Universidad del Pacifico
Universidad del Pacífico (or University of the Pacific) is a small private university in the Jesús María District of Lima, Peru. It was established in 1962 by a group of Peruvian entrepreneurs. UP has a little over 3,000 students enrolled at the undergraduate level and 500 students enrolled at MA level and has a particular focus on business, economics and law. Like many southern hemisphere institutions, UP's academic calendar runs late-March until July for semester one, the second semester begins in mid-August before ending in mid-December.
The exchange agreement between King's and UP allows for up to 6 Full Year Equivalent (FYE) places for each institution. This equates to six students going for a full academic year or 12 students going for a single semester OR a mixture of the two. Three of the six FYE places wil be prioritised for students enrolled in the International Management BSc or Business Management BSc.
Eligibility for King's students
Important: Final decision on students' study abroad application to their host institution rests entirely with that host institution. Students outside of the department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies must also meet their departments’ academic requirements to obtain final departmental approval to study abroad. It is usually at least a 60% average prior to departure, however this can vary amongst departments. Students should double check with their Study Abroad Tutor if they are unsure of their academic requirements.
King’s students that wish to study abroad at this institution should check the ‘Undergraduate options by department’ page to see if this institution is indeed an option for them.
Estimated living costs
Please research the estimated living costs for this country. A reminder that King's students on exchange are not required to pay tuition fees to the host university, but you may incur administrative and/or orientation fees at the host. There may also be mandatory insurance costs, and transcripts may incur a fee.
Please also note that, if required, student visas often require applicants to supply evidence of financial support throughout the duration of the study abroad programme. Sometimes this will mean showing financial evidence for a specific amount, so please pay attention to the advice on this from the host institution.