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  • Locations: Lima, Peru
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Calendar Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open August 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Katelyn Brown-Gomez Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Junior, Senior
Graduate courses available: Yes Language prerequisite: Yes
Language of instruction: Spanish
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|


This program is not being offered in Spring 2022.
Please check the SAO homepage for a list of programs that are accepting applications for Spring 2022.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Peru

On this program, UNC students directly enroll at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Peru (PUCP) for a semester or academic year for an opportunity to fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life in Lima. You may apply as an exchange student or as a non-exchange/studyabroad student. No matter your classification, you will take courses alongside degree-seeking PUCP students and participate in all aspects of student life.


The Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), founded in 1917, is the oldest-established private institution of higher education in Peru. Located in the capital city of Lima, PUCP offers UNC students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a world-renowned academic institution, and a student body of more than 17,000 on campus.

Lima, Peru is home to approximately 8 million people and is situated in the central coastal region of Peru. The intermingling of Western and Andean cultures has created a rich and varied cultural tradition which finds its reflection in architecture, art, handicrafts, and varied cuisine, music, and folklore. In Lima, the past and present are interwoven, and the archaeological remains of ancient civilizations form part of this modern and cosmopolitan city. Lima is the cultural center of Peru and offers entertainment in the form of theaters, cinemas, cafes, and discotheques, which are found most prominently in Miraflores and Barranco, the city's two foremost cultural districts.

Courses & Credits

The language prerequisite is 5 semesters, completed by the start of the program.

The Direction of International Relations and Cooperation at PUCP offers advising services for overseas students, including academic advice and general guidance to help students integrate into the University community. Course offerings include academic areas of specialization such as: fine arts, management and accounting, mathematics, physics, anthropology, sociology, economics, archaeology, philosophy, geography, history, literature, and psychology.

Students can take up to 12 PUCP credits per semester. One credit is equivalent to one hour of classroom instruction per week throughout the semester. Students should expect to take approximately 4 courses per semester.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.


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While the UNC-CH Study Abroad Office encourages students to live with a host family to best experience Peruvian life and culture. Students also may choose to live in shared housing with other international students during their semester at PUCP.  
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change. 
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.  
Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad  
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

App for Spring & Calendar Year open August 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1