Universidad del Pacifico is an exchange destination for bachelor students of Utrecht University School of Economics.

Academic calendar

Semester I: March – July 
Semester II: August – December  
Each semester includes 14 weeks of classes plus two weeks of exams.

General Information
Areas of study open to exchange students

Business, Economics, Business Sciences, Law and Engineering fields

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 list of courses will be ready a month prior to enrollment date, however they may be some changes until a week prior to enrollment date. You are able to see the list of courses and syllabi in the following link:  

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Language of instruction

Languages of Instruction
Almost all courses during the semester are taught in Spanish. However, some courses are also available in English. Here you can find the list of courses from 2017 and the list of courses in 2018 that will be offered in English. 

Language requirements (recommended):
Spanish: B2 / for Finance and Economics: C1 -> certificate of proficiency in Spanish required!
English:B2 (a letter of the home university confirming this level will be accepted)

Final lists of courses offered each semester will be available on time for students’ final registration in Lima, about one or two weeks before the beginning of classes.

The undergraduate program study plans and course descriptions may be found at our web page. Students may also ask for this information at the International Relations Office.

Intensive Spanish course prior the semester:
For an additional fee, special 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. More information: http://www.up.edu.pe/en/international/study-at-up/Paginas/spanish-courses.aspx  

Spanish by semester:
Students have the opportunity to take Spanish courses (Intermediate Grammar and Spanish for Business) during the semester. It requires extra costs. 


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

Number of places available

2 places per year


Students are able to enter our country as tourist for a maximum of 90 days. However we strongly encourage incoming students to process their Exchange visa before their arrival, in that way they come as students and will be able to stay for 183 days.The International Relations Office will help and guide them thought out the whole process.

Students must send their flight tickets indicating the Peruvian consulate closest to them, where the visa will be issued. The types of visa for students under agreements are named: Official visas, and are requested for our office. Remember students are not allowed to apply for this type of visa on their own.

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.