udg / Universidad de Guanajuato
Semester exchange
Guanajuato Mexico
Program A/B
2020 Fall (2nd Cycle)
GPA 62.5%

General Information

Host Institution

Universidad de Guanajuato is located in a Guanajuato city in Mexico. The University has more than 30,000 students in a wide range of programs such as high school, bachillerato and doctorate programs. Each year we receive students from different countries not just to study Spanish but also to study with local Mexican students. The student-oriented city is known as UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

Mailing Address
Meson de San Antonio, Calle Alonso 12, Zona Centro , Guanajuato , Guanajuato


Study Abroad Year
Fall Semester
Nomination Deadline
2nd cycle: 16/Mar/2020

*Application reception will begin on the 2nd cycle

Contact information

h.narita@ugto.mx or erick@ugto.mx

Accept Program A 3students / Semester
Accept Program B

2students / Semester

approx USD $1800

Local currencypesos

Local currency exchange rate

1USD ≒20

Update date 13/Apr/2020 05:01:03
Outline ID 536

List of study programs that are open for international exchanges

Content Students with Basic Level of Spanish Language

o Full year option (Only from Fall semester):
 Mandatory
1st semester: Enrollment in Spanish language courses
2nd semester: Enrollment in at least five regular academic courses with local students
 Optional:
Pre-semester Spanish Language & Mexican Culture Program (Discounted fee 2019: 300USD)
Enrollment for the 2nd semester Spanish language courses
(Spanish language courses costs 425 MXN pesos for exchange students. Regular price is about 850 USD.)

o Hybrid semester option:
 Mandatory:
Enrollment in 2 or 3 Spanish language courses + 2 or 3 basic regular academic courses (low level or introductory courses) to fulfill minimum 24 credits and maximum 32 credits
 Optional:
Pre-semester Spanish Language & Mexican Culture Program (Discounted fee 2019: 300USD)
Extension for an additional semester only for regular academic courses (Nomination is required, and restrictions may apply.)

Students with Intermediate or Advanced Level of Spanish Language
 Mandatory: A minimum of 24 credits and a maximum of 32 credits courses per semester. Please refer to mandatory course load.
 Optional:
Pre-semester Spanish Language & Mexican Culture Program (40% discount to regular fee).
Teaching Language Teaching Spanish as a Second Language - Students with advanced level of Spanish can take these classes.
Exchange Duration
1st Semester
From: 23/Jul/2020 To: 05/Dec/2020
Language Proficiency Requirements

Please send us a letter from your language professor. (If you are coming to study Spanish, you do not need any language proficiency verification.)

Students who are studying Spanish are not required to have the higher level of Spanish, however, students who will be taking classes in Undergraduate courses have to have enough language level equivalent to DELE B2 or a letter of recommendation from their language professors.

