Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú

With more than 5,000 years of history, Peru was the capital of what was the largest empire in South America, the Incas.

Considered one of the world’s best culinary destination in the world, the country also offers great ecological diversity and incredible world heritage with influence from all over the world. Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú is in the top 25 universities in Latin America (21, QS 2019). Founded in 1917, PUPC offers 49 programs in the undergraduate level and 89 programs in the graduate level. Additionally, it has over 300 agreements with universities around the world. PUCP also has one of the only 90 business schools worldwide with a Triple Crown accreditation.

Key information


Lima, Peru




Fall, Winter, Academic year

Program type


Application information

Application status



20/21 deadline


First come, first considered for remaining spaces!

Fall until March 15, 2020

Winter/Full year until October 10, 2020


University-specific additional requirements

One academic reference required - see the Eligibility section below. 

21/22 applications

Open Nov. 1, 2020

Program details

Areas of Study:

Accounting, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, chemistry, communications, communication for development, economics, engineering (civil, computer, electronic, industrial, mechanical, geological, telecommunications), fine arts, geography, graphic design, history, journalism, law, linguistics, literature, management, math, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. 

Course Information:

Course information with descriptions can be found online on the faculty websites. Choose the faculty you want to study at and then click on "ver mas " in the "plan de estidios" area. Course schedules can be found by using the course search feature. One UCalgary half course equivalent = 3 credits. Exchange students must take a minimum of 12 credits (between 3 and 4 courses per semester).

The academic year is divided into two semesters. The first semester runs from mid-March to mid-July and the second semester runs from mid-August to late December. 

  1. Costs

    Exchange students pay their tuition and academic fees to the University of Calgary. Other expenses are paid directly to the service provider.

    The average monthly costs include housing: $150-250 USD (student residences), $350-420 USD (host family, which includes most meals) or $300-600 USD (private apartment).

    Also, remember to include things like visas, insurance, vaccinations etc in your budget planning.

  2. Funding

    Did you know that you can take your UCalgary funding with you on exchange?  
    Since you remain a degree seeking student at UCalgary while on exchange you remain eligible for any 
    awards and scholarships you are eligible to receive from the university as well as student loans.

    Our office administers the International Study Travel Grant for students travelling on approved UCalgary study programs that are credit bearing. The amount changes year to year as the money is split evenly between qualified applicants. Students may only receive the study travel grant once. Please see the exchange funding page for more information.

Options available to exchange students include student residences, homestay and off-campus apartment rentals. Once accepted, the PUCP will provide updated information about these options.

This exchange is open to regular, full-time students in any faculty at the University of Calgary, who have completed at least one full year (10 courses) at the post-secondary level, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (B-).
Students must have completed a minimum of Spanish 303 (4 semesters of Spanish) or the equivalent.

An academic reference is required for a complete application.

The Office for Student Orientation offers a range of services  and programs for students on campus.

Have questions?

Study Abroad 101

Please watch this YouTube playlist before reaching out or booking an appointment.

Watch Study Abroad 101

Academic Advising

Before applying to study abroad, you should ask your academic advisor how an exchange might align with your degree (e.g. best time to go, what courses you need).

After you are accepted, you should ask your academic advisor more specific questions about courses/transfer credits. It’s also recommended to follow up with your advisor again once you return to Calgary.

Find your academic advisor

Study Abroad Advising

If you have questions about this exchange program, you can meet with the specific advisor for this program by booking an appointment through the link below. Appointments are currently on zoom.

1. Select “Book an Appointment”
2. Select “Study Abroad Appointments”
3. Select “Book by Appointment Type”
4. Read through the list of appointment types to select the most appropriate type and view available times.

Book an appointment

The advisor for the program is: Tara Jorgensen.

How to Apply

Download the application guide

This PDF contains information on how to complete your application and what to do after you have applied.

Application guide

Identify three programs of interest

We recommend applying for your top three programs for the priority application deadline, as placement may be competitive. We will assess your applications in ranked order.

Check requirements and deadlines

These may vary by program, so check the individual program pages and make sure that you are aware of any different application deadlines or eligibility requirements.

Start your application

Once you have gathered everything you need, you can begin your application!

Please note: Applications will not be considered complete until all required documents are submitted in full.


International travel presents challenges that may not be found when attending classes on campus. There may be a lack of resources, emergency services, hospitals, accessibility issues and/or demands on the physical and the mental self, all of which can challenge individuals when away from their usual support systems and structures. Adequate preparation is essential.

For this reason, it is imperative that you evaluate all aspects of your own physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual condition against the rigors of the particular study abroad program you are selecting. If you are unsure of whether or not this program is a good fit for you and/or if you have any circumstances that could impede your enjoyment of the program, please contact us. Our Study Abroad Team will be happy to assist in finding the best options for you and arrange any supports or accommodations necessary to ensure your success.

Please note if you have or are seeking a certificate from Student Accessibility Services, you should provide this early to your Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that the option that you are seeking can support your needs.