Catholic University Santa María La Antigua of Panama (USMA) — private non-profit university. It is located in Panama, Panama. The higher education institution is considered one of the youngest in the country, as it was founded in 1965. USMA is a part of International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU).
USMA conducts research in many fields of study. For more information, visit the official site.
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USMA tuition fees
The academic calendar at USMA is divided into quarters, however, for convenience tuition fees are calculated per year. One year of studying at USMA will cost local citizens a minimum of 7,504 USD. For foreigners, the tuition fee is different — from 10,000 USD per year. Check the university website for up-to-date information on prices and available scholarships.
It is necessary to pay attention to other costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, food, and personal expenses.
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The campus of USMA is located in Panama. This is a fairly large city that opens up many opportunities for students: from cafes, restaurants and other entertainment to internships at large companies. But an urban campus can also be a disadvantage, because big city life distracts some students from their studies. The university has a library, in the collection of which you will find not only textbooks and scientific works, but also works of the classics, modern literature and much more. USMA regularly invites foreign students to participate in exchange programs. For locals, this is a unique opportunity to get in touch with the cultures of other countries, meet representatives of different nationalities and make friends around the world.
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What to do after graduation
There are many options to stay in the country after completing your studies at the university. One of them is to get an offer from an employer and apply for a work visa. Detailed information can be found on the embassy website. Look for more immigration options in our article.