Academic Field
--Agricultural Business Operations, --Agricultural Economics, --Agricultural Mechanization, --Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture, --Agronomy and Crop Science, --Animal Husbandry, --Animal Sciences, --Equine Studies, --Farm and Ranch Management, --Horticulture Operations, --International Agriculture, --Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management, --Range Science and Management, --Soil Sciences, --Viticulture and Enology,
--Environmental Design/Architecture, --Landscape Architecture, --Urban Planning,
Area Studies
--Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other, --Gay/Lesbian Studies, --Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Chicano Studies, --Latin American and Caribbean Studies, --Latin American Studies, --Multicultural and Diversity Studies, --Women’s Studies,
--Anatomy, --Animal Physiology, --Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, --Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, --Biometry/Biometrics, --Biophysics, --Botany/Plant Biology, --Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, --Endocrinology, --Entomology, --Genetics, --Microbiology and Immunology, --Neuroscience, --Oncology and Cancer Biology, --Parasitology, --Physiology, --Plant Physiology, --Toxicology, --Wildlife Biology, --Zoology/Animal Biology,
--Accounting, --Actuarial Science, --Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, --Auditing, --Business Communications, --Business Management, --Business Statistics, --Construction Management, --E-Commerce, --Economics, --Entrepreneurship, --Fashion Merchandising, --Finance, --Human Resources Management, --Insurance, --International Business/Trade/Commerce, --Labor and Industrial Relations, --Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, --Management Information Systems, --Marketing, --Organizational Behavior Studies, --Organizational Leadership, --Real Estate,
--Advertising, --Digital Communication and Media, --Mass Communication/Media Studies, --Photojournalism, --Publishing, --Speech Communication and Rhetoric,
Computer and Information Sciences
--Artificial Intelligence, --Computer and IT Support Services, --Computer Applications Programming, --Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, --Informatics, --Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation, --Web Page/Multimedia Design,
Construction Trades
--Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology,
--Adult and Continuing Education, --Agricultural Teacher Education, --Community College Education, --Curriculum and Instruction, --Early Childhood Education, --Educational Leadership and Administration, --Educational/Instructional Technology, --Elementary Education, --Health Teacher Education, --Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, --Reading Teacher Education, --Secondary Education, --Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, --Special Education, --Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, --Teaching Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness, --Teaching Individuals with Mental Retardation, --Urban Education and Leadership,
--Aeronautical Engineering, --Agricultural Engineering, --Automotive Engineering Technology, --Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering, --Ceramic Sciences and Engineering, --Chemical Engineering, --Civil Engineering, --Computer Engineering, --Computer Software Engineering, --Drafting and Design Technology, --Electrical and Electronics Engineering, --Environmental Engineering, --Geological/Geophysical Engineering, --Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology, --Industrial Engineering, --Manufacturing Engineering, --Mechanical Engineering, --Metallurgical Engineering, --Mining and Mineral Engineering, --Nanotechnology, --Nuclear Engineering Technology, --Paper Science and Engineering, --Petroleum Engineering, --Polymer/Plastics Engineering, --Robotics, and Automation Engineering, --Surveying Engineering, --Systems Engineering, --Textile Sciences and Engineering, --Transportation Engineering, --Water Resources Engineering,
Foreign Languages and Literatures
--Spanish Language and Literature,
Health Sciences
--Addiction Prevention and Treatment, --Athletic Training, --Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, --Clinical Laboratory Science, --Communication Sciences and Disorders, --Community Health Services/Counseling, --Cosmetic Sciences, --Cytotechnology, --Gerontology, --Health and Wellness, --Marriage and Family Health Services/Counseling, --Medical Records Administration, --Medicine, --Natural Products Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, --Nursing Midwifery, --Nursing Science, --Nutrition Sciences, --Occupational Therapy, --Orthoptics, --Pathology, --Pharmacy, --Physician Assistant, --Podiatry, --Public Health, --Radiologic Technology, --Rehabilitation Science, --Respiratory Therapy, --Veterinary Sciences, --Veterinary Technology,
--American History (United States), --Ancient Studies/Civilizations, --Asian History, --European History, --History, Other, --Medieval and Renaissance Studies, --Museology/Museum Studies,
Hospitality and Tourism
--Culinary Arts, --Event Planning, --Hospitality Management, --Hotel and Restaurant Management, --Tourism Management,
Human Services
--Public Administration, --Social Work,
International/Global Studies
--International Relations and Affairs, --Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution,
Law/Criminal Justice
--Business Law, --Corrections, --Corrections Administration, --Court Reporting, --Criminology, --Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation, --Forensic Science and Technology, --International Business, Trade, and Tax Law, --International Law, --Juvenile Corrections, --Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis, --Legal Assistant/Paralegal, --Legal Studies, --Pre-Law Studies,
--Statistics, --Topology and Foundations,
Natural Resources/Conservation
--Environmental Science, --Land Use Planning, --Sustainability Studies,
Philosophy and Religious Studies
--Philosophy, --Theological Studies,
Physical Sciences
--Acoustics, --Astronomy, --Astrophysics, --Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, --Chemistry, --Forensic Chemistry, --Geochemistry and Petrology, --Geology/Earth Science, --Hydrology and Water Resources Science, --Optics, --Physics, --Theoretical and Mathematical Physics,
--Behavioral Sciences, --Biopsychology, --Clinical Psychology, --Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics, --Counseling Psychology, --Decision Sciences, --Developmental and Child Psychology, --Dispute Resolution, --Educational Psychology, --Forensic Psychology, --Industrial and Organizational Psychology,
Social Sciences
--Anthropology, --Cartography/GIS, --Family and Consumer Sciences, --Geography, --Human Development and Family Studies, --Political Science and Government, --Sociology, --Urban Studies, --Work and Family Studies,
Sports Studies
--Kinesiology and Exercise Science, --Sport and Fitness Management, --Sports Studies,
Visual and Performing Arts
--Acting, --Apparel and Textiles, --Art History, --Art Studies, --Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, --Ceramics, --Dance, --Design and Visual Communications, --Digital Arts, --Directing and Theatrical Production, --Drama and Theatre Arts, --Drawing, --Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts, --Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other, --Folk Art, --Game and Interactive Media Design, --Graphic Design, --Industrial and Product Design, --Interior Design, --Jazz Studies, --Metal and Jewelry Arts, --Music Pedagogy, --Music Performance, --Music Technology, --Music Theory and Composition, --Musicology and Ethnomusicology, --Painting, --Photography, --Playwriting and Screenwriting, --Printmaking, --Sculpture, --Studio Arts, --Technical Theatre Design and Technology,
GPA 2.5 / 4 (62.5%)
Instruction Facilities and Other Supports Students will receive services such as airport pick-up, welcome session, to find a homestay,
Scholarship information
Housing Type
  • Home stay
  • Off Campus accommodation
  • Others

