Study in Cuba

EASY APPLICATION PROCESS
Just fill out an online application form and submit it with a few attachments.
ACCEPTANCE EVEN IN ONE DAY
Your study placement can be confirmed as quickly as in day.
SECURE
Your study placement can be confirmed as quickly as in day.
MOST AFFORDABLE TUITION FEES
Tuition fees start from 1990 EUR
SUPPORT
Our team helps you get the most out of your time abroad
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Studying abroad is a life-changing experience.

Beyond Abroad offers easy and affordable study abroad programs in some of the most intriguing and fascinating destinations worldwide. Immerse yourself in foreign cultures, learn a new language, meet people from all over the world, grow academically and boost your resume! Apply now and get accepted even within 24 hours! So far, we have helped more than 8000 students from 90+ countries study abroad.

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“I never could have imagined what kind of a benefit this experience is in working life. I started to look for summer jobs and internships when I knew that I am coming to study here. I sent three applications to different places and I got all the jobs. Can you believe it, all three!”

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SEMESTERS
Spring: (Jan - May)
Autumn: (Aug - Dec)
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LEVELS OF STUDY
Bachelor & Master
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MAX CREDITS
30 ECTS / 18 US credits
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FEES
1990 EUR + 75 EUR application fee
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PROGRAM CONTENT
Lectures, workshops and excursions
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STUDY FIELDS
Engineering, Social Sciences, Economics, Management, Humanities, Spanish Languages, Computer Sciences, Marketing, etc.

Cienfuegos University

Receiver of the wold science award eureka

#1

fastest growing university in cuba

top 1

best course offering for international students in cuba

fully accredited programs

Next Batches

AUTUMN 2022

August 29th -
December 15th, 2022
ORIENTATION:
August 29th, 2022
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
August 15th, 2022
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SPRING 2023

January 30th-
May 20th, 2023
ORIENTATION:
January 30th, 2023
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
November 30th, 2022
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AUTUMN 2023

August 28th -
December 15th, 2023
ORIENTATION:
August 28th, 2023
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August 15th, 2023
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Overview

STUDY ABROAD IN CIENFUEGOS, CUBA

JOIN OVER 150 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND STUDY AT ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DESTINATION IN LATIN AMERICA, CUBA.

Cuba is a land of indescribable charm. It is one of the world’s most musically diversified countries. Cuba’s beaches are well-known for a reason: they are uncrowded, lush with tropical beauty, and diverse. Gain international experience, boost your career and dive deep into Cuba’s culture in the mind-blowing study abroad program of Cienfuegos University! Your dream semester in Cuba is closer than you think – apply today and get accepted to study in Cuba as quickly as in a day!

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Benefits

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cienfuegos University provides students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad in Cuba for a semester or longer.
  • For international students, a one-of-a-kind, tailor-made program is available.
  • Join a group of over 150 foreign students from all around the world.
  • Experience English-taught programs in one of the most iconic islands worldwide.
  • Our students have the possibility to learn Spanish and to improve their language skills.

Study Matters

STUDYING AT THE Cienfuegos University

Studying at Cienfuegos University in Cuba offers you the unique chance to explore Cuba and to study in a tailormade program for study abroad students, fully taught in English and based on the curriculum of Cienfuegos University. The University presents a teaching method that demands the student’s active participation in their own learning and development process. Learning about the Cuban Culture plays and important role as well.

Who is this program for?

  • You’re interested in Cuba
  • You want to study abroad in a unique environment
  • You want to expand your knowledge with a variety of topics
  • You want to get to know people from all over the world

Requirements

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO STUDY IN CUBA?

Cienfuegos University grants credits in local credit points. Each credit point equals 16 credit hours. You may choose between up to 6 courses, which amount a total to 18–30 ECTS.

To apply, you need to have at least

  • A minimum age of 18 years
  • A high school diploma or similar certificate.
  • To follow the instruction, you should have sufficient English skills (B2 level). No language test is required.
  • An official transcript of records of all your semesters or, if you are not currently enrolled at an institution of higher education, a copy of your high school diploma (or similar document). Click the link above for an example transcript of records. The format may vary from university to university.
  • A copy of the identification page of your passport.

Apply to study abroad at Cienfuegos University

DOCUMENTS
Get the required documents (see list below)

APPLICATION
Fill out and submit the online application form together with the required documents

CONFIRMATION
You’ll get a confirmation of your study placement within one week, at best as quickly as in one day.

