Semester Exchange - Universidad del Pacifico

Semester Exchange - Universidad del Pacifico

The small private university in the Jesus Maria District of Lima, Peru, has been ranked as one of the most esteemed universities in fields of economics, law, finance, accounting and business administration among the leading institutions of its kind in the Latin American region. Established in 1962, Pacifico university is an institution with a vocation for excellence and aims to contribute to the development and social well-being of Peru in a global, dynamic, complex and increasingly interconnected world. Universidad del Pacífico is an academic community with a vocation for excellence, specialized in degrees and programs related to economics, law and management both in the private and the public sectors.

It produces entrepreneurial leaders with dedication to service and committed to building a fair society. Located in the thriving cultural city of Lima, known as the "City of Kings" since the vice royal period, it is home to Universidad del Pacífico and one of the most important financial centres of the region.​ Lima’s sprawling metropolis is the second-driest world capital, rising above a long coastline of crumbling cliffs. To enjoy it, climb on the wave of chaos that spans from high-rise condos built alongside pre-Columbian temples, and fast Pacific breakers rolling toward noisy traffic snarls.



Type of Program


Level of Study


Length of Program

5 months

Program Dates

First semester: March-July,
Second semester: August-December

Language of Instruction

Spanish, English

Travel Grant


GPA Requirement (Out of 4.0)



Please refer to the accommodation website

Exchange Student Website

Universidad del Pacifico Exchange Website

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  • Students must have minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Completion of at least 2 upper division courses of college level
  • Spanish is recommended but not required (there are courses in English available)

How to apply

Applicants must complete an online Application form. You'll need to include:

Your personal details, One University preference, It should take around 2 - 3 minutes to complete an application.

Important notes:

Application Fee and Payment Options: For all exchange programs (semester and short term), there is a compulsory application fee. For more information and payment options please refer to the Cost and Funding Website.

Insurance: It is a requirement of the exchange program that all students must purchase their own travel insurance to cover them for the duration of their entire journey overseas. More information will be given to students upon acceptance.

Program Costs: You remain enrolled at Macquarie University and continue to pay your tuition fees to Macquarie University. As an exchange student you pay no tuition fees to host university. However, you must also always be prepared for unexpected expenses, and should consider how you will be dealing with the expenses of your exchange before you leave your home country. Prior to departure, you will need to save sufficient funds to cover all of your expenses for the duration of your exchange. Some costs to consider include: airfares, students visa (if required), travel health insurance, accommodation, food, additional travel, entertainment, textbooks, incidental expense. If you wish to work while you are away, it is important to note that work rights for international students vary from country to country. For further information about your visa restrictions please contact the consulate or embassy of your host country.

*Disclaimer: Macquarie University does not ensure the quality or reputation of activities run externally, should students choose to undertake these activities they take on the full risk and responsibility. All students need to undertake their own risk assessment before departure, considering wisely their personal health and safety risks. Ultimately participation in these activities is at the students’ risk.

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It is a small private university in the Jesús María District of Lima, Peru. It was established in 1962 by a group of Peruvian entrepreneurs supported by the Society of Jesus. In the past three decades, Universidad del Pacifico has been ranked as one of the most esteemed universities in fields of economics, law, finance, accounting, and business administration in Peru and among the leading institutions of its kind in the Latin American region

Area of study
Business; Education; Law, security and intelligence; Media, creative arts, and communication; Science; Society, history and languages

Has a GPA requirement

Macquarie, Undergraduate, Admisnistration, Humanities, Communication, Economics and Politics, Exchange, Peru

Travel Grant

AU$1,000 minimum

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