Admission

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General questions

How much is the tuition fee?
Tuition fee status is determined by the school of origin and the number of credits taken by the student. If the applicant studied during the last three years of secondary school in more than one school, the highest tuition fee status pertaining to the schools he/she has studied will be assigned to said applicant.

Are outstanding athletes eligible for direct admission?
No. Outstanding athletes must choose one of the admission modalities and must comply with any and all requirements in order to be admitted to the University of Lima.

Are there established schedules for admitted applicants who work?
No. The class schedule is assigned to admitted applicants. If the student has a problem with the assigned schedule, he/she may request a change in schedule within the available options and this request will not necessarily imply a change of schedule.

Do the students have to register in person for the admission exam?
Yes. Registration is in person. If the applicant is a minor, he/she must submit the following document, completed and signed by his/her legal guardian (please attach a copy of the legal guardian’s ID). Authorization for minors

For the admission of top 33% students, is a minimum grade required?
No, the requirement is that the school forms part of those schools authorized for this admission modality and that said school issues to the applicant a certificate indicating that, considering all the grades obtained during the secondary school, he/she ranked top 33% of his/her year group. This admission modality will have a term no greater than one (1) year since the end of the secondary school.

Can students transfer credits from an institute to the University?
No. We only accept transfer applicants who have approved the minimum number of credits as provided for by law in their university of origin and who have complied with all the other requirements.

Where do students register to participate in the Consortium of Universities?
Offers and summaries of offers provided by the universities forming the Consortium of Universities, and the enrollment schedule published in the website of the University of Lima on the icon of the Consortium, must be reviewed. Afterwards, students should enter Mi Ulima/Consortium/ and click on “Register here”. Then, students will see a request in which they should indicate the university and the courses to be taken up to a maximum of five courses. Finally, students should press the “Send request” button.

The faculty will evaluate the request and send the results to the e-mail of the students indicating how the courses will be considered in the academic record.

Tuition fee payment

Regular Academic Term (term 1 – term 2)

What does the first installment of tuition fee cover?
In the first installment of a regular academic term, all undergraduate students pay the value of four (4) credits (teaching fees) based on their tuition fee status and the registration fee of S/ 240.00 (Two Hundred Forty Soles).

What does the second to the fifth installments of tuition fee cover?
From the total amount of credits taken by the student, four (4) credits paid in advance in the first installment are discounted. The balance is divided into four (4) parts: this will be the amount to be paid in the four remaining installments. Furthermore, the student may charge in his/her receipt the cost of books and the amount of scholarship applications only if the student is up to date with his/her prior installments.

Tuition fee - Installment structure

INSTALLMENTS OF TUITION FEE ITEM
1 Registration fee + 4 credits of tuition fee
2 ¼ of the remaining tuition fee
3 ¼ of the remaining tuition fee
4 ¼ of the remaining tuition fee
5 ¼ of the remaining tuition fee

Summer Academic Term

What does the first installment of tuition fee cover?
In the first installment of a Summer Academic Term, all undergraduate students pay the value of two (2) credits based on their tuition fee status and the registration fee of S/ 240.00 (Two Hundred Forty Soles).

What does the second and third installments of tuition fee cover?
From the total amount of credits taken by the student, two (2) credits paid in advance in the first installment are discounted. The balance is divided into two (2) remaining installments of tuition fee.

Tuition fee - Installment structure

INSTALLMENTS OF TUITION FEE ITEM
1 Registration fee + 2 credits of tuition fee
2 ½ of the remaining tuition fee
3 ½ of the remaining tuition fee

At which banks can students pay the installments of tuition fee?
At Interbank and Scotiabank by providing the number of the National Identity Card (DNI) of the student (Peruvian students) and a special code for foreign students given by the Checking Account Office.

Where can students obtain all the receipts of the paid installments?
Students may request the receipts of all the paid installments at the window of the Checking Account Office and at the university website by clicking on the option “Statement of Account/Consultation/ Payments”

Can students distribute the due fees in the following installments?
No, all is included in the next installment. Other related charges, such as books, may be distributed in two installments if the amount exceeds S/ 100.00 (One Hundred Soles).

Which are the methods of payment?
Payments may be made in cash at any agency of Interbank and Scotiabank by providing the number of the National Identity Card (DNI) of the student; with credit or debit card through the window of the Checking Account Office; and via Internet with Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit cards at the university website by clicking on the option “Pay with Card.”

Why bank fee is not specified in students’ receipts?
Because bank fee is a provision established by the banks and not by the University.

How much is the penalty charged by the University of Lima for late payment?
Late payment penalties will be charged at a daily rate of 0.01% of the amount indicated in the payment receipt as from the due date.

How can payment be made from other country?
The student can pay with Visa (Verified by Visa membership is required), MasterCard or American Express credit cards at the website of the University of Lima by entering his/her code and password, and through the websites of Interbank and Scotiabank.

