Universidad de Piura

City: Piura
Language of instruction: English, Spanish
  • Founded in 1969 and consistently
  • Ranks among the top 10 universities in Peru  (America Economica 2013 rankings)
  • UDPE School of Economics and the School of Engineering both ranked in top 5 in Peru
  • 6 faculties, 14 academic programs, 1 higher technical school
  • Campuses in Piura and Lima, major cities in Peru
  • Main campus in Piura extends over 130 hectares and is located on reclaimed desert which has been reforested with mesquite trees, home to various kinds of wildlife such as peacocks, deer, foxes, lizards, birds
  • Lima campus is located in Miraflores, the hub of commercial activity in the capital, and offers an array of academic, cultural and social activities

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Partner university's areas of study


Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Very limited courses taught in English at graduate level
  • Undergraduate students will have access to these courses
  • Majority of coursework taught in Spanish


Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Split year Term 2 +1 (UBC Term 2 start)

Who can go?

  • Students in the Bachelor of International Economics

Term dates

  • Semester I: first week of March to last week of July, including examinations (midterm exams in the first week of May)
  • Semester II: first week of August to second week of December, including examinations (midterm exams in the last week of September)
  • Note: When applying to this partner on the Go Global application system, please select the UBC term that you widh to be abroad


Not applicable

Summer program

Not applicable

Courses + Transfer Credits


Course equivalency formula

  • 5 Piura Credits = 3 UBC Credits 

Passing grade

Minimum passing grade is 11

Grading scheme

  • Grading scheme is 0 to 20

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)Graduate researchUndergrad research

Course information and restrictions

Not application

Full course load information

  • Students should take 20 Piura credits to receive 15 UBC credits

Course Information Website

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

UBC course: ECON 466
Title: Competition Policy and Regulation
Partner course code: E1PCR1
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-12-19
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Business Ethics
Partner course code: ETN C
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-06-25
UBC course: POLI 332
Title: International Relations
Partner course code: E1 RIN9
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-12-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political and Economic Theory
Partner course code: E1PPE1 A
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Economic Analysis of the Firm
Partner course code: E0 AEE9
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some partner fees may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Additional fees

  • Students are responsible for obtaining their own health insurance

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

Not applicable

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