Costa Rica is known for its progressive environmental policies and its nationwide approach to conservation. It has more biodiversity per square metre than any other country in the world. The education system and health care are also widely recognised as examples of success. The German Foreign Office describes the country as an “anchor of stability” in Central America, where human rights and freedom of the press and opinion are respected. Our partner university, the Universidad de Costa Rica, is located in the capital San José.
Exchange Possibilities to Costa RicaUniversidad de Costa Rica, San José
The Universidad de Costa Rica is the oldest and largest university in Costa Rica. It was founded in 1843 under the name Universidad de Santo Tomás. It is considered one of the best research universities in Central America and the Caribbean.
Campus: San José
Number of students: 45,000
Faculties: Agricultural and Food Sciences, Art, Education, Engineering, Faculty of Law, Natural Sciences, Pharmacology, Social Sciences, Economics
Language requirements: Spanish B2
Housing: The university offers placement services for exchange students with host families in Costa Rica.
Dr. Maren Büttner
South Africa, China, Latin America, Mongolia, South Korea, Taiwan
India (from winter semester 2022/23)