Higher Education in Peru
Higher education in Peru is represented by technological colleges, both public and private, as well as universities. Peru has around 80 private and public universities, 17 of which achieved QS University Rankings in 2013. Top-ranking Peruvian institutions include Lima's private Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, ranked 23rd in Latin America and Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM)--one of the Americas' oldest universities--ranked 52nd. Others in the top 150 included Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Universidad de Lima, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina and the Universidad de San Martin de Porres USMP. In recent years, Peru has introduced a system of universal accreditation which is expected to lead to academic advancement.
The cost of university tuition is variable, but international students typically pay moderate rates, with courses usually charged per credit, as opposed to per semester. Foreign students can get a one-yearrenowned temporary Visa by enrolling to study Spanish at one of Peru's official schools.
Why Study in Peru?
Peru is renown for its education system and has been lauded as the best educational system in Latin America by organizations including UNESCO, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. With its stellar academic reputation and extraordinary historical context, Peru offers a unique and enriching environment in which to learn.