Study in Latin America & the Caribbean | Top Universities

Vibrant cultures, incredible natural landscapes, relatively low costs, and a growing number of internationally ranked universities: all of this makes study in Latin America and the Caribbean a highly attractive option.

The top universities in Latin America are spread throughout the region, with a total of 20 countries featuring in the latest QS Latin America University Rankings.

Explore the rich possibilities of study in Latin America and the Caribbean with our student-focused destination guides, listed below.

Top universities in Latin America

If you’re looking for the top universities in Latin America, be sure to check out the QS Latin America University Rankings – a dedicated ranking of the region's best-performing institutions. Looking at the 2021 edition, and you’ll see the highest-ranking universities in Latin America are the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) (Mexico), Universidad de Chile (Chile), and Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil) 

Aside from Brazil, Mexico and Chile, other Latin American destinations with leading universities include Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Peru – each home to at least one of the 50 top universities in Latin America.

Are you ready to study in Latin America? Click on the study destinations listed above for more detailed information.

See the results of the QS Latin America University Rankings 2019