Why study in Costa Rica?

Costa Ricans (or “Ticos” as they’re also known) are said to live some of the happiest lives in the world, in part down to their relaxed surroundings and way of life. Costa Rica is a mix of ethnicities and cultures, making it an interesting and tolerant society to experience when studying abroad.

The standard of universities in Costa Rica has been improving, and now international students can choose Costa Rica for a great quality of life and education.

What are the best programs in Costa Rica?

The majority of programs in Costa Rica will be taught in Spanish, however an increasing number of options are available in English. In general, public universities teach a wide range of subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The country can also offer specialist vocational programs from private institutions including business schools, medical universities, and engineering universities.

Whether you’re looking to study for a BA, BSc, MBA, or doctorate degree, Studee can help you find the perfect place to study in Costa Rica.

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What is the cost of studying in Costa Rica?

Many universities in Costa Rica charge on a per credit basis. This means that tuition costs are around $25,000 a year, but can also be lower depending on the university. Living costs in Costa Rica are noticeably cheaper than parts of Europe and the US.