15 Cheapest Universities In Panama; Their Tuition Fees 2021

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A few years back some countries in Europe were dominating the education world which stretched to a over a long period of time, but recently many countries of the world are coming up,  most of them competing with them, and some others taking over from them as a world-leading tertiary institution.

Panama is one of the revelations of the 20th century in terms of education; they have balanced the equation of offering quality education and affordable tuition fees.

To the surprise of many people, some universities in Panama almost free when some conditions are met.

Therefore every aspiring student from any country of the world should consider Panama for his/her studies considering the conducive environment and affordable institutions.

This article would be concentrated in unveiling the cheapest universities in Panama, and their tuition fees.  This would help students to make the right choice in selecting the institution that will suit their financial circle.

It is also reasonable to say that these cheap Universities still offer quality education i.e their low tuition fees do not affect the quality they offer.

Most of these universities are publicly funded, which has helped in bringing down tuition fees.

Why do I need to study in Panama?

Panama is a country on the isthmus linking Central and South America. The Panama Canal, a famous feat of human engineering, cuts through its center, linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to create an essential shipping route.

In the capital, Panama City, modern skyscrapers, casinos, and nightclubs contrast with colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo district and the rainforest of Natural Metropolitan Park.

Studying abroad doesn’t get much more affordable than in Panama, where living costs are relatively low and public universities are free for everyone, including international students. However, private institutions do charge, with fees varying depending on your course.

The Panamanian academic year like most countries is divided into two semesters: summer and fall, beginning in March and

December respectively. Institutions are closed in January and February and there is a two-week holiday in June and July.

A bachelor’s degree in four years and a master’s degree lasts for one year, with some exceptions (MBAs for example, are two years). Spanish is the main language of tuition for undergraduates, but some universities offer courses in English at the master’s level.

What should I know before moving to Panama?

There are various things you should know before moving to Panama. Here are the top 5 things you should know:

  • Don’t Buy a One Way Ticket when Moving to Panama. …
  • Considering Buying Health Insurance that Covers Travel to the US. …
  • Take Your Time Deciding Where to Live in Panama. …
  • Don’t Bring a Car into Panama. …
  • Rent for a Few Months Before You Decide to Move to Panama Full Time.

Cheapest Universities In Panama; Their Tuition Fees

Students can choose between a public or private university, and the Ministry of Education oversees all of them.

Although there are many institutions throughout the country, most of them are located in Panama City.

Here is a list of the cheapest 15 universities in Panama and their tuition fees.

  1. TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF PANAMA

A world competing for university.

Fully accredited.  A public-funded and nonprofit university,  which makes it very cheap and affordable.

This 37 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic records and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Panamanian higher education organization a most selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

TUITION

UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local student0-1,000 US$   (0-750 Euro)0-1,000 US$   (0-750 Euro)
Int’l student0-1,000 US$   (0-750 Euro)0-1,000 US$   (0-750 Euro)

 

  1. UNIVERSITY OF PANAMA

This university was established in 1985.

A cheap,  public-funded, and nonprofit institution.

This university is fully accredited.

This university offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

TUITION

Cheap and undisclosed visit the official website of the university for more information.

  1. INTERAMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF PANAMÁ

This academic movement started in 1994 and has become a huge agent of civilization for local and International student fully accredited, cheap and affordable.

This university offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

TUITION

The tuition fee is undisclosed, will be disclosed during the application process.

  1. SANTA MARIA LA ANTIGUA CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

Established in 1965, this is a non-profit university, affordable and cheap for local and international students.

This 53 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

TUITION

UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local student7,500-10,000 US$   (5,500-7,400 Euro)5,000-7,500 US$   (3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int’l student7,500-10,000 US$   (5,500-7,400 Euro)7,500-10,000 US$   (5,500-7,400 Euro)

 

  1. FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY PANAMA CITY.

Florida State University Panama City is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Panama City.

This 36 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students’ past academic records and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Panamanian higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

TUITION

UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local student5,000-7,500 US$   (3,700-5,500 Euro)Not reported
Int’l student5,000-7,500 US$   (3,700-5,500 Euro)Not reported
  1. LATINA UNIVERSITY OF PANAMÁ

This university was established in 1989 and fully accredited.

This university is cheap and affordable.

This institution offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor

degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Local and international students are welcome.

TUITION

UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local student1,000-2,500 US$   (750-1,800 Euro)2,500-5,000 US$   (1,800-3,700 Euro)
Int’l studentNot reportedNot reported

 

  1. METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

One of the youngest universities on our list.

The Metropolitan University of Education, Science and Technology was

established in 2002 and fully accredited.

The Metropolitan University of Education, Science and Technology Metropolitan University of Education, Science and Technology offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

TUITION

The tuition fee is undisclosed, will be disclosed during the application process.

  1. AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF CHIRIQUI

This is a university established in 1995.

It offers a quality education.

This institution is cheap and affordable,

Officially accredited.

The Autonomous University of Chiriqui  offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

TUITION.

The tuition fee is undisclosed, will be disclosed during the application process.

  1. UNIVERSITY OF THE ISTHMUS

Established in 1987,

This institution offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Fully accredited,  cheap and affordable for local and international students.

TUITION.

The tuition fee is undisclosed, will be disclosed during the application process.

10.CARTAGO UNIVERSITY OF PANAMA

Established in 1999.

Competing with the universities of the world.

This university is officially accredited and offers a quality education at an affordable and cheap tuition fee.

This 17 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this Panamanian higher education organization the least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

UCA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses, and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

TUITION.

UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local student0-1,000 US$   (0-750 Euro)1,000-2,500 US$   (750-1,800 Euro)
Intl. students2,500-5,000 US$   (1,800-3,700 Euro)5,000-7,500 US$   (3,700-5,500 Euro)

 

  1. UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Founded in 1798, University of Louisville is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized city of Louisville.

This 220 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and

students’ past academic records and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a

somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

TUITION

UndergraduatePostgraduate
Local student10,000-12,500 US$   (7,400-9,200 Euro)7,500-10,000 US$   (5,500-7,400 Euro)
Int’l studentover 20,000 US$   (14,700 Euro)17,500-20,000 US$   (12,900-14,700 Euro)

 

  1. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, PANAMA

This institution is officially accredited, with a high disposition of quality education.

Very affordable and cheap tuition fees.

Established in 1994, Universidad Americana, Panama (American University, Panama) is a higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Panama City offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

TUITION.

Visit the official website for tuition fees and other information.

http://american.edu/

13. OTEIMA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Founded in 1986, Universidad Tecnológica Oteima (Oteima University of Technology) is a higher education institution located in the large town of David.

Officially an accredited, with low tuition fees, and high disposition of quality education.

This institution offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study.

TUITION

Visit the official website of the university for tuition fees schedules and other information.

http://www.utem.cl/

14. INTERNATIONAL MARITIME UNIVERSITY OF PANAMA

Fully accredited and open for a local and international student.

Established in 2005, the International Maritime University of Panama is a higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Panama City.

This institution offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study.

TUITION.

Visit the official website of the college for tuition schedules and other information. Most times the tuition fees are disclosed during the application process.

15. COLUMBUS UNIVERSITY

Fully accredited and offers courses in the English language.

Advisable for international students. Low tuition fees,  and a high disposition of quality education. Founded in 1992, Columbus University is a private higher education institution located in the medium-sized city of Panama City.

Columbus University is a coeducational higher education institution. Columbus University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study

TUITION

Visit the official website of the university for the tuition fees schedule and other information.

http://www.columbusstate.edu/

 

Last Updated on June 19, 2021 by Akwaowo Akpan

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