IAU Member

Costa Rica

top General Information


Street:Apartado 2060
Ciudad Universitaria Rodrígo Facio

City:San José

Post Code:11501 2060 UCR


Institution Funding



Founded 1940, incorporating former schools of the Universidad de Santo Tomás. An autonomous institution.

Academic Year

February to December (February-July; August-December)

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (bachillerato) or foreign equivalent, and entrance examination

Tuition Fees

National:3,250 per credit (CRC)



Student Body


top Officers

Head : Gustavo Gutiérrez Espeleta

Job title:Rector

Senior Administrative Officer : Oldemar Rodríguez Rojas

Job title:Vice-Rector, Administration

International Relations Officer : Leonora de Lemos Medina

Job title:Director, Office of International Affairs and External Cooperation

top Divisions

Faculty : Agronomy

Fields of study:Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Food Technology, Zoology

Faculty : Dentistry

Fields of study:Dentistry

Faculty : Economics

Fields of study:Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Health Administration, Public Administration, Taxation

Faculty : Education

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Testing and Evaluation, English, French, Higher Education, Information Sciences, Library Science, Literature, Management, Mathematics Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Spanish, Special Education, Sports, Teacher Training

Faculty : Engineering

Fields of study:Agricultural Engineering, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Surveying and Mapping

Faculty : Fine Arts

Fields of study:Advertising and Publicity, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, Music, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Theatre

Faculty : Humanities

Fields of study:Arts and Humanities, Literature, Modern Languages, Philology, Philosophy

Faculty : Law

Fields of study:Law

Faculty : Medicine

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Cardiology, Chemistry, Community Health, Dentistry, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Gerontology, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Haematology, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurological Therapy, Neurology, Nursing, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Plastic Surgery, Pneumology, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Surgery, Urology

Faculty : Microbiology

Fields of study:Haematology, Microbiology, Parasitology

Faculty : Pharmacy

Fields of study:Pharmacy

Faculty : Science

Fields of study:Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics, Meteorology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics

Faculty : Social Sciences

Fields of study:Anthropology, Communication Studies, Geography, History, Mass Communication, Political Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology

Research Division : Abnormal Haemoglobin and Related Disorders

Fields of study:Pathology

More details:CIHATA

Research Division : Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Fields of study:Agricultural Business

More details:CIEDA

Research Division : Agriculture

Fields of study:Agriculture

More details:IIA

Research Division : Agronomy

Fields of study:Agronomy

More details:CIA

Research Division : Animal Nutrition

Fields of study:Animal Husbandry

More details:CINA

Research Division : Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Sciences

Fields of study:Atomic and Molecular Physics, Nuclear Physics

More details:CICANUM

Research Division : Cellular and Molecular Biology

Fields of study:Cell Biology, Molecular Biology

More details:CIBCM

Research Division : Central American History

Fields of study:History, Latin American Studies

More details:CIHAC

Research Division : Clodomiro Picado

More details:ICP

Research Division : Crop Protection

Fields of study:Crop Production

More details:CIPROC

Research Division : Economics

Fields of study:Economics

More details:IICE

Research Division : Education

Fields of study:Education

More details:INIE

Research Division : Electro-Chemistry and Chemical Energy

Fields of study:Chemistry

More details:CELEQ

Research Division : Engineering

Fields of study:Engineering

More details:INII

Research Division : Environmental Pollution

Fields of study:Environmental Studies

More details:CICA

Research Division : Food Science and Technology

Fields of study:Food Science, Food Technology

More details:CITA

Research Division : Geology

Fields of study:Geology

More details:CICG

Research Division : Geophysics

Fields of study:Geophysics, Seismology

More details:CIGEFI

Research Division : Grains and Seeds

Fields of study:Plant Pathology

More details:CIGRAS

Research Division : Health Sciences

Fields of study:Health Sciences

More details:INISA

Research Division : Latin American Identity and Culture

Fields of study:Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies

More details:CIICLA

Research Division : Law

Fields of study:Law

More details:IIJ

Research Division : Linguistics

Fields of study:Linguistics

More details:INIL

Research Division : Materials Engineering

Fields of study:Materials Engineering

More details:CICIMA

Research Division : Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

Fields of study:Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

More details:CIMPA

Research Division : Mathematics and Meta-Mathematics

Fields of study:Mathematics

More details:CIMM

Research Division : Microstructures

Fields of study:Microelectronics

More details:CIEMIC

Research Division : Natural Products

Fields of study:Natural Resources

More details:CIPRONA

Research Division : Pharmacy

Fields of study:Pharmacy

More details:INIFAR

Research Division : Philosophy

Fields of study:Philosophy

More details:IIF

Research Division : Population Studies

Fields of study:Demography and Population

More details:Central American, CCP

Research Division : Psychology

Fields of study:Psychology

More details:IIP

Research Division : Public Administration

Fields of study:Public Administration

More details:CICAP

Research Division : Sea Sciences and Limnology

Fields of study:Limnology, Marine Science and Oceanography

More details:CIMAR

Research Division : Social Studies

Fields of study:Social Studies

More details:IIS

Research Division : Space Studies

More details:CINESPA

Research Division : Tropical Diseases

Fields of study:Tropical Medicine

More details:CIET

Research Division : Women's Studies

Fields of study:Women's Studies

More details:CIEM

top Degrees


Bachillerato Universitario

Fields of study:Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences


Fields of study:Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Especialidad Profesional

Fields of study:Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Meteorology


Fields of study:Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Architecture, Astrophysics, Biology, Biomedicine, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Curriculum, Dentistry, Economics, Educational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Film, Food Science, Foreign Languages Education, Geography, Geological Engineering, Gerontology, Higher Education, History, Hotel Management, Hydraulic Engineering, Immunology, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Engineering, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Meteorology, Microbiology, Music, Native Language Education, Nursing, Nutrition, Parasitology, Parks and Recreation, Pharmacy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Statistics, Surgery, Tourism, Transport Engineering, Visual Arts, Women's Studies

Doctorado Académico

Fields of study:Agriculture, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Education, Engineering, Government, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Political Sciences

Updated on 12-10-2015