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University of Costa Rica

History

Since its creation in 1940, the University of Costa Rica has channeled its efforts into a steady, untiring and unrestrained search for truth, efficacy and beauty, as established by its organic statute.

Education

Teaching in the University of Costa Rica, as in any other public higher education institution is the main engine of university life, which forms students in the different majors offered by the Institution. Teaching in the UCR is done through 13 colleges, 47 schools, 6 campuses and 11 sites that host over 38 thousand students all over the country.

Research

In Costa Rica, the academic sector, and especially public universities, is the one that invests the most in scientific research. The UCR is the largest and oldest of the state universities in the country; it stands out as the institution that makes the most research at the national level in all the areas of knowledge: Engineering, Sciences, Letters, Arts, Social Sciences, Health, and Agro-food Sciences.

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University of Costa Rica Scholarships

Below you will find scholarships related to University of Costa Rica. Distinction can be made between scholarships provided by the University and those provided by independent providers.

Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
ServiceScape Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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ServiceScape
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Erasmus+ - Grants for study mobility
Merit-based

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OeAD, Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
Women Scholarship for International Students
Merit-based

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educations.com
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
31 Oct 2024
$1,500 Annual Video Contest Scholarship
Merit-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
Grants of the Leopold Figl Foundation for students with residence in Lower Austria
Need-based

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Leopold Figl Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
55000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Francesca Norris Memorial Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Type Rating Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
International Conference Scholarship
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
5000 USD
Deadline
01 Nov 2024
Financial Scholarships
Merit-based

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International Society of Women Airline Pilots
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
Spreadsheet Gladiator Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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Coefficient
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
200 USD
Deadline
31 May 2024
Wiingy Future STEM Leaders Scholarship
Merit-based

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Wiingy
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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2024
544 -33
2023
511 20
2022
531
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2024
1201 -600
2023
601 -100
2022
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2024
-
2023
764 4
2022
768
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

Since its founding, and especially during the first few of its more than seven decades, the University of Costa Rica has benefitted from international cooperation through agreements with prestigious universities around the world. Today its Office of International Affairs and External Cooperation is dedicated to establishing ties with foreign academic institutions, seeking greater student and teacher mobility in order to improve its faculty staff, who can obtain their master's, doctorate and post-doctorate degrees.

Housing services

The University of Costa Rica houses a permanent average population of 40,000 students, distributed between its main campus and its regional campuses.

The main campus of the University of Costa Rica is the Ciudad Universitaria Rodrigo Facio, named after Rodrigo Facio Brenes, former President of the University who in the 50s and 60s led the reform that had made of the Institution one of the best known in the hemisphere .

Library services

The University of Costa Rica offers the students a wide variety of services and resources. Through these services, the University seeks to complement the student's formation process, development and college experience. 

ICT services

The students also have access to wireless internet, a library system with access for disabled people, heath services, student insurance, vocational guidance, academic support and a student defense office which ease their journey through the Alma Mater.

Campus life

The university campus has different green areas where students can spend some idle time, or even, during the dry season, get their lessons outdoors is the course allows for it. An internal bus system facilitates the transportation to the different properties of the Rodrigo Facio Campus, and the external transportation service provides the means to go to different areas of the Great Metropolitan Area.

Sports facilities

University life, in addition to the academic spaces, is surrounded by multiple options for recreation, the practice of sports, entertainment, exhibits, art performances that students can attend without spending too much.

The University also has sports, recreational and artistic programs, representation groups and programs like volunteerism and leadership that encourage the student to get involved both inside and outside of the university community, thus strengthening their human development.

San Pedro, San José, Costa Rica

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