  • When you apply for two semesters: 100 EUR discount on the second semester
  • Get access to comprehensive information materials such as an Asia Exchange Guide and an interactive orientation webinar after you apply

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Scan all the required documents (1–2) to your computer.
  • Finally fill out the online application form below and submit it with all the documents.

Uploading and submitting the attachments

  • Please upload the attachments in PDF format.
  • If possible, please submit all the attachments together with the application. If you are missing some attachment(s) when you first apply, you can send the missing document(s) later.  However, please note that we will not process applications without any attachments whatsoever.
  • All attachments must be sent to us by the application deadline at the very latest, preferably as soon as possible.
  • You can submit all the documents electronically. Please don’t send anything via regular mail.
  • There is a late application fee for applications or attachments submitted after the application deadline.

Confirmation

You will get a confirmation of your study placement in 1-7 days, starting from the day your application is complete with all the required documents.

Fees

The application fee invoice will be sent to you soon after the initial acceptance letter. This fee will be due within 10 days of receiving your confirmation. The application fee is non-refundable even if you decide to cancel (see below).

Cancellation

If you’re unable to participate in the study abroad semester, you have the right to cancel your participation up to 1 month before the semester starts with no extra cost (the application fee will not be refunded, however). Let us know about your cancellation by writing us an email at info[at]asiaexchange.org. Cancellations notified via phone, SMS or by any other means will not be considered. For more detailed information on our cancellation policy, please see terms and conditions for cancellation. We also reserve the right to cancel your participation if any of your fees becomes overdue. For more information, please see our terms and conditions.

Travel insurance

You are required to have a valid accident and health insurance from your home country for the whole duration of the program. The university may request a copy of the insurance certificate in the beginning of the semester. See our recommended travel insurance providers.

Cienfuegos University is located in the mind-blowing city of Cienfuegos, also known as La Perla del Sur (The Pearl of the South). Those who choose to study in Cuba at this university have the opportunity to combine fantastic education with the beautiful tropical beaches found on the island’s southern coast. Founded in 1970, the Universidad de Cienfuegos Carlos Rafael Rodríguez currently ranks within Latin America’s top 300 universities.

Address

CS, Cienfuegos, Cuba

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FREQUENT ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: How do I select my courses?
A: From the list sent by the Head of Export and Commercialization Office, you select the ones that suit your interests.

Q: Are the courses organized and taught in English?
A: Those courses sent in the list are taught in English.

Q: Can I enrol in courses taught in Spanish?
A: Yes.

Q: Do I need to have any language certificate?
A: For those courses taught in Spanish the students don’t need to have a certificate, but they need to be proficient in Spanish at least at a B1 or B1+ levels. A Spanish diagnose will be applied to them before starting the courses; in case they don’t show enough language proficiency they will have to enrol in a Spanish Language course to get the B1 level before doing the specialized course. The Spanish Language course, should be paid as well.

Q: What is the required course attendance?
A: 70% of attendance

Q: When do exams take place?
A: There should be Midterm Examinations and Final Examinations, but it will depend on the course program.

Q: What type of VISA do I need to have to study abroad in Cuba?
A: The students can enter the country with a tourist visa, once here the university authorities can guide the students and facilitate the change to a student visa. (process that they will have to afford)

Q: What type of accommodation options available?
A: The university is working on providing dorms inside campus, but they are not finished yet. At the moment, the options are houses for rent outside campus that the students will have to book on their own beforehand.

Q: How can I get to the campus?
A: There are public and private transportation means, as well as state and private taxis.

Q: Do I need an insurance?
A: Yes, students need to arrive at the country with a health insurance.

Q: I need to have my learning agreement/certificate of enrolment signed. What should I do?
A: Please fill the document and send it to info@asiaexchange.org.

Q: When will I receive my Official Acceptance Letter?
A: The official letter of acceptance (Offer Letter) will be sent to you by email 2–3 months before the semester starts.

Q: When will I receive my Transcript of Records?
A: The university prepares and sends the Academic Records, usually within 1-2 months after the end of the semester. We will send your Academic Records as soon as we receive them from ULACIT.

Student Experiences

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WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO STUDY ABROAD?

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EXPERIENCE THE RICH AND DIVERSE CULTURES

Diverse cultures and immersing yourself in them is a life-changing experience. Whether it is architecture, art of food, cultures are always awe-inspiring.

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IT LOOKS GOOD ON YOUR RESUME

According to the QS Global Employer Survey Report, 6 out of 10 employers around the world give extra credit for an international student experience, and more than 80% said they actively sought graduates who had studied abroad.

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