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Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)

Location

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Rectoría General UAM, Mexico City Mexico

Ranking

# 801-1000QS World University Rankings

International

363International students

About Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)

The Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) is a public Institution with more than 45 years of experience, is one of the leading universities in Mexico. We offer 82 undergraduate and 111 Postgraduate program. UAM has over 59,705 students. 

Our academic model is innovative, flexible, at the vanguard of higher education and strongly linked to our social environment; our flexibility has helped us maintain our place in vanguard of higher education.

The academic staff is one of the most solid of the country, we have over 3,088 academics with a lecture-research profile, 89% are full-time and 87% have postgraduate degrees.  Over 38% are registered in the National Researcher´s System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores - SNI) which assesses and provides recognition of the high quality and relevance of their research projects and results.

We have four campuses strategically located in around México City: Azcapotzalco, Cuajimalpa, Iztapalapa and Xochimilco; the fifth campus is located in the town of Lerma (State of México).

In each campus, we have three Divisions as following:

Campus UAM- Azcapotzalco: Basic Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities and Science and Art for Design.

Campus UAM- Cuajimalapa: Communication Science and Design, Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences and Engineering.

Campus UAM- Iztapalapa: Basic Sciences and Engineering, Biological Sciences and Health and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Campus UAM- Lerma: Basic Sciences and Engineering, Biological Sciences and Health and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Campus UAM- Xochimilco: Science and Art for Design, Biological Sciences and Health, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Several of the academic divisions have sustainability degrees and research within a multidisciplinary perspective.

UAM participates in institutional research programs and proposals whit multidisciplinary projects, at the national and international level whit the aim of contributing to Mexico’s grow and development.

UAM is recognized   for its contributions to society through in following areas:

Nanotechnology, Biology, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Development, Materials, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Education,  Urban Development, Social Science, Anthropology, History and Culture, Administration, Sociology, Politics, Communication,  International Relations, Health,  Architecture, Design. 

Among the UAM’s fundamental objectives, the following are emphasized:

•To turn out bachelor and postgraduate level professionals with a solid academic background, an ample spectrum of skills, and a modern vision of their chosen field, thus enabling them to respond adequately to society is changing needs.

•To take part in the solution of national and internationals social problems through the development of basis and applied research in the fields of science, technology  and humanities.

•To carry out activities that promotes cultural preservation and diffusion

UAM encourages its students throughout their professional formation to take with them commitment to find solution to social needs.

UAM transforms knowledge into a useful product for society and participates with both national and international Higher Education institutions and Research Centers in different areas, through activities that offer opportunities to enrich academic and professional training:

•             Research and academic exchanges

•             Student mobility (undergraduate and graduate level)

•             Joined research

•             Academic networks

•             Seminars, courses and lectures

•             Social service projects

...

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About Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)

The Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) is a public Institution with more than 45 years of experience, is one of the leading universities in Mexico. We offer 82 undergraduate and 111 Postgraduate program. UAM has over 59,705 students. 

Our academic model is innovative, flexible, at the vanguard of higher education and strongly linked to our social environment; our flexibility has helped us maintain our place in vanguard of higher education.

The academic staff is one of the most solid of the country, we have over 3,088 academics with a lecture-research profile, 89% are full-time and 87% have postgraduate degrees.  Over 38% are registered in the National Researcher´s System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores - SNI) which assesses and provides recognition of the high quality and relevance of their research projects and results.

We have four campuses strategically located in around México City: Azcapotzalco, Cuajimalpa, Iztapalapa and Xochimilco; the fifth campus is located in the town of Lerma (State of México).

In each campus, we have three Divisions as following:

Campus UAM- Azcapotzalco: Basic Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities and Science and Art for Design.

Campus UAM- Cuajimalapa: Communication Science and Design, Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences and Engineering.

Campus UAM- Iztapalapa: Basic Sciences and Engineering, Biological Sciences and Health and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Campus UAM- Lerma: Basic Sciences and Engineering, Biological Sciences and Health and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Campus UAM- Xochimilco: Science and Art for Design, Biological Sciences and Health, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Several of the academic divisions have sustainability degrees and research within a multidisciplinary perspective.

UAM participates in institutional research programs and proposals whit multidisciplinary projects, at the national and international level whit the aim of contributing to Mexico’s grow and development.

UAM is recognized   for its contributions to society through in following areas:

Nanotechnology, Biology, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Development, Materials, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Education,  Urban Development, Social Science, Anthropology, History and Culture, Administration, Sociology, Politics, Communication,  International Relations, Health,  Architecture, Design. 

Among the UAM’s fundamental objectives, the following are emphasized:

•To turn out bachelor and postgraduate level professionals with a solid academic background, an ample spectrum of skills, and a modern vision of their chosen field, thus enabling them to respond adequately to society is changing needs.

•To take part in the solution of national and internationals social problems through the development of basis and applied research in the fields of science, technology  and humanities.

