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.
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 and humanities disciplines, and is also very strong in the natural sciences.
View available courses by selecting a department within one of the facultades. Select Plan de Estudios y Horarios (toward the bottom of the page) to see the department’s list of courses and academic plan.
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 Humanidades at La República, the Escuela Universitaria de Música, and the Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, making this an ideal option for students studying the Humanities, Education, and Fine Arts. For courses, 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.
View a list of academic departments.
Art and Music
Students interested in studying art and music can enroll in courses in the Facultad de Artes affiliated with República. View information on music courses taught at the Escuela Universitaria de Música . View information on art courses taught at the Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes.
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.
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 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 click on facultades from the menu at the top of the homepage. After selecting a facultad, click on Carreras universitarias and select a program that interests you. From the program's landing page, click on plan de estudios, which will be hyperlinked in the introductory paragraphs on the page.
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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Use this form to apply for major/minor credit or academic distributions and cultures and civilizations requirements.
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.