📖 Introduction

The Specialized University of the Americas or La Universidad Especializada de las Américas (UDELAS) is a Panamanian institution of higher education, of State origin, founded in 1997, with the aim of offering innovative careers and, at the same time, training professionals who help solve the real needs of the productive sectors of the country.

UDELAS, celebrating 24 years since its foundation, has developed a university model linked to special education and health sciences that has already achieved estimable levels of educational excellence. The accumulated experience, the academic institutional development, constitute a university asset that is transferred in the quality of its teaching and transmission of knowledge to the university student.

🏫 About Universidad Especializada de Las Americas

The Specialized University of the Americas, distinguishing itself for Education with Excellence and Social Commitment, follows the guidelines and trends of international organizations, to improve the living conditions of Panamanian citizens, in order to guarantee scientific, technological, humanistic development, economic, cultural and environmental for the Country. The demand for education at a higher level in the original and difficult-to-reach peoples of our country, leads UDELAS to approve through Academic Agreement No. 019-2009 of July 10, 2009, the conditions for the creation of University Extensions and Coordination of Academic Programs.



The Specialized University of the Americas is an Official Institution of Higher Education, with social projection, innovative in teaching, research, extension and management; created to train competent professionals, entrepreneurs, with scientific knowledge and human quality, committed to the development of the country.


Being a University of professional excellence and social sense, and attention to diversity, with national and international recognition; leader in the training of specialized human resources and in the generation of knowledge and technological innovations, with the ability to intervene proactively in solving the social problems of the country and the Latin American Region.

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🏠 Accommodation

If accommodation on campus is important to you we advise you to arrive a few days before so you can try to register. You can also to choose accommodation off campus, we have an article about that here.

📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to Global Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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Here is some more information about the enrollment process after you have been accepted.

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