Information is exploratory. For accurate information, refer to the official website of the school.
Costa Rica Institute of Technology (ITCR) — public non-profit institution. It is located in Cartago, Costa Rica. The higher education institution was founded not so long ago — in 1971 — which is why it is considered one of the youngest in the country. ITCR is a part of Consejo Nacional de Rectores (CONARE).
ITCR conducts scientific activity in several areas. More information can be found on the official site.
At ITCR, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. Tuition fees at ITCR for local citizens starts from 2 USD per year. For international students, the cost of study differs — from 1,000 USD. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and scholarships.
When choosing an educational institution, it is important to be aware of additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.
Bachelor degree at ITCR
In order to enter a bachelor's program, applicants must successfully pass the entrance exams.
The city campus of ITCR provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Cartago has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. There is a library on the grounds of the university. There are collected scientific works of graduates and teachers of the university, as well as fiction. Foreigners who come to ITCR through exchange programs study and live with local students. Thus, the university promotes intercultural exchange and the establishment of interethnic relations.
What to do after graduation
If you want to stay in Costa Rica after graduation, one of your options is to apply for a work visa. To do this, you need to get an offer from an employer. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.