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Studying in Uruguay is to live a Latin American experience, in a relaxed and multicultural environment.

#1 in LATAM

Quality of life

Mercer, 2019

#1 in LATAM

Democracy index

Economist Intelligence, 2019

#1 in LATAM

Civil liberties index

Freedom house, 2020


Educational institutions: technical and university

#1 in LATAM

ICT adoption,

World Economic Forum

#1 in LATAM

Social Mobility

Social Economic Forum, 2020

Environmental Performance Index,

REN 21, 2019


Of professionals use the English language.

Why study in Uruguay?


  • Education is one of the pillars that positions the country in the region, ranking first in Latin America in terms of literacy rate.

  • Uruguay has free education available from the early years up to postgraduate levels, guaranteed by the State.

  • Eighty-five percent of all university students are enrolled in the public system. 

  • Uruguay allows you to be part of a vibrant culture in the heart of South America, with excellent connectivity to discover the spirit of South America in a weekend. 

  • Its connectivity and telecommunications infrastructure makes it easy to stay in contact with family and friends.

  • In less than 30 minutes you can get to all the universities. In addition, Montevideo has a bike path system that makes it easy to move around.

  • The nightlife is vibrant in the city and allows you to connect with diverse students from all over the world who choose Uruguay every year. 

  • The school year generally runs from March to December, with the opportunity to enjoy the summer on its ocean beaches, where more than 3 million tourists from the region and the world come to visit each season.   


Montserrat Velasco Méndez

Montevideo as a city has a lot to offer to the world. I felt inspired and invited to enjoy life and the many different interactions we humans can have. I think it is a very beautiful country. I made many friends who were fundamental in my experience, and I learned a lot from them.

Country of origin: México

Educational institution: Universidad Católica

Find out how education is organized in Uruguay

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How education is organized in Uruguay

Get close to the universities in Uruguay and other tertiary institutes 

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Get acquainted with the universities in Uruguay and other tertiary education

Enjoy a language immersion experience in Uruguay. 

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Enjoy a language immersion experience in Uruguay

Check the process for recognition of studies

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