de Costa Rica (San José) is a universitywide partner in San José, Costa Rica.
Course information scroll down to STUDENT VISITOR > then look under "Enrollment Intent"
Fact Sheet for more information
Semester I: 1st week of August - 1st week of December
Orientation generally commences end July for Semester I and end February for Semester II.
Exams take place the 1st week of December for Semester I and the 1st and 2nd week of July for Semester II.
GPA (Average Grade)
The GPA requirement at this university is 8.00 out of 10 but a little bit lower is usually allowed (not lower than 7.5).
Spanish Language Requirement
It is recommended you start your language course early!
|Areas of study open to exchange students
|Courses at Master’s level
|Language of instruction
Almost all courses are in Spanish, a limited amount of courses in English is available
The university coordinates a home stay program, with Costa Rican families. The cost is $425 per month, which includes room and board, meals (twice a day on weekdays, and three times a day on weekends), laundry, and orientation. A$75 fee is charge for family selection procedures.
Students can opt to find alternative housing.
|Estimated living costs per month
Average living costs are around $850 per month. (Estimate from 2020).
You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table
|Number of places available
2 places per year
Selection was not necessary in the past few years.
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:
Asia & Latin America
Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
North America & UK
Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*
Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona
Europe & Middle East
Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
General exchange questions
Names: Tamar Oderwald and Patrick Chan
Erasmus+ grant questions
The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.
For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.
Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30
Make an appointment via Teams
We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.
If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.