Study in Panama

From engineering to business and from language education to experiential learning, you will find in Panama a wide range of opportunities in traditional academic disciplines as well as areas in which the country has significant competitive advantages, such as water sciences and environment, merchant marine fleet management or research in tropical diseases.  Panama hosts an increasing number of higher education institutions and its public universities are tuition free, even for foreign students. 

Public Universities

Universidad de Panamá (UP)

Founded in 1935 the UP is the main public university of the country. It has 19 schools  and 10 regional centers distributed nationwide. 

Useful Links

Admission requirements for foreign students (in Spanish)

Admissions website (in Spanish)

For establishing a partnership email the office of international cooperation

Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP)

The technical university, known as "la Tecnológica." It is the second-largest university of Panama.  The institution has graduated over 65 thousand students since 1981. 

Useful Links

View all cooperation agreements between US institutions and UTP

Admission requirements for foreign students (in Spanish)

Admissions website (in Spanish)

For establishing a partnership email the office of international cooperation

Universidad de las Americas (UDELAS)

UDELAS focuses on special education and healthcare.  The university offers bachelor´s , graduate and doctoral degrees in more than 40 specialties.

Useful Links

View all cooperation agreements between UDELAS and other institutions

Academic programs (in Spanish)

Admissions website (in Spanish)

For establishing a partnership email the  office of international cooperation

American Universities in panama

These are some options if you are considering studying in Panama while getting a degree from an American institution:

other Private Universities