José Simeón Cañas Central American University

The Central American University “José Simeón Cañas”, known as UCA, was founded in September 1965, in the context of the optimism of the development decade.

A group of Catholic citizens approached the Government and the Society of Jesus to promote the establishment of a second university. They wanted to create an alternative to the University of El Salvador to professionally train graduates of Catholic schools.

The university conceived by this group of people was private, with capital and shares, and aimed at satisfying the demands of an elite professionalizing education. They considered that a Catholic university conceived in these terms would contribute greatly to the cultural advancement of the Salvadoran people. To nuance the elitism, they proposed to offer some scholarships.

José Simeón Cañas Central American University Offered Courses | Programmes

José Simeón Cañas Central American University Tuition Fees

BSc Degree
MSc Degree
Diploma Programs
Short Courses
Phd Degree
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José Simeón Cañas Central American University Admission

 Step 1 

Register your email here

 Step 2 

Complete the admission test registration form online

 Step 3 

Pay the admission tests no later than Tuesday, September 28

 Step 4 

Complete the socioeconomic questionnaire online and interview with Differentiated Quotas

 step 5 

Take the admission tests on Saturday, October 1

 Step 6 

Check your assigned monthly quota and the results of the tests, here

 step 7 

Between February 6 and 10, 2023, deliver your documents to the Academic Registry

 step 8 

Pay the registration fee for the Pre-University Course

 step 9 

Take the Pre-University Course

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