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Latin American Private Open University (UPAL) — private non-profit university. It is located in Cochabamba, Bolivia. It is one of the youngest higher education institutions in the country. UPAL is a part of Asociación de Universidades Privadas (ANUP).
UPAL conducts research in many fields of study. For more information, visit the official site.
At UPAL, the academic calendar is divided into two semesters. However, tuition fees are calculated per year. For local citizens, tuition fees at UPAL start from 144 USD. International students pay a minimum of 2,500 USD per year. The educational institution helps with tuition fees through financial support programs. They are available to local and international students. On the official website of the university, you can find all the up-to-date information on tuition fees and available scholarships.
In addition to the cost of education, it is necessary to pay attention to additional costs: accommodation, transportation, study materials, meals and personal expenses.
The city campus of UPAL provides students with countless opportunities for work and recreation — from sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop to internships at large companies. Cochabamba has a well developed entertainment infrastructure, but the rhythm of the big city can be distracting for some students. The university has a functioning library. In addition to educational materials in various scientific areas, it contains a collection of classical and contemporary literature. Not only locals study at UPAL, but also students from other countries. The variety of cultures represented broadens the horizons of students and fills student life with all sorts of activities, the purpose of which is cultural exchange.
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. We talk about other options for immigration in our article.