Universidad del Pacifico (Lima)

Universidad del Pacifico is an exchange destination for bachelor and master level students of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.

Student experiences

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Exchange programs

Academic calendar

Academic year of 2021: Each semester includes 14 weeks of classes plus two weeks of exams.

Semester I: March – July  

Semester II: August – December

Areas of study open to exchange students

Courses in English in the following fields: Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, International Business, Business Engineering, Information Engineering, Finance. Check at each course on the right side of the title - EN
Some courses have prequisites that must be met before students can enroll. 

Exchange students are required to register for a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 20 credits. 
Students can combine academic with extraacademic credits and could be enrolled in 10 academic credits (30 ECTS) + 2 extra-academic credits.In order to know the details, we recommend checking the information about the credits per course or seminar. 

The final list of courses will be available about one or two weeks before the semester starts. The undergraduate program study plans and course descriptions will be available on our web page. 


You can find information on this university’s credits in the credit conversion table

Language of instruction

Languages of Instruction
Most courses are taught in Spanish and some courses are available in English, mostly in the domain of Finance and Marketing and International Business (a two year background in these subjects will be required)!

Language requirements (recommended):

Spanish taught courses: minimum level B2 / C1
A certificate stating your exact Spanish proficiency level is required. 

English taught courses: level B2 for undergraduate courses / C1 for graduate courses
A letter of the IEO confirming this level will be accepted by UP

Intensive Spanish course prior the semester:
For an additional fee, special Elemental, Intermediate and Advanced level Spanish Courses for exchange students are available at our Language Center. These courses are offered 3 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. If students wish to be included in these courses they must point it out in the registration form. 
Spanish by semester:
Students have the opportunity to take Spanish courses (Intermediate Grammar and Spanish for Business) during the semester. It requires extra costs. 

Housing assistance

Universidad del Pacífico does not have student dormitories. However, the Internatioal Relations Office provides information to exchange students about accomodation in student houses (private student dorms). family homes or flats for rent (appartments) in the city. 

Estimated living costs & health insurance

Accomodation: USD 300/400 month (shared)

Food, transportation: USD 300-450 month

Books, photocopying etc. around USD 100/semester


Please note that it is mandatory for all incoming exchange students to have a full coverage health insurance before arriving to Peru.

Number of places available

2 places per year


For more detailed information, click here.

The exchange student visa is mandatory for all incoming students. In order to begin this process, the International Relations Office at Universidad del Pacífico will request important documentation detailed at the application web site and send it to The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Peru. Once the visa is approved, students will receive a confirmation e-mail. The visa approval process usually takes between 2 to 6 weeks.

Please consider that the visa issuance process is carried out by The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, not by Universidad del Pacifíco. Moreover, the timing for the visa application process does not include tourism activities or others prior to the beginning of the semester. For this reason, we ask you to not engage in other types of traveling prior to getting their visas approved.

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