Although students do not register for courses until they arrive in Uruguay, course information is available on each university’s website.
You should use these listings as guides to the types of courses that will be available and as a basis for discussion with your academic advisors.
In addition to three or four university courses and the option of an internship, students are required to take Writing for Linguistic and Cultural Competence during their first term of study.
Those who are interested in a more specialized approach to their time abroad may wish to consider one of the tracks: Architectural Studies or Neuroscience.
Universidad Católica del Uruguay
Founded in 1985, a few days after the country was returned to democratic rule, the Universidad Católica del Uruguay is a private institution that has complex historical roots dating back to the first Jesuit educational institution founded in Uruguay during the late seventeenth century. While standing firmly in the Jesuits’ long history of providing alternative forms of education in Uruguay, La Católica was designed to be complementary to the sole university authorized by the Uruguayan constitution, La República. La Católica has a full range of social science disciplines, and is also very strong in business, engineering, and the medical sciences.
View available courses by selecting a carrera from the list on the university’s website. Once on the carrera’s page, click on the the different years listed under Cursos obligatorios to see a list of the core courses offered. Elective courses vary from year to year and may be reviewed during orientation in-country.
Universidad de la República
Founded in 1838 to be the sole university of the republic, the Universidad de la República currently enrolls more than 68,000 students on its numerous campuses throughout the country and employs some 6,000 faculty. 40,000 of these students attend classes in Montevideo, where every major discipline is represented. The Middlebury School in Uruguay is currently partnered with the Facultad de Ciencias, Facultad de Psicología,and the Facultad de Humanidades at La República, as well as the Escuela Universitaria de Música, and the Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, making this an ideal option for students studying the Sciences, Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts. La República’s Facultad de Ciencias and Facultad de Psicología are also where we currently host the Neuroscience Track for the School in Uruguay.
For courses in the Humanities and Education, select a licenciatura from the list on the right-hand side of the screen; for general information about the department, you can then select Plan de estudios, while for a year-by-year list of courses offered, you can select a recent programa from the Programas link.
You can also view a list of academic departments in the Facultad de Humanidades here.
For courses in the Sciences, click on a licenciatura from the facultad’s homepage. Toward the bottom of the page, click on Plan de Estudios under Enlaces de interés or Más información on the right-hand side for general information about the licenciatura, or on Programas de las materias for academic year-specific course offerings and information.
For courses in Psychology, scroll down the Estructura curricular page until you see the Estructura de la malla curricular. You can then click on any of the módulos for a list of the courses offered during different sections of the Psychology program at La República.
Art and Music
Students interested in studying art and music can enroll in courses in the Facultad de Artes affiliated with La República. View information on music courses taught at the Instituto de Música de la Facultad de Artes. You can also view the planes de estudios for the licenciaturas (degrees) in music here (scroll to the bottom of the page to view the drop down menus for all of the licenciaturas). View information on art courses taught at the Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. To view the licenciaturas offered, click on enseñanza in the top menu and then on the list on the left side under Montevideo. From the licenciatura’s home page, you can then click on plan de estudios on the right side to learn more.
Universidad ORT is a private, nonprofit university with a strong focus in science, technology, business and design, with a tradition of innovation, entrepreneurship and international collaboration. It has about 8,500 students across four Schools (Management and Social Sciences, Architecture, Communication and Design, Engineering) and one Institute (Education), offering undergraduate, graduate, and technical degrees. Universidad ORT is also where we currently host the School in Uruguay’s Architecture Track.
The Schools are located on two campuses, in the downtown area and in Pocitos, a charming section of the city. It was founded in 1943 by members of the Jewish community in Uruguay, and is a member of World ORT, a Jewish educational organization that originated in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 1880. ORT´s mission is to provide higher education of excellence in disciplines relevant to the Uruguay´s development, training professionals for the challenges of the national and international realities.
To view course offerings at ORT, first choose a carrera that interests you from the carreras universitarias list. From the carrera’s homepage, then click on plan de estudios.
For Middlebury College Students Only
The course information database contains information on courses taken abroad (both at Middlebury Schools Abroad and externally sponsored programs) and their applicability to Middlebury majors and academic distributions. The database represents only a sampling of courses that have been approved to apply to each major to date. New courses are added regularly as they are approved.
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Note: To apply a pre-approved academic distribution or cultures and civilizations attribute to your student record OR to apply a pre-approved course toward your major, you must contact the Registrar’s Office.
Middlebury College Faculty
You may find it useful to consult the database when meeting with students to determine if a particular course has already been approved for major/minor credit or academic distributions.