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Uruguay a place to study, work & live

Fecha: 24/05/2017




Free access since pre-Kindergarden through technical & university education. Main institutions for public & private undergraduate & postgraduate courses:


Government institutions

The National Agency of Investigation and Innovation works in four action fields: Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education. Education: By means of the National Scholarships System, ANII encourages postgraduate studies by providing grants for Masters, PhDs, and Post-Docs, as well as mobility and training grants.

ANII also develop Timbó, a free access website for educational and scientific institutions of Uruguay.

CONTACT: Laura Barreiro & Laura Di Giovanni | E-mail: - 

Uruguay is the 1st country in implementing the One Laptop Per Child model nationwide, thanks to Plan Ceibal.

Every student in the public school system is given a laptop or tablet with contents such as Math Platfrom, an LMS, a Digital Library and learning games. Schools are provided with internet and initiatives like English Teaching via videocnonference, Robotics and Programming Labs. 

Main objetive in her participarion in Nafsa: finding new apps to include to our initiavite and possible collaborations in Research and Language Teaching.

CONTACT: Mag. Mariana Montaldo - Head of Content Department |  E-mail: |

Smart Talent´s mission is to strengthen links between technical or university students and institutions, and international oriented services companies based in Uruguay. is an initiative of Uruguay XXI, the government investment and export promotion agency. 

The purpose of her participation in Nafsa was to know best Universities practices in the articulation with companies, studeints & professionals, & the promotion of Uruguay as a place to study the prioritized sectors areas.

CONTACT: Komai Garabelli - Smart Talent's Executive | E-mail: | 


 CLAEH University is a non-profit organization founded in 1957. Its competence system involves research, high education, social intervention and technical assistance, building knowledge for action and action for knowledge. Some academic areas include: history, culture, arts and cultural heritage, development, human rights, law, health, medicine, education, TIC, international cooperation, public politics. At NAFSA they had the aim to strengthen ties with college and universities to receive foreign students and for our teachers and students to study and work abroad.


CONTACT: Carla Chiappara | E-mail:  / |

 ORT is an innovative and entrepreneurial university with a strong focus on science, technology, business and design. Established in 1942 as the ORT Technical School, it developed into one of the largest private, non-profit universities in Uruguay. Our community comprises +11,000 students, 1,500 academic staff and +15,000 alumni. ORT's School of Business ranks amongst Latin America's best since 1996 (currently in the Top20). Our MBA programme is internationally accredited by AMBA. Our international engagement includes +180 international partnerships with prestigious academic institutions in 29 countries. We are committed to identify and maintain strategic partnerships with higher institutions worldwide. ORT is member of World ORT.

CONTACT: María Azpiroz - Director of International Affairs | E-mail: | 

The Catholic University of Uruguay, the first private university in the country, aims at training well-rounded and competent professionals, who enjoy their work and are dedicated to excellence, who look after the others, their environment and themselves, and who believe that they can make a difference in the world. As part of the Society of Jesus network of universities, the Catholic University of Uruguay follows in the Jesuit tradition of knowledge innovation and encourages graduates from all its Degree Programs and Postgraduate Programs to become professionals committed to building a more humane and just society.

The aim at Nafsa was to wide its partners universities in order to increase the student and stuff mobility, research and any kind of academic collaboration.

CONTACT: Mag. Carolina Greising | E-mail: | 

 Logo UDEUniversidad de la Empresa is a private and secular university with strong links to the productive and social sectors.  It offers 20 bachelor's, 6 master´s and 10 professional degree programs through seven Schools: Agriculture, Business Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Health and Law. The enrollment currently stands at 5.000 students.

CONTACT: Cecilia Rumbo - Head Executive at the Office of Internacional Relations| E-mail: |

The Universidad de Montevideo was founded in 1986. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees within the School of Business Administration & Economics, the School of Communications, the School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Humanities, the IEEM Business School and the Center of Biomedical Science. 

Undergraduate Courses: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, International Business, Communications, Journalism, Film Studies, Law, Humanities, Primary Bilingual Education, High School Education, History, Philosophy, Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Latin American Studies.

CONTACT:  Luisa Peirano - Director of International Affairs en Universidad de Montevideo & Maria Virginia Whitelaw - International Development Manager | E-mail: |


 UTEC is the Technological University of Uruguay with a focus on sustainable and inclusive development, innovation, and applied research in the areas of STEM. Free and public, it was created in 2013 to close gaps of access to higher education and to contribute to Uruguay’s socio-economic development. 

UTEC is settled in the Uruguayan countryside where four types of degrees are offered in Spanish (Associates, 2 years; Technologist, 3 years; Bachelor of Science, 4 years; Engineering, 5 years) in the following areas: Logistic, Water Management, Mechatronics, Renewable Energies, IT, Food Science, Dairy Science, Dairy Production, Biomedical and Jazz. Also, all students participate in cross-curricular programs focused on acquiring 21st-century skills.

One of the most distinctive features of UTEC is its intrinsic connection to its community and the collective construction of knowledge with high quality management standards and the pursuit of academic excellence.

CONTACT: Elianne Elbaum | E-mail:  |