All incoming students must be nominated by their home university before applying to attend UCA.
Applicants must have completed at least 4 semester studies and have a good academic performance at their home universities.
Non-native Spanish speakers must present proof of their Spanish proficiency. When applying, we recommend they have taken at least 3 semesters of Spanish language.
Placement test on Spanish is administrated upon arrival to all non native Spanish speakers. Students who do not reach the “Advanced” level, must attend a Spanish course during their exchange period. This course can be taken at UCA or at any private institute.
Accepted students are allowed to take classes from the Faculties and from the Latin American studies program (PEL).
Some courses may have Spanish high level proficiency requirements.
Each school has an academic coordinator for exchange students. He/she helps students during the whole semester in all academic matters (course contents and workload, registration, exams, schedules).
Exchange students pay tuition to their home university for the semester or year they spend at UCA.
If UCA does not have an exchange agreement with a particular university, students can apply as “free mover” students and pay tuition directly to UCA.
In order to approve the courses, students must accomplish the following requisites:
Minimum attendance of 75% of the classes.
Complete and approve all midterm, papers or any other form of evaluation required by the professor.
Approve the final exam.
In order to be considered a full time international student, UCA requires students to take a minimum of 12 credits. A regular UCA student takes 15-20 credits per semester. 1 UCA credit is equivalent to 1 class hour per week (1 class hour = 45 minutes). One semester at UCA is 16 weeks of classes (except the Economic School that has 17 weeks).