Founded in 1954, the Universidad Católica del Uruguay was recognized as a university in 1985 and continues its tradition of providing personalized education. The faculty at UCU offers solid undergraduate and graduate coursework, integrating theory and practical experience. International professors frequently visit the university to give lectures and seminars. Student facilities include a library, counseling center and student advisory services, a recently renovated radio studio, a photo lab, computer labs and membership in the Iberoamericana Educational Television Network. Students also have access to a wide variety of extracurricular activities. UCU has a "buddy system" to help connect ISEP students with local students and adjust to life in Montevideo! 

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Course Description

Universidad Católica del Uruguay offers courses taught entirely in Spanish in subjects such as business, arts, communications, social sciences, health sciences, psychology and engineering. UCU also offers a few select courses especially for international students including service learning, Uruguyan literature, Uruguayan culture and Uruguayan history. One Spanish as a second language course is also included in ISEP benefits. Students may also choose to enroll in the pre-semester intensive Spanish language course, not included in ISEP benefits. 

Tips for finding courses:

1. View the list of degrees

2. Courses are organized by year. Please note that not every course will be available each semester, so please select additional back-up options. 

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Universidad Católica del Uruguay

The Universidad Católica del Uruguay has a strong tradition of providing personalized education. The faculty at UCU offers solid undergraduate and graduate coursework, integrating theory and practical experience. International professors...


(in Spanish)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Latin American and Caribbean Studies

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Entrepreneurship Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication:

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Journalism Mass Communication/Media Studies Publishing Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Informatics Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Education Recommended!

    Early Childhood Education

  • Engineering:

    Agricultural Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Industrial Engineering

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Sciences: Recommended!

    Dentistry Nursing Science Nutrition Sciences Occupational Therapy Rehabilitation Science

  • Hospitality and Tourism

    Tourism Management

  • Human Services

    Social Work

  • Law/Criminal Justice:

    International Law Legal Studies

  • Psychology: Recommended!

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Counseling Psychology Developmental and Child Psychology Educational Psychology Industrial and Organizational Psychology

  • Social Sciences: Recommended!

    Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Sports Studies

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Cinematography and Film Production Design and Visual Communications Digital Arts Film Studies Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Reading Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Listening Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • LPR Speaking Score: B1 - Intermediate High
  • Number of language semesters completed 5
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility

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Universidad Católica del Uruguay

Montevideo, Uruguay



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