  • Apartment or Room Share
Housing charge
Local currency
  • pesos
Home stay
  • USD $400 per month
Cost of living

Estimated living cost per month excluding Housing Fee

$ 300 - 400 per month
Medical Insurance Required (For student)
Visa Process For most of the nationalities, if the studies will be for less than 180 days, a
Student Visa is not required. The student must only show the original letter of
acceptance to the migration officer at the Mexico entry port. The officer will
grant a migration permit as student (FMM) for 180 days. Please confirm with
Mexican Consulate if your nationality requires visa if your stay is for less than
180 days.

Students can come to study Spanish or study in Spanish.
Students' tuition can be covered or not covered.
Students need to pay for the housing, foods, and insurance.

Syllabus available at: https://ugtomx- my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/erick_ugto_mx/EtV_DoPh7TtEjgltXmIy12ABRm XPjk_u54PEe7TdjLonpA?e=FhM4xI

Please consider that UG has 4 campus in 7 different cities (Guanajuato, Leon, Irapuato, Salamanca, Yuriria, Salvatierra and Celaya)
More information: http://www.ugto.mx

Grade system 10 – Excellent / 9 – Very good / 8 – Good / 7 – Sufficient / 6.5 or less – Fail
Mandatory course load
min24 credits and max32credits.
(1credit = 25hrs)
Language courses excluded.

Please inform prospective dates of acceptance if the dates would be later than UMAP's Timeline for onlire placement period. It helps students to choose their preferences.

Link to the Course List available for international students / Other related links

Regular Academic Calendar (indicate the period)

First Semester
From:23/Jul/2020To:05/Dec/2020(5 months)
Second Semester
From:07/Jan/2021To:11/Jun/2021(5 months)
Third Semester
Fourth Semester
Website of academic year

Semester Load in Credits/Units

1UCTS = 1Credit/1.5ECTS/3CATS *What's UCTS?


General Timetable and Requirements for Graduation

Total Number of Credits Needed for Graduation
Number of Years Typically Needed to Complete Undergraduate Program

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