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Study in Latin America & the Caribbean

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.

Stretching from the Mexico-US border to the southern tip of Argentina, the Latin American region is as varied as it is vast. The top universities in Latin America are spread throughout the region, with particularly strong offerings from the higher education systems of Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Peru. A total of 20 countries feature in the latest QS University Rankings: Latin America.

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

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Click on the country guides below for more detailed information:


Top universities in Latin America

If you’re looking for the top universities in Latin America, be sure to check out the QS University Rankings: Latin America – a dedicated ranking of the region's best-performing institutions. Looking at the 2016 edition, and you’ll see the highest-ranking universities in Latin America are the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Chile), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico) and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Aside from Brazil and Chile, other Latin American countries with leading universities include Mexico, 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 countries listed above for more detailed information about each study destination.

See the results of the QS University Rankings: Latin America 2016