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Veritas University San Jose

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About the University 🏫

Veritas University, is recognized as one of the best private universities in Central America. The enormous popularity is due, among other things, to the location of the university campus, located minutes from the heart of the capital, San José, but also to a large extent the teaching that offers local excursions and a practical approach to learning.

It is worth mentioning that at Veritas University you can simply take one or more study abroad semesters as the vast majority of entire programmes are taught in Spanish. Of course, you can apply for them if you speak Spanish.

Subjects are offered in both English and Spanish in small classes with students in focus. Campus is a super beautiful campus that oozes tropical vibes through the building's focus on natural construction and with loads of plants around campus. Despite the focus on the tropical vibes, the educational environment is super modern and there are plenty of modern labs and rooms to unfold in during class.

With 1,500 students, 500 of whom are international, you can expect to get in close contact with local culture while getting acquainted with students from all over the world.

About the city 🌇

San José, or "Chepe" as locals call the capital, is a hub of modern culture in Costa Rica. The city is known for its famous volcanoes and coffee plantations that make the city's coffee at local cafes world class.

In your free time, in the guaranteed sunny weather, you can enjoy the city's monuments and beautiful parks, and even visit the city's well-known beer brewery. Even if you live in a big city, you have the privilege of San José to easily go on the adventure in the nature of their mentioned rainforest.

San José's natural area is the place to be for the adventurous who want to create memories for life. Here you have the opportunity to soar through the jungle on their zip lines, river rafting with your new friends in the rivers or hop on a mountain bike, where you cycle past volcanoes, the bridges in the middle of nature and exotic sugar, cocoa and coffee bean farms.

Are you for long walks in the woods? Try a tour where you get to bathe under waterfalls and experience tastings of nature's freshest cocoa and coffee prepared by locals after a day of adrenaline-filled hiking and climbing in nature, where you finish by looking at exotic birds from the many swinging bridges in the rainforest.

Does the big city life with a big twist of beautiful natural scenery give you butterflies in the stomach along with imagining your life as an exotic adventurer? San José guarantees a special place in your heart and a one in a lifetime experience.

Housing 🏡

A popular choice for students studying for a semester at Veritas University San Jose is homestay. Students are placed with local host families in San Jose, Costa Rica. Typical, it's one student per family who then provides your own room, laundry, breakfast and dinner on the days you' have classes.

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Admission Requirements

What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at Veritas University San Jose, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

Documents required from students to apply to Veritas University are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • A CV and a motivational letter
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.

See more about the entry requirements at Veritas University.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to Veritas University San Jose in Costa Rica can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at Veritas University San Jose.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at Veritas University vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at Veritas University ranges from 9.000 USD to 13.100 USD per year for international students.

The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at Veritas University for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 3800 USD.

See more about Veritas University's tuition fees for international students.

What are the semester start dates?

Veritas University uses a three-trimester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The three-trimester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a semester system. Students can start their studies in January, May or September. Two trimesters are still equal to a full academic year.

See more about Veritas University's important dates in the academic calendar.

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What the students say

"Costa Rica is on so many levels a leader to the world. Come here for an amazing experience. Come grow as a person, and you will love it" - Karson B.