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Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP)
Lima, Peru (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Apartment, Home Stay
Areas of Study: Accounting, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Chemistry, Communications, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Information Design, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Spanish Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-graduate student, 6-other
Program Type: bilateral exchange, study abroad Language of Instruction: Spanish
Program: Exchange
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Lima, Peru

Lima is a desert city that clings to coastal cliffs above the Pacific ocean. Founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro, the location of the city was chosen because of its mild climate. Modern Lima is a sprawling city that can be loud and chaotic, but is studded with architectural and cultural gems. World-class museums, colonial-era mansions and churches, and Pre-Columbian Incan ruins mix comfortably with modern shopping venues and a fantastic nightlife, making Lima a truly world-class destination.

Authentic Latin American culture and outstanding academics are hallmarks of a study abroad experience at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru (PUCP). The university boasts of a large, 100-acre campus with modern buildings, beautiful gardens and archaeological excavations. PUCP was founded in 1917 as Peru’s first non-profit private university and, since that time, has risen to become one of the country’s top universities in academic rankings. 

A list of the courses offered at PUCP is available at the following website:
Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s). 

All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 15 hours for undergraduate Mississippi residents receiving financial aid, 12 hours for undergraduate non-residents, and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12-15 hours of credit (depending on residency) on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad.  All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.

Students have the option of living with a local host family or in a student apartment.

For the PUCP exchange, students are responsible for paying:
  • Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
  • UM Study Abroad fee (which includes the cost for international health insurance)
  • Housing costs (details and payment are handled between the student and the host university)
  • Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Qualified students must first complete the online UM Study Abroad Application. Please note that upon submitting your application, a $100 application fee will be assessed to your UM Bursar Account. After acceptance by the UM Study Abroad Office, students will then be directed to complete the necessary application for the host university and to submit any additional required documents for the host university.

Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.


Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.

In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs. All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad. Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator

To study as an exchange student at PUCP, a student must have completed at least four (4) semesters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent).

Pre-term Spanish Language Immersion Program (optional, additional cost)
PUCP offers a Spanish language immersion program consisting of twenty (20) hours per week of instruction through work in small groups, access to teaching assistants and individualized conversational practice. This program does not provide academic credit.

The cost for the optional Spanish language immersion program is six hundred fifty dollars US ($650.00), to be paid by the student directly to PUCP. Any costs associated with participation in this optional program will not be billed through the University of Mississippi.

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Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.


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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/09/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/16/2020 07/17/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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