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Exchange Program Information 

Welcome to Universidad Católica del Uruguay

Here you will find general information about exchange programs, school calendar, courses for international students, deadlines for the submission of applications, accommodation and more, which will help you prepare your exchange.

Should you have any queries, you can contact us email: interinter@ucu.edu.uy

 

Mobility programs
Bilateral Agreements/AUSJAL/CINDA Application Process 
Free Mover Application Process
ISEP
Spanish course for international students
Other special courses for international students
Accommodation
Living in Montevideo

 

 

Mobility programs

There are three ways to study at Universidad Católica del Uruguay within the framework of an exchange program:

Bilateral agreements/AUSJAL (see list of universities under the agreement)

Bilateral agreements are agreements signed between Universidad Católica del Uruguay and a foreign university. In this list, you may check if there is an exchange agreement between your university and Universidad Católica del Uruguay. Follow the instructions available on "Application Process".


CINDA Program

ISEP - International Student Exchange Program

If you are studying at an ISEP member university (http://isep.org), you may choose Universidad Católica del Uruguay as destination. For more information, please contact an ISEP Coordinator at your University.


Free Mover 

If your University is not in the list of universities under agreement nor an ISEP member, you may attend as a “Free Mover". This program enables you to study a semester at our University, by paying a registration fee.

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Bilateral Agreements/AUSJAL/CINDA Application Process 

Your university must officially contact us and indicate you have been selected as a candidate for mobility. To do so, you must send an e-mail to intercambio@ucu.edu.uy.

The following documents must be sent to the Student Exchange Office (Oficina de Intercambio Estudiantil) before the corresponding deadlines:

• Exchange application form
• Letter from the International Relations Office (Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales) from the University of origin of the student, indicating that his/her registration is active and that he/she has been selected to participate in the exchange program.
• Student’s Curriculum vitae
• Student’s report indicating his/her objectives and expectations concerning the cultural and academic exchange - maximum 500 words
• Health statement and evidence that he/she has an international full-coverage health insurance
• Official transcript of the university of origin
• Photocopy of passport or national identity card
• 2 passport-size photos


SCHOOL CALENDAR - 2019 FACT SHEET


Form:

Request form for Bilateral agreement/AUSJAL/CINDA

You must submit the form by email to interinter@ucu.edu.uy and original documents by postal mail.

Deadlines:

March-July semester: 15 November
August-December semester: 15 April

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Free Mover Application Process

The international student willing to be a “Free Mover” must submit:

• Letter from the International Relations Office (Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales) from the University of origin of the student, indicating that his/her registration is active and that he/she has been selected to participate in the exchange program
• Student’s Curriculum vitae
• Student’s report indicating his/her objectives and expectations concerning the cultural and academic exchange - maximum 500 words.
• Health statement and evidence that he/she has an international full-coverage health insurance
• Official transcript of the university of origin
• Photocopy of passport
• 2 passport-size photo
• By signing the application form for Admission to the University, he/she agrees to pay tuition fees (USD 2,200 per semester); accommodation and food fees are not included.
• The candidate shall make a payment of USD 400 through bank transfer as advance registration at the time of submitting the application.

Free Mover Application Form

SCHOOL CALENDAR - 2019 FACT SHEET

Deadlines:

March-July semester: 15 November
August-December semester: 15 April

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ISEP

If you are studying at an ISEP member university (http://isep.org), you may choose Universidad Católica del Uruguay. For more information, please contact an ISEP Coordinator at your University.

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Spanish course for international students

Intensive Spanish Language - Pre-semester course 

• Level: A2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFR)
• Length: 2 weeks - 40 hours (two weeks before the beginning of school year)

Registration cost: US$ 300

Early registration cost: US$ 250

Free course for students accepted under the Exchange program through bilateral agreement or Free Mover

Form: Spanish language - pre-semester course

Upcoming dates: 

2019 1st Semester
From:  25 February to 8 March, 2019
Registration deadline: 15 February, 2019
Early registration: 22 December, 2018


Spanish language - semester courses

B1 and B2 levels (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - CEFR)

Length: 1 academic semester - 64 hours | 2-hour lessons twice a week

Inquiries and registration: interinter@ucu.edu.uy

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Other special courses for international students

These courses have been specially designed for international students to support them in their cultural immersion process.  Part of the program includes activities and cultural outings accompanied by a teacher. We recommend every international student taking at least one of these courses.