How can students of the University of Lima obtain their statements of account?
The students may obtain them online by entering the university website or by requesting them at the window of the Checking Account Office. The e-mail sending of the statements of account to the e-mail addresses registered by the student has also been implemented.

If a student wants to pay in full, what is the procedure to be followed?
Only if the payment is made after the registration and the academic load is known, the outstanding receipts may be issued in order to be paid on the date established by the student. It should be taken into account that this option precludes any charge that the student wants to include in the receipt; i.e. deferred payments for events, books purchase, etc., will not be charged since there will be no outstanding receipts in which said amounts may be charged.

Methods of payment

POS System
In-person at the University. We accept all debit and credit cards for the payments to be made at the windows of the Checking Account Office.

Internet
By entering the university website with the pertinent user’s code and password (only for payments with Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit cards).

Automatic Credit Card Payment Program
This program must be processed by the bank that issued the credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express), providing the National Identity Card (DNI) of the student to the teller.

Can the student pay at the bank with credit card?
No. Credit cards may not be used at the bank, but at the window of the Checking Account Office, unless the bank approves them.

If, in spite of being affiliated to the Automatic Credit Card Payment Program, the card is rejected, can the student update the data to recharge the payment?
No, the installment that has been rejected must be paid in cash at the banks or with credit card at the Checking Account Office. Data may be updated for the following installment, after filling out the request form and attaching the respective copies.

When can the Automatic Credit Card Payment Program be used?
As from the affiliation date up to one month before the expiration date of the card. Upon expiry of the card, the student must update the data of the new card in order not to be affected with the payments.

When will payments made at the banks appear in the system?
Payments made through Interbank and Scotiabank automatically appear in the system.

When will online payments appear in the system?
Automatically.

When will payments made by the Automatic Credit Card Payment Program appear in the system?
The charge is made three (3) days before the expiration date of the respective installment and said charge will appear in the system on the following day of its expiration for regular tuition fees or on the date in which the registration starts only for the first installment.

Facilities or installments

In how many installments can the full tuition fee be paid?
For facilities, the student must contact the Social Services Department, Student’s Welfare Bureau, on the third floor of Building F.

How can students obtain payment facilities?
Facilities may be requested at the Social Services Department through a personal interview with social workers.

Refunds and transfers

If payment has been made but registration is not yet complete, is there a refund?
There are two options: money refund may be requested or the money may be used for the following academic term. Students must fill out the respective form for any of the two options.

If. after paying the first installment for four (4) credits, students take only two (2) or three (3) credits, is there a refund?
There is a refund, but a refund request must be completed at the Checking Account Office.

What is the procedure for a refund of tuition fee, an overpayment or a duplicate payment?
The student will submit a signed request form detailing the amount to be refunded and the reason of the refund. The original payment receipt must be attached. The name and the National Identity Card (DNI) of the person to whom the check is issued, and the phone number where this person can be reached will be indicated. The refund term is ten (10) business days.

Duplicate payments may also cover future installments of tuition fee.

If a student drops the semester/academic term, what happens with the money paid to the University?
Any request to drop the semester/academic term or to cancel the registration is submitted in the relevant academic area. After the approval of the drop by this area and after establishing the date from which said drop or cancellation is considered, students may request a refund by submitting the respective request form.

Documents

Can students get an invoice instead of a receipt?
Yes. A letter signed by the legal representative from the institution that will bear the payments must be submitted. Said letter must contain the Tax ID Number (RUC), business name and student data, as well as the time, year, academic term or installment of tuition fee to be paid. Invoices will be subsequently issued after making the following payments; it is not retroactive.

What items paid by students in their statements of account are chargeable?
Tuition fee, registration fee.

Other fees paid at the bank or the admission fee paid by third parties may be also charged.

If a company will support the studies of an undergraduate or graduate student, what is the procedure to be followed?
The company must send a letter addressed to the Checking Account Office in which it undertakes to pay the tuition fees and any other items the company wants to cover. The letter must be submitted on headed paper and signed by the legal representative of the company. Said information will be confirmed by the person who issues the invoice. Invoices will be sent to the specified address and must be paid before the expiration date according to the fee schedule. For payment purposes, an identification code will be assigned to the company with which it may make the payments.

Can a payment certificate be issued?
Yes. S/ 15.00 (Fifteen Soles) must be paid at the bank in respect of Other Certificates. The payment receipt must be attached to the request form and they must be submitted at the window of the Checking Account Office. The procedure takes two (2) business days.

Can a payment or fee schedule of the academic term in which the student wants to register only for a certain number of credits be issued?
Yes. S/ 15.00 (Fifteen Soles) must be paid at the bank in respect of Other Certificates. The payment receipt must be attached to the request form and they must be submitted at the window of the Checking Account Office. The number of credits to be taken by the student must be indicated. The procedure takes two (2) business days.

Opening hours

What are the opening hours of the window of the Checking Account Office?
The Checking Account Office is open to the public from Monday to Friday from 07:10 to 20:00 hours.