University of Lima

Lima
Peru

Language of instruction

Spanish
English

Universidad de Lima is an autonomous non-profit institution aimed at providing higher education, promoting research, and serving the community in order to contribute to Peru’s development. One of its priorities is to train students in ethical standards and democratic principles.

Lima, Peru’s capital, is located on a desert strip between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. 80km of coastline, no rain, mild temperatures, and access to the scenic countryside of the Peruvian highlands – what more could you ask for?

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 1st Semester March–July
Semester 2 2nd Semester August–December

View the ULima academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

ULima has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

5 courses per semester at ULima is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at ULima.

As courses taught in English are extremely limited at ULima, students must have completed 4 semesters of Spanish Langauge before the commencement of their exchange.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the ULima course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database, or see the full list of courses taught in English.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Economics
Finance
International business
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

Students must have completed 4 semesters of Spanish language, and be at a B2 level of proficiency, before applying to the University of Lima.

The University of Lima offers a number of courses in English, which are updated every semester. Please contact UQ Abroad for the list.

Additional academic information

ULima has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

ULima also provide detailed course descriptions for Business courses and Engineering courses. If yuo require these, please contact UQ Abroad.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The University of Lima does not have on-campus housing, but the University can provide assistance and guidance to exchange students searching for private accommodation. Students often stay with host families or in student boarding houses. 

Cost of living

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Basic health insurance to cover accidents is mandatory to study at ULima and students must submit a copy of their insurance policy before their arrival.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

The University of Lima provides further visa and immigration information.

Contact the Embassy of Peru for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.