About Panama

Panama is a country in Central America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia (in South America) to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City.

To study in Panama, might sound weird as it is popularly known for vacation purposes. Notwithstanding this, panama can still boast of renowned tertiary educational institutes.  Some universities are affiliated with other international universities or accreditation bodies.

In Panama, higher education is composed of two levels; undergraduate and graduate

In recent times, the country has been gaining popularity as a study abroad destination. At the University of Panama, the leading higher educational institution in the country, faculties cover subjects including architecture, law, medicine and education, among other subjects. Students often attend the University of Panama in order to obtain a bachelor’s before moving on to obtain a Ph.D from another school.

Panama’s University scene actually isn’t much different from that found in the United States though in Panama, a majority of its programmes are taught in Spanish medium.

Panama is ranked fourth among Latin-American countries in terms of quality education.

Tuition Fees

Tuition can be a little less, on average, especially, compared to other latin american countries.

It can range between the following;

Undergraduate Programs

  • Local students          –          0-1,000 US$  (0-750 Euros)
  • International students   –   2,500-5,000 US$  (1,800-3,700 Euros)

Postgraduate Programs

  • Local students      –  1,000-2,500 US$   (750-1,800 Euros)
  • International students  –   5,000-7,500 US$   (3,700-5,500 Euros)

What Does It Cost To Live In Panama?

The short generic answer is, $1200 – $1500/month for  international students; this is just an estimate for a normal average student, if your lifestyle is flamboyant, you will need additional money.

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Top 5 Universities in Panama teaching in English; with their Official Websites

  • Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá   – http://www.utp.ac.pa
  • Universidad de Panamá   –   http://www.up.ac.pa
  • Florida State University Panama City  –  http://www.pc.fsu.edu/
  • Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua   – http://www.usmapanama.com
  • universidad Interamericana de Panamá   –  http://www.uip.edu.pa