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Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG)

Av. Juárez 976, Col Centro 44100 Guadalajara,
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Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG) is a public and autonomous university system in the Mexican state of Jalisco that combines an international scope and vision with a strong commitment to society.
A tradition of constant innovation and quality has made of UdeG one of Mexico’s leading institutions of higher education. The university’s undergraduate, graduate and research programmes are designed to promote a sustainable and inclusive social development.

Universidad de Guadalajara is a fundamental institution in the formation of human resources and in the production of scientific and technological knowledge, both regionally and nationally, with 1,427 members of the National System of Researchers, 201 postgraduate programmes recognised by the National Science Council and 37 undergraduate programmes with international recognition.

Over 120,000 students are part of the undergraduate and graduate academic programmes offered in our 16 campuses and the online university system, which are located within the state of Jalisco. Its extension programmes make Mexican culture, arts, sports and our unique heritage more accessible to the citizens of Mexico and the rest of the world.

Academic areas of study at Universidad de Guadalajara

Health Sciences 
Economic and Management Sciences 
Exact Sciences and Engineering 
Social Sciences and Humanities 
Arts, Architecture and Design 
Biological and Agricultural Sciences 

As an exchange student, you will have the same rights and obligations as any student of the University of Guadalajara, details of which can be found by reading the Institutional regulations of the University of Guadalajara.

Also, the Department of Scholarships and Exchanges in the University Centre that you will attend is the first port of call during your academic stay at the University of Guadalajara. The staff will help you with the integration process, they will assist in orientating you in regard to the classrooms and services that the University Centre provides, and they will be there to help you with whatever you may need.

It is important that you obtain the student credential; besides serving as an official identification during your stay in Mexico, with it you can obtain special benefits, such as free or reduced-price access to museums and some cinemas, and discounts on local and nationwide transport.

As a student of any institution of higher education in the world, you can choose to study at the University of Guadalajara; if you are part of one of the partner institutions your academic stay at UdeG will be in the form of an exchange. If not, it will be as an independent student.

Exchange students come from a partner institution and benefit from not paying tuition fees at the University of Guadalajara.

Independent students do not receive this benefit and must pay for the tuition fees that the University stipulates.

There are three types of academic stay according to their desired aim: to study predetermined subjects, to participate in research projects or to carry out internships.


Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Exact Sciences and Engineering

Health Sciences

Social Sciences and Humanities

University Highlights

Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG) is one of the top Public universities in Guadalajara, Mexico. It is ranked #751-800 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 130,243


Total faculty staff - 11,715


Total students - 130,243


Total faculty staff - 11,715

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This institution accepts IELTS!
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Please check the specific English language requirements for your chosen course with the university.

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