International Students Program

1st semester (March-July)

- Spanish language (B1) (+) and (B2) (+)
- Uruguayan literature 1 (+)
- History of Uruguay (+)
- Uruguayan culture (+)
- Community service (+)

2nd semester (August-December)

- Spanish language (B1) (+) and (B2) (+)
- Uruguayan literature 2 (+)
- Latin American and Uruguayan Thinking (+)
- Uruguayan culture (+)
- Community service (+)

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Accommodation


The academic exchange office provides students with different options for accommodation in Montevideo. This will only be done after having received duly completed request forms before the corresponding deadlines.

ISEP students will have accommodation according to the Institutional Information Sheet that you will timely receive from your ISEP Coordinator.

The following accommodation options are possible:

RESIDENCIA UNIVERSITARIA “Mercosur Universitas” –  Apart hotel
Address: Av. 8 de octubre 2481 (200 mts. away from UCU’s Main Campus)
Tel. (+598) 2487 5353
contacto@mercosuruniversitas.com // reservas@mercosuruniversitas.com
mercosuruniversitas.com

RESIDENCIA UNIVERSITARIA “Corner House”
Address: Francisco Llambi 1348
Pocitos, Montevideo, Uruguay
Tel. (+598) 98 621 990
cornerstudenthouse@gmail.com// https://corner-student-house.negocio.site/

CIUDAD ESTUDIANTIL
ciudadestudiantil@hotmail.com

VALLDEMOSSA
www.valldemossa.com.uy

DE LA TORRE
delatorre1033@gmail.com // Facebook: De la Torre


APARTMENT RENTAL

a) Shared apartment with Uruguayan or international students
Some students offer to share their rented apartment with international students. Please contact us for more information.

b) Rental of furnished apartments
Universidad Católica del Uruguay is not responsible for mediating in this matter. However, the University offers available information. Please send us your query and we will answer shortly.

To look for flats in Montevideo, you can check:

- Casa Tropical https://www.casatropical.org/
- Diario El País
Rental of furnished apartments
Rooms for rent Montevideo
http://uruguay.gabinohome.com/en/rent+room/montevideo

(UCU will not be responsible for the accommodation rented through these websites: b) and c).

- Realtors that have offered their services:

Ms. Turquesa Garcé: turquesag@yahoo.com


Further Recommendations

If you are thinking of renting an apartment, it may be advisable to stay at a hostel or hotel during your first days in Montevideo to find out the necessary information and decide what suits you best. Remember to mention, in all cases, that you are coming to study at Universidad Católica del Uruguay.

HOSTEL “Piano Sur”
Address: Andes 1227, 11100, Barrio Sur, Montevideo, Uruguay
Tel. (+598) 96 144 008
pianosurhostel@gmail.com

CIUDAD VIEJA HOSTEL
Ituzaingó between Rincón and 25 de mayo
Contact: info@ciudadviejahostel.com
www.elviajeromontevideo.com

EL VIAJERO DOWNTOWN HOSTEL & SUITES
Soriano 1073
Contact: eugez@elviajerohostels.com
www.elviajerodowntown.com
(member of Hosteling International)

POCITOS HOSTEL
Av. Sarmiento 2461
Phone: +598 2 711 87 80
www.pocitos-hostel.com

BEST WESTERN ARMON SUITES
Phone: +598 2 712 41 20
Fax: +598 2 712 41 17
reservas@armonsuites.com.uy

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Living in Montevideo

Cost of living

A continuación se detallan precios orientativos de algunos ítems

The following is a list of estimated prices:

 

Weather

Autumn (March to May): Days are warm, maximum temperature: 25 °C and nights can be somewhat cold: minimum 10 °C.
Winter (June - September): Days are very cold, you must bring warm clothes! Days are shorter, it gets dark at 6 pm. During the day, maximum temperature is 18-20 °C and minimum temperature is 0-8 °C.
Spring (September - December): Days are warm with a nice breeze. Temperatures are high during the day and cooler at night.
Summer (December - March): The Sun rises at 6 am and hides from 8 to 9 pm. Maximum temperature can reach 35 °C and minimum temperature can be 15°C in January.

Visa

Uruguay does not require visas from citizens of countries of Latin America, US, Canada and Europe. Any international student can travel with their passport as a “tourist”, their stay is valid for 90 days. You may then carry a simple proceeding at the Ministry of Interior to extend the deadline for another 90 days - cost approx. USD 30. If you are a citizen of another country, please check with the nearest Uruguayan consulate.

Medical Insurance

Every exchange student must hire a full coverage health insurance. You must make the necessary arrangements before leaving your country and inform the policy number to the University, according to the provisions of the Application Form.

 

 

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