•To carry out activities that promotes cultural preservation and diffusion

UAM encourages its students throughout their professional formation to take with them commitment to find solution to social needs.

UAM transforms knowledge into a useful product for society and participates with both national and international Higher Education institutions and Research Centers in different areas, through activities that offer opportunities to enrich academic and professional training:

•             Research and academic exchanges

•             Student mobility (undergraduate and graduate level)

•             Joined research

•             Academic networks

•             Seminars, courses and lectures

•             Social service projects

...

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University information

There are two selection processes offered for admissions each year: First Selection Process has the option to enter in spring or autumn; Second Process, to start classes in autumn.

Usual admissions requirements for UAM: 

• Sit an exam and be selected

• Have completed the baccalaureate or equivalent level in the National Education System, with a minimum average of 7.0

• If you didn’t study in the National Education System (of Mexico), you must have the revalidation of studies issued by the Mexican Ministry of Public Education (SEP) 


UAM offers a Study Guide for the selection exam UAM offers a Guide.


Undergraduate fees (in Mexican pesos):

For Mexicans:

• Right to selection test $360

• Annual registration $128.43

• Quarterly payment, full time: $128.43

• Quarterly payment, part time $64.22


For foreigners:

• Selection test fee $1,800

• Annual registration $ 642.15

• Quarterly payment, full time $ 642.15

• Quarterly payment, part time $312.08


UAM offers international mobility grants to its students:

Available scholarships for undergraduate students and postgraduate (master’s and doctorate) students can be found here.


UAM encourages creative expression and cultural activities. In each of its academic campuses a wide variety of cultural events take place in theater, cinema, dance, music, exhibitions, plastic arts, and lectures.

Learn about the cultural centers at UAM here.

UAM organizes and coordinates efforts from a General Rector's Office, working in collaboration with five academic units.

UAM boasts five campuses which feature three divisions. Find out more about the individual schools: 

Azcapotzalco Campus

Cuajimalpa Campus

Iztapalapa Campus

Lerma Campus

Xochimilco Campus


Find info in English too.


There are a number of services available for students: 

Scholarships

Library (book shop) 

Digital library

Workbag

Cafeteria 

Computer rooms

Photocopying (service for students

• Bookstore and stationary

• Computer rooms


Each campus has its own gym and sport facilities:

Azcapotzalco Campus   

Cuajimalpa Campus

Iztapalapa Campus

Lerma Campus

Xochimilco Campus


There are lots of art and culture activities available at UAM including folkloric dance, Arabic dance, and theater.


Available facilities at UAM include:

Civil protection 

Medical service

• Medical insurance

• Educational orientation and psycho pedagogical services

Entrepreneurs program

Continuing education 

Academic supervision 


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Student life

Learn about internationalization at UAM here and universal agreements through the Academic Cooperation section.

UAM collaborates with a number higher education institutions around the world with activities including:

•Academic exchange

•Postgraduate studies

•Post-doctoral Fellowships

•Research grants

•Joint programs and research

•Special programs: International Conference Series, Erasmus Plus, Horizon 2020 Programs and others.


There are a number of exchanges available too, including:


•Ibero-American University Association for Postgraduate Studies (AUIP)

•CALDO Made up of 10 of Canada's leading HEIs  

•Union of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL)

•Latin American Academic Exchange Program "PILA" with institutions in Argentina and Colombia

•Brazil-Mexico Exchange Program (BRAMEX)


There is also an Office for Cooperation and Liaison in Europe at UAM to promote internationalization.


Find out about graduate career info here.

There are approx. 5,000 bachelor's graduates per year and 750 postgraduate grads. 

67.6% of undergraduate grads found employment in less than 6 months. Similarly, according to the Graduate Studies survey, 70.1% of postgraduate grads were employed within six months.  

UAM offers the Institutional System of Job Placement (SIBOT) to link students and graduates with companies, organizations and institutions.


Find out about the Fundación Casa abierta al tiempo UAM and what it achieves for students and grads here.

Approximate average cost per academic year of national student in undergraduate program: $26.33

Approximate tuition for international students at undergraduate level is $131.21 dollars.



Tuition fee and scholarships

One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

In this guide you will find:
opportunities

Where to look for scholarship opportunities

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How to apply to scholarships relevant to you

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A list of available scholarships around the world

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A scholarship application checklist

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Rankings & ratings

Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) is one of the top public universities in Mexico City, Mexico. It is ranked #801-1000 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #601+
  • 2014
    #651-700
  • 2015
    # 701+
  • 2016
    #701+
  • 2017
    #701+
  • 2018
    #751-800
  • 2019
    #751-800
  • 2020
    #801-1000
  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #801-1000
  • 2023
    #801-1000

Ranking criteria

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Academic Reputation
17.8
Employer Reputation
5.1
Faculty Student Ratio
2.7
Citations per Faculty
9.2
International Faculty Ratio
1.3
International Students Ratio
31.8
International Research Network
4.5
Employment Outcomes

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