Universidad de las Américas Puebla
Universidad de las Américas Puebla
International Students

Licenciatura/Bachelor

Our academic programs are accredited by Mexico’s Secretary of Public Education (SEP) so Universidad de las Américas Puebla, UDLAP, is able to grant the Mexican degree of Licenciatura, equivalent in other countries to an undergraduate degree. With a Licenciatura degree you obtain a Job Title, which is the document granted upon finishing your studies.

UDLAP is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges, SACSCOC, which allows us to grant Bachelor’s degrees.

UDLAP offers two undergraduate options for international students:

  • Licenciatura
  • Bachelor
Licenciatura / Bachelor Options

Given our commitment to educational standards in Mexico, our Bachelor Degree has 150 credits instead of an American 120 credit BA/BS.

Students who finish our Bachelor Degree will be academically ahead of students with a normal American BA/BS.

All students who finish their Licenciatura at UDLAP receive a Job Title, as well as a Bachelor Degree diploma, which is backed by SACSCOC. However, international students may opt to obtain only a Bachelor Degree. Below are the specifications for each option:

Licenciatura Specifications

Additional Information for International Students

International students who wish to obtain an electronic Título de Licenciatura and a Bachelor Degree must consider the following

  • Study revalidation. All students who have studied outside of Mexico must revalidate their high school or equivalent studies before the Secretary of Public Education. This process must be carried out during the first six months of studying at UDLAP, starting from the first day of classes.
  • You must pass 150 credits (300 units), usually in 8 or 9 semesters with a study load of 6 or 7 courses per semester.
  • All licenciatura students must do unpaid social service at a public institution.
  • Option to belong to the Honors Program: students with the highest grades participate to promote their academic development by doing and completing a research project or artistic creation, carried out by each participant, under the guidance of distinguished professors, creators or researchers.

* The following study programs require a thesis to graduate a does not award a Bachelors Diploma, only a Licenciatura Title: Medical Surgeon, Nursing, and Dental Surgeon.

Our licenciatura offer is available HERE.

Specification for a Bachelor Degree

International students who only wish to obtain a Bachelor Degree must consider the following:

  • It is not necessary to revalidate your studies before the Secretary of Public Education.
  • You must pass 150 credits (300 units), usually in 8 or 9 semesters with a study load of 6 or 7 courses per semester.
  • A thesis is not required to finish your studies.
  • You do not have to do social service.

* The Medical Surgeon, Dental Surgeon, Nursing, and Law programs do not award a Bachelor Degree upon completion, only a Licenciatura Title.

Our Bachelor Degrees are available HERE.

Spanish Placement Exam

If Spanish is not the native language of your country of origin, this placement test evaluates your language skills and does not make your admission to the university conditional. This exam is on campus or online, mandatory, and essential.

Classes start on Monday January 10, 2022 for the Spring term.

Admission Procedure for Undergraduate Students

1. Verify if your high school or preparatory has an agreement with us

If your school has an agreement with us, you will have access to additional benefits.

Find your high school here»

2. Create your profile

Create your unique user account and start your admission process.

3. New admission exam

It is an academic aptitude test that measures the skills acquired during your student life and that are related to verbal and mathematical reasoning, this test can be applied ONLINE. The process to present the exam is as follows:

  • Fill out the online registration form:
  • Keep Folio No. and PIN that the system grants at the end of the registration.
  • Send an e-mail to informes.nuevoingreso@udlap.mx including your name; Folio No.; Pin that the system provided you before; and a copy of your personal ID for example: Passport or school ID.
  • It will last approximately 1 h with 50 minutes.
  • Later you will receive an email with the link that will give you access to the exam.

The admission exam measures academic aptitudes for verbal and mathematical reasoning (Language: Spanish).

  • Every student requires to apply an English Placement Test.
  • Every student requires to apply an Spanish Placement Test.

4. Basic Admission Documents

Once you have passed the admission exam, you may continue the admission process and obtain a student number. The following documents must be turned in to the Registrar in order to begin the admission process:

  • Complete the Admission Form. Fill out all required fields and sign the UDLAP information authorization letter.
  • One photocopy of your birth certificate or CURP (Mexican personal identification number).
  • Copy of the original High School transcript with GPA.

Once the Registrar has received your basic documentation, you will be given a student number and a Verification number. The Verification number will be used to make payments.

SITES OF INTEREST

«Return to the undergraduate admission process

Scholarships for International students»

Graduate Studies

International students may enroll in a SACSCOC backed Master or Doctorate at UDLAP.

Find our Master or Doctorate programs at the following link:
https://www.udlap.mx/ofertaacademica/mapaoferta.aspx?idioma=2

UDLAP is one of the most recognized Mexican private universities. Our professors, facilities, and campus are focused on making your university life something invaluable now and in the future.

Master Studies

Options for Maestría/Master

All students who complete a Master at UDLAP will receive a degree of Maestro, as long as their previous studies are recognized by the Secretary of Public Education, as well as a Master Degree backed by SACSCOC. However, international students may choose to obtain only their Master Degree. Below are the specification for each option.

Master Specifications

International students who wish to obtain a professional title of Maestría and a Master Degree diploma must consider the following:

  • Study revalidation. All students who studied outside of Mexico must revalidate their bachelor or equivalent studies before the Secretary of Public Education. This process must be carried out within the first six months at UDLAP, starting from the first day of classes.
  • The process and fee payment of the specialty certificate is optional and has a specific cost when requested.
  • To obtain a Master degree you must have a Bachelor Diploma and Professional License or a revalidation of your academic background by the Secretary of Public Education. Otherwise, you will only receive a Master's diploma.

Specifications for a Master Degree

International students who only wish to obtain a Master Degree diploma must consider the following:

  • It is not necessary to revalidate your studies before the Secretary of Public Education.
Master's admission process

INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT OFFICE

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